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Director of Swimming

Director of Swimming

Contract: Term time, Permanent

Hours: Monday to Friday

An exciting position has become available to develop and lead swimming for pupils of all ages at our rapidly growing and forward-thinking school from 1st September 2023.   

The school has a gender-equal approach to sport, which focuses on both participation and performance in hockey, football, cricket and swimming for pupils. The Director of Swimming will work closely with the Director of Sport, Head of Prep PE and the Directors of Hockey, Cricket and Football in developing the school’s sports programmes with a special focus on leading the swimming from ages 2-18. The Director of Swimming will have a clear vision and ability to implement this in order to raise the performance and profile of swimming at Radnor House. 

The swimming programme is led by the Director of Swimming with support from members of the sports department and swimming coaches/teachers. Swimming is delivered in our excellent 25 metre swimming pool with its overhanging viewing gallery.  

The school places huge importance on swimming. All pupils from nursery to Year 8 have one lesson per week to ensure our pupils are confident in the water and able to swim effectively using all strokes. The school also caters for the more able, committed and elite swimmers through its swim squad programmes. 

The successful candidate will be expected to support games lessons on busy fixture afternoons in hockey, football and or cricket. No specific expertise is required, but a willingness to get involved is important. An ability to support another sports programme such as strength and conditioning, athletics or tennis would be desirable but not essential. 

We offer:

- Competitive salary

- Extensive opportunities for CPD

- Free, high-quality lunches

- Pension scheme

- Free onsite parking

- Onsite gym

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Life Assurance


To apply, candidates should send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to the HR Department, at 

Closing date for applications:     24th March 2023

Interviews:                                      Week commencing 27th March 2023

The School reserves the right to appoint at any stage of the recruitment process; early applications are encouraged. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

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