Director of Sport, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Princess Helena CollegeHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019, (and any pre-term INSET which is part of the contractual requirements)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: According to the appropriate point on the United Learning salary scale.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Sport (Boys & Girls)

Duties and responsibilities 


•                     To work with the Head, SLT and Physical Education department to foster a culture of improvement, creative engagement and personal development. 

•                     To represent the School variously and to communicate its vision and values to a range of audiences. 

•                     To be the main point of contact on all sporting matters for pupils, staff, parents, governors, feeder schools and prospective parents and their children. 

•                     To liaise with Tutors in the development of pupils, including sports award holders. 

•                     To carry out staff development reviews and appraisals for direct reports. 

•                     To be responsible for encouraging and enthusing sports coaches to ensure that their coaching is effective, imaginative and consistent. This is to include oversight of sport staff training. 

Sports Development 

•                     To ensure the provision of appropriate programmes to engage and enthuse all pupils, whilst also enabling the accelerated and structured development of those aspiring to excellence; 

•                     To help ensure the smooth running of the Sports Centre; 

•                     To develop policy, option structure and standards for all sports; 

•                     To introduce a sports development programme for each sport that sets and improves standards within the sports and provides a mechanism for quality control; 

•                     Having regard to the overall educational aims of PHC, to set and monitor the quality and frequency of fixtures and national competition entries; 

•                     To ensure that match day organisation and any hospitality is of the highest standard; 

•                     To work with, amongst others, the School Office and Marketing Officer to ensure that the sports pages on the website are current and correct; 

•                     Oversee development and maintenance of the faculty web pages and promote sport through social media in line with the School’s social media guidelines; 

•                     To liaise with the Facilities & Estates Manager and Bursar on the maintenance and development of the grounds and facilities; 

•                     To have oversight of, and assist in, sports tours and pre-season programmes; 

•                     To promote sporting opportunities with the Marketing Department. 


•                     Teach Physical Education and Games, including academic PE; 

•                     Manage, officiate and coach sports teams, midweek and on Saturdays; 

•                     Carry out the role of form tutor.

•                     You will be required to carry out the general professional duties of a school teacher under the reasonable direction of the Head and to perform such particular duties that from time to time which may reasonably be assigned him/her by the Head.

•                     Ensure that lessons are planned in appropriate detail and are prepared and delivered in accordance with the departmental scheme of work and regulatory standards;

•                     Teach, according to pupils’ educational needs;    

•                     Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils in order to ensure pupils fulfil their potential;

•                     In each case, take regard of PHC’s curriculum and policies reinforcing the need for high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenging pupils;

•                     Use ICT as an effective tool to aid teaching and other classroom resources as appropriate;

•                     Assist with PSHE & study skills sessions, revision sessions, and other initiatives where appropriate;

•                     Attend Parents’ Evenings;

Please see the attached job description and personal specification for more information.

Job location

More about Princess Helena College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: School Lane, Preston, Hitchin, SG4 7RT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1462 432100
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Princess Helena College is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11 to 18. Boarding at PHC takes place in a single boarding house, currently all girls, opening to boys for boarding from Sept 2020.

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