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Tennis Coaching Intern

Millfield Preparatory SchoolGlastonbury, Somerset

We are seeking to employ a Tennis Coaching Intern for the 2021-22 Academic Year to contribute to our sports, physical education and boarding programmes. An Intern placement year in the sports department of Millfield Prep School will provide an unrivalled opportunity to work at one of the UK’s leading Prep Schools.  

Millfield Prep School is an independent co-educational school with outstanding sports facilities and situated by the famous Glastonbury Tor.  There are 400 children ranging in age from 2 – 13 years, with about a third of these children boarding.  We have outstanding facilities and a vibrant multisport environment.

Sports Interns will have the opportunity to develop some of the knowledge and skills gained previously either from schooling or from an Undergraduate degree. Successful candidates should be confident, reliable and have good interpersonal skills, as well as showing a willingness to be involved in all areas of school life. 

The Tennis Intern would be responsible for supporting the Performance Tennis Coaches with academy players in an Assistant Coach and pro-hitting capacity. There will be the opportunity to travel to tournaments with the players and coaches.  Part of the role will consist of delivering private lessons to players in the development/performance programmes. Interns also have an option of getting involved with other areas of the school.  For example, the Pre Prep Department, boarding, or any academic department which would be beneficial to students wishing to pursue a PGCE or undergraduate studies.  

In addition to contributing to the above areas, interns will gain experience in boarding houses and help supervise recreation times.

Candidates should either be enrolled in or recently graduated from Sports Science, Sports Coaching or similar degrees. Applicants will have participated regularly to a good standard and ideally hold coaching qualifications in relevant activities.

The posts run for a full academic year from September through to the first week of July, with breaks for School holidays. Remuneration is £9,425.66 per annum including holiday pay, plus board and lodging during term time and a contribution towards professional development (e.g. coaching course). 

If you are interested, an application form and further details are available from: 

Closing date: Noon on 26th February 2021. 

Millfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and DBS clearance.

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