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Sports Coach and Cover Supervisor - Term Time

Gravesend Grammar School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5465-99S
  • Posted:21/11/2023
  • Pay:TDET Range 7
  • Start Date:1st January, 2024 (or earlier depending on notice
  • App Close Date:05/12/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Sports Coach and Cover Supervisor
(Term Time Only)

38 weeks per year, 34.5 hours per week, TDET Range 7, PT 21 £25,378 FTE per annum
(actual salary £19,919 per annum, incl holiday pay)

Potential for additional earnings through development of children’s holiday sport camps

Gravesend Grammar School (GGS) has an extensive extra curricular sports programme and is looking
for a talented and committed sports coach. We are particularly interested in hearing from Rugby,
Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Football and Cricket coaches. The role will also include work as a Cover
Supervisor, to stand in for the teacher if they are absent across all subjects. They will be required to
instruct the students to appropriate set work and support their learning in a calm working
environment. It is very important that the successful candidate is confident in working with young
people and that they are able to create sustainable relationships.

The successful candidate needs to be highly motivated to develop as a sports coach. This role would
particularly suit someone who has aspirations to coach in professional or national environments in
the future. Whilst qualifications are desirable a commitment to the sport, experience and
enthusiasm are essential. They must be able to;

  • Organise, coach and officiate fixtures and competitions both internally and externally
  • Motivate young people to take part in sport
  • Develop students so that they can access school, regional, national and international
  • Aspire to lead a sport to national success
  • Drive a school minibus (hold a clean UK driving licence)

Cover supervision has different demands over the course of the year and the successful candidate
needs to be flexible and fit their sports coaching preparation around this commitment.


  • Free Benenden Healthcare Scheme
  • Potential for subsidised on-site accommodation
  • Close links to A2/M2, with free on-site parking
  • Walking distance to Gravesend station - 25 minutes to Central London

For more information about this post, contact Mr Mark Robinson, Director of Sport, at

To find out more about our school, visit our website at Gravesend Grammar School.

Application close date: 5th December, 2023 at 9am (We reserve the right to close the recruitment
process earlier for the right candidate)

Interviews: TBC

Appointment: 1st January, 2024 (or earlier depending on notice period)

We only consider GGS application forms and do not accept CVs.
Application forms must be e-mailed to Lisa Walsh, HR at walshl@decustrust.com

Information about the school

Gravesend Grammar School is an 11-18 selective boys grammar school with girls admitted to the Sixth Form. The most recent Ofsted Inspection (June 2015) judged the School as ‘Outstanding’.

We became an Academy on 1st August 2011 as part of The Decus Educational Trust (TDET).

The school has recently gone through a period of expansion. We have recently moved into our £8 million new 6th form building which, in addition to our other building projects, will provide improved facilities across the school. We will continue to rise year on year until we admit 1500 students (7 forms of entry). This is a really exciting time in the history of the school and has the potential to provide succession opportunities for colleagues that want to progress in their careers.

We have a committed staff who provide opportunity and challenge in a caring environment and strive to ensure the students achieve the very best they can at all times. We also have strong working partnerships with parents, governors and the local community.

We are served by excellent transport links; by road the A2 and M25, and by rail Gravesend train station (on the HS1 line) is a short walk from the School and Ebbsfleet International train station is only a 10 minute drive. We also have the opportunity for on-site staff accommodation.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

TDET is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

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.