Hockey Performance Assistant Coach

This role is a casual ‘bank’ role with no set hours.

We are currently looking to build up our pool of staff for our Hockey academy. This role will be 9 -12 hours a week over 36 weeks, The hours will be made up of Coaching morning sessions Monday – Thursday from 9:00-12:00, additional Wednesday Match days, extra earlier evening Community Coaching hours & Camps in the holidays.

The successful candidate will take a lead on the planning and delivery of all Hockey sessions. The role will involve close collaboration with local clubs & Herts Hockey groups to support the enrolment of students whilst supporting the Head of Hockey Academy during coaching, training sessions, competition & community events.

The ideal candidate will have a background in Hockey coaching, ideally within a performance pathway setting, and have experience working within player pathways. Experience of working within an education setting is desirable.

To be considered for this role applicants need to demonstrate they hold the following;

  • Minimum England Hockey Level 1 Certificate in Coaching (or equivalent)
  • 1-2 year’s relevant Hockey coaching experience with 16-19 years old
  • To be able to explain & demonstrate Basic Core skills and small group’s session skills.
  • Level 2 ICT, English and Maths qualifications
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office


Closing Date – 23rd February 2024

Interview Date TBC – Remotely via Microsoft teams, shortlisted candidates will be provided with details of the interview after the closing date.

What we offer:

  • Generous Salary
  • Automatic entry into the Local Government pension Scheme.
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant.
  • A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership.
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to teach your students.
  • Exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.

Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs as form of an application, when applying for a position please ensure you complete all the required fields on the application form attached and email to