Equal Opportunities Monitoring
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Scottish Hockey Vacancies
Opportunity to become the President of Scottish Hockey
Scottish Hockey’s mission is to inspire involvement in hockey – the fun, friendly and exciting sport for life.
The role of the President of Scottish Hockey is to enhance the connection between the organisation and our membership to ensure world class communication.
A focal point for all activity you will be an excellent listener who can turn feedback into action.
A commitment to improving all aspects of the sport by engaging the diverse communities within is essential.
You will be joining a rapidly growing sport with huge aspirations that prides itself on values of:
- Working together
- Always improving
With membership growth of over 80% in four years; our largest ever domestic game team supporting our members, clubs and districts; more players in Great Britain programmes than ever before; and our International teams driven to compete with the best in the World, it is an exciting time for hockey in Scotland.
Our position as a naturally equitable sport is reflected in our membership, staff and board.
With a goal of being one of the top three team sports in Scotland we are constantly focused on improving as a business.
Following the President and Vice President of Scottish Hockey reaching the end of their terms of office we are looking for a new President and new Vice President.
The President and Vice President are elected by our members at the AGM on the 1st of June 2019.
Scottish Hockey is the national governing body for hockey in Scotland. Our role is to inspire involvement in hockey, and work with a diverse range of partners to grow and strengthen hockey in Scotland.
We have over 12,000 members across our 107 clubs, and tens of thousands of other participants in schools and universities.
We are in the process of launching our new strategic plan for hockey in Scotland going through to 2023. The plan focuses on building on the successes of the previous plan, improving our sport at all levels and has key performance indicators for the organisation to deliver against.
Our Domestic Games team combines coaching, officiating, our development staff and competitions while our Performance team supports the growth and development of players through our pathway programme from under 16 to our full international teams.
To stand you need to be a member of Scottish Hockey and nominated by at least five affiliated Clubs or Schools, which must come from at least two districts.
The President and Vice President are volunteer roles for Scottish Hockey. They represent the views of the members, and the President normally chairs the management committee which delivers the operational aspects of the sport.
In addition to chairing the management committee and representing the members view at board, the President and Vice President over the last four years have had a varied role including sitting on interview panels for Senior Staff and Board, Represented Scottish Hockey at Domestic Events, Chaired the awards panel for our Gala Dinner, attended clubs to hear about best practice and awarded prizes at Finals Days.
The Board and management committee both meet a minimum of six times annually. These meetings are normally held in the early evening at our office in the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, a number of these meetings are held electronically to reduce travel commitments for individuals. In addition, the President and Vice President are regularly asked for their advice and opinions and may be available to the staff for consultation in specific areas of expertise. The term of office for the President and Vice President are two years. There is an opportunity to reappoint at the end of the two years for a further two years .
Any questions around the roles, or for an informal discussion, contact
David Sweetman the Chief Executive at [email protected]
To apply, a signed nomination form together with supporting emails from at least five club/school trustees from at least two districts must be submitted by Tuesday 16th April at 17.00 to [email protected]
Together with an application you should submit a one page document outlining your suitability for the role which will be circulated to all members prior to the AGM. Your document may include a photograph of yourself if you desire. At the AGM you will be given the opportunity to speak to the membership highlighting your credentials and more detail will be provided after the deadline for those that have submitted the correct documentation.
Manager – Scotland Senior Women
Volunteer or Part time position – hour’s variable
Payment – Agreed Honorarium or part time payment and out of pocket expenses
Scottish Hockey, the national governing body for hockey in Scotland, with a mission to “inspire involvement in Hockey” is seeking to recruit a Manager for the Scotland Senior Women’s programme. The successful candidate will be tasked with helping us fulfil our mission of delivering “successful Scotland Teams and medal winning athletes.”
Reporting to the Head Coach, the key elements of the position are to:
- Plan logistics in accordance with the annual training and competitive programme for the team
- Work in partnership with SH Performance Administration and Finance Officer to deliver the programme on budget with clearly kept financial records
- Communicate with a variety of individuals and organisations both internal and external in order to deliver the programme effectively.
- Lead and deliver all aspects of team logistics, supported by SH performance administration.
- Take responsibility for the conduct and behaviour of the team and individuals on and off the field whilst representing Scottish Hockey.
- Represent Scottish Hockey at any pre-agreed official functions on behalf of the team when required.
- Provide a safe environment for the players at all time, considering athlete welfare at all times.
Preferred requirements of the position are:
- Previous experience of managing teams at international events.
- Experience of working within a team environment, ideally with a multi-disciplinary support team.
- A knowledge and understanding of the technicalities of managing a hockey team
- Experience of organising logistics for a team of up to 25 people in an environment that requires overseas travel.
- Ability and experience of working within a budget and providing clear budget reports when required.
- Experience of working with high performing athletes.
- Adaptability and the ability to problem solve calmly in challenging environments.
The manager will need to demonstrate:
Proven leadership and decision making skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, sound organisational and planning skills, complemented by attention to detail with particular attention to financial control.
Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified individuals by sending a CV outlining experience relevant to the position, along with a covering letter to [email protected]
Closing date for Applications is 5pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018, with informal interviews scheduled for week commencing 17th December.
Scottish Hockey is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all its activities. As a result, it aims to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination and unfair treatment.
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