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Graduate Sports Assistant and Boarding Tutor

Giggleswick SchoolGiggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 0DE

Giggleswick School is seeking to appoint an outstanding Sports Graduate & Boarding Tutor to join the School’s Sports Department, whose main aim is to ensure that sport is enjoyable, whether played at elite or recreational level. Essential sports are Netball, Hockey and/or Tennis.

The position will be offered on a fixed term one-year contract from 01 September 2021, with the possibility to be supported through a PGCE in the subsequent year.

All round participation and promotion of excellence helps to engender a culture of integrity, respect and teamwork in our pupils.

The successful applicant will require a genuine understanding of children and have a keen interest in promoting their development and well-being and first and foremost, be an enthusiastic, energetic sportsperson and an experienced Netball and/or Tennis player.  It would also be helpful to have Hockey, Cricket, Swimming and Strength & Conditioning.  Coaching  qualifications would be advantageous.

The ability to work as part of a team is vital, as the Graduate Assistant will work closely with the Director of Sport as well as all other staff involved in coaching and managing teams in both the Senior and Junior Schools.

The role holder will primarily be appointed to work in a coaching and pastoral role; however there may be opportunities for candidates to gain some experience of teaching depending on their individual interests, skills and enthusiasms. Flexibility and a willingness to be involved with a variety of activities are essential and the ability to live on site at the School for the better performance of their Boarding Tutor duties.

Giggleswick School is a co-educational boarding and day school situated in the stunning rural location of the Yorkshire Dales, within walking distance of the popular market town of Settle and just over an hour from both Leeds and Manchester.

The school demonstrates all the characteristics you would expect to find in an excellent independent boarding school. It is exceptionally good at discovering and nurturing individuals’ strengths; it is a friendly, supportive community with excellent pastoral care; it provides a breadth of educational opportunities, subjects, and co-curricular activities; and pupils achieve strong academic performance.  All of this is delivered by dedicated, high quality teachers and support staff.

If you are a hardworking, enthusiastic individual with a passion for delivering the excellence in your work and are currently seeking a new challenge, we would love to hear from you. Any prospective candidate must show an active commitment to the values and expectations of our School and to the welfare of the pupils within it.

There is also the opportunity to work at the School's Holiday Camps, including Summer 2021 onwards, which would be paid in addition to this role.

Interviews either w/c 12 March or w/c 19 March 2021

We reserve the right to close the advert early, subject to receiving suitable applications.  We therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

To apply for this position please complete an Application Form and write a Cover Letter detailing your reasons for applying and return to

Unfortunately, CV’s alone cannot be accepted due to Safer Recruitment guidelines. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and The Disclosure and Barring Service.

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