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Surrey Storm Pathway Head Coach

Storm NSL

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £18,690 per annum pro rata (0.75 FTE/30 hours pw)
Fixed Term to 29/04/2022
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 03 June 2021
Reference:  023621

Please note this role will require a DBS check

The Surrey Storm Pathway Head Coach will work as part of an identified team to manage a World Class Performance Pathway Programme, developing players for competition at VNSL and within England representative sides aiming to achieve domestic and international success. The role includes the identification and development of talented players and facilitating their ongoing progression.  

In conjunction with Director of Netball, this post will establish and develop a Performance Pathway Programme, leading, managing and systematically preparing players both on and off the court for performance competitions and accelerating their individual development as players, as well as acting as Head Coach for the Surrey Storm U21, U19 or U17 teams

This post will set the direction of the programme and deliver an annual plan that is aligned to a development curriculum covering technical, tactical, physical and mental development.  This will include (but not exclusively) the following actions:

  • Work with the Performance Support Manager to ensure added value to the Performance Pathway programme.
  • Develop, monitor and manage the training schedule and load of players within the programme. Engage with key stakeholders in player networks to ensure that training programmes and competition schedules can coexist effectively.
  • Liaise with the England Netball Performance staff to case manage the International players and contribute to their Individual Athlete Plans.
  • Ensure competitive opportunities with other VNSL Teams or equivalent opposition to complement and prepare players for EN performance competitions.
  • Lead and manage the process of screening of players into the programme in conjunction with the Director of Netball and Scouts/Selectors where appropriate.  Ensuring that screening data is collated and analysed and that the appropriate feedback is given to players.
  • Establish a network of entry points into the Surrey Storm programme and provide strategic programme/player directives to County and Satellite Academy/Club/School Coaches where appropriate.
  • Lead and manage the exit process for players leaving the pathway, ensure that each player undertakes an exit interview and provide reports to EN and Sport England as necessary.
  • Contribute to the EN Player Pathway Database as necessary. 

In addition, the post will support the Director of Netball in the delivery of Coach Education and Player Development programmes.

Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s premiere sites for elite sport, physical activity, well-being and leisure. The values of performance, participation and personal development underpin the very heart of the complex. The park brings together high quality facilities and passionate people with a desire to achieve and provides a venue that supports the ambitions of all users, regardless of ability, from world class athletes to grassroots beginners.

Please note that CVs cannot be accepted without a completed application form.

For queries please contact Mikki Austin, Director of Netball (

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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