Head Coach of Swimming and Modern Pentathlon

Ashford SchoolKent

Ashford School runs an extensive competitive Swimming and Modern Sports Programme that utilises both its swimming pools and other sporting facilities on its sites in Ashford. The school is looking to extend its programme further and is restructuring its coaching approach.

The school is looking for experienced Swimming and Biathlon Coach to join their friendly and professional team in October 2021, the coach would be expected to lead the Schools Competitive Swimming and Modern Pentathlon Squads, developing the programmes for the individual disciplines, and devising a programme that enables Ashford Schools pupils to reach their full potential in their chosen competitive area. The successful candidate should have a strong background in swimming and multi sports, be motivational, have strong communication skills and have a vision to move the schools' programmes forward. The coach would work within the PE department and alongside the schools swimming programme. The successful candidate would be expected to be fully emersed in school life.

Pre-requisites for the post include:

  • Level 2 coaching Swimming Qualification or ability to pass the qualification within 6 months.
  • Lifesaving or Teachers Rescue Qualification or ability to pass the qualification within 6 months.
  • 5 years’ experience coaching in a club or school environment.
  • First Aid qualification or the ability to pass the qualification within 6 months.


  • Modern Pentathlon Coach Level 2 or above.
  • Level 3 Coaching Swimming Qualification.
  • Fencing Coach Level 1 or above.
  • Athletics coach Level 1 or above.
  • Range Officer.
  • Shooting experience.
  • Equestrian experience.

Ashford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undertake a DBS check before commencement of employment can be confirmed.

Please ensure that a letter of application, clearly stating why you are applying for this role and what experience you would bring to it, is attached in addition to the completion of the online application form. If you are unable to apply this way, please contact Human Resources. If you have any further questions about the position, please email walshd@ashfordschool.co.uk

Note - We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.

Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent day and boarding schools, having twice been voted Independent School of the Year.? The School was endorsed as excellent in every category during the most recent inspection.?

Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could.

Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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