Sports, Activities and Marketing Officer

CATS College LondonLondon


CATS College London offers an outstanding international pre-university educational experience to students aged 15+ from all over the world. CATS students live and work in our beautiful periodic buildings studying for GCSEs, A levels and University Foundation Programmes, and preparing for admission to universities across the country and elsewhere.  We pride ourselves on our approach to teaching and learning, with small class sizes and an informal atmosphere ensuring that students are treated as individuals and build great relationships with staff.

We are currently recruiting for a Sports, Activities and Marketing (SAM) officer to join our team from August 2021. You will need to have experience within an activities or sports background, exceptional organisational skills with a keen eye for detail. . This a fantastic opportunity to work with our international students and staff to offer a first class activities provision.


The Sports, Activities and Marketing (SAM) Officer designs, implements and manages an activities programme for CATS London students, run within and outside of the College day and offered to boarding and day students. They are responsible for delivering the compulsory Physical Education curriculum for eligible students. The SAM Officer is the College’s Educational Visits Co-ordinator and provides the “back office” support required by academic staff to run extra- and co-curricular excursions. The role also manages the visibility of these activities, converting this into marketable material in the form of newsletters and social media posts. 


You will be directly responsible to the Assistant Principal (Boarding, Welfare and Safety). You will work within the framework set by and under the general direction of the Principal.



To design, implement and manage P.E. provision for compulsory school age students within the College day

To design, implement and manage a sports programme for CATS London students run within and outside of the College day and offered to boarding and day students during term time and holidays

To monitor the quality and effectiveness of this programme on a regular basis

To ensure the venues are booked well in advance for sporting and other activities

To ensure attendance registers and reports are maintained and produced as required and monitor the quality and effectiveness of this programme on a regular basis

To develop a cross-CATS Colleges competitive sports programme in liaison with colleagues in CATS Cambridge and CATS Canterbury

To develop a competitive sports programme in liaison with other independent schools and colleges in London

To organise training and induction for staff that take part in or organise trips, social/sporting PE activities

To effectively supervise, mentor and direct support staff and volunteers, where appropriate.

To be part of the College cover rota, including covering sessions when Sports and Activities staff are absent


To plan, implement and manage a range of social activities and trips for CATS College London students at weekends and evenings

To ensure trips and activities risk assessments are completed and signed off in good time by the Health & Safety Officer

To ensure trips are self-financing and include low-cost options as well as day and weekend visits to cultural centres

To liaise and promote effective working relationships with individuals and organisations external to the College involved in the delivery of these programmes to ensure the appropriate and timely provision of resources

Closing Date 28th May 2021

We will review applications as they are received and reserve the right to appoint outside of the dates above.

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