Sports Placement – Uppingham Careers

Sports Placement

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Fixed term
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 16 February 2024, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is seeking to appoint three Placement Sports Coaches with experience in any of our most popular sports – rugby, hockey, cricket, badminton, cross country, swimming, netball, tennis and athletics.

Uppingham’s vision for sport is to create an environment where all pupils can achieve success and enjoyment – at whatever level they wish to participate, and our Placement Sports Coaches will have the opportunity to be part of this vision.

The role encompasses coaching and providing administrative support for sport within the School, a co-educational independent senior school in central England, and may also include coaching at some Prep Schools as part of our outreach programme.

Our Placement Sports Coaches will be involved within practical PE lessons and athletic development sessions, extra-curricular clubs, coaching a variety of sport across a wide range of ages and abilities, and supporting the Sports Department with administration.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic team players with a love of sport. They are expected to be equally committed to participation and performance in sport, and able to engage and motivate pupils. The successful candidates will also be integral members of our busy seven-day-a-week boarding school community and have some pastoral responsibilities within the boarding houses.

We welcome applications from specialists in one of the above sports, as well as all-rounders with several strings to their bow.

During your placement, we offer you:

  • Shared accommodation for the academic year with bills included, beginning at the end of August
  • Meals during term-time
  • Coaching up to 16 hours per week
  • Mentoring by and working alongside Level 4/5 coaches in a range of sports
  • Attachment to a boarding house in a pastoral role, additionally assisting with house trips and events
  • A small CPD budget to enable further development during the placement
  • Additional employment during summer and Easter school holidays may be available through Uppingham Enterprises (subject to successful application)

This placement is anticipated to be highly desired, and therefore early applications are encouraged.

Sports Placement – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.