Job Vacancy

American Football

We are recruiting for an American Football Head Coach

Tuesday 14 June, 2022

SBU/Department: HertSquad Performance Sport Programme

Salary: Negotiable based on relevant experience and qualifications

FTE: 4-10 Hours per week

Duration of Contract: 12 months reviewed annually

Location: University of Hertfordshire Sports Village, de-Havilland, Hatfield

Closing Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022

Start date: September 2022

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The University of Hertfordshire has a long, proud and outstanding history in American Football with the Hurricanes at the forefront of the sport within the university sector for a number of years. The University has an exciting and challenging position for a new Head Coach to lead and drive the programme forward for the season 2022-23



  • To Lead and be responsible for the delivery of the University of Hertfordshire American Football Performance Programme
  • Lead and coordinate all club training sessions in conjunction with support coaches and staff
  • Lead and coach the team during all organised fixtures
  • Lead, support and coordinate the assistant coaches and support staff throughout the season
  • Work in partnership with the Performance Sport Manager and HertSquad staff team to ensure the delivery of the athlete support services throughout the season.
  • In conjunction with the HertSquad Performance Staff, plan, organise and implement a player & coach recruitment strategy to ensure the ongoing success and development of the programme.



  • Experience of coaching American Football
  • Knowledge / Awareness of University Sport
  • NGB Level 2 Qualified Coach. (Or a commitment to gain in near future)
  • A commitment to the University and Performance Sport
  • A confident and professional manner able to represent and act as a positive ambassador of the University at all times.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and energetic with the ability to connect with and inspire developing athletes & coaches.



  • The Team play in the BUCS South Tier 1
  • 2 x min team sessions per week with additional weekly sessions
  • Classroom and Performance Analysis sessions
  • Weekend league and cup fixtures
  • Excellent match and training equipment available.

Application Details

To apply for the role please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role to Bryn Clark (Deputy Director of Sport) here

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Bryn Clark by email here or by phone on 07949111753

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