Residential Graduate Assistant - Sport, Portsmouth

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St John's CollegePortsmouth
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: To be discussed at the interview
Contract term: Fixed Term

Residential Graduate Assistants - Sport 

Fixed Term Contract – September 2018 – July 2019 

St John’s College is seeking to appoint recent graduates to coach sport and to engage in the boarding life of the College, with effect from September 2018. Our preference is for candidates who have experience and expertise in one or more of the following sports: rugby, cricket, netball and hockey. The ability to coach tennis and athletics would be beneficial.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in an educational setting by contributing to the sporting and co-curricular programme of a leading co-educational independent school in the south of England. Enthusiasm, flexibility, the ability to work as part of a team, and a willingness to participate fully in a busy and thriving school are essential, as is a sense of humour.  

These appointments are initially for one year, but this tenure may be extended by mutual agreement.  The post would suit a graduate considering a career in teaching, a number of our previous Graduates have gone on to complete PGCE courses. However, we will also consider those wishing to take “a year out” to gain experience after the rigours of academic life at university.  

The successful candidates will play a significant role in the coaching of sport in the school, will assist with the management of school teams and the house sport programme and will be expected to contribute fully to boarding school life being attached to one of the school’s boarding houses. They will be expected to be available at all times that school sport takes place; the successful candidates will also play a role in the wider life of the P.E. department and may also be asked to contribute to other academic faculties.   

Accommodation will be provided throughout the duration of the post and meals provided during term time; salary by negotiation. Application should be by letter and application form (this can be found on the school’s website - to the Head of College, Mr T Bayley, St John’s College, Grove Road South, Southsea. PO5 3QW or by email to the Bursar’s PA (Mrs H Williams): The letter should outline why you seek the position and what you can bring specifically to the College. 

Early applications are encouraged. 

Further details regarding the College can be found at: or by contacting Mrs H Williams (PA to the Bursar) on the email address above.

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