For September 2020, the Headmaster and Governors of Colston’s School seek to appoint Sports Assistants at the Upper School and Lower School. The successful candidates will be dynamic, positive and driven individuals, with plans to enter teaching or coaching in the future. This is an excellent opportunity during or after university for an individual looking to gain experience before following a possible career in teaching or sports coaching. The main focus for sport within the school is rugby, netball and hockey.
The Upper School (11-18yrs) role will include general teaching support duties in the PE and Games department, coaching a selection of the school’s major sports (rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, and cricket) and some administrative tasks. Some support of Lower School Games may also be included. There are no evening boarding duties associated with this role but support of weekend fixtures will be essential.
The Lower School roles combine sports coaching at both the Upper and Lower School with the opportunity to improve understanding of classroom practice as a Teaching Assistant. Lower School Sports Assistants also help with activities such as swimming in Pre-Prep and a variety of residential trips in the summer term. Support of weekend fixtures for the Upper school will also be essential.
Colston’s is a thriving co-educational day school on the outskirts of Bristol that has a tradition of helping individuals and teams reach the highest levels of sporting achievement whilst encouraging participation and competition at all levels of ability. The School is easily accessible from the motorway network with approximately 750 students aged from 3 to 18. The Upper School occupies a glorious thirty acre campus and has all of its facilities on-site.
In addition to the above the following would be desirable but would not preclude employment:
• Experience of coaching children of a variety of ages in different settings.
• Evidence of a drive to want to become a teacher or sports coach
• Evidence of sporting achievements in a chosen field or fields
This post is full time during term time with some additional commitments for weekend fixtures, starting on Wednesday 26th August 2020 and is expected to last until, Friday 2nd July, the end of the Summer Term 2021. You will be paid monthly for your contracted across the school year and accommodation on site is included with the position. We offer a range of benefits with this role:
• Free accommodation on site.
• Free school lunches during term time.
• Free access to the Fitness Suite and sports facilities at evenings and weekends.
• Overtime available for some weekend fixtures
• Free Colston’s staff sports kit.
• Access to sports staff inset and teacher development inset during the school year.
• Support for applications to university with access to the PGCE induction programme.
• Support for applications to job applications for beyond Colston’s.
• A lively, busy and fun sporting environment.
To download an application form, please click on the 'quick apply' button (Within the supporting statement of your application please be clear on why you would wish to join Colston’s, what experience you have to date and what level of sports coaching you can offer (especially in regards to the main school sports). Please also include any interest or experience of other school co-curricular activities. We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date where we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.
The closing date for applications is Monday 4th November 2019.
Interviews will take place during week commencing 11th November 2019.
Colston's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and disqualification by association checks.