Director of Sport, Bristol

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Bristol Grammar SchoolBristol

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Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Director of Sport will build upon the School’s impressive sporting legacy, setting and implementing a new strategic direction for sport across and throughout the School (4-18). They will be responsible for all aspects of School sport and all aspects of curriculum games provision, setting sport’s strategic direction in conjunction with the Head and overseeing and monitoring its day‐to‐day delivery and management. Sport at BGS must involve the promotion of an inclusive sporting programme for all students of all abilities, as well as the promotion of sporting excellence.   The Director of Sport is expected to take an active lead in ensuring the highest quality experience for all involved in School sport: students, teachers, coaches and parents. 

BGS on-site facilities are superb. The Sports Centre houses a large indoor hall, internal climbing wall, four glass-backed squash courts, newly refurbished strength and conditioning facilities, and a number of multipurpose areas and a designated teaching base.

The School’s extensive games facilities are equally impressive. Located four miles away at Failand, there are some fifty acres of grass pitches, two floodlit Astroturf hockey pitches, six netball and sixteen tennis courts, athletic areas and an impressive sports pavilion. The School has recently developed these facilities further with the addition of a 3G artificial pitch.

Full role job details and an application form may be obtained from the School’s website:

To apply please complete an application form and a monitoring form. This should be accompanied by a brief covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr R I MacKinnon. Please send to the HR Department, (Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR). Please note a PDF version of the application is preferable, however if you experience problems with the PDF, a word version is available. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 January 2018 at 9.00am.

Interviews are currently planned for Tuesday 30 January and Wednesday 31 January 2018. Candidates must be available for both of these dates.

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More about Bristol Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 973 6006
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Mission of the School

Life-changing learning, friendships, and adventure. 

Bristol Grammar School was founded in 1532 as a school for boys; today, it is a thriving co-educational day school where girls and boys aged 4–18 find a world of opportun...