Head of Performance in Netball, Croydon

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above SNS scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Performance in Netball

September 2018

Are you passionate about netball? Do you possess the skills and dedication needed to inspire young athletes at an outstanding netball programme? We have already had national successes but have even greater aspirations to become leaders in this field with highly motivated, enthusiastic and talented athletes. You could become part of this successful, innovate and dynamic sports department, at an outstanding independent school.

 Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon yet on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic sports programme delivering in a department with clear vision for sport. You will work alongside our highly qualified teachers and specialist coaches, and nationally successful teams and individuals, sharing your passion and enthusiasm for sport. 

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, experienced and inspiring Head of Performance in Netball, who shares our ambitious vision for the future. This role requires experience and dynamism, teamwork and dedication, and an enthusiasm for the subject.

Our Netball and football programmes specifically are considered alongside the best nationally. We have an outstanding extensive sporting programme with an excellent reputation for success in local, regional and national competitions. 

The huge advantage of our Junior and Senior school sharing the same site, coupled with the expertise that is spread across the entire programme, will enable you to monitor the progress of every pupil. This ensures we get the very best out of our pupils at all ages and levels in their sport at Royal Russell.

We offer professional development opportunities in coaching and you can learn from our outstanding strength and conditioning team that provide testing and develop programmes for all ability levels and age groups, at the cutting edge of sport science. They are forward thinking, using research into the latest coaching techniques, physical conditioning methods, performance analysis and sports psychology. 

Our outstanding facilities are set in 110 acres of parkland and include six floodlight netball courts, a hockey astroturf, a multi use games area, 25m indoor pool, sports hall, gymnasium, strength and condition suite and a testing 5km cross country course.

A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular programme and support the pastoral life of our school is essential. 

This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a salary above the SNS scale with a generous allowance for suitably qualified and experienced staff and a market rate for recruitment. Allowances are available for specific pastoral and academic responsibilities. We also offer immediate access to TPS and life cover, free car parking, free meals, and 50% discount on school fees. You will be working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and have use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool, gym facilities, combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School

Please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/vacancies/ for further details about our School, the role and the application process. You can also contact us by email at hr@royalrussell.co.uk or telephone HR on 020-8657-4433.

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to hr@royalrussell.co.uk. References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 Noon Friday 22nd June 2018. Interviews will be held at the school on week commencing 25th June 2018.

Applicants who have not heard from us by Monday 25th June 2018 should presume that they have not been successful on this occasion.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...