Graduate Sports Assistant, South Croydon

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Whitgift SchoolSouth Croydon

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Start date: September 2019 • One year with possible extension for second year
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 1st Year: £17,252.33 per annum pro rata salary (Term-Time only) • 2nd Year: £21,881.00 per annum (Full-Year) with Initial Teacher Training
Contract term: Fixed Term

1st Year: Full-time, Fixed-Term, Term-Time Only Contract (September 2019-July 2020)

2nd Year option:  Full-Time, Full-year, Fixed-Term Contract with Initial Teacher Training (July 2020 to July 2021)

Salary:            1st Year:  £17,252.33 per annum (based on term-time only) 

                            2nd Year: £21,881.00 per annum (full-year)

Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1,500 pupils and over one hundred boarding pupils.  It set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon with excellent transport links to London, Surrey and the South Coast.

The School has an outstanding tradition of sporting success in a variety of sports.  We are seeking a graduate to work within the Physical Education and Games Department.  The right candidate will join us initially for a one-year contract (September 2019 to July 2020) with the option of a possible extension to a second-year developmental post (July 2020 to July 2021).  

The post would suit someone with a Sports Science or sports related degree or equivalent who has a passion for Aquatics and is committed to developing talent.  No formal teaching experience is required but an understanding of the expectations required at a thriving school such as Whitgift is beneficial. Expertise in Cricket, Football, Hockey, and Rugby in particular would be an advantage, but all applications will be considered.  Accommodation may be available.

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including a money purchase pension scheme (plus Life Assurance over), Employee Discount Club, discounted off-peak membership at our on-site gym (Nuffield Health), membership of a healthcare plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and season ticket loan.

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

For further information and an online application form, please visit For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email

For any queries, please telephone James McCann on 020 8688 9222 or e-mail: 

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

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 22 April 2019 

Interviews will be: Week commencing 22 and 29 April 2019

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 Services.

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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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