Men's 1st team head coach vacancy 2021/2022

West Hampstead hockey club are looking for a new head coach coach our M1s for the 2021-22 season.

Our M1s will be playing in the London Premier league in England Hockey’s new structure, and are looking for a new head coach: someone that’s enthusiastic, an excellent communicator, with clear strategies and tactics.

Responsibilities and requirements

Essential responsibilities

  • Plan and lead the upper men's training session (currently Wednesday 8-10pm) from August 2021 to March 2022.

  • Attend M1s preseason and league matches to manage the team, including a warm up and post-match debrief.

  • Deliver effective team tactics on match days with adaptability, reviewing performances and adjusting training plans accordingly through the season.

  • Assist the M1s captain with team selection, helping to manage player performance and providing feedback to develop both the team and individual players regularly.

Additional desirable responsibilities

Our ambition is to bring our M1s and M2s teams closer together, aiming for a ‘single squad’ ethos with a strong focus on player development and fluidity between teams. We are flexible and would like to hear your ideas on how this could be achieved, this could include:

  • Leading Wednesday training as a joint M1/2 session, liaising with M1 and M2 captains.

  • Working closely with an internal M2 coach or assistant coach.

  • Assisting with talent identification and development throughout the rest of the club.

We would also be open to a head coach candidate, who would mentor and assist other club coaches to develop their coaching skills.

Candidate requirements

  • Coaching experience appropriate to the level of the role.

  • Coaching qualification or equivalent; we will consider those without formal qualification but with sufficient relevant coaching experience.

  • Eligible to work in the UK (holding a valid UK/EU passport or work permit).

  • Fluent English speaking.

Additional information

  • We are open to considering a player-coach for the role

  • Home games and training are at: Whitefield School, Claremont Road, Brent Cross, NW2 1TR

  • The club shares a clubhouse with Hampstead Cricket Club: Lymington Road, West Hampstead, NW6 1HZ


This is a paid role, with fees subject to agreement of the role’s scope and based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. We may be able to offer accommodation in West Hampstead during the season as part of the package.

How to apply

Please send a coaching CV and a covering letter to Mel Wood (coaching officer), and Alex Stobbart (Men’s 1st team captain), at:, before 30th June 2021. 

Please note that applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and someone could be appointed prior to the closing date.

Published on Wednesday 19th of May 2021 by:

Mel Woods

Coaching Officer (2021-2023)

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