Assistant Director of Sport

Denstone College

Denstone, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom

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Denstone College are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Sport, who is passionate about pupils fulfilling their potential and wishes to share their energy with enthusiastic young people.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleAssistant Director of Sport
LocationDenstone, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionEducation & CommunityEducation & Learning
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Assistant Director of Sport
Denstone College

Denstone College was founded in the nineteenth century by Nathaniel Woodard and is a member of the Headmasters' Conference. The College has undergone a transformation over the last fifteen years, fully attested by recent Ofsted and ISI Inspections, and copies of both reports can be accessed via the College website. There are 617 pupils aged 11 - 18 in the College, of whom approximately one third are boarders, and the average size of the sixth form is 180. There are 80 members of academic staff.

The College offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Denstone is developing a national reputation for sporting excellence across rugby, hockey, netball and cricket. There is a state of the art Sports Hall, an indoor six lane swimming pool, nine-hole golf course, two Astroturf all weather pitches and an athletics track, as well as various ten netball and sixteen tennis courts. Recent additions include the Adamson's Sports Complex, a £2 million-pound facility comprising changing rooms, social areas and new netball and tennis courts as well as a six lane all weather cricket facility. We numerous players in performance across our major sports in every age group with nine former pupils that have left in the last three years with full time profession sports contracts.

Music and drama are thriving at the College, and there is a long tradition of excellence in these areas. There are many choral and musical occasions every term across all ages and levels, and these are held across the campus, including our beautiful Chapel and 200 seat theatre. The Roper Music School was opened in 2010, which contains state of the art practice rooms, a recording studio and teaching facilities.

The academic momentum at Denstone is significant and academic facilities continue to be enhanced with a new classroom block completed in 2017 and a magnificent new library opened to pupils and staff in September 2013 and a refurbishment of our science laboratories in 2014.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Sport, who is passionate about pupils fulfilling their potential and wishes to share their energy with enthusiastic young people. Ideally, we are seeking a candidate who has an excellent academic record and holds relevant coaching qualifications. An ability to coach hockey to a high level would be a distinct advantage, additionally experience in athletics or tennis would aid any application. This opportunity would suit someone considering a career in school sport although no teaching experience or qualification is required. The post will come with single accommodation.

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd May at 12:00

If you have any questions regarding the post please contact the Director of Sport via email:

Assistant Director of Sport

Job Description-

Job Purpose:

Responsible for supporting the Director of Sport in delivering a high level of provision across the College's wide-ranging sporting programme.

Reports to: Director of Sport

Start date: September 2018

Salary: Dependent on experience plus accommodation.

Main duties-

Assisting with the delivery of the College's co-curricular activity programme.
Being involved in school visits and trips.
Supervision of recreational sports activities.
Lead involvement in Denstone Sports Medicine.
Being an integral part of the boarding community – working with boarding staff to deliver quality pastoral care and supervision of activities for boarding pupils.
Being a full member of the College Senior Common Room.
Lead administrator of ATS (athletics/triathlon/swimming) or Tennis (dependent on experience)
Line management of Athletic Development Department and minor sports (rounders, golf, tennis, swimming, equestrian)
Oversee the administration of SOCS
Oversee Sports Photos
Oversee Social media across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Collate House Sports Results
Oversee the two-day Sports Finals
Oversee School Cross
Taking of Games Committee minutes
Oversee the Dedicated Athlete Scheme

Person Specification-

A degree or currently enrolled on and part completed a degree in a sport related subject.
An ability to coach hockey to a high standard would be a distinct advantage.
Experience of working with / coaching children.
An understanding of integrating successful sports performance programmes within a school environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across a breadth of environments and media.
Outstanding organisational and administrative skills including a sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word and Excel.
A commitment to instilling and developing excellence in young athletes.
Ability to engage and motivate young people.
A mature, confident and professional approach.
Flexible and willing to support other areas of the College where reasonable and required.
Ability to plan and deliver against identified goals.
An awareness of the sporting ethos of Denstone College.
A willingness to contribute fully to College life.
A commitment to equality and diversity.

Denstone College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Please therefore note that offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS clearance (paid for by the College).

How to apply-

Follow the link provided to apply.

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Denstone College is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.

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