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Head of Hockey / Wales U23 Lead Coach

£33,518 to £38,833 per annum plus USS Pension benefits

Swansea University International Sports Village

Swansea University and Hockey Wales are seeking an exceptional individual to join this ambitious and fast-growing University to drive forward a new University High Performance Hockey Programme and the Wales U23 Women’s Development Programme.

Based at the Swansea University International Sports Village with two water-based hockey pitches, the Head of Hockey will be instrumental in driving forward the development, management and implementation of a new hockey strategy in conjunction with the University Head of Sport, the new Swansea Hockey Board and Hockey Wales.

The post offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced coach to transform hockey in Swansea following the recent merger of Swansea University and Swansea City Hockey Clubs to form Swansea Hockey Club. This exciting new club includes a national league side, a membership of nearly 300 senior players and just over 250 juniors. You will be responsible for accelerating achievements in BUCS, Welsh and the English Hockey Leagues. You will build a culture of excellence, developing a coordinated coaching structure, and assisting in the recruitment of talented hockey players via the University Sports Scholarship and Coaching Programmes. You will hold a Level 3 coaching qualification, have an extensive track record in coaching high level and talented young players, experience of working in partnership with external agencies, and have excellent organisational, planning, and communication skills.

Swansea University aspires to provide an inspirational sports environment that will make it the first choice for students, high performance athletes, staff and the community.  The University offers some fantastic benefits including 31 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, excellent onsite facilities, and a stunning University campus and International Sports Village environment adjoining the coastline of Swansea Bay.

For an informal conversation around the role please contact Steve Joel, Head of Sport, on 01792 543552 / 07738 117581 or steve.joel@swansea.ac.uk

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

To apply for the post please click on the link: www.swansea.ac.uk/jobs and complete the online application form and upload your CV together with any documentation to support your application.

Closing date: 27th June 2018

Shortlisting date: 29th June 2018

Interview date: 12th (from 6pm) and 13th July 2018

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