Graduate Sport Development Coach, Dollar, Clackmannanshire

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Dollar AcademyDollar, Clackmannanshire
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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Dollar Academy is looking to recruit two Graduate Sport Development Coaches on a Fixed Term Contract (1 year) from August 2019.

The primary role of our Graduate Sport Development Coaches will be to improve and educate players within the Dollar Academy rugby and hockey programmes. 

In addition they will be expected to support and assist the work of the PE department and boarding community more generally.

The role would suit a new graduate considering a career in teaching, although no teaching experience or qualification is required. We are looking for someone who is passionate about rugby or hockey specifically and wishes to share that passion with enthusiastic and energetic young people.

About the school

Dollar Academy is situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills in the picturesque country town of Dollar within easy reach of Scotland’s major cities:  only 20 minutes by car from Stirling, 30 minutes from Perth and less than an hour from the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

One of Scotland’s largest and best-performing schools, Dollar Academy prides itself in providing an education that meets the highest standards.  Dollar is a day and boarding school for boys and girls aged five to eighteen.  The focus is very much on encouraging the talents, interests and ambitions of all pupils in a positive and supportive environment.  Dollar has an excellent academic reputation, but activities out of class time are considered to be highly significant in the development of young people.

RUGBY at Dollar

With the best available training and facilities as well as the chance to benefit from an international perspective – there’s a lot of lessons to be learned on our rugby pitches.

Taking part in Rugby at Dollar offers a healthy balance of both challenge and enjoyment. Our young players represent a mix of abilities, but with the right amount of support and motivation from our talented coaches we help them be their best. Our campus holds no fewer than eight pitches to accommodate our 14 teams, which start from Junior 1 all the way up to 1st XV (as well as a Prep 4 and 5 rugby section).

HOCKEY at Dollar

Whether pupils are picking up a hockey stick for the first time or they’re well on their way to becoming the next big thing internationally, hockey is an appealing co-curricular activity choice at Dollar.

Girls aged between 8 and 18 are welcome to come and make the most of our exceptional coaching team and facilities and we are here to help develop skills and team spirit at every level. We have two all-weather playing fields on campus for our 19 different teams to practice on. Our hockey season runs throughout the Winter and Spring terms.

Further information

The salary for the post will be £9,000 PA, including full board and lodging during term time. 

Full details about the post  and a job description may be found on the Academy's website, together with our Support Staff Application Form, which should be submitted with a covering letter. A CV is optional. 

These should be emailed to   

The closing date is Wednesday 20th February 2019

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme 

Record Update from Disclosure Scotland. 

Contact: 01259 742511 or

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