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Hockey Specialist


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Hockey Specialist

Uplands is an Anglican, innovative, co-educational, independent school located on an extensive estate in White River, close to the Kruger National Park. We are committed to providing quality education to day (Grade 0000 – Grade 12) and boarding pupils (Grade 4 – Grade 12).

Uplands seeks to appoint a Hockey Specialist to oversee coaching frameworks, player development and administration across campus.

The successful applicant should:

  • Possess a SAHA Level 2 coaching certificate.
  • Have 5 years Hockey Management and Administration experience.
  • Have a strong hockey background in coaching and management.
  • Be able to communicate and collaborate regularly with Hockey Coaches and the Heads of Sport.
  • Manage all hockey planning, organising and related duties for fixtures.
  • Guide coaching appointments.
  • Have operational planning and budgeting experience.
  • Coach the 1st XI or any other team at Uplands deemed necessary by management.
  • Implement a skills development programme within the school’s physical education lessons.
  • Develop coaching frameworks and structure that will allow each coach to perform to the best of his/her ability and that each player will benefit from.
  • Develop an off-season programme to enable pupils across campus to improve and sustain their technical skills.
  • Uplift the hockey profile across campus.
  • Develop interpersonal relationship with fellow coaching staff, parents and relevant stakeholders.
  • The successful applicant will have the full use of the Uplands hockey facilities outside of normal operating hours.
  • The ability to teach Senior and/or FET Phase will be advantageous.

Commencement date: January 2022

Uplands is an equal opportunities employer. Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and Uplands reserves the right not to make an appointment.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. Qualified candidates can apply by submitting a CV not exceeding three pages and the contact details of two referees to the email address below.

Should you not have received a response from Uplands within two weeks following the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Please use the reference: HC2022
Closing date: 22 October 2021

Uplands, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act), will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

Closing Date
Uplands, White River, Mpumalanga
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