November 13, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
The Leigh Academy Tonbridge School Sports Partnership (LATonSSP) is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic Sports Development Officer
Actual salary £20,208 per annum (£25,378 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
35 hours per week, Term Time Only
Closing Date
December 11, 2023


This vacancy is advertised on behalf of The Leigh Academy Tonbridge School Sports Partnership.

The Leigh Academy Tonbridge School Sports Partnership (LATonSSP) is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic Sports Development Officer to support the progression and development of physical education and school sport within the LATonSSP.

Operating from Leigh Academy Tonbridge, the successful candidate will support in the delivery of the school sport partnership PE programme, develop an extensive school sport offer and assist in the facilitation of events, festivals and community driven projects to raise standards and enhance the school’s physical activity opportunities. The role is mobile, moving between various primary schools across the West Kent area.

We believe that these opportunities will:

  • Have clear education value
  • Be inclusive and easily accessible to all children
  • Encourage aspiration and achievement
  • Inspire and motivate
  • Provide a varied array of activities
  • Value participation regardless of ability
  • Encourage and support progression to higher levels of performance as appropriate
  • Provide opportunities for competition and various levels
  • Encourage positive personal and social values such as teamwork, self-esteem and self-awareness
  • Promote responsibility as a citizen and develop leadership

This is a permanent role offering an actual salary £20,208 per annum (£25,378 full time equivalent), based on 35 hours per week, Term Time only.

About LATonSSP: LATonSSP is committed to providing high quality physical education sporting opportunities across the schools within the local area. We currently work with 75 schools across Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook supporting these schools in a number of ways that are appropriate and applicable to them.

The partnership delivers the national School Games programme, and offers a comprehensive buy-in scheme to support primary schools achieve the recommended outcomes of the PE and School Sport premium funding. The School Sports Partnership also works with National Governing Bodies and other agencies assisting the development of coaches, officials, volunteers and the wider workforce. We have earned a great reputation and constantly strive to improve on the service we deliver.

We believe that participation in high quality PE and Sport is valuable in its own right because of the specific educational outcomes and the personal, social and health benefits. It is also a very effective means of engaging young people in their broader learning, by raising aspirations, providing motivation and promoting behaviours that lead to higher levels of attainment across the full range of school subjects.

Our vision is “to provide every child with equal access to high quality PE, School Sport opportunities and Physical Activity programmes that are inclusive, safe, challenging, progressive and enjoyable.”

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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