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Hockey Professional

Surbiton High SchoolKingston upon Thames

Hockey Professional

Location: Surbiton, Surrey

Salary: Competitive

Start Date: January 2022

Closing Date: 8:00am, Wednesday 1 December 2021

Interviews to be held week commencing: Monday, 6 December 2021

Job Purpose: To deliver high quality Hockey coaching to a range of different ages, ensuring the continued development of Hockey at the School.

Tenure: Fixed-term; One Term (Spring 2022), Part-time – Wednesdays (U13 / U14) and Thursdays (U12), Typical daily hours: 16.00 – 18.00, plus fixtures as required

Surbiton High School is a lively, energetic, independent girl’s day school in Surbiton, West London. The School competes annually at a Borough, County, Regional and National level. Numerous girls represent at county and regional level through the support offered by our programme. The Hockey Programme aims to deliver an environment where pupils can foster a lifelong love of Hockey

You will have participated or coached at a high level and have experience in coaching young people. The role will demand excellent planning, time management, communication and administrative skills, and an ability to work within a strong team environment. This role will require confidence and creativity in managing a large squad of varying abilities in changeable conditions, for training as well as at events.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Coaching Hockey across a range of groups, from beginners to senior and scholars
  • Running teams within the programme
  • Developing individuals by catering to their needs
  • Feeding back to students on selection and development
  • Acting as a coach and offering general support prior, during and after events
  • Assisting with general day to day running of the Hockey Programme and associated equipment
  • Checking the safety of all equipment and facilities before use
  • Awareness and adherence to risk assessments and health and safety guidelines
  • Reporting on, and monitoring specific groups when required
  • Carrying out any such duties as may be reasonably requested 

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:


  • A Hockey Coaching qualification would be an advantage, but is not essential



  • Ability to coach players at a national level
  • The ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic School and successful Hockey programme
  • Experience of operating professionally and safely within a sporting environment
  • Good communication, organizational, administrative and ICT skills
  • Excellent planning and time management skills


Experience and Knowledge

  • Must have played Hockey at a high level
  • Experience of hockey coaching in an educational setting would be preferable
  • A proven track record of demonstrable training and coaching success
  • Experience of collaborating with colleagues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of hockey technique, strength and conditioning


Personal Qualities

  • A passion for hockey and coaching
  • Confidence and creativity in managing squads of varying abilities
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity and the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • Positive rapport with pupils
  • High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • A strong work ethic and a flexible attitude
  • A healthy sense of humour



  • A team player with leadership qualities
  • Organized and able to self-direct
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life, with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively
  • Committed to Surbiton High School’s ethos
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct
  • Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the School
  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role

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Surbiton High Prep Schools are culturally diverse and are fully committed to celebrating, respecting and learning about inclusion and diversity throughout the community.

 Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

 Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

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