United Learning

United Learning

Performance Football Coach

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Posting Date

May 10, 2022

Role description

Dunottar is a co-educational school for pupils aged 11-18 set in extensive grounds of 15 acres on the outskirts of Reigate. With a new Headmaster in September 2017, the school is on a very exciting journey. The school is experiencing fast growth in pupil numbers and it recently announced a £6.6Million capital development programme to build a new Sixth Form Centre and a whole school Assembly Hall to accommodate future growth.

Dunottar is a great place to work, with a team of highly professional and committed teachers and support staff. We incorporate best practice from independent schools and academies right across the United Learning Group, whilst retaining our unique, friendly ethos in Reigate where pupils are nurtured to make significant personal progress at the same time as achieving excellent academic results. United Learning is an outstanding organisation which prides itself on providing a working and learning environment which encourages ‘the best in everyone’. You will join a network of staff belonging to 60 other schools, with opportunities to engage with fellow professionals which far exceed what one school could achieve on its own. Personal development and career opportunities are excellent.

Performance Football Coach

Location: Reigate, Surrey

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Closing Date: 5 June 2022

Interviews: by arrangement

Start Date: September 2022

The Sports Department

Dunottar is an expanding school, with an ever-developing sporting programme for both boys and girls. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and passionate performance football coach to coach and promote the sport amongst our pupils.

The Role
Working to develop Football at Dunottar School for all ages, abilities and genders.
Delivering high quality coaching sessions to a variety of teams through Years 7-13.
To support and train the other coaches of football by delivering and sharing training sessions and coaching tips.
Liaise on a weekly basis with the Director of Football and Director of Sport.
Duties And Responsibilities
Ability to deliver structured, fun and challenging coaching sessions.
Lead individual and team training sessions in preparation for the county/regional competitions.
Demonstrate an enjoyment of working with children.
Demonstrate efficiency and a sense of humour, with a proven ability to remain calm and professional at all times.
Provide evidence of flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to undertake a range of tasks and commitments.
Demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and positive attitude.
Display an ability to use initiative and take responsibility.
Behave and act as a member of teaching staff, by following our code of professional standards, when working with children and maintain an appropriate distance.
Demonstrate good communication and listening skills and be able to build relationships with pupils and staff.
Be flexible and adaptable.
Regular sharing of coaching resources and CPD for staff.
Excellent role model who has the ability to motivate and inspire.
Key Qualifications
Level 2 Football Coaching Award.
First Aid Qualification.
Safeguarding Children in Education.
Key Skills, Knowledge And Experience
Experience of playing or coaching football at a high level.
Values and Behaviours
Uphold Dunottar School’s values.
Promote the warrior learner characteristics in all pupils.
Act as a role model for all Dunottar School employees.
Support the School in embedding our values and desired behaviours in order to promote a positive, respectful, compassionate, and inclusive culture and working environment.
Equal Opportunities
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of Equality and Diversity legislation and the organisation’s Equality and Diversity policies and procedures, in particular with regard to the recruitment and retention of staff.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of Safeguarding legislation, and the School’s safeguarding policies and procedures, in particular with regard to the recruitment and retention of staff.
Health and Safety
Ensure that knowledge of Health and Safety legislation as applicable to the role is maintained and that the School’s Health and Safety policies and procedures are fully implemented and adhered to as applicable, particular with regard to the recruitment and retention of staff.
Professional Development
Maintain and update your own knowledge and skills in line with legislation and the needs of the role.
Further hours by agreement, with the possibility of helping on games afternoons in the summer term and taking teams on a Saturday morning throughout the term for both home and away fixtures.

This post is open for both qualified teachers (NQTs or those with years of experience) as well as freelance coaches.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the post holder may perform other duties reasonably required by the Headmaster.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to recruit before the deadline.

United Learning

Dunottar School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit. We are open to discussing flexible working options.

For more information

For a Confidential Discussion About This Role, Please Contact

Lynne Wootton, hr@dunottarschool.com 01737 761 945

Address: Dunottar School High Trees Road Reigate Surrey RH2 7EL

Telephone: 01737 761 945

Website: www.dunottarschool.com

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