June 27, 2024
Short Summary
We are looking to recruit a Graduate Sports Assistant to support the PE department in delivering high quality teaching and learning, in both the curriculum and co-curriculum.
Working Pattern
Full Time • Fixed Term
Closing Date
July 12, 2024


Term time only • One year contract with accommodation

About us

Queen Anne’s School is an exciting place to work, where every member of the school team is valued. We aim to recruit the highest calibre of staff through all areas of the school. Queen Anne’s School is a community and all staff work with a professional, committed and enthusiastic attitude.

The School is located in beautiful 35 acre grounds with good transport links and within easy walking distance of Reading Station. We offer a number of staff benefits including excellent training and Inset opportunities, free gym membership, subsidised meals, free car parking, pension scheme and School fee reduction where appropriate.

The role

Managed by the Director of Sport, we are looking to recruit a Graduate Sports Assistant to support the PE department in delivering high quality teaching and learning, in both the curriculum and co-curriculum. The main responsibility will be to provide practical support, whilst gaining valuable experience of working in the education sector.

A proven ability in either Lacrosse or Netball is essential and experience in coaching or officiating would be advantageous.

Single (shared) accommodation is provided and meals during term time. You will be expected to be involved in activities outside of timetabled lessons and sports sessions plus play a full part in the busy life of our boarding school, which will include agreed evenings per week and weekend duties.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be confident to coach at least one sport to a high level.
  • Assist in coaching and officiating at two sports, leading teams and officiating matches mid-week and on Saturdays.
  • Support the Heads of Netball and Lacrosse with team organisation and management.
  • Assisting with planning and preparation of PE.
  • Supervise pupils during sports fixtures, tournaments and trips.
  • Be on duty in school boarding houses, assisting Housemistresses and providing pastoral care.

Full details of this position and how to apply are available from or by emailing

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2024

Early applications are encouraged, and the School reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date for applications.

Applications are dealt with on receipt and early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close the deadline before the published date if sufficient applications are received.

Queen Anne’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online social media check.

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