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  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 July 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - The post is 12.5 hours per week (2.5 hours per day Monday – Friday) from 3pm- term time only plus 1 INSET day. Additional hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis to support activities such as the annual whole school Sports Day.

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The ideal candidate will be outgoing, enthusiastic, energetic, resilient and patient. You will be dedicated and passionate about sport and dance education for students and be prepared to carry out duties such as setting up equipment and ensuring facilities are kept clean and safe for all users. It is essential that you can build good relationships with others quickly and efficiently and can work well as part of a team.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer a supportive induction programme and relevant training to help integrate the successful candidate into the academy environment, as well as ongoing professional development. As an academy we actively encourage sharing best practice and the person appointed can be assured of support to effectively meet the demands of the role. Staff benefits include free on-site parking, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the Employee Assistance Programme “Health Assured”, which is a telephone based advice, information and counselling service. A selection of meals, snacks and drinks is available for staff to purchase at lunch and break times.

Further details about the role

Duties of the role will include:

Responsibility for planning, delivering and monitoring a coordinated programme of activities; to include games, dance, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.

To develop and deliver a range of high quality support and physical activity opportunities to young people in an engaging and progressive manner.

To broaden the range of sports and activities on offer to children.

To provide high quality coaching/physical activity programmes, to support the delivery of sports days and festivals.

To support leisure projects and holiday activities where required.

To deliver physical activity programmes for targeted groups of children within and beyond the curriculum, e.g. poor attenders.

To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle in children with a view to lifelong physical activity.

Setting up and packing away leisure centre equipment, in preparation for and after certain activities.

To conduct risk assessments at venues as required.

The post holder must uphold the academy’s health and safety policies by reporting problems with resources and equipment to senior staff for further action to be taken.

Please note that in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ and as part of due diligence checks, online searches of applicants may be carried out.

Commitment to safeguarding

Buckler's Mead is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. We have a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action, ensuring the welfare and safety of pupils. If staff have cause for concern that a child is subject to any form of abuse, we will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services. Buckler’s Mead meets statutory requirements relating to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with Buckler’s Mead Academy who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.
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About Buckler's Mead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
734 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01935 424454

Originally established as Buckler's Mead School in 1957, Buckler’s Mead Academy is now a successful 11- 16 academy where we pride ourselves on providing an inspiring education for all. This is achieved through a strong sense of community, providing a wide range of opportunities, ensuring students enjoy school and are ultimately successful in their chosen field. We believe in providing a learning environment that is calm, orderly and respectful, where our students can reach their full potential and go on to be happy, successful and fulfilled members of the community. In September 2021 the Academy joined the Midsomer Norton Partnership Trust. This is a strong trust of more than 25 schools, including 11 secondary schools. The trust is often described as the 'market leader' in the South West and has an exceptional record for providing high quality educational provision to all of its students.

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