Director of Hockey, City of Bristol

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Clifton College - Upper SchoolCity of Bristol

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Clifton College is looking for an inspiring, enthusiastic and qualified coach to direct the delivery of our hockey programme for our pupils throughout the academic year. Clifton College has a strong reputation for hockey, producing international players as well as reaching National Finals across various age groups for the last 15 years. The Director of Hockey will take responsibility for the running of girls and boys hockey in the Upper School from September 2020. There is also the opportunity for a suitable candidate to teach Physical Education at IGCSE and A Level and/or the Level 3 BTEC National in Sport alongside this role.

Sport at Clifton College has recently reviewed its structure with hockey as one of its elite sports, and we offer sports scholarships as part of the school’s Performance Sports Programme. This allows hockey players additional training sessions as well as access to physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and 1:1 tutoring. The Director of Hockey will join a team of Directors of Sports who work together to ensure that there is a child-centred approach to the demands of school academics and sporting commitment. 

Clifton College already has links with surrounding National League hockey clubs and has recently set up its own club. The hockey facilities include two hybrid astroturfs and a water-based pitch as well as on-site facilities. The Director of Hockey will work closely with the Director of Sport but will be supported by the Assistant Director of Hockey; other specialised hockey staff include a specific goal-keeper coach and high performance coach.

The Director of Hockey will strive to enhance both participation and performance in hockey for girls and boys in the school. They will also manage a team of staff who, as well as experienced and qualified hockey coaches, will consist of many teachers who will need much guidance in coaching the sport. Recruitment of new hockey players to the school will also play a key part in this role and it is essential that the Director of Hockey establishes working relationships with our feeder prep schools as well as the England Hockey Performance Pathway.

If you would like an informal discussion about any aspect of the role and/or school, please contact the Director of Sport, Mr Andrew Wagstaff awagstaff@cliftoncollege.com

This is a full time position from September 2020.

This vacancy closes on 26 January 2020.

A DBS disclosure (enhanced) will be requested for all successful applicants. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.



More about Clifton College - Upper School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, Avon, BS8 3EZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 117 315 7000
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