Infant & Junior Sports Assistant



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Job Title: Infant & Junior Sports Assistant

Location: Macclesfield

Salary: £20,144 per annum

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Closing date: Monday 18TH March 2024 at 9:00am

The Role:

We are looking to recruit a motivating, adaptable and enthusiastic Sports Assistant with a strong background and experience in a range of sports. This position is Monday to Friday, term-time only plus three additional weeks. This is to start in September 2024.

They will work closely with the Head of Infant and Junior Division Sport to assist with the provision of sports coaching, teaching and fixture co-ordination and must be flexible across a range of sports. The successful candidate will require enthusiasm, good organisational skills and enjoy the company of able young people.

This post is ideal for anyone considering the teaching profession or coaching as a likely career. Additional coaching in other areas of sport would be advantageous.

The Infant and Junior Division:

The Infant and Junior Division has approximately 420 children aged 3-11 years. In two thriving departments, the Infant Department has a roll of some 160 children, aged 3-7 years, with approximately 260 children between the ages of 7 and 11 in the Junior Department.

The King's School moved to its new site on Alderley Road in Macclesfield in 2020. The Infant and Junior Division is located on the western side of the main building. The Division has a light, open plan, modern design, which lends itself to creative, inspirational experiences for all of its pupils. Infant and Junior pupils benefit from using a number of specialist teaching facilities unique to the Division, as well as beautifully designed indoor and outdoor play and learning areas for all pupils to enjoy. Being a through-school brings the additional benefit of sharing access to several spectacular outdoor and indoor facilities in sport, art, science, technology, and the performing arts. The 80-acre site presents exceptional opportunities for both pupils and staff underpinning the King's commitment to teaching excellence.

Purpose of Role:

Principal Duties:

  • Assist the Head of Infant and Junior School Sport in the provision of sports coaching, teaching and fixture coordination
  • Provide high quality sports coaching for a range of sports throughout the week (sports involved: rugby, football, hockey, cricket, swimming, athletics, racquet sports and teaching games for understanding), including curriculum delivery as well as co-curricular clubs at lunchtime and after-school
  • To be involved in the organisation and delivery of sports events throughout the academic year
  • To support the Head of Infant and Junior School Sport in coordinating fixtures, liaising with colleagues and other schools as appropriate
  • Regular communication with Head of Infant and Junior School Sport and the staff team
  • Carry out any other tasks deemed appropriate by the Head of Infant and Junior School Sport

Salary and Conditions:

The role is full time to include supporting extra-curricular activities in early evenings (until 5.00 pm) during term time.

The salary for this post will be £20,144 per annum based on working term time + 15 days outside of term to cover events such as Open Days, preparation days and staff training outside term time.

The school has a strong commitment to professional development and it is a condition of employment that all members of staff participate in any scheme of appraisal, review and professional development currently operating in the school.

Children of permanent members of staff, subject to passing the entrance exam and the availability of places, may be educated at King's with an assessed discount from the Junior Department to the Senior Divisions.

We are a non-smoking establishment and an equal opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates should note that all appointments are subject to a routine check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Extra Information:

Thank you for your application and for your interest in the King's School. We regret that we can only write to those candidates short-listed and are unable to provide tours of the school until the interview stage. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV for this role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Teacher, Teaching assistant, PE Teacher, School teacher, Physical education teacher, Activities coordinator, Coach, Coaching instructor, Activities instructor, Sports education, sports and facilities organiser, Sports coordinator, Head of physical education may also be considered for this role.


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