Director of Sport

Closing Date: 22 November 2023 Telephone: 01788 556 234
Salary: Competitive
Employment Term: Full Time

Sport plays an important part of the curriculum at Bilton Grange. We believe that every child should enjoy their sport and understand why leading a healthy lifestyle is important. We believe in skill development as well as match-play and we also believe that competition is important at the right level. Furthermore, we know that the skills, values and camaraderie that derive from sport help to set the tone in the culture of the school more broadly. We now seek an enthusiastic and talented individual who shares these beliefs and can lead the way.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished games player who is passionate, dynamic and capable of providing inspirational leadership and effective communication to pupils, colleagues and parents. This post offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and innovative sportsman or sportswoman with high standards to further their career and develop in a forward-thinking environment.

The role will begin in September 2024.

Bilton Grange is a happy, flourishing and successful Prep School set in 90 acres of beautiful grounds just south of Rugby. In 2020 it merged with Rugby School and is now part of the Rugby Schools Group. Pupil numbers have never been higher. There are currently over 380 boys and girls in the school, boarding and day, aged between 3 and 13 and the school’s distinguished history is continuing to evolve. In August 2022 we opened Little Grange Nursery, placing a further 80 children under our watchful care and guidance. Currently we are building a brand new boarding house which is a sign of our ambition and boldness. The current Head has been in post since September 2021 and in March 2022 we were successful in our ISI Compliance Inspection.

The main sports played at the School are rugby, hockey and cricket for the boys and hockey, netball and cricket for the girls but we also field teams in tennis, athletics and swimming and offer many other sporting opportunities including badminton, basketball and cross-country among others. We have our own full-sized Astro pitch, a 25m indoor swimming pool, a sports hall with two squash courts, eight netball courts, nine tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course and acres of well-maintained, flat pitches. Furthermore, through our close relationship with Rugby School, we have access to more excellent facilities just a short distance away. The postholder will be expected to build a strong relationship with the equivalent postholder at Rugby.

Whilst previous experience of boarding schools is not a pre-requisite, applicants should be aware of the busy term-time existence that working here involves and be open-minded as to how such a learning community is at its most effective by everyone contributing wholeheartedly to supervision, activities outside the classroom and school trips. The school is committed to providing a first-class working environment for its staff; it has recently introduced a new Professional Development Review system and launched a new EDI Committee in September. The School benefits from outstanding operational and administrative support, has a very collegiate common room and a healthy collaboration with colleagues at Rugby School.


For more information and to apply: Please register and complete an application via our recruitment portal which can be found at

Closing date:  22 November 2023

The closing date for applications is as above, although applications will be assessed upon receipt and we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.   Interviews will take place on 30 November or 01 December 2023.


Please Note

The 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 (DBS).

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are key facets of our core ethos that ‘the Whole Person is the Whole point’. Find out more here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Rugby School

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.


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We have a team of internal recruiters and advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance, we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.


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