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.
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.
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.
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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