Dear prospective applicant,
Thank you for taking the time to read about this role, Inspire Together and our school. Crown Hills CC 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.
Over the past three years, the school has changed signi¬ficantly not only in its performance but also in the way it operates. We are not interested in the OFSTED grade or judgement and it is not something that we use to threaten staff with, nor do we use it to set policy. We do what is best for the staff and the students underpinned by a set of clear values and we trust that everything else will take care of itself. I would therefore, urge you to visit us and to look at our website and the video about what it is that we stand for and why you would want to join us. Crown Hills is a founding school within the “Well Schools” movement and I sit on the board as well as being an advocate Head teacher for the Youth Sport Trust.
Inspire Together have just undertaken a rebranding and will be known as ‘Inspire Together – A healthier, happier future generation’ from September 2022. This reflects a change in direction for us no longer focused solely on school sports, but across our six delivery strands of High Quality Competition, Inclusion, Leadership, Health and Wellbeing, Community and High Quality Physical Education.
We have long worked in partnership with the group of dedicated volunteers that have for many years done an outstanding job as the Leicester City Schools' Football Association committee. This year the association has asked Inspire Together to take on the running of the Leicester Primary Schools' Football Leagues moving forward to ensure sustainability, which has given the opportunity to recruit a School Football Coordinator to develop and run the comprehensive primary league programme.
This role is permanent, 30 hours/week working across 5 days, term-time only and paid on LG band 4 (actual salary £14,091 - £15,253). Your contract will be with Crown Hills Community College and as such you will also receive a number of further benefits. These include dedicated Inspire Together office space, a work pc/laptop, work mobile phone, continual professional development, ‘Westfield’ 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.
We are looking for an organised, energetic and inspirational individual to work within the high quality competition and events team led by the School Sport and Inclusion Manager. Also within the Inspire Together team are an assistant manager, two School Games Organisers, two Health and Wellbeing Coaches, a Female Engagement Officer, an Inclusion Officer, two Administration Officers and a Health, Wellbeing and Community Manager (currently also being recruited).
What we are building at ‘Inspire Together’ is truly unique; there is no blue print to follow and we are one of the few partnerships 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.
‘Our vision is that every young person enjoys being active, so they have the long-term benefits of a healthy, happy, lifestyle.’
To be successful in this role you will possess a proven record of working with young people, organising sporting events to a high standard and sharing a passion to have positive impact on the health and wellbeing of young people. You should also be able to demonstrate a positive track record of working with others to achieve a set of outcomes and positive KPIs.
Working within our team, you will 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 open and honest conversations to improve delivery. We have 127 primary, secondary and special schools in the partnership and making strong professional relationships with a variety of groups of people in a dynamic environment is paramount, and a key part of the role.
We are looking for the role to start as soon as possible in the new academic year Autumn 2022. If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Dan Hewins the Inspire Together School Sport & Inclusion Manager.
Please read the attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying, please ¬complete the application form available on our website. including e-mail addresses of all referees, and email it to Sinead Franklin.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th August 2022 at 9am.
Interview Date – Thursday 8th September 2022
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.