Director of Sport – September 2024

Closing Date: 21 February 2024 Telephone: 01622 845200
Salary: Competitive salary on the SVS pay scale, plus benefits
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Director of Sport

The Director of Sport will oversee all PE and Games and will be responsible for the smooth running of sport throughout the School. We are looking for a well qualified and outstanding teacher with additional expertise and experience in teaching PE and Games.  Applicants should have high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour and excellent organisational and time-management skills.  The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm and a high degree of professionalism to the role.

Ever mindful that enjoyment is a key factor in children’s participation in PE and Games, staff in the department strive to instil the foundations of a life-long love of sport, health and exercise.  It is important that our pupils benefit not just physically, but that they have opportunities to develop teamwork, decision making and social skills. To that end, we run many teams across a wide variety of sports so as to offer all pupils the opportunity to represent their School, whilst also promoting excellence for county, regional or even national honours.

Spirited internal House (Castle) competitions in all the major sports foster friendly rivalry whilst offering a supportive arena for all pupils to contribute, whatever their level of ability. Additionally, we host a wide number of tournaments and events in football, cricket, hockey, rugby, swimming, cross country and netball where both prep schools and primary schools are invited to compete. There are also county and regional sporting events that we enter throughout the year and we finish the year with our Sports Days. There is also a rich and varied clubs programme after School in which almost all children participate.

We have excellent facilities on our own site and we are also fortunate to be able to have use of those at our Senior School too. On the Prep site we have a full-size astro turf, tennis and netball courts, extensive sports fields, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a sports hall, permanent cricket nets and a grass athletics track. We also have extensive grounds and play spaces for the children to use. On the Senior School site we make use of the all-weather athletics track, other astro-turfs, and hard surfaces, cricket pitches and the large indoor 25m swimming pool.

In short, this is a fabulous role in a wonderful school where each cares for all.

Download – Full candidate information pack

Application Process

Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the application form in full. CVs will not be accepted in substitution for completed application forms.

Supporting statements should state what particular skills and attributes you can bring to Sutton Valence School, brief details of how you fit the position, including specific details of skills, experience and achievements, and details of any interests and hobbies.

Further information about Sutton Valence School can be found on our website. We also have very active accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Alternatively, an application form can be found on our School vacancies page, or via email at

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. A copy of the School’s Child Protection policy may be found on the School’s website, which all applicants are expected to read prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21st February 2024

Sutton Valence School is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note: we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.