Director of Sport, Sevenoaks

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Radnor House SevenoaksSevenoaks

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and subject to experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a teacher and leader who passionately believes in the limitless potential of children and the critical role adults play in this journey of self-realisation?

Radnor House Sevenoaks is seeking to employ such an individual to join us as Director of Sport from September 2019. Along with the ability to deliver outstanding and engaging lessons, candidates should also possess the key leadership qualities to develop, lead and inspire the Sports Department across both the Prep and Senior School.

Reporting directly to the Vice Principal, the successful candidate will be responsible for all sport across the school with a particular brief to increase the profile of sport and ensure the school can compete successfully. This is a varied and challenging role which is  fundamental to the successful development of Radnor House Sevenoaks.  The post-holder will be expected to inspire in colleagues high levels of commitment and engagement.

The school has been growing strongly and will reach 750 pupils over the next five years with roughly 220 in Prep and the remainder in the Senior School, which includes a Sixth Form of some 150 young men and women. Our ‘Sport Development Plan’ was launched recently and over £1m is allocated to delivering a range of new facilities and opportunities over the next five years, including a full sized Hockey Astro, new Cricket wicket and levelled sports pitches.

In addition to a 30-acre site with numerous pitches and tennis courts, the school also has an extensive Sports Centre including a 25m pool, large indoor sports hall and well-equipped fitness suite. 

Teaching and Learning at Radnor House Sevenoaks aims to create a collaborative whole-school community of life-long learners, always motivated to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning through self-reflection, objective evaluation, and research-based practice. 

We require a candidate who can:

  • provide leadership by example
  • manage and develop working relations for the Sports Department and with other colleagues 
  • work positively and constructively within their team and with other colleagues 
  • think creatively and imaginatively, investigate, solve problems and identify opportunities
  • promote our core values of excellence, respect, courage and perseverance

At Radnor House Sevenoaks, our teachers are dedicated to their ongoing professional learning, realising that continuous improvement is at the heart of building a successful school. We offer our staff the chance to develop both as teachers and individuals and actively encourage career development. For more details about working with us click here http://www.radnor-sevenoaks.org/about/working-at-radnor-house-sevenoaks/ 

This is a very exciting time to be joining the team. The investment in new facilities - including state-of-the-art digital learning opportunities - is impressive and underlines our belief in building on the past whilst embracing the future.

If you wish to apply for the role, please send a letter of application and completed application form including details of two referees to Catherine Ratsma, HR Administrator, at cratsma@radnor-sevenoaks.org or by post to the school address.

Closing date: Midday on Friday 18th January 2019. 

Interviews will take place the week of 28th January 2019.

The school is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Radnor House Sevenoaks Drive, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1959 563720
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