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Graduate Assistant - Sport (Football or Hockey Specialism)

Canford SchoolWimborne, Dorset

Canford has one of the most beautiful settings of any school in the country and is a very enjoyable and exciting atmosphere in which to work. 

We wish to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic, and committed university graduate whose principal duty will be to help coach and deliver the Canford School sports programme. This programme must offer all of our pupils the chance to explore the opportunities that sport offers, allow them to express themselves through their physical wellbeing activities and facilitate those who wish to excel in their chosen path. 

The successful candidate will also help in boarding houses, assist with the weekend activities programme, and potentially assist in an academic department appropriate to the strengths of the graduate. Applicants must have the ability to coach football or hockey along with the willingness to help in other sports. 

This position is designed to allow graduates who might be considering a teaching career to experience life in a boarding school as fully as possible. Previous graduate assistants have gone on to positions in education both at Canford and other outstanding Independent schools both at home and abroad. Equally, others have subsequently moved into roles in Elite Sport and business. We are also happy to receive applications from those wishing to take a year out, but not necessarily considering teaching as a career.

This is, initially, a fixed term appointment for one year from September 2021. Accommodation is provided, as are all meals in term-time.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.

For queries, contact the HR Department on 01202 847590 or by email: 

Closing date: 21st September 2021

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered as they are received.

Canford School 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 job applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening.

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