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Student Mentor and Sports Coach - Term Time

Wrotham School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-5409-216S
  • Posted:05/05/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Student Mentor and Sports Coach

Salary – KR 5 £20,595 - £21,693 (FTE) / £17,327 - £18,251 (pro Rata)

Term Time Only – Plus 2 inset days

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week – flexible working hours including expectation of clubs/ fixture support.  Negotiable on appointment

Start date – ASAP or September 2022

Wrotham School is looking to appoint a Student Mentor with a sports focused skillset. This work will involve working with small groups of students to improve their engagement in school using sports coaching and learning to improve buy in and academic focus. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our inclusion team and the PE department to develop this exciting work.

This position is highly suited for any candidate who would like a strong and supported access route into teacher training or a future education related post.

Job Description

Student Mentor

Your primary task is to deliver and assess resources to young people whilst keeping them engaged, enthusiastic and focused on their learning. 

PE Assistant

Your primary task is to assist the PE department with delivering high quality Physical Education and Sport experiences to our students. 

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths
  • Have an enthusiasm for sport
  • Have experience in coaching or teaching sport to children
  • Be proactive in your approach and able to seek new ways to be creative and inspire pupils to engage
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with pupils, other professionals and parents
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a range of audiences
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to follow instructions, policies and procedures
  • Able to demonstrate and promote positive values, attitudes and behaviour with young people

Desirable Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Level 3 Qualification in a relevant subject (BTEC Sport/A Level PE)
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (PE, Sport Science, Sport Coaching)
  • Understanding of safeguarding personal qualities
  • Willingness to work flexibly according to the fluctuating demands of the role

Equal opportunities employer

Wrotham School is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and actively encourages applications from all potential candidates regardless of race, gender, sexuality and disability.


Wrotham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. 

Please apply by completing an application form, available on our website,      www.wrothamschool.co/vacancies/ and by writing a letter of no more than 2 A4 sides explaining what skills and attributes you have that would make you the best person for this job, submit your application by email to jwheeler@wrotham.kent.sch.uk Early application is recommended.

Information about the school

Wrotham School is part of the Character Education Trust, a Trust of schools that focus on helping students develop strong character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel.

The school has been recognised for its excellent work on Character Education by being awarded the prestigious School of Character Kitemark - a formal acknowledgement of the work the school has done to promote and develop good character in the school community.

We are a progressive and innovative school that provides a positive and productive place to work for teachers of all experience levels.

Wrotham is a small village in the heart of Kent, surrounded by a scenic rural landscape and beautiful countryside with excellent (5 minute) access from the A20/M20 and close proximity to the A2/M2/M25/M26. Journey by road from nearby Bromley/ Dartford/ Bexley/ Orpington varies from 15-30 minutes. The local mainline station is a 10 minute walk from the school and is on the direct commuter line to Victoria Station in central London; this line includes stops at Bromley South.

For further information visit our website www.wrothamschool.com

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).