BIS025.18 - Lead Physical Preparation Coach - Men (GB Hockey)

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Posted: 16/03/2018 08:45
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £36,259 - £47,297 p.a.
Location: Bisham
Level: Senior Practitioner
Deadline: 12/04/2018 09:00
Hours: 37 hours
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

 

JOB DESCRIPTION - GREAT BRITAIN AND ENGLAND HOCKEY MEN’S PHYSICAL PREPARATION COACH

Interview Date: 25th April 2018

Salary Scales: £36,259 - £47,297 p.a.

Grade: Level 3 (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 37 hours and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings, weekends, tournament travel and on Public Holidays.

Location: The normal place of work is Bisham, however the EIS may from time to time require you to travel to international tournaments/camps and work at other offices. 

ROLE SUMMARY

The role will focus on coaching the men’s hockey squad to World Leading physical performances at World and Olympic level tournaments. This involves the delivery of comprehensive physical preparation programmes, based on sound strength and conditioning and physiology principles. An important aspect is that this is done through working as part of a multidisciplinary team, in alignment with the squad culture, to support the development of a world class high performance environment

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

Work with the identified NGB staff and EIS Head of Performance Support (HOPS) to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodisation, peaking, tapering and injury rehabilitation.  A good physiology underpinning is essential.

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  • Collaborate with the HOPS to drive sports science projects to enhance understanding and answer performance questions related to the physical preparation of the squad
  • Lead the delivery of all areas of physical preparation when travelling abroad and prepare a tournament durable squad that can sustain high performance in varying climates
  • Lead on the delivery of strength and conditioning and physiology to optimise physical preparation when the squad is in centralised training
  • Create and implement sports science strategies in collaboration with HOPS and relevant staff team members to optimise the squads’ ability to perform throughout the international calendar
  • Collect, capture, analyse and interpret data to inform programme prescription in line with the Head Coaches’ principles of play and tactical vision
  • Deliver on rehabilitation, pre-habilitation and recovery modalities in line with the HOPS and Medical Team’s best practice and bespoke to the individual and group needs
  • Manage and develop the strength and conditioning service delivery and facility provision for EIS through the programming and delivery of leading edge strength and conditioning services.
  • Ensure that the delivery of the strength and conditioning service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies including appropriate training objectives.
  • Work with coaches and support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development
  • Identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, to inform and educate athletes, coaches and the Performance Director in the effective use of strength and conditioning
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches
  • Attend, contribute to and provide regular reports at appropriate meetings associated with the programme and to key stakeholders including other EIS colleagues and NGB staff
  • This level of role is likely to involve the management and supervision of the work of other strength and conditioning and service providers, including the setting of robust and challenging objectives and the regular monitoring of performance
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff within the rules of the UKSCA Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency
  • Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the current World Anti-Doping Code
  • Contribute to knowledge development, aggregation and sharing across the organisation to support the development of world class strength & conditioning services and the high-performance system #CollectiveBrilliance.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

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PERSON SPECIFICATION - S&C COACH LEVEL 3

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

Degree level (or equivalent) in sports science or related area, specialising in physical preparation of elite athletes

Essential

Sight of certificates

Higher degree level (or equivalent) specialising in the physical preparation of elite athletes

Desirable

Sight of certificates

Experience

 

 

Extensive experience in the provision of strength and conditioning service, including coaching to athletes and coaches to improve performance. This experience should include work with national teams and their athletes.

Essential

Application

Interview

Extensive experience of analysing the demands of a sport in relation to the performance outcomes and identify the strength and conditioning requirements. To develop, implement and evaluate strength and conditioning programmes for individual athletes within these sports

Essential

Application

Interview Assessment

Extensive experience of strategic planning including individual  programming supported  by specific diagnostics and monitoring which inform the coaching process

Essential

Application

Interview

Extensive verifiable record of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of strength and conditioning services to high performance sport

Essential

Application

Interview

Extensive experience of dealing with national performance programmes within National Governing Bodies of sport

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of supporting and facilitating a World Leading performance environment and culture (through generic work and physical preparation role specifics)

 

Essential

Application Interview

Direct line management experience

Essential

Application Interview

Knowledge and Skills

 

 

Excellent understanding of the needs of elite athletes and coaches in a High-Performance environment

Essential

Assessment Interview

Thorough understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

Essential

Application

Interview

Excellent anatomical knowledge and ability to apply this within a strength and conditioning environment

Essential

Interview

Thorough knowledge of and proven ability to teach barbell lifts, supplementary exercises and ground based drills including how to correct common faults with appropriate diagnostics and monitoring

Essential

Assessment

Thorough knowledge and proven ability in constructing strength, speed/change of direction and fitness based training schedules both gym and field based, with appropriate diagnostics and monitoring including an indexed database of work conducted with athletes

Essential

Assessment Interview

Highly skilled in modifying strength and conditioning programmes according to the results of assessment data, in conjunction with coaches and other support staff

Essential

Interview

Ability to competently scientifically validate and interpret the methodology of test protocols and data and other scientific data

Essential

Interview

Highly skilled in communicating complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences

Essential

Interview

Excellent coaching skills including the ability to adapt to the environment to motivate behavioural change and augment performance

Essential

Interview

Proven skills in the performance management of staff to ensure their effective operation, job satisfaction and personal development including work allocation, training, performance reviews and discipline.

Essential

Interview

Skilled in building and maintaining productive relationships with high performance staff within national governing bodies of sport

Essential

Interview

Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code

Desirable

Interview

Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification

Desirable

Interview

Ability to travel throughout the UK and abroad when required

Essential

Interview

May be required to work with athletes under 18 (DBS check required)

Yes

 

 

For this level of role we would expect the individual to have 5 to 8+ years experience in elite sport, although this does not preclude applicants without this from applying if they feel they have the necessary knowledge and skills.  It is important to the EIS that candidates both have an interest in sport and recognise the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport.

There is a practical exercise and assessment process involved in the selection of this role.  Further details will be provided.

To apply:

A. Please upload your CV

B. Please upload your covering letter

C. In no more than two sides of A4/1000 words total, tell us about your most meaningful coaching experience that has influenced your current coaching practice, and why do you want to work with Great Britain & Englahd Hockey and the EIS.

 

 



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