Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
Sport at Royal Russell offers exceptional opportunities for all our pupils and is one of the strengths of the school. We have won national honours in different age groups and have a strong and growing reputation for success.
We would like to hear from hockey coaches or recent Sports graduates who are passionate about playing hockey and inspiring and supporting our pupils at delivering high quality sessions and are interested in supporting teams and individuals to achieve at all levels. With a growing reputation in School sport, you will join a team of talented and professional staff who have a passion to support our students to compete and aspire at the highest level.
On Monday - Wednesday during term time, you will be actively coaching on the sports field in afternoon sessions and after school you will take part in the hockey co-curricular programme. You will also be required to support our Saturday and midweek fixtures programme during term-time.
Our exceptional onsite facilities include 6 full size grass football pitches, a new Olympic standard floodlit hockey pitch, 2 further new floodlit all-weather games areas for Netball and Tennis. We also have a large well-equipped sports hall, a gymnasium and a 25m indoor swimming pool. Sport is top of our agenda for future capital projects to enhance our facilities and we have full planning permission to build a floodlit 4G football AstroTurf.
Alongside this fantastic opportunity to join a top team of colleagues, we offer excellent benefits including all meals provided free in term time, free car parking, immediate access to a non-contributory pension scheme, use of the Swimming Pool, Strength and Conditioning facility and, where possible, support for your professional development through internal professional development activities and support to attain specific coaching qualifications. You will work in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and thrive as part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.
Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page at https://www.royalrussell.co.uk//vacancies
A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. References may be taken up before interview.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 9 September 2019. Interviews will be held the following week.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.