Contract type: Part-time (up to 16 hours per week depending on experience and qualifications), term-time only. Fixed-term (from 1 September 2017 to 11 July 2018).
The role: Highgate School is looking for a Hip Hop & Street Dance Coach to join the School’s Sport & Exercise Department. The position involves the coaching and supervision of pupils (aged 7-18) in a range of dance disciplines which may include modern, street, hip hop and commercial dance. A good knowledge of contemporary dance will be an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to be available for mid-week and weekend classes throughout the term. The postholder will also be required to work closely with the teaching staff who manage the curriculum and extra-curricular programme. The ability to coach a wider range of dance styles and be flexible enough to accommodate the evolving needs of the programme and pupils will be advantageous, as will the ability to help develop our dance offering.
Closing date is midnight on 03 September 2017. Applications will be considered on receipt and we reserve the right to close an advert early if we find a suitable candidate.
Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, our Founder, was granted Letters Patent to found ‘a grammar school…for good education and instruction’. Today Highgate is a flourishing coeducational independent school which includes the Senior School for pupils aged 11-18; the Junior School for pupils aged 7-11 and the Pre-Preparatory School for pupils aged 3-7. There are currently in the region of 1,700 pupils at Highgate and the School employs approximately 550 full-time or part-time teaching and support staff.
The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.
Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.
Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.