Boatperson

Recruiter
Sir William Perkins's School
Location
Chertsey
Posted
07 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girl’s school for approximately 611 students aged 11 – 18 years. The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA. It was founded in 1725 and is now on an attractive 12 acre site situated on the outskirts of Chertsey, a two minute walk from the railway station and very near to the junction of the M3 and M25.

THE POST

The Boathouse on the River Thames at Laleham opened in spring 2016 and we are looking for an inspirational and enthusiastic individuals who have either coached or competed at a high level in rowing.

The school has been rowing for 13 years and squad numbers have increased to 120, rowing from J13-J18.

Sport plays a very significant role in the life of the School and the department has a very good reputation in the local area.

The senior squad has produced international medalists at a J16 and J18 level and is working hard to continue to be medal contenders at Schools Head and National Schools as well as taking on a new challenge of Henley Royal Regatta.

The junior squads, focus on ‘learning to row’ and ‘learning in to train’ with an emphasis on athleticism and good foundations. All squads compete throughout both the head and regatta seasons and have achieved a fantastic level of success to date.

As we work in a small team, the successful candidate will need to be a confident communicator, someone who is approachable, patient and above all passionate about rowing.

SIR WILLIAM PERKINS'S SCHOOL BOAT CLUB

The boat club was officially opened in spring 2016 on the banks of the Thames; the strong rowing teams can now expand their already busy training and racing season.

The facility includes: three boat bays where racing and training equipment is stored; a large training room with balcony; and a purpose built floating landing stage to launch crews onto the river.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL:

Entrance to the School is by competitive examination and the School values its excellent academic reputation. The students are highly motivated and eager to learn. Significant emphasis is also placed on the broad and balanced curriculum, the wide-ranging co-curricular activities and the caring and supportive environment.

The ISI regulatory compliance inspection in September 2016 recorded that all eight parts of the standard were met and our report in the Good Schools Guide 2016 describes our “Excellent Results achieved with a big dollop of humour, humanity and freedom of thought”.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

Please see attached Candidate Information Pack for further details.