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Basketball Coach & Cover Supervisor - Full-time

Gravesend Grammar School (Boys), Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5465-68S
  • Posted:21/01/2020
  • Pay:TDET Range 7
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Weds 4th March, 2020


Basketball Coach and Cover supervisor

Term time only - 38 weeks, 34.5hours per week

TDET Range 7, PT 20 - actual salary £17,028 per annum (pro rata to £22,072 for a full-time post)

Potential for additional earnings developing holiday camps for children

Gravesend Grammar School (GGS) is looking for a talented and committed Basketball coach to develop the provision at the school. GGS has had considerable past glory in Basketball with 2 national titles and a number within Kent. Whilst the senior team currently sits at 2nd in the Kent league, the ambition is to once again to be a leading school in the sport.

The cover supervisor will stand in for the teacher if they are absent. 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. 


  • Highly organised, punctual and committed to the school
  • Inspiring and confident in working with young people
  • Able to work as part of team

Specific to the Basketball role;

  • A high level of playing or coaching experience 
  • Be able to create a playing style and play book that is effective 
  • Be able to run match days, organising referee, table officials and kit
  • May be required to referee (paid referees are used but on occasions you may be required to step in)
  • Create a fixture list for the whole school that is pitched at the correct level

Specific to the cover role;

  • Be able to communicate effectively with the cover lead 
  • Be able to communicate effectively with students to give instructions 
  • Have effective classroom management skills that allows learning to take place
  • Be able to give feedback to the teacher when they return to school

The prospective appointment does not require a certain level of qualification but does need to have the necessary interpersonal skills to deliver the role. 

For the right candidate that is looking to become a teacher in the future we will consider a route through to further education and for somebody that is already a graduate, a schools direct placement (Teacher training).

Any questions regarding this post nd completed application forms should be sent by e-mail to Mrs Jenny Lumley lumleyj@decustrust.com Please note that no CV's will be accepted.

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).

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 community.

The School has benefited from many improvements in recent years including the addition of new buildings. We are currently embarking upon an exciting £8million joint building project with the local authority that will deliver the modernisation and refurbishment of our existing infrastructure, the addition of a dedicated sixth form facility by September 2021 and enable expansion.

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.

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. TDET is an equal opportunities employer.

Gravesend Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.