Head of Hockey, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

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Ardingly College SeniorHaywards Heath, West Sussex

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Start date: Required from September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,664.71 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exciting opportunity has become available for an outstanding Hockey Coach to take up the position as Head of Hockey at Ardingly College. The role will involve bringing together the Prep and Senior School under a single and integrated Hockey coaching system. 

The post holder will coordinate and manage delivery of the Hockey Programme for the entire College in liaison with the Head of Boys’ and Girls’ Games in the Prep School, the Hockey Development Officer and the Director of Sport.

Hockey is the major sport for girls in the Michaelmas term and for boys in the Lent term.

We are looking for candidates with a professional Hockey background and/or from a teaching background. 

The successful candidate should have a proven track record of working with talented young players ideally from U8-U18 girls and boys. Excellent organisational skills are essential and the ability to lead a very talented group of coaches, some of whom are currently playing premiership Hockey, will be required.

The ability to develop strong links with local Hockey clubs in the area will also be important. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to build on the already strong reputation of Ardingly Hockey and help create a clear developmental pathway for Hockey that runs right through the School. 

Willingness to participate in the school’s busy co-curricular programme is essential. The ability to coach a summer sport (Tennis, Cricket or Athletics) would also be an advantage. 

The working hours are 45 hours per week, for 37 weeks per year (term time only, plus pre-season training and any additional hours required throughout the year covering the elite programme etc.). The Salary is £30,664.71 per annum. 

The College offers a wide range of benefits including pension, private health insurance, sports and leisure facilities, school fee remission and salary sacrifice schemes. 

For further information and to apply, please visit www.ardingly.com/Vacancies

Closing date: Monday 18th March 2019, although applications may be considered upon receipt. 

Expected interview date: w/c 25th March 2019. 

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2-18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1444 893000
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Ardingly College is an independent co-education school for pupils aged 2 – 18.  Founded in 1858, Ardingly College is a school of over 950 pupils, including those in the Prep and Pre Prep. Located in the beautiful Sussex Weald, Ardingly College a...