This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to develop their skills and ability in sports coaching. You will support our thriving sports department with developing young athletes across a range of sports with a large number of current and recent athletes competing at county, regional and international level.
The main focus for sport within the school is netball, cricket, hockey and rugby. You will join our team of Sports Assistants. This position can offer excellent experience during or after university before following a possible career in sports coaching or teaching. This role will be based in the Senior School.
Individuals with experience and skills in mentoring and administrating and organising sports programmes looking for an opportunity to develop their leadership skills are encouraged to apply. This role may be offered as a Lead Sports Assistant (Work Placement) position to candidates with strong experience and ability in these areas.
Collegiate School 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 850 students aged from 3 to 18. The Senior School occupies a glorious thirty-acre campus and has all of its facilities on-site.
This work placement is offered from Tuesday 29th August 2023 and is expected to conclude on Friday 5th July, the end of the Summer Term 2024. The working hours are full time during school term time (35 weeks per year) including commitments for weekend fixtures. You will be paid monthly for your contract across 11 months of 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 Collegiate 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 Collegiate
- A lively, busy and fun sporting environment
The duties of this role will include:
- General teaching support duties in the PE and Sports departments
- Supporting our strength and conditioning programme
- Coaching a selection of the school’s major sports (rugby, hockey, netball, and cricket)
- Attending and supporting with the organisation with weekend fixtures
- Administration duties
What we are looking for:
- Experience of coaching any of our major sports (netball, hockey, rugby, cricket)
- Experience of competing at a high level in your main sport
- Motivated and proactive
- Approachable and personable
- Role model for pupils
- Understanding of pastoral care
For further details and to download an application form, please click on the 'apply now' button.
We will be reviewing candidates as applications are made and suitable candidates will be invited for interview as they apply. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.
We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. Collegiate School is proud of its diverse student body and dedicated to attracting and retaining staff who feel respected and able to give their best, ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects our community. We aim to truly represent all sections of society and applications are welcomed for all suitably qualified candidates.
Collegiate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:
- To promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible or come into contact with;
- To be supportive of and committed to the School’s policies on Child Protection;
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.