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Valence School

Sports Coach

SCHOOL SPORTS COACH

Full Time - 37 hours per week - Permanent

£24,305 gross p.a.

Do you have experience of delivering sport and want to gain additional experience in PE and school or disability sport?

Are you interested to help develop how sport and physical activity can be used to support therapy?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity to teach sports in conjunction with therapy at Valence.  You will plan and deliver appropriate adapted and modified swimming and PE lessons to our disabled students.  You must have a genuine passion for sports coaching and PE, and demonstrate a continuing involvement in sport.  You will be enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills and be able to inspire disabled young people to be actively interested in sport and swimming.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation Special School with residential facilities for children and young people aged 4 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust.

Experience of working with SEND students is desirable, however what is more important is an aspiration to support disabled students to achieve.  Minimum qualifications for this role are A’Levels and ideally a National Governing Body (NGB) Level 1 Sports qualification.

We offer a collaborative and friendly staff environment in a campus school setting where you will have the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.

For further information or to arrange a visit contact the HR team on 01959 567841 or vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

Application closing date: 4 September 2022

Interview date:  21 September 2022

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service DBS check.  Valence School is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality for all.