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Director of Sport and Wellbeing

Wellington School

Closing date: Monday, 31 January 2022


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Wellington seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Director of Sport and Wellbeing to lead an established, thriving and ambitious department. 

The successful candidate will have a clear long-term vision for sport and wellbeing and will work strategically with both the Headmaster and Director of Co-Curricular Activities to establish outstanding provision that will impact positively on all pupils.  The capacity to engage a large and varied staff team behind a compelling vision, and to inspire the willing collaboration of colleagues and students, is essential.

The School seeks to maintain a culture of willing and enthusiastic participation in all aspects of sport and exercise.  Healthy, active lifestyles are important at Wellington and education and encouragement are at the heart of our innovative wellbeing programme.

The Director of Sport and Wellbeing will strengthen a culture in which pupils of all ages and abilities feel welcome and encouraged. The school sees no tension between inclusivity and excellence, and believes that it is vital that all girls and boys are able to enjoy sport and to achieve
to the very best of their ability. 

The appointed person will ensure that all dimensions of sports provision at Wellington are of a consistently high standard. They will work closely with heads of sports to ensure that both pupils and staff have an excellent experience of sport in a positive and supportive environment.

The successful candidate will establish robust systems and processes for the management of sport, including overseeing relevant safety, regulatory and compliance requirements. They will contribute to marketing activity and will support pupil recruitment through sport. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, inspiring and forward-thinking practitioner wishing to make their mark in the leadership of school sport.

Application Process

We are pleased to be working with Independent Coach Education on this appointment. Prospective candidates who would like an informal discussion of the role are invited to contact Dan Scargill to arrange this.

Applications should be made direct to Independent Coach Education. This should include the School’s Application Form, which can be downloaded below, along with a fuller job description, accompanied by a letter of application of not more than 1000 words. The letter should outline how candidates would seek to deliver the objectives outlined in the Job Description, and how they meet the Person Specification. Completed applications should be emailed to .

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