Hockey Vacancies 

Bury St Edmunds PC /  Northwood PC  Coaches

Applications are invited to join the Performance Centre coaching team at either Northwood PC or Bury St Edmunds PC.

A job description can be found here => [PC Coach - Download

An application form can be downloaded here => [PC Coach - Application]
Please send your application and one page CV to Martin Williams at martinw1955@gmail.com by 21st June 2020 who is also available to answer any questions on 07793-651260

Role Title:

Performance Centre Coach


Bury St Edmunds or Northwood Performance Centres (East Region)


11 months with a view to re-appointment

Responsible to:

East Regional Hockey Association

Contractual Status:

Full Day £150 per day / Evening £75 per session


Performance Centres are an exciting development to The Player Pathway introduced in January 2017. There are sixteen Performance Centres strategically located across England to maximise opportunity and player development.

Performance Centres aim to:

  • Develop an oversupply of high calibre players for National Age Group Squads
  • Provide frequent, exceptionally high quality contact time for a targeted group of players
  • Provide appropriate competition to support player development
  • Provide high quality education that effectively prepares young players for performance environments


NB: Dates provided in an appendix to this document although, in view of present coronavirus pandemic may be subject to change.



The Regional Hockey Associations are looking for talented, inspirational Coaches who:

  • Can work within a team of coaches to create an intensive and pressurised training environment to encourage the development of effective decision makers and highly skilled players who can repeatedly perform under pressure
  • Will consistently apply the Golden Thread and National Skills Priorities whilst keeping the End in Mind
  • Can support an inspirational developmental culture that supports player development, facilitates learning and gives players a strong sense of individual and collective responsibility
  • Will commit to their own personal development and see the importance of this for the benefit of the players



  • Play a significant role in the delivery of all pitch sessions with the other appointed members of the Performance Centre coaching team; effectively applying Principles of the Game, Development Themes and the Golden Thread
  • Work with the Performance Centre regional management and administrative systems to support delivery and respect any regulations set out in the regional terms of reference for the Performance Centre
  • In an intense, training and competition environment, prioritise player development over competition result
  • Lead communications with parents and maintain registers for all sessions
  • Work with young athletes and be responsible for their welfare and protection



Work with all coaches within the centre as a team to meet summative player feedback and selection requirements, in conjunction with the Centre Manager, including:

  • Maintaining registers and communicating with parents over emails
  • Delivering formative feedback to players.
  • Inputting comments into summative written feedback on the Player Pathway System (PPS) relevant to the End in Mind and TDF
  • Attending regional CPD days/events
  • Adhere to Regional GDPR



  • A dynamic coach who is able to deliver exceptional development opportunities to our best young hockey players
  • A can do attitude and solution focussed approach
  • Demonstrable hockey coaching experience; particularly relating to the application of the Golden Thread and Development Themes in a talent development environment. A forward thinking coach who understands a games-based and constraint led coaching approach
  • A strong communicator, able to clearly and accurately share information
  • An ability to relate and work with young athletes
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Have completed an enhanced DBS check through England Hockey within the last three years
  • Have attended a scUK Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Sport workshop within the last three years
  • Have a First Aid qualification(achieved in the last three years)
  • Have valid Public Liability Insurance for coaching young people



  • Experience of supporting the technical shaping of Goal Keepers in contextual settings


Appointments will be made based on suitability against the job specification, evidenced experience and appropriate references. There may be a requirement to attend an interview in some cases and the region reserves the right to request session observations.


To apply please send a CV to the relevant Regional Hockey Association by 21st June 2020. See Appendix 3 location information for details. 



Please include the names and contact information of two independent referees who have knowledge of you in a hockey/coaching capacity.


Please also indicate if you are applying to any other Performance Centres.

Please supply the following:-

Scanned copy of current First Aid certificate

Scanned copy of current SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate

Proof of valid coaching insurance


APPENDIX 1: DATES 2020/21 (subject to change)




Sunday 13 September 20


Sunday 13 September 20

Sunday 20 September 20


Sunday 20 September 20

Monday 28 September 20


Monday 5 October 20

Monday 12 October 20


Monday 19 October 20

Monday 2 November 20


Monday 9 November 20



Monday 16 November 20

Monday 23 November 20



Sunday 3 January 21


Sunday 3 January 21

Monday 25 January 21


Monday 18 January 21

Monday 8 February 21


Monday 1 February 21



Monday 22 February 21

Sunday 28 February 21


Sunday 28 February 21

Monday 8 March 21


Monday 15 March 21

Monday 22 March 21



Sunday 18 April 21


Sunday 18 April 21

Sunday 2 May 21


Sunday 2 May 21

Sunday 20 June 21


Sunday 20 June 21

Sunday 4 July 21


Sunday 4 July 21

Sunday 11 July 21


Sunday 11 July 21




Sunday 22 August 21 FC training


Sunday 22 August 21 FC training

25 - 28 August 21 – Futures Cup


25 -28 August 21 - Futures Cup




Black - Training Evening


Black - Training Evening

Red - Training Day


Red - Training Day

Blue - Competition Day


Blue - Competition Day


APPENDIX 2: COACHING STRUCTURE – Please note East Region has a different structure of 1 Head Coach and 4 coaches per gender

HC – Head Coach
LC – Lead Coach
C – Coach
GK – GK Coach




Performance Centre Locations


Centre Locations



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East Midlands

Midlands Hockey Association

West Midlands

South Midlands

Bury St Edmunds

East Hockey Association



West Hockey Association



South Hockey Association







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