Ice Hockey UK (IHUK) is the National Governing body for the sport in the United Kingdom.
IHUK is the official representative to the British Olympic Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation, IN this role, IHUK is responsible for organising and training the National Men’s and Woman’s teams for international competition, including the IIHF World Championships and Olympic Winter Games.
2. Job Purpose:
IHUK is seeking a strong communicative person to lead the U16, U18 & U20 Netminder’s coaching program for the GB national teams in the age mentioned above.
The person will be responsible for the coaching of the Netminders and training them to targets set by the GBPB and Head of Coaching Development.
The Netminder coach will report to the Head Coach of each team and also the Head of Coaching Development.
• To lead the preparation , developing and advising the coaching staff of selected netminders for the GB teams.
• In conjunction with the coaching staff develop a pipeline of talent in order to ensure that there is a succession plan in place for the netminders.
• Be part of planning and preparing the netminders for at least two major events each year, culminating in the IIHF World Championship competition.
• Creating and implementing development strategies for the netminders.
• Work with relevant world class performance services as required including sports science, medicine and training facilities through the assistance of IHUK & the Head of Coaching Development.
• Ensure the integration of IHUK policies into performance programs especially safeguarding, health and safety, anti doping and equality & diversity.
• Prepare reports for the GBPB and head of Coaching development.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with all coaching staff of the GB teams, Head of Coaching Development, GBPB & IHUK.
6. Person Specification:
• Have a current IIHF Level 2 Coaching certificate or equivalent.
• A current coach within an IHUK affiliated club or conference team, (EIHL, EIHA, SIH or IHNI) and have been actively coaching for the last 2 years in the appropriate League (s)
• Recent experience of leading and managing a successful high performance netminding program at club/ conference level.
• The successful candidate will be a current holder of an enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) disclosure.
• The ability to act as a role model for all netminders both on and off the ice.
• Full driving license.
• Be able to attend all GB camps on designated dates that are required.
7. Personal Qualities and Competencies – needed for the role:
• Think strategically but equally will be able to work tactically
• Being calm under pressure
• Be a positive influence when working closely with netminders and members of the staff at any event.
• Be proven, experienced, principled and values driven leader.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Possess strong Microsoft Office IT skills.
• Be open honest and transparent
• Be a team player who is comfortable with working as part of a small group.
• Be willing and able to travel if required widely both home and overseas and be comfortable with working unsociable hours.
• A passion for developing talented netminder’s for podium success.
8. How to apply:
Candidates will be considered on submission of a current CV (maximum 3 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages)
The cover letter should detail your experiences of being a successful Netminder Coach.
Application deadline will be 17th August 2018.
All Applications should be emailed to the General Secretary for IHUK
9. Interview Date:
Successful applicants will be interviewed on mutually agreed dates and locations.
All successful applicants will be requested to deliver a short presentation.
10. Additional Information:
This position is a volunteer position but you will be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses properly incurred in the performance of your duties.
This is job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and may be amended from time to time in the light of the changing needs of the organisation through appropriate processes of consultation and the mutual agreement of both parties