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Director of P.E and Sport

George Heriot's SchoolEdinburgh, City of

Director of P.E. and Sport

Full Time; Permanent Position 


We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly experienced Director of P.E. and Sport to lead our successful Physical Education Department from August 2021.

The P.E Department consists of ten P.E. teachers and a full-time rowing coach.  There are also a large number of sports coaches involved in various sports and extra-curricular activities. In conjunction with the school’s traditional sports, we offer over 30 sports and activities which can be participated in through the curricular and extra-curricular programmes.  

The successful candidate will be required to maintain Heriot’s ‘Sport for All’ ethos and create varied opportunities for pupils of all ages and abilities to participate successfully. The school requires sports staff to have a passion for sporting education and enthusiasm to work with pupils and parents, and to be are actively involved in all areas of academic physical education.

Through strong communication and strategic planning, the Director of Sport will play a vital role in the development of health, wellbeing, participation and competitive success, across the entire School. They will be actively involved in the whole school sports programme each weekend, leading by example and liaising closely with staff, pupils, parents and the management team.

The post holder will also have responsibility for the smooth running of the Physical Education curriculum.  They must keep abreast of developments in teaching and learning to ensure the best possible curriculum is offered to all pupils - Heriot’s offers National 4, National 5 and Higher Physical Education, with National 5 starting for the first time in session 2021/22. 


All applicants must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the GTC Scotland.


How to Apply:

Further details about the position and how to apply are available from the Vacancies section of the Heriot’s website.


Closing Date for Applications is Noon on Friday 5th February 2021


Additional Information

Heriot’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. 

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and the successful candidates will be required to obtain membership of the PVG scheme.


George Heriot’s Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

George Heriot’s School is governed by George Heriot’s Trust, Scottish Charity number SC011463

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