VACANCY:  Operations Manager РNational Development Program for Scottish Ice Hockey

Exciting opportunity to join Scottish Ice Hockey as an Operations Manager for the National Development Program. This pivotal role involves overseeing and optimising the day-to-day operations, including administrative tasks, to ensure the smooth functioning of the program dedicated to nurturing and advancing the talents of aspiring ice hockey players. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Program Logistics: Manage the logistical aspects of the National Development Program, including scheduling, travel arrangements, and facility coordination for practices, games, and events. 
  • Player Development Support: Collaborate with coaching staff to facilitate player development initiatives. Ensure that resources and support are in place for the effective execution of training programs. 
  • Budget Management: Work with the finance team to develop and manage the budget for the National Development Program. Monitor expenses, identify cost-saving opportunities, and ensure financial efficiency. 
  • Communication Hub: Act as a central point of contact for players, coaches, and parents, providing clear and timely communication on schedules, program updates, and relevant information. Manage email correspondence, phone calls, and administrative systems. 
  • Tournament and Event Coordination: Plan and coordinate the participation of the National Development Program in tournaments and events, both nationally and internationally. Manage logistics, travel arrangements, and on-site coordination. 
  • Equipment and Resources: Oversee the procurement and maintenance of equipment and resources necessary for the program, ensuring players have access to high-quality gear and facilities. 
  • Collaboration with Stakeholders: Work closely with key stakeholders, including coaches, players, parents, and external partners, to foster positive relationships and enhance the overall success of the National Development Program. 
  • Administrative Support: Handle administrative tasks such as maintaining player records, organising paperwork, and managing program documentation. 

Qualifications: 

  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. 
  • Understanding of player development in ice hockey is advantageous. 
  • Previous experience in sports management or a related field, including administration, is desirable. 

Time Commitment: 

  • This is a voluntary position with occasional evening and weekend commitments, especially during tournaments and events. Flexibility is required to accommodate the dynamic nature of sports programs. 

Benefits: 

  • Direct involvement in the development of aspiring ice hockey players on a national level. 
  • Opportunity to shape and optimise the operations, including administration, of a prestigious development program.
  • Collaboration with experienced coaches and professionals in the sports industry. 

Join us in elevating the National Development Program for Scottish Ice Hockey. Apply now to become an integral part of our team as the Operations 

PLEASE NOTE: This position is a voluntary role. Expenses are reimbursed in-line with the SIH [Scottish Ice Hockey] Expense Policy. 

How to apply

Please send a CV (including contact details) and covering letter detailing the relevant skills, knowledge and experience you have in relation to the above position[s] to: nomination@scottishicehockey.co.uk

 Closing date for applications is: April 15, 2024