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Collegiate School, Bristol

Sports Assistant (work placement year)

Full Job Description

The Head and Governors of Collegiate Schools seek to appoint Sports Assistants at the Senior School (11-18yrs). The successful candidates will be dynamic, positive and driven individuals, with plans to enter teaching or coaching in the future. This is an excellent opportunity during or after university for individuals looking to gain experience before following a possible career in teaching or sports coaching. The main focus for sport within the school is rugby, netball, hockey and cricket.

The role will include general teaching support duties in the PE and Sports departments, coaching a selection of the school’s major sports (rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, and cricket), supporting our strength & conditioning programme and some administrative tasks. Some support of Prep School Games may also be included. There are no evening boarding duties associated with this role but support of weekend fixtures will be essential.

Collegiate School is a thriving co-educational day school on the outskirts of Bristol that has a tradition of helping individuals and teams reach the highest levels of sporting achievement, whilst encouraging participation and competition at all levels of ability. The School occupies a glorious thirty-acre campus and has all of its facilities on-site. We are easily accessible from the motorway network, with approximately 800 students aged from 3 to 18. The Collegiate Preparatory School, specializing in the care of our younger students, enjoys its own dedicated campus a short walk from the Senior School.

This post is full-time during term time, with some additional commitments for weekend fixtures. This work placement is offered from Tuesday and is expected to conclude Friday the end of the Summer Term. You will be paid monthly for your contract across 11 months of the school year and accommodation on site is included with the position.

We offer a range of benefits with this role:

  • Free accommodation on site
  • Free school lunches during term time
  • Free access to the Fitness Suite and sports facilities at evenings and weekends
  • Overtime available for some weekend fixtures
  • Free Collegiate staff sports kit
  • Access to sports staff inset and teacher development inset during the school year
  • Support for applications to university with access to the PGCE induction programme
  • Support for applications to job applications for beyond Collegiate
  • A lively, busy and fun sporting environment

We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date where we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit their interest as soon as possible.

Interviews are expected to take place soon afterwards.

We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. Collegiate School is proud of its diverse student body and dedicated to attracting and retaining staff who feel respected and able to give their best, ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects our community. We aim to truly represent all sections of society and applications are welcomed for all suitably qualified candidates.


Collegiate 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).

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:

  • To promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible or come into contact with;
  • To be supportive of and committed to the School’s policies on Child Protection;

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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