Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for nearly 1500 boys, with over one hundred boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.
We seek to appoint an Assistant Director of Sport for September 2023, to assist the leadership and effective management of one of the most successful sports departments in the country. The Assistant Director of Sport will work in conjunction with the Director of Sport to ensure the running of our extensive sports and activities programme. He/she will report to the Director of Sport.
Whitgift has a national reputation, and the successful candidate must have a clear understanding of the vision and strategy for the development of sport at Whitgift, providing dynamic and inspirational leadership, fostering the department’s truly unique cohesive approach to sport. The successful candidate will have a proven background in either Education and/or Elite Sport and be experienced in the delivery of academic PE.
Sport and physical activity play a central role in the life of Whitgift. Many boys are attracted to the School, not just because of the academic excellence, but also the considerable opportunities that exist in physical education and sport, both in the curriculum and in co-curricular activities. The Department philosophy is based around pursuing excellence and mass participation at the same time.
In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package.
We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.
For further information about this exciting opportunity, please see attached vacancy brochure. For any queries, please telephone Stuart Litchfield, Director of Sport on 020 8688 9222 or via email. To proceed to an online application form, please click on the green ‘apply’ button at the top, right corner of this advertisement.
Applications will be reviewed daily, and we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.
Closing date: Midnight, 2 February 2023
Interviews: w/c 6 February 2023
Whitgift School (part of the John Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure & Barring Service and on-line checks (including personal, professional and other online activities).