Strength, Conditioning Coach
37.5 hours pw ,52 weeks per year 1.0 fte
C£30,000 dependent on qualifications and experience
Do you want to join a forward thinking and vibrant team with an international reputation for success in sport? Are you a strength and conditioning coach, proactive with a love of sport looking for a term-time role in a school?
Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 180 boarding students in the Senior School and are proud of our state of the art day and boarding facilities as well as the warm pastoral provision provided by our Housemasters and Housemistresses. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. Our vision is to provide an outstanding co-educational experience for children as the family school of choice.
We are looking for a proactive Strength and conditioning Coach to lead our programme who can ensure high quality sessions are delivered to our students. You should have strong organisational skills and be happy to work on your own and as part of a team to a high standard. You will be emphatic and understanding of the fast paced and constantly changing landscape within a sporting environment at an energetic independent school.
You will support the Director of Sport, Health & Fitness and his department which includes 6 Sport & PE Teachers, post-graduate students and specialist coaches in each of the main sports (Girls and Boys Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Trampoline and Cricket). Your main focus will be on supporting the provision of strength and conditioning to all of our students. You should be able to demonstrate a professional, helpful and customer-focused approach, have excellent interpersonal skills to foster good working relationships with staff, pupils, other schools and parents to effectively promote Sport. You will be proficient on Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook and be a fast and accurate typist able to accurately input information to School systems.
The expected working hours will be from 10.30am to 6.00pm on a Monday to Friday each week during term-time plus 2 hours on Saturday mornings (36 weeks per year).
We are a friendly, warm and nurturing school and we are committed to doing the very best for our pupils. You will become a central part of our diverse, enthusiastic and energetic family. The strength of community at Royal Russell is paramount to the success of every individual and we strongly believe that we learn and achieve together. You will join a supportive and enthusiastic team dedicated to providing the very best musical experience for our pupils and become the first point of contact for pupils, staff and parents ensuring that the department delivers a first-class musical offering.
Royal Russell offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale with scope for progression, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance), and being part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School. We offer an immediate non-contributory pension with employer contributions, free life insurance cover of three times annual salary, free car parking, free meals, a discount on School fees including wrap-around care and Holiday Club, and the use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities, free of charge.
Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 9.00 am on Friday 7th October 2022. Interviews are expected to take place the following week. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. If you have not heard from us by 14th October 2022, you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.