2nd December 2022

England Handball hiring for two U18 National Academy and Futures Performance Coaches

England Handball has two vacancies for U18 National Academy and Futures Performance coaches (Male and Female Teams)

The purpose of the National Academy  and Futures Programme is to provide the players with most potential an additional competitive training and competition environment- and with it, the best opportunity to progress through the Talent Pathway.

The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in leading and delivering a holistic and integrated athlete development programme that aims to develop and prepare individuals to reach the very highest levels of domestic/international performance.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role to EHA’s Head of Performance - ricardo.vasconcelos@englandhandball.com

Job Title: Performance Coach - U18 National Academy and Futures

Salary: £1,800 per annum.

Hours: 48 hours per annum.

Type of Contract: Employed, fixed term July 31st 2023

Interview Dates: 15th and 16th December

Application deadline: 9th December 

The Performance coach will work with players in key stages of the performance pathway environment. Both U18 National Academy and Futures programmes afford opportunities for more players to access the pathway, over a longer period of time in the best environment we can provide.

The Performance Coach will work closely with the National Academy Manager and Head of Performance to deliver training activities in line with the EHA FTEM and British Handball Player Blueprints.

The Performance Coach will also work closely with Regional Academy Coaches, streamlining the selection process for the Futures teams.

The Performance Coach will be responsible for leading the Futures on their yearly tournament.

The Performance Coach will have the responsibility to conduct formal player reviews for players on the DiSE programme.

Applicants will have experience of coaching youth handball and possess or be working towards UKCC Level 2. They will be willing to engage in informal and formal CPD programmes to help meet agreed targets set out in a performance development plan as agreed with the National Performance Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

●  Delivery of agreed training sessions in line with the EHA Performance Calendar.

●  Formal session planning and reflection.

●  Recording attendance and other administrative duties when required.

●  Create a safe and enjoyable training environment for young players.

●  Communicate effectively with the National Academy Manager & Head of Performance.

Person Specification:



UK Coaching Safeguarding Certificate.

Experience of performance training environments.

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Handball

UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Handball.

Excellent interpersonal & communication skills

UK Coaching Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches Certificate

Experience of coaching Handball in school or youth environments.

Ability to use a range of IT systems, including databases, word processing and other software packages.

Able to build and sustain positive working relationships with key stakeholders.

Maintaining and updating records and analyzing/collating data and other information.

Experience of planning and delivering Fun & engaging training sessions.


Able to plan and manage time effectively.


Able to work with the National Academy manager to plan and facilitate training and competition.


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