England Masters searching for selectors

Masters Gold
The England Masters team enjoyed great success in this year’s World Cups with 9 out of the 16 England squads wining gold in their respective tournaments. 

England Hockey is now seeking expressions of interest from individuals wishing to take on the role of selectors of the various England Masters age group teams for the next cycle of events over  period 1 October 2018 - 31 August 2020. England has representative teams at the following age groups

Men’s – 
Over 35s, 40s, 45s, 50s, 55s, 60s, 65s, 70s & 75s

Women’s – 
Over 35s, 40s, 45s, 50s, 55s, 60s, 65s

Each squad will have its own selection panel and team management. Potential candidates for the role of selector should have the following skills/experience

Experience as a county, regional or national selector at any age group, not necessarily Masters

Display an understanding of the current requirements for Masters players to compete at a national level

Competed at a county, regional or national level

An ability to understand and apply the principles of selection as laid down in this document

Have experience of providing positive leadership to a group within a selection environment

Be available to attend all relevant activity for the age group concerned – including but not exclusively – trials, training sessions, practice matches, international tournaments, Masters’ Regional Tournaments

The ability to work cooperatively within a team environment 
Demonstrates the England Hockey values - Ambition, Integrity, Inspiration and Focus.

The Chair of each Masters’ Team Selection Panel, with the support of other selectors and any personnel appointed to the team, shall be responsible for:-

Appointing the captain of the team from the players selected. The captain may be included in further selection decisions, as required by the Chair of Selectors

Providing England Hockey with details of the squad’s operations

Ensuring the appropriate management, coaching and medical personnel are appointed to work with their team.

Ensuring that an open process shall exist for the selection of their team.
Attending, or sending a deputy to, any meetings convened by England Hockey of Chairs of Selectors. 

Ensuring that any financial arrangements with players and other organisations are conducted in a transparent, accountable and detailed fashion. 

Appoint a publicity officer for the age group who will report on squad activity as required by the Programme Manager.

Abiding by all relevant England Hockey policies and guidance.

Full details of the roles are shown on the attached document. It should be noted that selectors cannot be appointed, at this stage to, an age group they are eligible for selection for (unless they do not wish to be considered for selection). 

An individual may not be Chair of Selectors at more than one age group.

If you wish to apply for a selector’s position please complete and return the attached form by 3 September. Applications will be considered by the Appointments Panel following that date.