Head of Sport, Aberdeen City

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Robert Gordon's CollegeAberdeen City

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Our aims for sport at Robert Gordon's College include ambitions for high performance, full participation throughout the year groups, and the encouragement of healthy, active lifestyles. We are seeking to build life-long skills and enjoyment of physical exercise across all levels of expertise.

The College is seeking a Head of Sport to help us to realise our aims. The Head of Sport will have the personal qualities to excite pupils, parents and staff with a compelling vision for the future of RGC sport and Games. S/he will be able to inspire willing and enthusiastic staff, committed to delivering a forward thinking programme of the highest quality.

The Head of Sport will be responsible for building and promoting a culture of positive attitudes to sport and exercise throughout the school community. Included within this will be a drive for high performance and competitive success. Equally important will be strong participation and a wide recognition of the benefits to all of exercise for physical and mental well-being. The post has responsibility for the delivery of Games as well as extra-curricular sport at the College.

The Physical Education department at RGC is involved in teaching a wide programme in both Junior and Senior Schools. Currently, Junior School PE classes are taught co-educationally until P4 where pupils are taught in single sex groups until S5. For Games at Countesswells girls and boys are taught separately from P3 upwards. Higher P.E.as<http://P.E.as> an examined course is offered co-educationally in the Sixth Year and has proved very successful. The curriculum is regularly under review and, as a senior member of the Physical Education Department, the Head of Sport will be closely involved in further developments.

The Head of Sport will report directly to the Senior School Deputy Head, who is the link between the Physical Education Department and the Senior School Management Team, and will liaise closely with the Head of Junior School who is the link to the Junior School Management Team.

Candidate Profile:

The post would suit either an experienced PE teacher or a sports professional with coaching qualifications looking to expand their experience and use their talents and ambition to take the next step in their career within this highly successful and prestigious school.

Qualifications and Attributes

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and may hold a recognised teaching qualification. S/he will have a proven track record of excellence in sport and achievement within a managerial role.

The following attributes are essential:

  • Vision and commitment to sport across the College
  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, emotional intelligence and a collegiate approach
  • Highly efficient organiser with a good grasp of both detail and the bigger picture


The successful candidate will be required to take up post on 7 January 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. Letters of application should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and should include the names of two referees. A completed College application form should accompany the CV and letter.

Applications should be sent by 4pm on Monday 12 November 2018 to Frances Winter, HR Manager, Robert Gordon's College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FE, or apply online via the website link.

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More about Robert Gordon's College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1FE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224 646 346
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Robert Gordon’s College is an independent, coeducational, day school of 1638 pupils serving Aberdeen and North-East Scotland. It is attractively located in historic buildings in the heart of the flourishing city of Aberdeen, with beautiful countrysid...