The IIHA invites applications for the position of Head Coach with the U18 Men’s Irish National Team.
The position is voluntary and the successful candidate will commence work immediately. The immediate work will concern the preparation of the Senior Men’s Irish National Team to compete in the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group B in Erzurum, Turkey (11th – 17th March 2012).
PLEASE NOTE: The IIHA with the IIHF’s approval will be reviewing its participation in this Championship at the end of August. The IIHA will at this time establish whether we have a sufficient number of players who can commit to the programme enabling Ireland to commit to the Championship. Should it be the case that we cannot commit to this Championship, the IIHA will organise an alternative event/tournament for the team to take part in.
To apply for this position you must:
•be free to travel on the dates of this tournament (11th – 17th March 2012)
•provide references upon request
•be vetted by the appropriate authorities once appointed
•become a member of the IIHA and continue to be a member throughout the period that you hold the position
•be proficient in the use of email
•email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org*
The deadline for applications to this position is 5:00 pm on Monday, 8th August 2011.
If you do not receive confirmation that your application has been received you should contact the IIHA immediately at email@example.com.
*Should you have any difficulties with submitting your application via email and require assistance or need to discuss alternative methods to submit your application, please contact Dean Kelly immediately on either +353-86-082-7866 or +353-1-686-5213.
Your application must include your:
•date of birth
•details of any club affiliations
•Curriculum Vitae outlining any relevant experience (hockey or otherwise) which may be of interest or value to the position.
A select number of applicants will be called for an interview and following these interviews the Head Coach of the U18 Men’s Irish National Team will be appointed.
The length of term that the successful candidate will have shall be discussed at the interview stage. However, the position will be subject to regular evaluations including an Annual Review.
The main roles and responsibilities of the Head Coach will include but are not limited to:
•With the help of the General Manager, appoint coaching staff who will assist with the team’s preparations.
•Take full charge of on ice sessions.
•Prepare a season plan that is to be distributed to the Executive Committee, General Manager and players alike.
•Work with coaching staff (particularly the General Manager) to determine tryouts, practice sessions, games and fundraising events.
•Assist the General Manager in organising and informing players and coaches alike of said tryouts, practice sessions, games and fundraising events.
•Report on the progress of the team to the General Manager and Executive Committee through meetings, emails and phone calls.
Immediate tasks will include but are not limited to:
•Creating a season’s plan in conjunction with the General Manager and Executive Committee for all events i.e. tryouts, practice sessions, games and fundraising events.
•Assisting the General Manager in determining and organising fundraising events.
•Will involve approximately 2 – 5 hours of work per week.
•Will be subject to regular evaluations including an Annual Review.
The Executive Committee will at all times support you in your role by providing guidance and assistance whenever required.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the IIHA at firstname.lastname@example.org.