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Sports Graduate Assistant

The King's School CanterburyKent

The King’s School, a co-educational boarding and day secondary school with 860 pupils, is looking for Graduate Assistants for a one-year contract. The role is designed to provide the opportunity to develop first-hand practical experience of working in a school, and to determine whether teaching might be the right career for you. It is also designed to give King’s the benefit of an enthusiastic and capable individual, who is keen to contribute as positively as possible to school life.

The role would interest those who possess a sound academic background, and who have a strong knowledge and interest in sport, together with the ability to coach and motivate a team in each of the three terms of the school year. 

You will be required to:

• Coach and umpire/referee each term in a combination of the following sports: hockey, netball, girls’ cricket, athletics, or tennis. Ability in other sports will be welcome but only in addition to these.

• Support teaching staff in PE lessons or possibly in another subject if relevant. 

• Undertake day and evening duties in a boarding house as part of a House tutor team under the supervision of a Housemaster or Housemistress, to include late night lock ups on two evenings a week.

• Have a willingness to help out with administrative tasks on occasion as required by the school.

• Appreciate the requirements of a busy boarding school, which will include a commitment to Saturday matches and other weekend activities, as well as some school supervision duties during the term, as carried out by other teaching staff.

• The willingness and ability to contribute to other aspects of co-curricular life (such as music, drama, debating, CCF, DofE) or help with school trips would be an advantage.

Shared accommodation will be provided, as well as other benefits such as on-going training and equipment as required. School meals are available during term time and Gold membership at the King’s School Recreation Centre. 

To apply, please visit: www.kings-school.co.uk > Vacancies to submit your CV.

Closing date: Friday, 26th February 2021.

The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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