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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full time working hours. Actual hours will be flexible around the Trust’s needs. All year round contract.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

between £37,443 and £39,264

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a full time Sports Development Officer to join our successful and thriving team, delivering a comprehensive and successful PE curriculum and holiday camp provision. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a real impact to develop a passion for sport and an active lifestyle.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding, experienced and innovative sports professional and be able to work with pupils across the primary phase. You will be enthusiastic, fair and kind and committed to providing a broad range of sporting opportunities for pupils throughout the extended school day.

You must:

  • Have experience in delivering lessons independently to children and assessing their progress;

  • Be able to lead the sports provision across the Trust

  • Be able to plan, deliver and develop extra curricular learning programmes;

  • Be suitably qualified (please refer to person specification)

Your main roles will be:

  • Assisting the Director of PE & Sport, and providing cover for the Director or other colleagues as needed.

  • Providing a range of quality assurance, training and mentoring activities for schools and clubs in order to promote a safe and high quality delivery of provision

  • Raising the profile of LEO Sports and the LEO Academy Trust, across all current/future Trust or partner schools/organisations and surrounding or target areas.

  • Planning and organising sports projects and campaigns with the aim of maximising pupil participation across the Trust and Local areas.

  • Being responsible for the growth, planning, organising and running of LEO Sports events.

What the school offers its staff

LEO Academy Trust is committed to developing a family of schools, where collaboration makes a real difference for our children, staff and families. Our Sports Instructors are highly skilled and motivated to create unique learning experiences for our pupils. We would love to hear from like minded individuals.

How to Apply:

  • All candidates should click here to apply. You should detail in your application form how you meet the aspects of the person specification for the role - please see the job description and person specification here. You should describe your suitability against the person specification and ensure that you cover all essential criteria (if not marked as essential, please assume all are essential), by providing evidence and examples of proven experience.

Informal conversations are welcomed with the Trust Director of PE & Sport.

Please contact the Trust’s dedicated HR Team on 0208 066 7130 ext 1015 or via email at recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk

Other Information

  • Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK from the location(s) provided and not from overseas.

  • For this role the Trust would / would not consider sponsoring a Certificate of Sponsorship/visa. Please note we are unable to offer advice on any Visa and Immigration cases.

  • Feedback will only be provided upon request if you attend an interview.

  • In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 statutory guidelines, the Trust will use internet searches, including social media searches to perform pre-employment checks on candidates in the course of recruitment. The Trust will act in accordance with its data protection and equal opportunities obligations.

  • Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.

  • LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please read about our commitment to safeguarding as well as other important information in our Applicant Guide & Further Information document

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Leo Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
020 8066 7130

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