Job details

Job details
Employer Downside School
Location Stratton-On-The-Fosse
Salary The post is accommodated, plus a salary of £13,650 (pro-rated per annum)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Posted Ad expiring soon
Closing date

From November 2017, we are looking to appoint two Graduate Sports Assistants who will have the opportunity to be fully involved in all aspects of School life; academic, pastoral and the wider curriculum and will be fully supportive of Downside’s Catholic character. Our Graduate Sports Assistants work closely with the Director of Sport and Director of the Wider Curriculum, supporting the delivery of an extensive weekly sports and wider-curricular programme.

Downside is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. The school is situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath. This is an exciting prospect for someone who is a graduate with an interest in entering the teaching profession or who is looking for professional experience before following a career outside education.

We are looking for someone who:


  • Has experience in coaching any one or more of these sports: Hockey, Netball, Tennis,      Athletics/Cross Country or Swimming. 
  • Has a University degree. 
  • Is passionate about working with children in an educational setting.
  • Has an ability to contribute significantly to the school’s wider-curricular programme.
  • Is committed to their own professional development.
  • Embraces our Catholic, Benedictine ethos.

We can offer:

Motivated,      hard-working pupils.

  • The post is      accommodated, plus a salary of £13,650 (pro-rated per      annum)
  • A      supportive, skilled and innovative staff team.
  • Plenty      of opportunities for CPD, and pastoral and wider-curricular involvement.

You will work 6 days per week including the weekend during the academic terms. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd September, 10am 

Interviews to be carried out early October 2017

To apply, please complete an application form which can be downloaded and submitted through an applicant tracking system on our ‘Working With Us' page: http://www.downside.co.uk/working-with-us/ . Please contact us if you require further information after reading the application pack/job description. 

Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the DBS. We are an equal opportunities employer. By car, we are within 40 minutes of Bristol, 30 minutes of Bath and 15 minutes of Wells. Registered Charity Number: 1158507


About the employer

Welcome to Downside, a leading Catholic Independent Boarding School. We are one of England’s oldest and most distinguished schools, for boys and girls aged 11-18. Downside School’s vision – as a leading Catholic School – is to be a bright light in th...

Information about Downside School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Locations and contacts

Stratton On The Fosse
Radstock
Bath
Somerset
BA3 4RJ
United Kingdom