England and Great Britain Hockey recruiting for a Performance Director

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With the news of Danny Kerry taking the reins of the England and Great Britain Women’s Teams through to 2020 England and Great Britain hockey are now recruiting for the role of Performance Director.

European Gold in 2015, Olympic Bronze in 2012 and currently 4th and 6th in the world for the men and women’s hockey team (respectively) - our performance vision is to be consistently top three in the world for both teams. Would you like to drive our ambition to achieve this vision?

This role is about leading the translation of this ambitious strategy into delivery. The successful candidate is therefore likely to be someone who has proven success of this, who has the drive and ability to lead their team to strive for the very best and has demonstrable experience in leading sporting performance success at the highest level.

The priorities for the role are:

• To provide business wide leadership as a voting Board member and member of the Executive team who run the organisation on a day to day basis

• To provide leadership and strategic direction of the performance department and programmes

• To build and maintain effective ongoing relationships across England Hockey departments, Home Nations and external partners and stakeholders

England Hockey (EH) is the National Governing Body for the sport of Hockey and is nominated by Great Britain Hockey (GBH) to qualify and prepare teams for the Olympic Games.

You will manage a performance budget of £3m a year; lead a team of 19 permanent staff and over 100 consultants who in turn are supporting 50+ full time athletes plus those in our talent pathway.

We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of performance sport and requirements of medal success at the highest level. The ideal candidate will also drive the performance team to maximise collaboration across the wider business and the home nations.

You will be someone able to consistently demonstrate the England Hockey Brand Personality - Ambition, Integrity, Inspiration and Focus

For a more detailed job description and how to apply please click here or visit our jobs page.

The post-holder would not be expected to start the role until post the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

Closing Date: 1100hrs Friday 20th May

Interview Dates:
1st Phase - Tuesday 7th June
2nd Phase - Tuesday 14th June

Location: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Salary: Competitive
Contact: Dawn Brown
E-mail: dawnbrown@positivedynamics.co.uk