Full-time Director of Sport & Physical Activity, Cheltenham

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Cheltenham Ladies' CollegeCheltenham

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Start date: Required for September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive, depending on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent

Relocation assistance available

As one of the leading independent schools in the country, a vibrant sport and physical activity (SPA) offer is central to our vision for a relevant, empowering and holistic 21st century education. We wish to appoint a Director of Sport & Physical Activity to lead an exciting phase of our programme and facilities development.

To underpin our ambitious SPA strategy, College has recently made a significant investment in its new Health and Fitness Centre (HFC). Fully operational since January 2018, it is already proving transformational in allowing us to deliver exciting new SPA programmes to the girls, and a second phase of refurbishment has been committed to in the near future. 

The SPA strategy is pupil-centred. As we believe that developing physical literacy is a critical element of holistic education for the girls, we have refreshed our PE curriculum with a focus on physical literacy and life skills. Our provision is beyond a traditional competitive school sport offer, and embraces a much wider range of physical activities within our programmes. Dance, Pilates, exercise classes and ‘Park Run’ style programmes will all be part of our broad SPA offer.

An inspirational, dynamic and motivated Director of Sport & Physical Activity would have the opportunity to join us and lead the operationalisation of the strategy, optimising our use of the HFC. This is an exciting role, with a broad remit. It presents the candidate with an opportunity to make a significant difference to the education and wellbeing of a large community. There are three key elements:

  • leading the delivery of a coherent set of curricular and co-curricular SPA programmes that must encompass both traditional school sports and new physical activity opportunities for girls; 
  • leading College’s use of its sport programmes and facilities to engage partners and stakeholders such as feeder schools, parents and Guild (the alumnae association);
  • overseeing the use of the facilities and operations to optimise the SPA strategy and meet income generation targets set for the HFC, supported by the HFC Manager. 

We welcome applications from leaders and managers from both within and from outside of the secondary education sector, and those with vision and potential as well as those with experience. 

To find out more, please visit www.cheltladiescollege.org/jobs/current-vacancies

Closing date: Tuesday, 24th April 2018 (12.30pm)

Interview date: Stage 1: w/c 30th April 2018 • Stage 2: w/c 7th May 2018  

Cheltenham Ladies’ College is committed to the safeguarding of children. 

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More about Cheltenham Ladies' College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1242 520691
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