Graduate Resident Assistant in Sport

Closing Date: 4 March 2024 Telephone: 01371 822622
Email: recruitment@felsted.org
Employment Term: Full TimeTemporary

Fixed-Term Contract from 28 August 2024 until 27 August 2025

Full-time | Term-time (34 weeks per year) | Includes full board and accommodation

Each year, Felsted School appoints graduates to support departments in the delivery of their programmes, and to contribute to co-curricular activities, boarding and house duties across the school.

Our sports graduates assist in our physical education and sports programmes with supervising, coaching, refereeing, umpiring and the organising of major games and activities at our Senior School.

Felsted School has a comprehensive training programme and fixture lists which includes supervising, coaching, refereeing, umpiring and supporting major games and activities. The main fixture sports at the School are rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, tennis, and football. The programme also includes swimming, squash, badminton, running, fitness, and dance. Pupils have PE lessons from Year 9 through to Year 11. Pupils can select PE as a GCSE option. In the Sixth Form, pupils can take the subject as PE A Level, Sport BTEC, or Sports Science via the IB route.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about sport. It is essential applicants are able to communicate effectively with young people as the role will include covering sports lessons and the possibility of accompanying sports trips. It is vital candidates have an evident passion for sport and games together with a strong interest in the teaching and the learning process, including high expectations of all students.

We particularly welcome applications from those who are able to coach more than one major sport and willing to assist in all areas of student school life at this ‘Excellent in every aspect’ rated independent school.

Full board and accommodation will be provided plus an honorarium payment of £15,743 per annum. This is a fixed-term position commencing from 28 August 2024 until 27 August 2025 and would be an ideal role for someone who holds a degree in Sport and is considering a career in teaching or boarding education.

Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, on-site Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 4 March at 9:00am. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date. Early applications are encouraged as interviews may be held as and when applications are received.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website www.felsted.org/employment-opps to complete our online application process.

Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.