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Director of Rugby - Full-time

Dartford Grammar School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-5406-326T
  • Posted:20/01/2023
  • Pay:(MPS/UPS + LFA) + TLR
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week Commencing 6 Feb 2023


Director of Rugby

Outline of Role:

  • To carry out the role of a teacher as defined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document.
  • To support, hold accountable, develop and lead the Rugby department, to ensure high standards of teaching and learning and the wellbeing of staff and students.

Responsibilities as a Teacher:

  • To teach assigned students, including senior years.
  • Head Coach for 1st XV and U15 sevens with both success and developmental focus.
  • Creating a clear and engaging rugby pathway between all age groups.
  • Running individual and small unit skill sessions.
  • Implementing team structures and tactics across all age groups.
  • Continuing to develop and work within our rugby and the School’s sporting culture.
  • Leading ongoing coach development, ensuring that all rugby staff engages in appropriate CPD, internal INSET training and safety training.
  • Using video analysis and presenting on a weekly basis video review sessions.
  • External relations with NGB and premier academies.
  • Plan and manage individual player development consistent with the School’s medical and S&C services.
  • Lead the CPD and INSET development program for all rugby coaches.
  • Implementing, developing and managing rugby sports camps at the School.
  • Responsibility for the administration of rugby matters, including the operation of the rugby budget, development of facilities and the booking of fixtures, catering, transport, referees and facilities.
  • Developing an outreach program to create appropriate vehicles for development of rugby in the local community.
  • Continual communication with Grounds regarding pitches and facilities.
  • Target setting for the whole Schools’ rugby program and weekly meetings with the Director of Sport.
  • Mentoring staff, as well as pupils, to strive to reach their full potential.
  • Be willing to run additional sessions (both skill and fitness (gym)) both before and after the normal school day.
  • To participate in the development of appropriate syllabuses, materials and schemes of work.
  • To assess, record and report on students’ development, progress and attainment.
  • If required, under the direction of the Curriculum Manager, to act as Form Teacher of an assigned group of students, and to carry out related duties.
  • To carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with published lists.
  • To participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents relative to the above duties.



Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the school’s application form.  All sections of the application form must be completed as accurately and as full as possible.


Please note that CV’s will not be considered and must be attached to an application form as a supplementary form.

All completed application forms must be submitted to the HR Manager, Mrs Michelle Bexley, electronically to mbexley@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk or by post to the following address:


HR Manager

Dartford Grammar School

West Hill



DA1 2HW 


Closing date for applications:      Monday 6th February 2023, at 9am

 Interview date:                         Week commencing 6th February 2023


The school may interview early in the case of an exceptional candidate. 

Information about the school

Dartford Grammar School is a selective academy for boys, admitting girls to its sixth form. There are six forms of entry in each year group and all of the students joining the school are from the top 25% of the ability range. The students come from Dartford, neighbouring towns and villages, and nearby London boroughs. The current roll is 1,516 including 598 in the sixth form.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 291426


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.