Start Date: Thursday 11th July 2019
Closing Date: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Interviews: Thursday 18th July 2019
Salary: £21,713
Contract Type: Fixed term contract until August 2020

School Games Organiser 22.5 hrs/week and Sports Coach 15 hrs/week

Fixed Term Contract Until August 2020

Thomas Gainsborough School are looking to appoint a School Games Organiser (SGO) and sports coach to join our team from September 2019. As the SGO you will be responsible for the delivery of school games and competition to primary schools within the partnership. The SGO role is centred on the following 5 core tasks:

  1. Increasing engagement in School Games
  2. Developing competitive opportunities
  3. Increasing and sustaining participation
  4. Workforce — Broadening the range of participation opportunities
  5. Establishing key performance indicators

The sports coach will be supporting the PE team with running activities in the extra-curricular programme, support with school teams, and delivering some coaching sessions to students which are supported by an exit route into an external club. This exit route will be a community session run from the Cornard Leisure Centre, most probably from 5-6 on an evening.

As a member of the PE department you will be joining our exceptionally successful PE team which has access to excellent facilities within the Thomas Gainsborough sports complex. These include a 5 badminton court Sports Hall, Fitness Centre, Dance Studio, Climbing Wall, outdoor swimming pool, all weather pitch and extensive playing fields. We offer a rich and diverse PE curriculum programme developed and delivered by a talented and committed team of professionals with opportunities to teach across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

The successful person will need to be highly organised, able to assess priorities and to manage a range of projects at any one time. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver projects within timescales are essential. If you are committed to developing PE, out of school hours & community based sport and have excellent organisation and communication skills then we would like to hear from you.

Thomas Gainsborough is an oversubscribed highly successful 11-18 school. We offer staff an open and supportive environment, characterised by trust and by honest professional challenge.

This post is offered on a fixed term contract until August 2020 and will report to the head of PE. The SGO is a part time role, 22.5 hours per week, term time only and will be paid at scale point 14, £12.36 per hour, full time equivalent £23,836. The sports coach is a 15 hrs per week role, paid at scale point 1, £9.00 per hour, full time equivalent £17,364. In total, this role is a 37 hrs per week, with a salary of £21,713.

Information about the School

Our school motto is ‘Excellence: for each, for all’ and this encapsulates our values and ethos. It is a school where every single individual matters. We strive to personalise a young person’s education, putting them at the centre of their own learning, to ensure that each student achieves his or her full potential enjoying an education that focuses on their own individual skills, strengths and aptitudes. Each student has a voice here – it is their school and their education. Yet each student is also part of a community, locally, nationally and globally. We want our students to become outstanding citizens and contribute greatly to the society in which they live.

We pride ourselves in being an open school: one in which parents feel they play a full and proper role in their child’s education. We encourage parents to come into school regularly and welcome their views, thoughts and opinions. We are providing a service, the singularly most important service a family can receive, the education of their children and that education is most successful when the school, the students and their parents form a strong partnership. Please come and see our school; take a tour. I am certain that you will be impressed.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Visits Welcome

If you are interested, please contact Kerry Fuller (Head teachers PA) for an application pack

T: 01787 375232  Email:


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th July 2019 (interviews on Thursday 18th July 2019)