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Sports Development Coach

The UCL Academy, Camden

Job details

Physical education
Working pattern
Full-time only
The UCL Academy PayScale 4, Spine point 7 Actual Salary: £21,092.74

Job summary

Having successfully worked with Loughborough College in previous years, the UCL Academy are excited to announce that we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and resilient Sports Development Coach to join our popular and oversubscribed STEAM specialist Secondary. The ideal candidate will have a specialism in football and at least one other sport.

This is a full-time role working predominantly in term time, with extra agreed days in the school holidays, with additional flexibility required to suit the needs of the department. The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience. Salary is negotiable for a candidate who is able to offer cover supervisory and tutor responsibilities.

About the Department

At the UCL Academy we have a vibrant sport and physical activity offer that is central to the academy vision. We aim to provide a relevant, empowering and holistic 21st century sport and physical activity education for all our pupils. We are now looking for an inspirational and well-qualified specialist Sports Development Coach to join our sports programme and complement the PE department. The Sports Development Coach will work to support at all levels in our programme; assisting and leading coaching sessions alongside coaching matches and supporting PE lessons. We wish to maintain our high levels of performance and work towards further success in national competitions and require a coach who can work confidently with our students at this level. This will be a full time position enabling the coach to form positive relationships with students and staff to help support with academic as well as sporting success.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate particular skills and experience in coaching sports, and the drive to support our teams in their development, matches and sports tours. They will have excellent coaching and planning skills, and the confidence and personality to engage pupils, parents and teachers alike.

You can visit www.uclacademy.co.uk for more information or why not watch our school video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSafC5jHeDM

We Offer

• A supportive work environment that will support you through your placement year, offering invaluable experience for your future career;
• State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration; theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics;
• Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development and intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning;
• A whole school wellbeing strategy and designated Academy Wellbeing Lead;
• An exclusive partnership with UCL where staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources;
• Suitable IT equipment for all teaching and support staff;
• A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, free counselling and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide;
• Cycle to Work scheme with ample space for bike storage.

What we Want

The successful applicant must be able to:

• demonstrate particular skills and experience in coaching sports;
• have the drive to support our teams in their development, matches and sports tours;
• acquire excellent coaching and planning skills;
• confidence and personality to engage pupils, parents and teachers alike.

Applying for the job

To apply please complete and submit a detailed application form to email to hr@uclacademy.org.

The application form can be found along with the job description in the supporting documents section.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1109 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
0207 449 3080

About The UCL Academy

The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an active member of the Camden family of schools.

The Academy is an exciting place for young people to learn and develop as individuals. It offers a high quality, broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriate for pupils of all abilities, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, social background or faith. Most importantly, it provides an environment in which all pupils are supported to achieve their full potential, and to contribute positively to the community in which they live. The Academy strives for excellence in teaching and learning across the curriculum; develop strong specialisms in mathematics, science and, with a focus on modern foreign languages, provide an education which prepares pupils for "global citizenship". Strong links with community, scientific and cultural organisations, as well as with UCL, are particular features of the Academy.

The UCL Academy is an exciting, stimulating place to learn, with a curriculum which focuses on problem-solving, skills development and 'real world' issues and ideas. Students have the opportunity to undertake extensive project work, and to participate in community activities as well as internships and international exchanges.

The sponsor is keen that the Academy should support all students to develop responsibility for their learning, ensuring that they continue to be challenged and stimulated by their learning throughout their time at the Academy.

The UCL Academy has a strong focus on community and belonging. Students are members of both a house (the Academy has five) and a mentor group: a small group of students, who meet together regularly and who are 'mentored' by a member of staff. Houses provide a focus for intra-school activities; mentor groups ensure that students build strong support networks, including with their staff mentor to enable them to tackle the challenges young people encounter during their Academy lives.

UCL, as sponsor, provides a comprehensive programme of activities and support to enhance teaching at the UCL Academy. This includes lectures and masterclasses from UCL academics in subjects across the curriculum; visits to UCL; and access to the university's extensive resources, including laboratories and libraries. There is also advice for Key Stage 4 students and Sixth Form students on routes into further and higher education, including support with the higher education entry process from UCL admissions tutors, and contact with UCL students acting as tutors and mentors.

School location

Adelaide Road, Camden, NW3 3AQ

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