Dear prospective applicant,
Thank you for taking the time to read about this role and our school. CHCC is in the top 12% of schools nationally and blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1500 students from inner-city backgrounds.
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to lead a team of dedicated professionals as the Assistant Manager for Health, Wellbeing and Community. Inspire Together have just undertaken a major rebranding which reflects a change in direction for us where we are no longer focused solely on school sports, but across our 6 delivery strands of Inclusion, High Quality Competition, Leadership, Health & Wellbeing, Community and High-Quality Physical Education.
We are looking for an energetic, inspirational and forward-thinking individual to work alongside the existing leadership team across ‘Inspire Together’ with key responsibility for developing the Health & Wellbeing and Community strands. Your contract will be with Crown Hills Community College and as such you will receive a number of further benefits. These include a dedicated office space, work laptop, work mobile phone, continual professional development, Health Shield Health Insurance, no emails at the weekend or after 8pm and during holidays, administrative support, 24 hours a day/365 days a year phone counselling service and a cycle to Work scheme.
What we are building in ‘Inspire Together’ is truly unique; there is no blue print that we are following and we are one of the first in the country to have a vision so ambitious and all encompassing. Our aim is to go beyond school sports and have a positive impact on the young people in Leicester, their families and their communities.
The successful candidate will have oversight for the development of Health & Wellbeing and Community work within the leadership team of the Assistant Principal for Physical Education and Sport, the Inspire Together Manager and the Assistant Manager for Competition & Leadership. You will develop important links to community partners including the city HAF programme and the wider offer to engage young people in physical activity and to develop an active habit for life to support a healthier, happier future generation. Building relationships with wider partners and consulting with young people, families and influential members of the community will be key to building sustainable links to support whole school health and wellbeing outcomes.
Through the Health and Wellbeing strand you will manage a group of coaches and oversee their work programme and refine the programmes themselves. You will also horizon scan for opportunities to expand and develop both the team and the programmes.
The community strand has elements such as the HAF camps but is largely a blank canvas. As such it requires someone with the knowledge and skills to provide opportunities which will develop physical activity initiatives within the community and an innovative approach to engaging young people and their families in a healthier, happier lifestyle. You should also be able to demonstrate a positive track record of leading others to achieve the same outcomes.
How we lead is as important as the direction we are taking our team in.
You need to have the emotional intelligence to deal with sensitive matters with clarity as well as trusting those around you to deliver and, when needed, have tough love conversations to improve delivery. We have 127 primary, secondary and special schools in our Inspire Together network and making professional relationships with a variety of groups of people in a dynamic environment is paramount to our success and a key part of the role.
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact the Inspire Together Manager Dan Hewins. We are looking for the role to start as soon as possible, but are happy to discuss terms with the right candidate. Please read the attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application form available on our website. Please include e-mail addresses of all referees, and e-mail it to Sinead Franklin by 9am on Monday 3rd October 2022.
To understand the role fully and to give yourself the best chance of a successful application it is expected that you attend our online information evening via Teams on Thursday 29th September at 5pm. This will be your opportunity to explore the role further, to meet the management team and to ask any further questions that you may have.
Please contact Rachael Barnett to confirm your attendance or ask for the recording.
Online information evening – Thursday 29th September, 5pm.
Deadline for applications - Monday 3rd October, 9am.
Proposed interview Date – Tuesday 11th October 2022.
I look forward to meeting you and receiving your application.
Mr F Adam
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, such as an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.