Graduate Assistant, Sport

  • Organisation: Sherborne Girls
  • Location: Dorset
  • Salary info £15,000.00 per annum
    Accommodation included
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2023

Sherborne Girls is seeking to appoint a Graduate Assistant for the academic year 2023-24. The successful applicant will have played sport at University level or higher and be able to assist with coaching.

This role will involve assisting with coaching one or more of the school’s principal sports and promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils. Umpiring skills will be important for this role, however qualifications are not required. Involvement with the Saturday afternoon fixtures programme is essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Coach and promote the general progress and well-being of individual players.

• Plan, prepare and deliver coaching sessions with effective content with appointed teams.

• Ensure effective progression of talented players.

• Support PE staff in curriculum lessons.

• Umpire and team manage matches.

• Involvement in Saturday afternoon fixtures.

• Establish and maintain standards of pupil behaviour.

• Provide written feedback and reports on players when required.

• Organise and support co-curricular activities as part of the wider sports programme.

Boarding House Duties

All residential assistants live in one of the School’s boarding houses and have an important role as part of the pastoral team. Specific duties in the House include:

Being on duty two weekday evenings per week, (6pm-11pm) and duties on a Saturday evening, on rotation with the resident team (usually one Saturday night per month)

• Support House events/functions such as Christmas parties, parents’ socials, new girls’ tea, taster days, Speech Day etc. and help with the organization of these events

• Attend House team meetings (normally weekly)

• Dine in the boarding house when on duty, alongside the pupils, supervising the in-house dining (on a rotation)

• Support the HM and House staff team in the daily running of the House

• Be approachable and available to pupils who might seek staff out for advice or comfort (being sure to keep the Housemistress/master (HM) informed of relevant developments)

• Be prepared to respond to emergencies to do an extra duty or cover due to illness or absence, or respond to a pupil’s needs when necessary

• No list of duties can hope to be exhaustive; all members of staff are expected to undertake duties reasonably requested by the Head.

This post comes with accommodation within the boarding house, with meals provided during term time. As this is a residential post, the member of staff is expected to be resident in the house throughout term time. Permission to spend evenings away from the boarding house should be sought from the HM, excluding allocated weekends off. A full programme of induction will be provided to ensure that the residential member of staff is fully aware, and comfortable with, the School’s Safeguarding procedures and the daily routines of the boarding house.

Sherborne Girls is seeking to appoint a Graduate Assistant for the academic year 2023-24. The successful applicant will have played sport at University level or higher and be able to assist with coaching.


Description

This role will involve assisting with coaching one or more of the school’s principal sports and promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils. Umpiring skills will be important for this role, however qualifications are not required. Involvement with the Saturday afternoon fixtures programme is essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Coach and promote the general progress and well-being of individual players.

• Plan, prepare and deliver coaching sessions with effective content with appointed teams.

• Ensure effective progression of talented players.

• Support PE staff in curriculum lessons.

• Umpire and team manage matches.

• Involvement in Saturday afternoon fixtures.

• Establish and maintain standards of pupil behaviour.

• Provide written feedback and reports on players when required.

• Organise and support co-curricular activities as part of the wider sports programme.

Boarding House Duties

All residential assistants live in one of the School’s boarding houses and have an important role as part of the pastoral team. Specific duties in the House include:

Being on duty two weekday evenings per week, (6pm-11pm) and duties on a Saturday evening, on rotation with the resident team (usually one Saturday night per month)

• Support House events/functions such as Christmas parties, parents’ socials, new girls’ tea, taster days, Speech Day etc. and help with the organization of these events

• Attend House team meetings (normally weekly)

• Dine in the boarding house when on duty, alongside the pupils, supervising the in-house dining (on a rotation)

• Support the HM and House staff team in the daily running of the House

• Be approachable and available to pupils who might seek staff out for advice or comfort (being sure to keep the Housemistress/master (HM) informed of relevant developments)

• Be prepared to respond to emergencies to do an extra duty or cover due to illness or absence, or respond to a pupil’s needs when necessary

• No list of duties can hope to be exhaustive; all members of staff are expected to undertake duties reasonably requested by the Head.

This post comes with accommodation within the boarding house, with meals provided during term time. As this is a residential post, the member of staff is expected to be resident in the house throughout term time. Permission to spend evenings away from the boarding house should be sought from the HM, excluding allocated weekends off. A full programme of induction will be provided to ensure that the residential member of staff is fully aware, and comfortable with, the School’s Safeguarding procedures and the daily routines of the boarding house.


Sherborne Girls

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Bradford Road, Sherborne, DT9 3QN

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