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Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, our Founder, was granted Letters Patent to found ‘a grammar School…for good education and instruction’. Today Highgate is a flourishing coeducational independent School which includes the Senior School for pupils aged 11-18; the Junior School for pupils aged 7-11 and the Pre-Preparatory School for pupils aged 3-7. There are currently in the region of 1,850 pupils at Highgate and the School employs approximately 550 full-time or part-time teaching and support staff.
The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.
Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.
Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
THE MALLINSON SPORTS CENTRE
Sport has traditionally held a significant place in the life of Highgate and the sports facilities are excellent. Highgate has extensive playing fields covering some 20 acres with squash, tennis and Eton Fives courts. The Mallinson Sports Centre consists of a large sports hall, a cricket hall, a 25m swimming pool, squash courts and a weights suite together with a social area, ancillary offices and changing accommodation. The Sports Centre services the needs of the extended school family and the local community as well as those of pupils. During term time the Centre is used exclusively by the School between 8am and 6pm and outside these times and at weekends the community use programme is in place.
Highgate is looking for a minimum Level 1 qualified or similarly experienced Football Coach to join the School’s developing Football Academy, Mallinson Football Academy. The position involves the coaching and supervision of a selected squad (aged between 7-11yrs) in all aspects of Football, preparation and delivery of coaching sessions, preparation and selection of squads and managing squads at fixtures. The successful candidate will be proficient in the skills, techniques and tactics appropriate to the activity, age and experience of the pupils.
These duties and responsibilities are intended as a guide. They are not exhaustive: the Football Coach will be expected to undertake any reasonable task or responsibility as required by the Enterprise Manager (MSC) or his appointee.
Ability / skills
All members of staff must comply with Highgate’s Safeguarding & Welfare Policy which is posted on the staff intranet; a copy also accompanies this job description. If,in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety and welfare of our pupils, these concerns must be reported immediately in accordance with the Policy.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
£17.46 per hour.
Hours of Work
The role is offered on a casual fixed term basis. There is no obligation for the Employer to offer hours or for the Employee to accept the hours offered. September through to May.
There may be the opportunity to undertake additional hours as and when required by the MSC.
This appointment will be subject to the completion of a probationary period of six months to the satisfaction of the Governors.
You will accrue holiday entitlement in accordance with your statutory entitlement for each day/hour worked which is payable at your standard hourly rate.
The School runs a defined benefit pension scheme which provides a pension benefit of 1/80th of final salary for each year of membership based on a current employee contribution rate of 6%.
Subject always to the needs of pupils and School’s operations, staff are offered free access at stipulated times to the School’s sports facilities including swimming pool and fitness suite.
The need for absolute confidentiality and discretion, both within Highgate and the wider community, must be understood.
Coaching tops will be provided.
Smoking, including vaping, is not allowed on or immediately outside any school premises (the footprint of the buildings and the grounds) or in areas where smoking might be seen by parents or pupils during working hours.
Health and Safety
Highgate takes its obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act seriously and the post-holder will be required to comply with all aspects of Highgate’s Health and Safety Policy, particularly in relation to safe working practices. All staff must keep up to date with Highgate’s Health and Safety Policies which are regularly updated and posted on the Staff Intranet.
Equality and Diversity
Highgate is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. To enable us to make any reasonable adjustments please let us know at application stage if you have any special requirements.
Highgate staff are expected to adhere to the Data Protection legislation at all times. Our Privacy Notice is available on the recruitment portal.
As a member of the support staff, this role is responsible to the Bursar. Job descriptions may be updated by the Bursar from time to time to accommodate the changing needs of the School.
For operational reasons, Highgate reserves the right to transfer employees to alternative duties. For this reason it is a condition of employment that employees are willing to do so, if requested, from time to time.
Applications should be made via Highgate’s website using the apply button below.
For any queries please contact Alice Buchanan, HR & Recruitment Officer, Highgate School, North Road, London N6 4AY. Recruitment@Highgateschool.org.uk
Closing date: Thursday 3rd October. Applications will be considered on receipt and we reserve the right to close an advert early if we find a suitable candidate.