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Whole School Director of Sport

The Grammar School at Leeds

Closing date: Monday, 1 March 2021


Competitive Salary based on qualifications and experience

This is a new and crucial role which will maintain a positive reputation for sport and physical activity, which will help to firmly establish GSAL as the leading independent school in the north.

The background of the successful candidate is less important than the capacity to command wide respect, and to inspire colleagues to work as a dedicated and collaborative team. S/he will remain calm, efficient and professional at the heart ofa complex pattern of sporting activities, catering imaginatively for pupils aged 3–18.

The Whole School Director of Sport will develop and lead sport across the school, working closely with the directors of sport in both primary and senior schools to promote collaboration, and build a strong sporting culture for all ages, interests and abilities. 

Please note that we are working with Independent Coach Education on this appointment. Neil Rollings is available to answer enquiries from potential applicants.

If you would like to arrange this prior to applying, please contact Dan Scargill, on who will make suitable arrangements. 

Please see Candidate Information Brochure and Application Form below.

Completed forms should be sent to , or Human Resources Department, The Grammar School at Leeds, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS.

Closing date: Monday 1 March, 9.00am.

Longlist interviews will be in the week commencing 8 March, with shortlisted candidates invited to the final selection stage in the week commencing 15 March.  These arrangements may be subject to amendment according to the prevailing circumstances at the time.

The Grammar School at Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This appointment will be conditional upon successful pre-employment and DBS checks.

GSAL recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME).

The School is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, and flexible working arrangements to support staff from different  backgrounds. As part of our commitment, we are currently in the process of obtaining accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity.

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