Assistant Fencing Coach

Closing Date: 19 May 2024
Salary: Up to £25/hour is offered, depending on experience plus 16.5% holiday pay
Employment Term: Part Time

The King’s School, Canterbury is seeking a British Fencing registered Epee Coach (Level 1 or above) to join the coaching team from September 2024.

A standard coaching rate of up to £25/hour is offered, depending on experience, on a variable hours contract. There is an estimated total of 30 hrs per week for 34 weeks per year available. We are looking for either one or multiple candidates to fulfil the total hours required.

Provisional timings are as follows:

Junior School individual lessons take place Monday to Friday 12.30-1.45pm.

Senior School sessions run Monday to Friday 2.30-6.00pm and Saturdays 1.30-5.30pm.

There are also additional hours available for evening sessions, holiday courses, armoury work, and supporting the pupils at internal and external events at weekends (incl. overnight stays).

Reporting to the Head of Fencing, the successful applicant(s) will be fully engaged in developing the King’s School fencers, with an emphasis on providing an interesting and comprehensive introduction to the sport. Candidates will have experience of competing in and/or coaching youth Epee fencing. They will be an excellent communicator, be organised and punctual, and enjoy working as part of a small team.

For an informal discussion on the post please contact Marc Chapman on 07932 690190 or

For further information and to apply online, please visit: Opportunities – The King’s School, Canterbury (

Applications including a CV should be submitted by Sunday 19 May 2024.  Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; therefore, we are encouraging early applications.

The King’s school is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process which is in line with the statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates.

All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.