Director of Sport, Buckinghamshire

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Swanbourne House SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Start date: 1st September 2018 or 1st January 2019.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The School has its own salary scale which exceeds national scales.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


We are recruiting for a Director of Sport at Swanbourne House. 

Swanbourne House is a friendly, family orientated preparatory school with strong boarding, positioned in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. We prepare our children for entry into leading independent senior schools including Oundle, Uppingham, Rugby, Stowe, Marlborough, Berkhamsted, Harrow and Bedford in recent years.

We are seeking an outstanding, enthusiastic and inspiring PE specialist to lead, develop and direct the curricular and extra-curricular life of our thriving and high-achieving Sports Department. The successful candidate is likely to have expertise in a number of core team sports and a proven record of achievement in inspiring pupils, staff and teams to achieve success beyond expectations. The Department plays a very significant part in school life providing PE and Games sessions from Reception to Year 8, and organising a very busy fixture list of matches against other schools involving Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Rounders, Cricket, Swimming, Athletics, Tennis, Cross-Country and Basketball. 

Applications: The Job Description, Person Specification, Candidate Pack and Application Form can be found at

Terms of Service:

a. Start Date. 1st September 2018 or 1st January 2019.

b. Salary. The School has its own salary scale which exceeds national scales. The salary will recognise the candidate’s experience; therefore applicants are asked to give details of their current remuneration package on their application form. 

c. Contract Type: Full Time.

d. Contract Term: Permanent.


Completed Application Forms. Your completed Application Form and Covering Letter must reach the School by 12pm on Friday 25th May 2018. 

· Applications should be addressed to Mr S Hitchings, Headmaster, Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne, Near Milton Keynes, MK17 0HZ.

· Any queries please contact Mrs K Hawes, on 01296 720264 or email

Acknowledgement. If you wish the safe receipt of your application to be acknowledged, then please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. 

Interviews. It is intended that interviews will be conducted as soon as strong applications are received or in the week beginning Monday 4th June 2018.

Swanbourne House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers to verify particular experience or qualifications.  The successful candidate will need to complete a medical questionnaire.

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More about Swanbourne House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1296 720264
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The school started as a boys’ boarding school at St Andrew’s College, Bradfield in 1915 and moved with just 43 boys to Swanbourne House in 1920. Early on the School established a good reputation at cricket and football and many m...