£25k - 35k per year
020 7587 5153
7 months ago
Sports Coach (with specialism in Hockey or Netball)
Required for September 2019
One year fixed post
The school, one of London's leading independent girls' day schools, has an exciting opportunity for an inspirational Sports Coach to contribute further to a flourishing PE Department, in both its curricular and extra-curricular activities. This appointment is a result of the significant expansion and uptake of sports at the school over the past two years.
We are looking for an undergraduate, or graduate of PE, with a passion for sport. It is strongly advantageous for the applicant to have a specialism in hockey, although netball, swimming and cricket would also be considered. The successful applicant will need to contribute to a range of day-to-day administrative tasks to help the smooth running of the department, as well as coaching. Holding relevant coaching and umpiring qualifications would also be desirable, but not essential.
The appointment will not require the applicant to partake in regular weekend fixtures and so the position would be suitable for a candidate still performing themselves at a competitive level. There is also opportunity for the applicant to contribute to various PE and Games lessons, should the applicant want the experience to pursue a career in teaching.
If you are an organised individual, who can enthuse and inspire both pupils and colleagues, and have exciting ideas about the coaching of sport, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Sports lessons here are compulsory for all pupils from age 11- 18. Although the school follows a traditional curriculum in Years 7-9, in Year 10 and above pupils are offered a broader optional curriculum to allow pupils a range of opportunities to find a passion for a sport or activity area they love.
We also offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities which run both before school, at lunchtimes and afterschool. We follow a culture of challenging our most able, as well as ensuring participation for all, and owing to this we field a large number of competitive teams in both netball and hockey. In the past two years we have competed successfully at County, Regional and National level; with our current Year 10 team reaching 9th position at the National netball finals. We also ensure that a range of competitive opportunities are given in cross country, swimming, waterpolo, athletics, cricket, football, tennis and rounders. Both cricket and football have most recently seen an increase in popularity and success within the school. A new strength and conditioning club was also introduced this academic year to support the interest shown by our ambitious pupils in this area.
Teaching here is all about being able to have in-depth conversations with students about your subject and helping to enthuse them with the same passion as you have. Teaching here is exactly what I imagined teaching would be like when I got my first teaching job; it's what teaching should be!
- Head of Department
About the School
We are a leading academic day school. Our girls are ambitious, bright, enthusiastic and eager to learn and we offer a warm and supportive community. We occupy a site in suburban, leafy, west Ealing with excellent transport links.
As part of the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST), the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can 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
- Free lunches during term time
- Access to our free BUPA Employee Assistance programme
- Competitive terms and conditions of employment
Closing date: Tuesday 30th April (12pm) but early applications are welcomed. Interviews will take place on Friday 3rd May.
Harris Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all partners to share this commitment.