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Netball Coach Vacancy

Friday 30 June 2017

The University of St Andrews Netball Club is looking to recruit a Part-time Coach for the 2017/2018 season and beyond. The club has grown considerably in recent years and now boasts 5 competitive teams and an active social/development programme as well as other plans to develop our offering to students, staff and the community.  We need another coach to work within our current coaching team, under the guidance of the Director of Netball, to help deliver our exciting, player centred netball programme. 

Saints Netball Club is built on strong values and ethos, we preserve this wholeheartedly, whilst improving our programme and activities year on year.  We were awarded Most Improved Club in the 2015/2016 Athletic Union awards, and a year later awarded Club of the Year 2016/2017.  This highlights the pace of change and the vision of this club to be the leading netball club in Scottish University Sport both on and off the court.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about netball, who has a positive coaching style which compliments the Saints Netball values.  We need someone who can bring new ideas and develop a strong relationship with both the club members and the current coaching team.   We are also looking for someone who has knowledge and experience of Video Analysis which is something recently introduced at Saints Netball.  Please see the Job Description below for more information.

If you are wanting to join our coaching team and you have the necessary skills, experience and style, with a passion for student netball then please get in touch by 21st July 2017. Please send a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the job, and your coaching CV.  All applications should be sent to Heather Gaunt, Director of Netball:     

Netball Coach Advert 


 Job Title:                   Club Coach (Netball)

Rate of Pay: Dependant on experience/qualification

Department: Athletic Union

Responsible to: Director of Netball

Job Purpose: To co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of a safe, enjoyable and developmental netball programme for Saints Netball Club.

Job Description:

  • Oversee preparation for the session, including ensuring that any equipment is ready and available for a prompt start and tidied away at the end.
  • Plan safe and progressive sessions for Saints Netball teams
  • Coach the skills required ensuring sessions and the programme are player centred
  • Motivate and encourage all players
  • Utilise all personnel, resources and technology available including video analysis to ensure the programme is as good as it can be
  • When coaching students aged under 18, understand and follow the DSE’s child protection procedures at all times.
  • Liaise with the Director of Netball as and when required e.g. provide reports, attendance updates, feedback from participants etc.

Person Specification






Previous experience of planning and delivering coaching programmes for student netballers



Experience of supervising assistant coaches.

Experience of working with video analysis software to provide players, units and teams with specific feedback


Skills & Abilities


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent organisational and time management skills.


 Knowledge of health and safety legislation (in particular risk assessments).




Minimum UKCC Netball Level 1 coaching qualification

Valid 1st Aid Certificate

Certificate of attendance of Safeguarding workshop


UKCC Netball Level 2 coaching qualification

Evidence of commitment to Continued Professional Development (CPD)



Willingness to work irregular hours as required, including evenings and weekends.

Commitment to observing the University’s Equal Opportunities policy at all times.

Commitment to developing coaching skills and general netball CPD as required.

 Previous involvement in the sport, either as a player or coach.

An understanding of the University environment and Saints Netball

Membership of the PVG scheme or equivalent (if relevant) or commitment to join (if relevant) 

Saints Netball supports coaches in their professional development, and there will be an opportunity to attend further qualifications/CPD as required/identified. 


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