Graduate Sports Assistant, York

Closing date:

Pocklington SchoolYork

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Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £9,525(For a 10 month placement)
Contract term: Fixed Term

We have fantastic opportunities for Resident Sports Assistants who are able to inspire, enthuse and nurture our pupils. The successful candidates will be passionate about Sport and play a key role within our PE and Games department to foster and deliver learning of the highest quality. 

12 miles to the East of York we offer a unique working environment based within a friendly market town, but close to major cities and heritage coastlines. Our successful co-educational day and boarding school is thriving, and we require outstanding graduates to join our school for a 10 month residential placement (September 2020 to early July 2021) who will motivate and stretch all pupils, whilst allowing every child to achieve to the best of their ability. 

Ideally you will be expecting to graduate in Summer 2020 or be seeking a one year under-graduate placement. You will develop skills and experience in sports coaching and pastoral responsibilities which will be valuable experience for anyone interested in pursuing a teaching or coaching career. 

You will help to enhance further competitive teams in two or more of the following sports: Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Netball, Tennis, Rounders, Athletics and Squash; good Hockey or Netball players / experienced Hockey or Netball coaches would be ideal candidates.

In addition to being fully involved in the games, PE and extra-curricular programmes across the Foundation, you will be expected to undertake some boarding duties and will therefore need to live in accommodation on site. You would not normally be expected to work during the school holidays, although there might be the opportunity to be involved in sports tours and special coaching days. In return you will receive: structured support and coaching to develop your skills and knowledge; £9,525 for the duration of your placement; accommodation and meals during term time. 

For an informal chat about the role please contact Mr David Byas, Director of Sport on 01759 321200 or

For more information and to apply via the TES website: 

T: 01759 322666 E:

Closing date: 9am 25th February 2020 

Expected Interview date: 10th March 

Pocklington School Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

More about Pocklington School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years


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