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9 Jul 2021

Community Section lead coach (Mens, Ladies, Junior)

Chippenham Hockey Club – Posted by JaneLloyd Chippenham, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Chippenham Hockey Club is a well-supported, inclusive, family-friendly, local club based at Chippenham Sports Club. In the last 12 months the mens, ladies and juniors have merged to become one single club; making it the largest hockey club in Wiltshire.

Chippenham currently has a traditional sand based pitch, which is being newly re-laid in July/August of 2021. As a Club we run 9 senior teams 4 Ladies’ and 5 Men’s, together with a large Junior section. The Ladies’ and Men’s 1st XIs play in the West Hockey Leagues and are currently in Premier Division 2A and Conference North respectively.

With a thriving membership, the club is looking to bolster its coaching team by investing in more coaches and introducing a new coaching structure. The new structure will support the clubs’ ongoing commitment to providing hockey for all levels and ages whilst also driving success on the pitch for its competitive teams.

You will have the support of an experienced and enthusiastic club committee and a team of committed volunteer coaches to work with.

CHC are looking for an Section Lead Coach (Ladies, Mens and Junior) who can:

  1. Work with the Section Playing Committee Chairs, the Club Coach and the Section Chairs of Selection to devise and deliver a coaching plan for their Section.
  2. Inspire and lead a team of players and other coaches, improve competitive results, help maintain our strong membership numbers and most importantly, design, and deliver a coaching plan to meet the needs of that section.
  3. Commit to the full programme of training, coaching and matches.
  4. Create winning teams and a Club ethos, which all players want to be a part of.
  5. Offer new ideas and perspectives to benefit all players and our local community projects.


  1. Assist with setting the tactical coaching direction for their Section.
  2. Assist the Captains/Team Managers with selection.
  3. In conjunction with the Club Coach develop team formations and structures that allow players to move between teams with the knowledge of the Club’s playing method.
  4. Plan and run sessions to develop the physical and psychological capabilities of players.
  5. Ensure that players are able to meet the physical demands of the game.
  6. Prepare individual training programmes.
  7. Work with players to develop individual improvement/progression plans suitable to the ability of the player.
  8. Ensure that coaching is safe and responsible, and that their behaviour is considered good practice.
  9. Look to integrate new players to the Club.


  1. Attend Club events as required.
  2. Attend Coaches’ and Section meetings as required.
  3. In conjunction with the Club Coach, attend and watch games involving the Club’s lower sides to gain better understanding of future player potential.
  4. Work with Club Coach to identify and build a development plan for Junior players who could be future Senior squad players – Understand the need for our U12 year olds to be aspiring to be in the 1st XIs as part of their transition.


  1. Must hold an EH Coach Award or as a minimum an EH Sessional award.
  2. A dynamic coach who is able to deliver inclusive development opportunities.
  3. A “can do” attitude and solution focussed approach.
  4. Coaching experience that is complimentary to the needs of Club. Plus a strong understanding of the requirements of creating a positive progressive environment; a forward thinking coach who understands a games-based and constraint led coaching approach.
  5. As part of this the Section Coach will show:
    > Evidence of creative and effective practice design and session planning.
    > Good communication skills to clearly and accurately share information within a team, across a club and to other coaches.
    > Excellent observational skills relating to talent identification.
    > Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team.
  6. Have a current enhanced DBS clearance.
  7. Have attended a SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Sport workshop within the last three years.
  8. Have a First Aid qualification (achieved in the last three years).
  9. Have EH Coaching membership or equivalent valid Public Liability Insurance for coaching.

Salary: Monthly rate for Training Sessions and Match Days, to be determined based on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be required to invoice the Club on a monthly basis.

How to Apply

Appointments will be made based on suitability against the job specification, evidenced experience and appropriate references. Please send an email to with a copy of your coaching CV, including the names and contact information of two independent referees who have knowledge of you in a hockey/coaching capacity. Short listed candidates will be asked to attend an interview and will be asked to supply the following:- Scanned copy of current First Aid certificate.
  1. Scanned copy of current SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate.
  2. Proof of valid coaching insurance.
  3. Scanned copy of coaching certificates.

Job Categories: Hockey Coaches. Job Types: Community. Job Tags: #hockey #Hockeyjobs #hockeyplayers. Salaries: Less than 15,000.

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