St Joseph’s College is seeking to appoint an inspirational and innovative Director of Sport from January 2023. This is a new role at the College replacing the Director of Developing Sport, who has worked hard to create and develop the College Sport provision including a vibrant fixtures schedule for Year 3 – Year 13.
We are looking for an energetic, passionate and positive leader who will drive forward progress and contribute to our forward-thinking strategy. You will be a middle leader looking for a new challenge or teacher looking to take the first step into middle leadership, you are likely to have worked in a school setting before with a broad fixture programme and understand the expectations of pupils and parents.
You should be able to confidently coach and officiate three terms of our major sports or be prepared to undertake training to be able to do so. A willingness to teach across the age range is expected and you will be able to teach Curriculum PE up to and including GCSE and have some knowledge of the PE A Level Curriculum.
This is an exciting time to become part of our dynamic team. Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. In November 2015 it was named Independent School of the Year. During the last couple of years, the College was shortlisted for the TES Wellbeing of the Year Award; recognised as one of the top 25 influencers and innovators in the Independent Sector at the i25 awards; featured in the Parliamentary Review, and was a finalist at the Independent School of the Year Award.
For us, success is about more than just exam results or awards. We celebrate each pupil as an individual, and aspire for them to leave St Joseph’s as mature and confident citizens, ready to tackle life head on with energy and vigour. You will be fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and expected to contribute to the full life of the School.
Duties and Responsibilities
The key requirement for a middle leader is to be an effective professional who demonstrates thorough curriculum knowledge, can teach and assess effectively, take responsibility for professional development and can encourage students to achieve well.
Three qualities are essential:
In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the teacher should demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:
sent by post to Mrs Guest, HR Coordinator, St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT.
Electronic application is encouraged and preferred.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.