Director of Sport – Uppingham Careers

Director of Sport

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 23 May 2023, 9:00 am


Join Uppingham School as our Director of Sport and lead the way in shaping a world-class sporting experience for our students. As a prestigious co-educational boarding school, we strive to provide an exceptional education that embraces the values of holistic development. With a rich tradition in sport, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of participation, enjoyment, and inclusivity while aiming for national recognition in sports development.

In this influential role, you will be responsible for the overall strategy, leadership, and management of our sports program. You will lead on outreach and recruitment efforts, oversee sports facilities, manage communications, recruit and allocate staff, act as the safeguarding Lead, and manage the department’s budget. Overall, your role involves shaping the future of Uppingham sport, maintaining high standards, promoting well-being, and ensuring efficient operations in line with the School’s aspirations.

Collaborating with three Deputy Directors of Sport, you will have a unique opportunity to shape our vision of outstanding sporting provision within education. By nurturing a strong team of coaches, including departmental colleagues, academic teachers, and external experts, you will inspire excellence and a sense of purpose among our staff.

To succeed, you’ll need to be an exceptional leader with a proven track record of bringing out the best in others. Your ability to listen, motivate, and inspire will be key to building a cohesive team united by a shared vision. With a keen eye for detail, you’ll ensure excellence in administration, organisation, communication, and presentation. Your exceptional interpersonal skills will enable you to build effective relationships and communicate with all key stakeholders, establishing yourself as a highly respected figurehead of Uppingham Sport.

In return, along with an attractive and vibrant working environment where you will be supported to realise your full potential, we can offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of three times annual salary
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Westfield health care package
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

Closing date: Tuesday 23 May, 9.00am
Interviews: Thursday 8 June

Director of Sport – 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.

Working at Uppingham

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.