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Job details

Contract hours: 48
Basis: Full time
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum, depending on experience
Location: Uppingham School
Closing date: 5 June 2023, 12:00 am


Uppingham School has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Performance Coach to support our aspirational Hockey players and strengthen the quality and delivery of the Hockey programme on a day-to-day basis.


Uppingham is one of the top hockey playing schools in the country, and the majority of our pupils play the sport. We field 15 girls’ teams and 16 boys’ teams, and have multiple players involved in the England Player Pathway System. 


The two-term sport continues to grow, and this role reflects the aspirations of the school to support our already strong hockey programme. You will be primarily responsible for leading and developing the 1st XI Hockey team, creating and delivering purposeful one-on-one and small group sessions and mentoring the hockey scholars.


You will also be expected to be involved in the wider Hockey programme and will assist with internal coach development, contribute to the development of the School’s Champions programme, and continue to build on the positive relationships with other schools and clubs.


If you possess experience of playing and/or coaching at a high level, can create and implement high-performance development programmes and are passionate about developing young athletes, we would love to hear from you.


In return, Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:


  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of twice annual salary
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts, via Westfield platform
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual influenza jabs
  • Westfield health care package
  • Recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer
  • Recognised as a ‘Mindful’ employer


For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 5th June 2023.

Candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing date.


Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.