Deputy Director of Sport, Rutland

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Uppingham SchoolRutland

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary and inspirational sportsperson to play a key role in Uppingham’s growing national reputation for providing the best sports development programmes in the country.

Uppingham’s sport is undergoing something of a renaissance. We have some of the best sports facilities in the country and we want all our pupils to continue to enjoy sport. As Deputy Director of Sport, you will be at the heart of this as you support the Director of Sport and the specialist directors of sport to achieve our vision and mission.

You will assist with running and implementing the school’s sports programme and provision, ensuring a cohesive and broad-minded approach to school sport. There will be the opportunity for management and mentoring, incorporating whole school policies and working with other necessary school departments. You will also teach both core Physical Education and Games throughout the school and contribute to the teaching of GCSE and/or BTEC Physical Education.

We are open to applications from candidates with a variety of transferable skills and experience, be it experience of playing sport at elite level, coaching and developing emerging athletes, or having worked at a strategic level within one of sport’s National Governing Bodies. Conversely, you may have a background in sports development and education at school or university level.

If you have unimpeachable knowledge of at least one sport, the ability to inspire others, communicate well, think flexibly, and to lead and work as part of a team we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return, Uppingham School offers several benefits such as a pension scheme, a 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme, as well as free membership of the School’s dual-use Sports Centre and a school fee discount scheme for children of staff. Staff accommodation may be available.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 21st January 2019, 9.00am.

Interviews: Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. 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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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 9QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1572 822216
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Uppingham School is a mixed, Church of England independent secondary school with sixth form and boarding, located in Leicestershire. The secondary school, situated in Uppingham has approximately 791 students on record.

Uppingham School was founded in...