Director of Sport


Job Title: Director of Sport

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced, passionate, and inspirational Director of Sport to lead our school’s sports program. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive sports strategy, managing the sports department, and promoting a culture of excellence, teamwork, and sportsmanship throughout the school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, develop and implement a comprehensive sports strategy aligned with the school’s vision and values
  • Lead and manage the sports department, including coaching staff and support staff
  • Foster a culture of excellence, teamwork, and sportsmanship throughout the school
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local sports clubs, organizations, and governing bodies
  • Manage sports facilities, equipment, and budgets
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and health and safety standards
  • Work closely with teachers, parents, and other stakeholders to promote the importance of sport and physical activity
  • Teach a subject in the intermediate phase

Ideal Candidate:

  • Degree or equivalent in Education, Sports Science or related field
  • Postgraduate qualification in Education or Sports Management (desirable)
  • Proven experience in a senior sports leadership role, preferably in a school or educational setting
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and develop students and staff
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Knowledge of current best practices in sports coaching, teaching, and learning
  • Ability to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to the values and ethos of the school

Desirable Qualities:

  • Coaching or teaching qualification in a specific sport (e.g., rugby, cricket, netball)
  • Experience in sports development, marketing, or promotion
  • Familiarity with sports software and technology (e.g., team management, scheduling)
    – First aid and safeguarding certifications

Kindly submit a letter of application and detailed CV to Richard Jackson via email

The closing date is 1 June 2024

Application will remain confidentila. The advertiser reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position. An application in itself does not entitle the the applicant to an interview. If you have not heard contact from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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