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Director of Sport - Full-time

Valley Invicta Academies Trust, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC104-1000-203L
  • Posted:21/02/2023
  • Pay:£61,042 - £67,351
  • Start Date:01 September 2023
  • App Close Date:01/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:to be confirmed


We would like to appoint a Director of Sport to join us in September 2023.

As Director of Sport, your leadership, your knowledge and love for sport, and your commitment to diversity and inclusion are your most valuable qualities. These will help you build our vision for the future.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for an experienced individual who understands first and foremost the value of education through sport. Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) has a long and proud history of sporting endeavour, but we recognise that the role of sport in society is changing.

We want a leader who will head a collaborative process to ensure that VIAT stays at the forefront of school sport. We also want to look at new opportunities to share our facilities both locally and nationally. This role will suit a highly skilled individual who is good at getting the best out of others.

Are you the right candidate? First and foremost, you will be a fantastic ‘people person’. The successful candidate will be able to build strong relationships at every level in the Trust. You will have a clear vision for the role of sport in education – both primary and secondary. You will be equipped to develop a coherent sports faculty at VIAT.

For full details of this position please see the Recruitment Pack.  Interested candidates who welcome the opportunity to visit the school before submitting an application can contact Mrs E Owen – e.owen@viat.org.uk, PA to Trust Executive. 

To apply for this position, click ‘apply now’ to complete the on-line application form.  Completed applications should be sent direct to Mrs E Owen.

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.


Information about the school

The Valley Invicta Academies Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, based in Maidstone, Kent. The Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools which work in partnership to provide nothing less than outstanding education for all our young people. Presently the Trust is responsible for five primary schools and three secondary schools:

VIAT Primary Schools

Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase and Valley Invicta Primary School at Eastborough which has recently joined the Trust.

VIAT Secondary Schools

Invicta Grammar School, Valley Park School and The Lenham School. The Lenham School became a member of the Trust this year joining Invicta Grammar School, the highest performing “non super selective” school in Kent and Valley Park School, the highest performing non-selective school in Kent.

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