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Assistant Director of Sport

  • Salary: £42,000 - £45,000 pa according to experience
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Required from: September 2021 or January 2022
  • Closing date: Monday 26th April 2021, 9am
  • Interviews: Tuesday 27th or Wednesday 28th April 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced PE Teacher and aspiring leader to play a key role in achieving an outstanding sports offer at Sutton High School.

Working with the Director of Sport, you will be responsible for the development of our core sports, generating new ideas to create a wider offer and introducing new sports across the Prep and Senior School. You will also develop opportunities for partnership work within the local community and take responsibility for leading on a range of fixtures, visits, tours, clubs and workshops to build interest and passion.

The role will also include teaching a timetable of 25 out of 40 lessons per week across the age range and we hope to find a candidate who can teach academic PE, alongside practical sport, up to A Level.

You may have gained experience as a teacher or Head of Department, and we welcome applications from anyone who feels they would thrive in this demanding and exciting role. Experience of leading co-curricular clubs and the ability to coach football or hockey is essential. You must also have the people skills to work alongside a team of coaches and teachers and to manage a comprehensive schedule of fixtures, clubs and activities.

If you have the skills and experience to inspire a lifelong love for health and fitness, encourage participation through inclusivity, and challenge our elite sportswomen, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Why Sutton High School?

This is an exciting time to join a growing school, in this vital and vibrant area of the school’s provision. In Spring 2022, our new MUGA, with viewing area and hospitality suite, along with two new changing rooms and a new Sports Office, will open. The Department is housed in our Sports Complex, comprising an indoor pool, dance studio, large sports hall and a sports office.

The school is a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA). Membership of the GDST, the largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, gives us unrivalled opportunities for training and sharing of good practice in teaching and learning.

We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

Closing date: Monday 26th April 2021 at 9am.
Interviews: Tuesday 27th or Wednesday 28th April 2021.

Please note that we may interview early and reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy if a suitable candidate is appointed early.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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