Director of Sport, South Croydon

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Whitgift SchoolSouth Croydon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for nearly 1500 boys, with over one hundred boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

We seek to appoint a Director of Sport for September 2018, to lead and direct one of the most successful sports departments in the country. The Director of Sport will have responsibility for all aspects of Sport at Whitgift School. He/she will report to the Assistant Head – Co-Curricular.

Whitgift has a national reputation and the successful candidate must have a clear vision and strategy for the development of sport at Whitgift, providing dynamic and inspirational   leadership, fostering the department’s truly unique cohesive approach to sport. The successful candidate will have a proven background in either Education and/or Elite Sport and demonstrate a clear understanding of the complex issues facing schoolboy sport. 

Sport and physical activity play a central role in the life of Whitgift. Many boys are attracted to the School, not just because of the academic excellence, but also the considerable opportunities that exist in physical education and sport, both in the curriculum and in co-curricular activities. The Department philosophy is based around pursuing excellence and mass   participation at the same time. The School’s reputation for sport ensures a high number of candidates for scholarships and there is generous financial support for sport in the School.

In short, this is an unparalleled opportunity to lead one of the most important Sports operations within independent education.

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package.

We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information and an online application form, please visit

For any general queries, please contact the Human Resources Department by email

For more specific queries please feel free to contact telephone Alistair Osborne, Director of Sport on 020 8688 9222.

Applications will be reviewed on a daily basis and interviews may occur at any stage after   applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Whitgift School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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More about Whitgift School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8688 9222
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