Post: Ladies 1st XI Coaching Opportunity

Clydesdale and Clydesdale Western Hockey Club have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our Club as Ladies 1st XI coach for the 2023/24 season in the Scottish Hockey Premier League.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, professional individual who can demonstrate a strong Premier League level performance programme. They will need to support the players to fulfil their potential within a high-performance training and playing environment fostering a culture that cultivates individual, squad, and club development.

We are also open to applications for other coaching, team manager, physio, video analysis and performance roles as we continue to build on our strategy for the Club across senior, performance and junior levels. Contact details as below.

Closing Date for Applications – 17:00 21 June 2023

How to Apply – Send a CV and Cover Letter to Rachel Brewer (

Ladies’ 1st XI Coach Responsibilities

  • To plan and deliver high quality training program (2 sessions per week), pre-match preparation, match day coaching and post-match review sessions.
  • To prepare, deliver and provide feedback on a regular basis to players and parents/careers on individual player development plans and foster an environment of two-way communication.
  • To support the Club with the talent identification and recruitment strategy, to ensure we consistently have the highest caliber of local talent within our player development pathway.
  • To work in collaboration with the other coaching staff to ensure alignment of the player pathway across the Club.
  • To work in close collaboration with the squad and Club, to embed, uphold and be a role model for the core Club values including but not limited to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • To meet on a regular basis with the Chair/s of Hockey.


  • Recent and relevant experience in a club/performance sport environment
  • Excellent technical and tactical knowledge of hockey and its application as a coach and the ability to inspire and develop players.
  • An innovative and creative approach to coaching, including the use of technology/video analysis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to support the players and manage the wide range of players’ needs.
  • Ability to plan and lead highly engaging and focused training sessions with positivity, empathy and understanding.
  • Feed into the club strategy.
  • Be an advocate for the Club’s Player, Coach and Umpire Development pathways.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create positive working relationships with players, management, and all key stakeholders.

Person Specification

  • Self-motivated with excellent leadership skills and ability to build trust-based relationships.
  • Undergo PVG through Club.
  • Complete, pass and maintain all required safeguarding and welfare courses.
  • Knowledge of the Scottish Hockey Player Pathway and GB Hockey’s Golden Thread.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.


  • A National Governing Body recognised Level 2 Qualification (Minimum)


The successful candidate will be remunerated in line with their experience, qualifications and time committed. This will be agreed between the Hockey Chairperson/s and the appointed coach. It is to be noted that the successful candidate would be self-employed.