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6 Apr 2022

Contract-Temp Junior Academy Director

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club – Posted by ic225 Bath, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


 Director of Academy. Circa £10,000 a season (self employed)

The Academy

Around 400 members to support squads from U8-12 (Training Sunday mornings) to U14-18 (Training Midweek evenings). Currently we are recruiting from over 75 schools.
A very good track record of team success in local and national competitions and a growing list of players and former players participating in Regional and National Performance Squads both junior and senior levels.

Person Specification:

 Strong organisation skills
 Delegation skills
 Attention to detail with the ability to see projects through to completion
 Knowledge of the England Hockey Player Pathway
 The ability to show initiative and drive actions forward
 A can-do attitude with an ability to get things done in an evolving programme of work
 Solid spreadsheet skills and computer literacy
 Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work alone and as part of a team to achieve actions quickly and expertly
 Appropriate temperament to work with parents, volunteers and manage a team of coaches

Reporting Line:

The DAH reports to the Chairman of the club. Day-to-day support will be provided by the Director of Club hockey (DCH), Director of Performance Hockey (DPH) and the Club Administrator. The role has a place on the Club Executive Committee.

Mission Statement:

All junior players are given the opportunity to grow in a playing and coaching environment that supports the individual’s playing aspirations, no matter what that might be, whilst achieving success across all Competitions entered.

Job Purpose:

 To deliver all aspects of the junior hockey programme, in line with the mission statement
 To work closely with the DCH, DPH, Club Administrator and other major stakeholders of the hockey club to achieve the club’s objectives

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Oversee the budget for the Academy
 To receive and sign-off all Academy coaching invoices before forwarding to the accounts department
 To ensure membership is kept to a financially viable number
 Run holiday camps in order to generate extra income
 Oversee Bursary scheme for Academy players

 Coordinate Academy Coaches for outdoor and indoor training sessions and matches, using our management app, Teamo
 Ensure all squads have the necessary personnel including coaches, managers and umpires. Be prepared to step in to cover coaching shortages on short notice.
 Communicate with the club’s Safeguarding and Welfare officer that all Academy personnel are suitably qualified for the role they are doing i.e. DBS check, coaching qualifications and first aid qualifications
 Plan and deliver the state school outreach programme
 Provide coach education and guidance for Academy coaches and volunteers

 Book hockey facilities
 Manage and oversee the TBB Talent Development Pathway Academy
 Oversee EH Championship, leagues and friendly fixtures for all Academy teams
 Manage the admissions and recruitment activities of the club
 Co-ordinate with local schools and submit yearly Junior Development Centre nominations

 Assist with the integration of juniors into senior teams via club’s internal Talent Development Pathway.
 Assist with the production and distribution of information regarding hockey to members and their parents
 Create updates to the TBBHC website and Social Media in conjunction with Club Administrator and out sourced Marketing resource.

 Assist Social Committee and Club Administrator with Academy End of Season Awards
 Organise the nominations and engravings of all end of season trophies and awards

Health and Safety
 Ensure that the club’s health and safety rules are observed
 Create risk assessment templates and ensure all coaches are kept up to date with any changes
 Ensure all those working in the Academy have the necessary coaching and safeguarding qualifications

New Projects
 Junior Performance Training Sessions)
 EH Talent and Academy Centre applications/implementation (underway)
 Umpire recruitment and training in conjunction with the Club Umpire Development Officer
 One-to-one coaching service
 1st XI Mentorship programme

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and your CV (no more than 2 pages) to: Keith Walters:  

Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Contract-Temp. Job Tags: #hockey #Hockeyjobs #hockeyplayers. Salaries: Less than 15,000.

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