Director of Sport, Bedford

Closing date:New this week

Bedford Girls' SchoolBedford

Date posted:
Start date: Commencing September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Due to an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to lead our outstanding PE department. We are looking for a visionary leader who is passionate about sport and able to inspire students to share that passion and dedication to achieve their best.

We are considered one of the top girls’ school for sport in the UK. Our talents are home-grown and our success stems from an inclusive programme, which ensures that all girls learn to enjoy their sport. Our team of professional and experienced PE staff aim for excellence across all disciplines.

Based on the banks of the River Ouse, Bedford Girls’ School offers excellent sporting facilities and has a track record of continued success at national and regional competitions. We support and develop the ambitions of every individual and have a number of students, each year, who represent their country at their chosen sport.

Bedford Girls’ School is a vibrant independent day school for girls aged 7 to 18, our educational philosophy is underpinned by the International Baccalaureate and we equally value learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Our girls achieve excellent results both academically and across the co-curricular.

We offer an excellent working environment with a salary scale, which is competitive, and above the national teachers’ pay scales. Additional benefits for the role include Teachers’ Pension, substantial fee remission for all Harpur Trust schools in Bedford (dependant on availability), free car parking, and access to a healthcare scheme. Employees of the Harpur Trust also have access to affordable accommodation; based in Harpur House (should there be a vacancy).

An application pack with detailed job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website or requested by email from

Closing Date: 12 noon, 25 January 2019
Interview Date: 7 February 2019

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Bedford Girls' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 361 900
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Bedford Girls’ School is a selective independent day school for girls aged 7-18. Underpinned by the International Baccalaureate philosophy of education the School is innovative, outward looking and vibrant. It is our belief that learning should be ex...