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Director of Sport and Exercise - Maternity Cover
Closing Date:  28 September 2020
Telephone: 01580 236642
Salary:  Competitive
Job Description: 


Benenden is seeking an outstanding individual to provide maternity cover for the role of Director of Sport and Exercise.

The successful candidate will take a significant strategic role in the life of this busy and successful girls’ boarding school, leading, and developing our extensive programme of Sport and Exercise. They will lead a team of Academic PE teachers, professional sports coaches to ensure that both performance and participation sport are delivered through a lively, challenging, and evolving programme for all pupils. The Director of Sport and Exercise will teach a reduced timetable and contribute fully to the life of the department and the School.

Applicants from a variety of sports backgrounds are encouraged to apply, we are looking to have the post filled as soon as reasonably practical.

Benenden School is an independent boarding school for girls, founded in 1923 and situated in 240 acres of beautiful parkland in rural Kent. At present, there are 548 girls in the School. A considerable amount of new building has been completed in recent years, including an all-weather pitch, Sports Pavilion and staff housing.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

For a full job description and to apply, please download an application pack from our website Completed applications should be sent to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance at by 9:00am on Monday 28 September.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact. He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.