Hockey GAP Assistant, Edinburgh

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ESMS - Stewart's Melville CollegeEdinburgh

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Start date: 24 August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We have a vacancy for a Hockey GAP Assistant from 24 August 2020 to 2 April 2021.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated player, preferably with coaching experience, but more importantly with the personality and drive to make a difference to our coaching programme; working with players who are just picking up a stick for the first time to those who are currently part of the Scotland U16 and U18 National squads. The Hockey GAP will work in the PE Department each morning and coach hockey each afternoon, Monday to Friday, and will also coach/umpire on Saturday mornings.

Accommodation (full board) within the Boarding House will be provided and the Hockey GAP student will receive a monthly allowance of around £500.

Stewart’s Melville College run a large and varied hockey programme from Primary 4 (8 years of age) to S6 (18 years of age) and have been lucky enough to win numerous national titles at both U15 and U18 levels over the last 5 years.

Previous Hockey GAPs include Callum Mackenzie (current Scotland and GB EDP player), Joe Waterston (current U21 Scotland player) and ‘Classic League’ players Simon Naughtin and this year’s Hockey GAP, Mitch Tate from Perth, Western Australia.

For further information, please contact the School’s Head of Hockey, Andrew Brogdon (

Applications should be in the form of a letter, addressed to Mr Neal Clark, Head of Stewart's Melville College Senior School, and should be supported by a full Curriculum Vitae along with the names, addresses and contact details of two referees.  They should be sent by email to or by post to the HR Administrator, Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, Ravelston, Edinburgh EH4 3NT.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 February 2020.

More about ESMS - Stewart's Melville College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Part of Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools (ESMS), Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 3EZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 131 311 1000
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Stewart's Melville College is an independent, non-denominational day school for boys aged 11-18 in Edinburgh.  There are approximately 740 boys, of whom about 25 are boarders. Admission is through assessment.  ESMS has a charitable foundati...