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Director of Hockey

Christ's Hospital SchoolWest Sussex

Applications are invited for the post of Director of Hockey with effect from 1 September, 2021. This is an exciting opportunity providing the successful applicant with an opportunity to formulate and implement a vision for the game of hockey in a large co-educational school with superb facilities. Two floodlit parallel Astroturf pitches at the centre of the site reflect the school’s ambitions for the sport in its curriculum.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with the idea that sport provides a unique and healthy opportunity to deliver lessons for life as a key part of a good education. The ability and desire to inspire and inculcate a love of the game in girls and boys of all ages is essential. A background in National League Hockey and/or a proven track record of coaching to a high level within schools is desirable. In addition to running the Hockey programme, the successful candidate will be required to teach one or more academic subjects on offer at CH.

Full participation in the broader life of this busy boarding community is essential and accommodation on site may be available.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Christ’s Hospital has its own pay scale, starting at £26,346 and reaching £40,803 depending on teaching experience. The Director of Hockey responsibility attracts an additional allowance of £6,909.

A substantial remission of fees is available for the successful applicant’s children at Christ’s Hospital, assuming that: a) they meet the normal academic criteria for entry; and b) a place is available.   

Further information about the role, can be downloaded from our website; please visit where you will find full details of the role. Further information about Christ’s Hospital can be found at

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Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 24 February 2021.

Interviews: w/c 1 March 2021.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.


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