Head of Rugby, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Oundle SchoolPeterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Start date: To start September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £35,783 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Oundle School is one of the country’s premier co-educational boarding and day schools, with 860 boarding and 260 day pupils. Sport is highly valued and flourishes at Oundle. The School prides itself in its pursuit of sporting excellence and elite performance, competing in local, regional and national competitions across a wide range of sports and age groups.

Pupils participate in a minimum of three sports afternoons per week, and can train up to five times with their team on top of individual training programmes. We provide competitive and recreational opportunities for our students and support those who show great potential through our 13+ and 16+ Scholarship, as well as dedicated support from our coaches, academic staff and pastoral team.

The School believes that as many pupils as possible should have an opportunity to represent the School at rugby. To this end, Oundle turns out six regular Sixth Form teams, four U16 teams, four U15 teams and as many as six U14 teams for boys. In addition, there is a growing number of girls playing rugby and there is currently one senior girls’ squad representing the School. This gives every pupil a sense of pride in playing for a team.

Oundle plays a large and extensive fixture list that comprises many of the well-known traditional rugby schools, such as Radley, Harrow, Oakham, Haileybury, Rugby and Uppingham.

To start in September 2018, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced coach to join us as Head of Rugby. Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Sport, the Head of Rugby will have responsibility for running the rugby programme, ensuring that all teaching, coaching and administrative tasks are completed efficiently, to ensure success, enjoyment and enthusiasm for Oundle School Sport. 

Applicants must have relevant coaching qualifications at, or approaching, level 3 (or equivalent experience) and a full valid driving licence. Experience of teaching/coaching children, managing and developing others, and coaching elite sport is essential. 

The role is to work 30 hours per week for 35 weeks per annum (Oundle School term time plus two weeks). 

Full details, including a job description and application form, can be found on our website at http://www.oundleschool.org.uk/Employment-Opportunities 

Closing date: 19 June 2018 (9am)

Interview dates: 26 and 28 June 2018

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Oundle School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 4GH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1832 277112
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Oundle School is a co-educational independent boarding and day school based in Northamptonshire for students aged 11-18. 

Oundle School was established in 1556. It is run as a charitable trust and is administered by a governing body, which inclu...