Director of Sport – The King’s Junior School

Closing Date: 19 February 2024 Email:
Salary: DOE
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Based in the Kent countryside and close to the Cathedral city of Canterbury, Junior King’s is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. Within the heart of the school lies a strong sense of community. We recognise that every child has different strengths and talents, and we pride ourselves on nurturing and helping pupils to reach their true potential.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding full-time Director of Sport from September 2024. Applications from fully qualified sports teachers will be considered, especially those with knowledge of and experience of teaching a range of different sports.


The successful candidate will have responsibility for the leadership and promotion of sport within the school. They will be an experienced, passionate and dynamic leader of sport who will settle for nothing less than excellence both in coaching and teaching, ensuring that children of all abilities enjoy their sports and activities, have a good balance of exercise, and that sport plays a positive role in the development of their confidence and self-esteem.


They will be expected to be a team player and to work closely and professionally with all other members of staff at Junior King’s and The King’s School, as well as external coaches, key associations members, staff from other schools and parents.


This is a full-time role and includes Saturdays. Applications should be submitted online through the Junior King’s School website by clicking here: Opportunities – The King’s School, Canterbury ( and should include a short one-sided personal letter for the Head, Mrs Emma Károlyi along with a CV by 19 February 2024.


Interviews will take place on 12 March 2024.


If you have questions about the post, or would like an informal discussion to learn more, please contact Emma O’Brien, PA to the Head on

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.