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Resident Assistant Sports Coach - Strength and Conditioning

Oundle School

Closing date: Thursday, 13 May 2021


Oundle School is seeking to appoint a Residential Assistant Sports Coach – Strength and Conditioning to support the Sport and PE departments on a fixed term contract from 31 August 2021 to 2 July 2022. Due to the Term time nature of the role, you will work 33 weeks over the ten-month period.

The role

Salary £13,579 for a ten-month contract, plus free accommodation. Full time (40 hours per week) role working term time only.

The role of Resident Assistant Sports Coach – Strength and Conditioning is to assist in the delivery of the Strength and Conditioning programme within the sports department. This role would suit a recent graduate considering a career in strength and conditioning, or sports coaching. There is also the opportunity to develop teaching practice should an applicant wish to pursue a career in teaching.

Sport is very much part and parcel of daily life at Oundle, where we believe that every pupil leaves School with a positive experience, developing a lifelong interest and love of sport. Our ambition is to nurture a sporting culture where all strive industriously and some excel; where individuals can pursue their sport interests, and where the most talented are challenged to reach their potential.

The outstanding facilities at Oundle School include a superbly equipped performance gym as well as an impressive array of other facilities within our state-of-the-art Sports Centre which opened in 2020.

Duties include helping to deliver first class team and specialist 1-1 strength and conditioning coaching within the Sports Department, whilst assisting with pastoral duties and contributing to the thriving co-curricular life of the School. The position is open to talented sportsmen/women with a desire for a career in coaching or teaching, regardless of their degree subject. There is a generous package of CPD opportunities and funding available, alongside strong links with partnering professional clubs and organisations.

The applicant

We are looking for people who are passionate about sport and wish to develop and engage enthusiastic and energetic pupils. You will ideally have played and coached sport to a high standard. We require candidates with coaching expertise in strength and conditioning, ideally within a school setting. Ideally, you will also have coaching expertise in at least two of Oundle’s leading sports of Rugby, Hockey, Cricket or Netball.

The School

Oundle School is one of the country’s leading coeducational boarding and day schools, with 860 boarding and 260 day pupils enjoying a strong reputation for academic excellence as the core of an all-round education and supported by outstanding pastoral care. Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire, situated fifteen miles south-west of Peterborough, where there is a direct 45-minute rail service to London King’s Cross.

Application Information

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding role within a thriving and well supported Sports Department, go to for full details and to apply. Any queries relating to post can be directed to Nick Beasant, Director of Sport, .

Application closing date: Thursday 13 May (8.30am)

Interview date: Wednesday 19 May.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.