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Director of Sport

Posted Tuesday, 5 February 2019 | Closing date Monday, 4 March 2019


Starting in September 2019

Bishop’s Stortford College has a fine academic reputation and is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with excellent facilities.

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.

The Post 

An inspirational Director of Sport is required to join a well-established and vibrant sports department in a lively and ambitious school.  The successful candidate will have a passion for sport and be a gifted and experience teacher, preferably with previous management experience. The Director of Sport would also be Head of Academic PE.

At Bishop’s Stortford College, the sports department inspires the whole school, from being introduced to their first specialist taught PE or swimming lesson aged 4, to those pursuing a career in Sport at University.  We are looking for our next Director of Sport to take responsibility for the leadership and management of sport across the College and continue to inspire and enthuse our pupils and staff.

The successful candidate will work in an environment with excellent facilities and manage a team with a wealth of expertise and experience.  They will ensure that excellent standards of teaching and coaching are delivered, resources and facilities are deployed efficiently, and the best possible sport provision for all pupils is delivered.

Terms and Conditions of the Role 

This role is a full time position. The College operates Monday to Saturday, inclusive, in term time.  Salary will be paid in line with our College Teacher Scale with an additional management responsibility allowance.  The payment for this role will be according to qualifications and experience.  Our scale is above national average.  The position will commence on 1 September 2019.

Application Process 

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be either uploaded to our website or sent by email to , or by post to:


Bishop’s Stortford College

10 Maze Green Road

Bishops Stortford


CM23 2PJ

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website. 

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 4th March 2019.

First round interviews aimed to be held w/c 11th March 2019; second round interviews will take place w/c 18th March 2019.

We reward all our employees with a range of benefits, which include access to the Teachers’ Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite and a free lunch and refreshments during term time.    

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..    

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’  

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’

Bishop's Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.


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