Sports Graduate Assistant, Tunbridge Wells Kent

Closing date:Expiring soon

Kent College, PemburyTunbridge Wells Kent

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Contract term: Fixed Term

Sports Graduate Assistant

September 2019- July 2020

37 ½ hrs per week term time only 

£9.00 per hour 

A full-time Sports Graduate Assistant is required to assist the PE Department. The post would suit someone with a Sports Science or sports related degree or equivalent, who has a passion for Sports and is looking for experience in a school with the possible aim of entering the teaching profession. 

No formal teaching experience is required but an understanding of the expectations required at a thriving school such as Kent College Pembury is beneficial. 

The role involves working closely with the Director of Sport and Head of Academic PE, the Heads of individual sports and PE staff across the Preparatory and Senior School. We are particularly seeking someone with playing and/or coaching experience in hockey or netball. 

The Sports Graduate Assistant would be expected to assist in curricular sports clubs and with sports camps and pre-season in the holidays if they so wish. 

Key responsibilities- 

• Assist PE staff members with the delivery of lessons 

• Assist with PE and fixtures administration 

• Coach and umpire teams in numerous sports each term. 

• Complete tasks involving general administration and supporting the      team in the preparation for key events.  

• Play a full role in the life of the School, including Saturday morning sports fixtures. 

• Complete day to day tasks to assist in the smooth running of the extra-curricular programme. 

Founded in Folkestone in 1886, Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls, with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Preparatory School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site, facilities and some specialist staff.  The school is one of a group of ten schools under the control of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust.  The school has a resident Chaplain who leads the Christian worship in the school.

Kent College Pembury employs over 200 people in both academic and support staff positions. Highly skilled, dedicated and passionate staff are the driving force behind our ‘Excellent’ school.

We are delighted to welcome applications from candidates who share our core values and who are able to contribute to our continued future success. We recruit staff of the highest calibre who will inspire, support and challenge the girls, and fellow colleagues, to achieve their full potential. Whatever your role, you will benefit from a being part of a large staff community with opportunities for professional development. 

We believe in rewarding our staff and offer a complete range of employee benefits including:

• Reduced school fees

• Childcare voucher scheme

• Free meals during working hours

• Free eye tests

• Subsidised Flu Vaccinations 

• Free onsite parking

• On-going training and development

• Use of swimming pool and fitness suite (at allocated times)

Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2019 by Midday

References will be taken up prior to interview.  One of the referees should normally be the applicant’s current or most recent employer.  The post requires the highest level of clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  

Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Appointees must be prepared to undergo child protection screening Child Protection and welfare are taken very seriously at Kent College, with guidelines on confidentiality and staff-pupil relationship procedures well-publicised to staff.  

All gaps of employment are to be accounted for and rigorously investigated.  Referees are contacted to ensure the validity of the reference.  Testimonials are not acceptable in place of confidential references.

More about Kent College, Pembury
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4AX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1892 822006
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Founded in Folkestone in 1886, Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls, with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Preparatory School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site, facilities and some specialist staff.  ...