Gymnastics Coach (Sport & Exercise Department), Haringey

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Highgate SchoolHaringey
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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive depending on qualifications, skills and experience.
Contract term: Permanent

Closing date is midnight on Wednesday 20th November but applications will be considered on receipt.

Salary: Competitive depending on qualifications, skills and experience

Reporting to:  The Directors of Sport & Exercise

Location:  Highgate, London

Type of position: Permanent, part time, 2.00pm – 5.15pm on Thursdays (term time only)

Start date: January 2020

 

HIGHGATE SCHOOL

Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, our Founder, was granted Letters Patent to found ‘a grammar School…for good education and instruction’. Today Highgate is a flourishing coeducational independent School which includes the Senior School for pupils aged 11-18; the Junior School for pupils aged 7-11 and the Pre-Preparatory School for pupils aged 3-7. There are currently in the region of 1,850 pupils at Highgate and the School employs approximately 550 full-time or part-time teaching and support staff. 

The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.

Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.  

Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

DEPARTMENT

Highgate’s Sport and Exercise (SpEx) Department helps pupils find a sport that they will be passionate about for the rest of their life. By offering a choice of different sports, we let pupils discover and follow a pathway that genuinely interests them.

At Highgate, SpEx is taught from ages 3 to 18 by specialist Teachers and Coaches, ensuring pupils always have a high quality experience. We provide early-morning, lunch-time and after-School training as well as an extensive fixture list and exciting tours programme to support pupils on their chosen sports pathway, we offer a High Performance Programme and a Strength and Conditioning Programme. The success of our work is reflected in our results with high performing athletes – Highgate currently has more than ten pupils competing at national level and 20 at county level – and amongst our many pupils who simply enjoy playing a sport and keeping fit.

Our exceptional Sport and Exercise Department offers extensive playing fields that are complemented by our facilities at the Mallinson Sports Centre, by our courts for squash, tennis and Eton Fives, by our all-weather pitch, by our cricket nets, and by our School’s location next to beautiful Hampstead Heath.

Highgate offers over 20 different sports to pupils, with 955+ fixtures a year. Our popular annual tours include trips to Barbados, Atlanta, Barcelona and Holland.

 

THE ROLE

Highgate School is looking for a Level 2 qualified or similarly experienced Gymnastics Coach to join the SpEx department. The position requires experience in working with Gymnastics squads with a view to compete and perform.

This role would suit an experienced coach who will be motivated to inspire and lead our top Gymnasts at our School.

To apply:  For further information, please visit our website: https://www.highgateschool.org.uk/work-with-us/



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