Oswestry School


Nova Performance Centre

Recruiting an Assistant Nova Coach for the 2023 - 2024 season

Voluntary role

3 hours per week, every Friday 6.15 pm - 9.15 pm plus additional match days. 

Based at Oswestry School Nova Performance Centre


To assist in the planning, organisation and delivery of exciting and challenging

Netball sessions to a standard of excellence, linking in with the Severn Stars expectations & performance criteria. 

Job Description

  • Coaching  U18 performance athletes on the first stage of the Severn Stars performance pathway

  • Mentoring the athletes through their performance on and off the court, nutrition, injury prevention, strength and conditioning and life balance. 

  • Monitoring athletes' progress on the court.

  • Make decisions, alongside the Head Coach, on team selection and positional changes of the team. 

  • Promote Oswestry School and Severn Stars values and objectives in a practical, positive way.

  • Support the Head Coach with the promotion of Oswestry School Sports Scholarships to athletes and parents. 

  • Complete risk assessments and ensure that reasonable steps have been taken to protect participants, at all times.

  • Ensure equipment and facilities are maintained safely and stored appropriately

Person Specification

  • Level 2 Netball Coaching Qualification or working towards this qualification

  • Experience in coaching U18 athletes on a regular basis

  • Willingness to work as part of a team

  • Very good organisational and time management skills

  • Awareness of the England Netball player pathway & Severn Stars player pathway

  • Passionate about your personal development and growth

  • Commitment to supporting young netball athletes to reach their potential


Application Process: Send a CV to Sofie Suckley via email (sofie.suckley@oswestryschool.com


Oswestry School is an independent, co-educational day & boarding school, with a 11-18 senior school of c.380 pupils (120 of whom board) and a 4-11 junior school (Bellan House) of c.120 pupils. The strong ethos of the school is reflected in its fabulous pastoral care and sense of community. The School is a member of HMC and has been judged ‘excellent’ in recent inspections. The School is growing in size and standing. As well as providing a fantastic learning and living environment for young people, Oswestry School offers an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding working environment.

Oswestry School is located at the heart of its market town on the Welsh borders, with easy access to the great outdoors as well as good links to the local town of Shrewsbury and the cities of Chester, Manchester and Birmingham.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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