Graduate Sports Assistants, Greenford

Closing date:

William Perkin CofE High SchoolGreenford

Date posted:
Start date: 29th August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,510 pa (salary is negotiable for a candidate who is able to offer cover supervisory responsibilities - up to £22,842 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

35 hours per week, term time only  

Variable start/end times (to be discussed at interview), flexibility is essential

This is a fixed term role from Wednesday 29th August 2018 for 11 months.

William Perkin Church of England High School opened in September 2013 with its first intake of Year 7 students and now has five year groups totalling around 1,000 students. We have had an incredibly positive journey so far and are rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016).

We are looking to appoint Sports Assistants to join our school as we move into our fifth year. The role would suit someone who is passionate about sport and who may be considering a career in teaching. This is a varied role, and tasks include coaching and running sports teams, officiating fixtures, assisting PE staff with the delivery of lessons and with games administration, and assisting with the implementation of the Community Sport Programme.

Students have a 100 minute ‘Core Elective’ session each week (afternoons) where they have additional time to learn new skills and apply them in full game situations. This 100-minute lesson - along with many ‘extended elective’ sessions after school - has helped create a fantastic sport offer at the school. We have outstanding facilities including a full size floodlit 3G astroturf, 3 netball court floodlit MUGA, 4 badminton court sports hall, along with grass pitches and a cricket square.

This role represents an unusually interesting opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and relevant experience to join a talented and successful team, in a growing school, at a very exciting time in its development. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A sport based degree or have played sport to a high level (desirable)
  • Familiarity with at least one of our main sports (Football/Cricket/Rugby/Netball) (essential)
  • Aspirations to teach PE or progress along a coaching pathway (desirable)
  • A level 2 coaching qualification (desirable) 
  • Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and organisation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a busy team
  • A UK drivers licence (desirable)
  • A commitment to the ethos of the school.

We offer: 

  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • Connections to a number of high level sport organisations in London
  • Pension Scheme membership.

For more information about the school please see the William Perkin website, and for more information about the role please see the Job Description, and details about how to apply, on the Twyford Trust website at

William Perkin CE High School, Greenford

William Perkin Church of England High School opened as a Free School in September 2013 with its first intake of Year 7 students, and now has five year groups (7 - 11) totalling almost 1,000 students. The school is founded on the successful systems and approaches of Twyford CE High School, with the principle difference that it is a distinctively Christian school with open admission criteria. The school is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016) and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants. The Twyford Trust’s fourth school – Ada Lovelace CE High School – is due to open in temporary accommodation (on the William Perkin site) in September 2018.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants.

Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at the Twyford Trust by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to Please note that this is not the William Perkin School address, and please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Wednesday 2 May 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 9 May 2018

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see

You will also be expected to sign and adhere to the school’s SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE and SAFE WORKING PRACTICE AGREEMENT which is available as a download on the school website Vacancies page.

Job location

More about William Perkin CofE High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8PR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 832 8950
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