Hockey – Men’s & Women’s 1st Team Coach(s)

Oxford University Hockey Club – Men’s & Women’s 1st Team Coach

The role:

To provide hockey coaching and guidance to the team, throughout the season. We are currently looking for coaches for our Men’s 1s and Women’s 1s. In a standard week there are up to 6 hours a week coaching per team, and there is preseason on top of that.

Men’s 1s play in the South Premier league in BUCS and the South Premier League in the EH structure. The Women’s 1s will play in the new National Premier League in BUCS and in The West Conference of the EH National League.

Responsibilities for each team:

  • Prepare and deliver a 2 hour training session on a Monday evening.
  • Attend and Coach a BUCS game on a Wednesday
  • Attend and Coach a EH game on a Saturday or Sunday
  • Attend and Coach The Varsity Match (a Sunday in early March)
  • Provide additional coaching during preseason where possible.

A little bit about us:

Oxford university is one of the premier academic institutions in the world and within that OUHC is the largest mixed sports club in the University. We run 4 men’s and 3 women’s teams. The 1st teams are both known as “the Blues”, with the women playing in the highest possible University league, and the men playing one tier below the top. The men’s 2s/ 3s/ 4s are known as the Occasionals, the Infrequents and the Sporadics respectively and the women’s 2s/ 3s are known as the Radicals and the Mavericks.

OUHC is a unique and exciting challenge with players fully committed to progressing both their hockey and their academics. This combination has led to hard working teams consistently punching above their weight. A particular highlight of the OUHC experience is The Varsity Match; a competition between Oxford and Cambridge which has gone on for 120 years. It is a fixture held in high prestige and this year was watched via live-stream by over 7000 people.


The pay rate we are currently looking at is £30-50 per hour depending on experience, qualifications etc as well as travel expenses on top. Per team there is 6 hours of coaching per week available, and where logistically possible up to 12 hours should you coach both teams.

Additional support:

We have a coach for both 2s teams who will be able to assist you where logistically possible. We have a University funded S+C programme which is run once a week, compulsory for all players. In terms of video analysis, we are currently pushing for the university to invest in an online platform, otherwise all video analysis is done by the individual team using go-pros.

Application Process:

This will consist of preparing and delivering a training session to one or both of our current teams. As well as interview with a member of the Hockey Club and a member of Oxford University Staff. The time frame is flexible but we are aiming to hold interviews in mid-late June.

Pre-contract screening:

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references.

Data Privacy:

Please note that any personal data submitted to OUHC as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation. The data will on be used for the purposes of appointment of this role only.

Equality of Opportunity:

Entry into consultancy with the OUHC and progression within consultancy will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


For more information and to apply please send a cover email, your CV and the details of 2 referees (preferably one player, one coach) to Johann Perera, OUHC President 2018/19. (