Head of Cricket and Teacher of Sport & PE, Sonning-on-Thames

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Reading Blue Coat SchoolSonning-on-Thames

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Start date: Required from September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames.

The School employs over 160 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise their full intellectual, physical and creative potential.

An enthusiastic, inspiring, well-qualified cricket coach is required from September 2018 or January 2019.

Cricket is one of the School’s flagship sports and the Head of Cricket works in close harmony with the Director of Sport and Head of PE. The School enjoys an excellent relationship with Berkshire Cricket and serves as a centre of excellence.

The Head of Cricket’s main purpose is to lead and manage recreational and competitive cricket in all its forms. You will be responsible for leading the strategic planning and development of cricket throughout the School, developing sporting excellence and encouraging the participation of students of all abilities for their enjoyment, health and lifelong engagement in sport. 

You will also be required to assist with coaching other sports and teaching part of the PE curriculum.

We have an enviable reputation both locally and nationally for the high quality of our sports teams. Our facilities are excellent and sport plays a key role in developing every pupil’s potential. Sports are coached to a very high level while providing for, and encouraging, those for whom participation rather than excellence is important. 

Major sports are athletics, cricket, football, rowing, rugby and girls hockey and netball. Other competitive sports include, but are not limited to, badminton, basketball, boys hockey, cross country, golf, tennis and touch rugby. 

You will hold a good Honours degree relevant to the teaching aspects of the role and high level cricket coaching qualifications required by the ECB to coach at a national club or representative level.

The School provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to teach, and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic academic team. 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: www.rbcs.org.uk/vacancies or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3 June 2018.

Interviews will be held during the week of 11 June 2018. Although applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application and including your CV or School application form to recruitment@rbcs.org.uk.

The 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 checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please • www.rbcs.org.uk



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holme Park, Sonning-on-thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9441005
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