Graduate/Undergraduate Sports Assistant

Closing date for application: 03/03/2020 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Full-Time


Based in Horsham, Christ’s Hospital is a unique co-educational boarding school and charitable Foundation, which provides first class education for nearly 900 children from all backgrounds, supported by over 400 members of staff.  We are looking to recruit a small team of versatile, dynamic, imaginative graduates or undergraduates seeking a placement year to join from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.  The role involves assisting with Sports Coaching and Physical Education in the classroom and on the sports field and will also involve support pupils within the boarding houses.

The successful applicants will ideally be able to coach at least two of the following sports at a good level: Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball, Cricket, Athletics, and Tennis.  Experience in Strength & Conditioning would be an advantage.  A positive approach to sport and outdoor activity, a caring and enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work in a team and a willingness to participate fully in the broader life of this busy boarding community is essential. The successful candidate will be required to undertake at least one evening duty in a boarding house each week.  This is an ideal post for an outstanding individual considering teaching as a profession in future.

The post is residential and single person accommodation is available. Heating, lighting and all meals during term-time will be provided as part of the package.   Salary c. £13,500 paid over the 12 months of the contract.

Applications should be received by midday on Tuesday 3rd March 2020.  Interviews of the short-listed candidates will be held week commencing on the 16th.

Please ensure you include names, addresses and telephone numbers of two professional referees.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.

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