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Job details
Employer Ardingly College
Location West Sussex
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Required from September 2017

An opportunity arises for an outstanding Hockey Coach to take up the position as Head of Hockey at Ardingly College, bringing together the Prep and Senior School under a single and integrated hockey coaching system.  

Applications are invited from those with a professional hockey background, and/or from those from a teaching background. Depending on your profile and experience, you may be required to teach an academic subject up to a 30% timetable allocation. Hockey specialists without teaching experience are also encouraged to apply.  

Hockey is the major sport for girls in the Michaelmas term and for boys in the Lent term. The College has two Astro facilities one of which opened this year.  

To be successful, you will:

  • have a proven track record of working with talented young players ideally from U8-U18; excellent organisational skills;
  • the ability to lead a very talented group of coaches, some of whom are currently playing premiership Hockey;
  • have the ability to develop strong links with local hockey clubs in the area.

This is a great opportunity 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.  

The 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.  

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date: Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Interview date: w/c 5th December 2016. 

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2½ -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

About the employer

Information about Ardingly College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 2 - 18 years
Denomination Church of England
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Locations and contacts

Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6SQ
United Kingdom
+44 1444 893001