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Applying to Become a Director of Sport

With Neil Rollings, Monday, 8th March and Monday,15th March 2021 7.00-9.00 pm via Zoom or Monday, 14 June Face to Face Course in Oxford

Dates & Venues

    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 fail to do themselves justice 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 recent 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 perform at their best throughout the selection mechanism, and to present themselves at their strongest.

    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
    • Feedback on written applications
    • Mock Panel Interviews
    • Advice on all stages of the selection process
    • Delivering presentations
    • Understanding the pitfalls
    • Working towards the dream job
    • Your questions answered

    Dates

    This course will be run in person when circumstances allow.  Until then, there will be an online version, of very limited numbers, consisting of two, separate, evening sessions of about 2 hours. Participants will be expected to complete preparatory work before each session; the first will be a letter of application and the second an interview presentation.

    Online:   8 March, 15 March   7-9pm

    Face to Face:  Monday 14 June, Oxford,  10.00am – 3.30 pm

    Prices

    Online:  £ 150 (+vat)

    Face to Face:  £ 199 (+vat)

    Programme
    • Understanding the selection process
    • Learning the rules of the game
    • Analysing the Job Description
    • Customising the written application
    • Dealing with Application Forms
    • Feedback on written applications
    • Mock Panel Interviews
    • Advice on all stages of the selection process
    • Delivering presentations
    • Understanding the pitfalls
    • Working towards the dream job
    • Your questions answered
    Prices

    Online Course :  £150 plus VAT per person (this requires attendance at two evening sessions on 8 and 15 March 2021.

    Face to Face Course: £199 plus VAT per person (one session in Oxford on 14 June 2021 subject to government guidelines. This course will run from 10am until 330pm.

    Tutors
    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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