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Applying to Become a Director of Sport

Applying to Become a Director of Sport with Neil Rollings
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    Many potentially strong applicants for Director of Sport positions are unsuccessful for avoidable reasons. High calibre candidates often fail to do themselves justice.  For some, the application, especially the letter, fails to ensure they are invited to interview: others don’t acquit themselves well in the selection process.

    This course is designed for current or aspiring Directors of Sport, who are seeking a new role in the next year or two, and wish to optimise their chances.  The typical participant might be the head of a sport in a school, Head of PE or Director of Sport in a small school.  Others might come from less orthodox backgrounds.  The course is created from the experience of supporting over 50 schools in making these appointments over twenty years, and from extensive discussions with heads.  It is also the result of seeing many good candidates underperform, or misunderstand the process.

    This is not about interview “techniques”, or other gimmicks. Neither will it make weak candidates stronger.  The aim of the course is to ensure that candidates are able to understand the process and to present themselves at their best throughout the selection mechanism.

    Numbers on this course are strictly limited to ensure individual attention.

    • Understanding the selection process
    • Learning the rules of the game
    • Analysing the Job Description
    • Customising the written application
    • Dealing with Application Forms
    • Preparing for the interview process
    • Analysing interview performance
    • Advice on all stages of the selection process
    • Delivering presentations
    • Delivering practical coaching sessions
    • Understanding the pitfalls
    • Working towards the dream job
    • Your questions answered

    1 place £189
    2 places £319
    4 places £499

    Course runs 10am – 3.30pm. Prices include refreshments, lunch and resources. Excludes VAT.

    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings was Director of Sport in four HMC schools, over a 21 year career. He was an ISI Inspector and he now works with schools to develop and audit modern sports programmes and with Heads to appoint Directors of Sport. He is a regular conference speaker, influential blogger on school sport issues, and Chairman of PADSIS.

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