Director of Sport – Senior School

Posted on 21 May 2020

Full Time


Required for September 2020
(October or January start date will be considered)

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an inspiring, dedicated and enthusiastic leader who is passionate about sport and able to drive the inclusive vision of sport and physical activity forward within our thriving independent day school. The Director of Sport will play a crucial role in leading this highly successful department ensuring that all students are given the opportunity to be physically active and are nurtured and developed both Nationally and Internationally as sportswomen.

Expectations are high so you will need to possess excellent professional standards, demonstrating strong leadership skills in order to deliver a challenging, inclusive and exceptional curriculum and co-curricular programme of sport. Through strong communication and strategic planning, the successful candidate will play a vital role in the development of health, well-being and competitive participation giving every student the opportunity to thrive.

In return we offer:
• An opportunity to join our highly academic independent day school set in the heart of St Albans, with very good transport links to central and outer London
• Excellent professional development opportunities both personal and for subject area growth
• A highly competitive salary
• An extensive benefits and well-being package; use of gym, free lunches, generous pension scheme, free life assurance

To apply for this role please complete and return the Job Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send this by email to our HR Department @ recruitment@stahs.org.uk. As the school is currently closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we therefore ask that if for any reason you are unable to email your application to us and wish to deliver or post a hard copy of your application, please contact our HR team in the first instance to make arrangements to do this in order that we can ensure your application reaches us safely. You may incorporate further details, including your own bespoke CV if you wish, together with any observations on the job description you may have, along with your covering letter.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The High School 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.

Closing date for applications is 9.00am Thursday 4 June 2020

1st stage Interviews to be held remotely via Zoom on: Wednesday 10 June 2020

2nd stage Interviews will be held on the school site on: Monday 15 June 2020

Registered Charity No: 311065

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