Sports Assistant

Type of Position:Sports Assistant
Subject:Physical Education
Salary:FTE £24,618 (actual pro-rata £19,296) per annum
Start Date:1 September 2024
Closing Date: 21 June 2024
Interviews:to be confirmed

Sports Assistant

Required from: September 2024 – July 2025

Contract term: Fixed Term Contract

Hours: Full time, 36 Hours per week, Term Time only plus INSET days

Salary: FTE £24,618 (actual pro-rata £19,296) per annum

If you are considering a career in education, coaching or other sports related pathways, this is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working in a flourishing PE department with excellent facilities.

The Role:

We are seeking a Sports Assistant who is a keen sportsperson. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work alongside our vibrant and ambitious PE department at Blackheath High School. You will be involved in supporting Physical Education within the junior school, with potential opportunities to also contribute to activities in the senior school. This will include assisting with PE and Games lessons, providing support with fixtures, trips, and activities, umpiring matches, and preparing resources for teaching and fixtures. Additionally, you will provide support to the PE department with a variety of administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will be able to coach/lead at least two of the following – Hockey, Netball, Dance, Cricket, or Athletics. It is expected that the successful candidate will add to the profile of sport at school, demonstrating enthusiasm and energy and inspiring participation at this exciting time in the development of sport at BHS. Sports Assistants will work in the Junior school, working closely with the PE department and other sports coaches, primarily assisting them in coaching, team management, umpiring and team-teaching PE.

A degree of flexibility is required for this post. Occasionally fixtures or tournaments can go beyond 5 pm. Your availability will be discussed and agreed with the Head of Junior PE, and you may be given time off in lieu when necessary. You will also be expected to participate in training and other learning activities as required (for example, Staff Inset Days at the start of each term). Availability at lunchtime (12.50-2 pm) and after school (3.30-5 pm) for fixtures is also essential.

There is an option to extend this contract beyond one year for the right candidate, and an interest in this should be expressed at application. We welcome applicants from graduates and those looking to develop their career in sport and/or education.

If you have a particular passion for inspiring a love of sport we would be delighted to hear from you.

About the School

Founded in 1880 by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, Blackheath High School is a selective school for girls aged 3–18.  We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Following an £18 million investment, our new Senior School opened in 2019, and has been provided with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that our school environment matches the excellent standard of education we provide.

There are many good reasons to work with us. Blackheath High School has a real sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family and you’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education.

For further details please contact Sharon Read at

To apply, please visit

The closing date for applications:  21 June 2024 at 12 noon

Date of interviews: to be confirmed

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

Blackheath High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including online searches, and checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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