Sports, Culture and Service Coordinator
Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and is part of Sussex Summer Schools Ltd, an educational company founded in 2002, and now part of Dukes Education Ltd. Earlscliffe has been an educational centre in Folkestone since c.1923.
Earlscliffe is fully co-educational, educating boys and girls from 15-19yrs. The majority of students live in our five residences. There are currently approximately 110 students from 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 30 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 60 employees in total. In the Easter and summer vacation periods we operate holiday courses.
More details about the School can be found on www.earlscliffe.co.uk
JOB DESCRIPTION - SCS Co-ordinator
Responsible, along with all other non-academic staff of the School, to the Head of Pastoral Care as their Line Manager and the Director of Studies for Wednesday SCS sessions.
The Sports, Culture and Service Coordinator is responsible for the organisation and administration of the areas of student life involving SCS.
- Providing all students with a balanced programme of age-appropriate sports, creative and service activities
- To publish and promote these activities, notably through the Term Card
- To promote activities at Forums; and at break times and meal times
- To oversee and staff all sports activities appropriately
- To oversee and arrange all Social sports fixtures (the school student body is divided into Socials, mixing boys and girls, nationalities, ages and courses)
- To arrange regular sports fixtures with other schools
- To undertake termly feedback from students on SCS activities in order to offer a programme suited to their needs
- Coordinating with the DoS/HoP/TF on the balance of activities and time offered to students.
- Ensuring that sports, creativity and service activities offered to students meet the ethos of the school and fulfil the requirements of the school's policies
- Assist in monitoring the work of all those involved in the programme
- Ensure Health and Safety, safeguarding, and all other relevant policies, including Risk Assessments, are adhered to and completed before undertaking any activity, trip, event or sport
- To deliver a coherent, planned, weekly sports session with clear aims, objectives and desired outcomes for both the ITY class (ie UK Year 11) and Year 12/13 as required (in addition to Wednesday SCS)
- Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all students' participation in SCS
- Providing the DoS /TF/HoP with accurate and up-to-day records of students' involvement in SCS activities
- Ensure students maintain their SCS Diaries
- Organising and supervising such visits, trips and expeditions as may be required to enable students to meet the school's requirements ; liaising with the School Manager with regard to logistics and purchasing of train tickets etc
- Promoting SCS activities within the school community and securing the involvement of colleagues in the running of some of these activities.
- Cost planning for events and trips; retaining trip and event lists of participants for invoicing; retaining receipts, and liaising with JF accordingly
- Communicating clearly with parents, students and staff on matters pertaining to the SCS programmes
- The SCS Coordinator must be flexible and aware of the needs of a boarding school
Qualifications and Skills:
- Educated to degree level
- Have a minimum of one year's of relevant experience in dealing with student-type activities ( university, conferences, events etc ...)
- Have excellent communication skills
- Have very good IT skills
- Have excellent interpersonal skills
- Is ready to work in what some may regard as anti-social hours
- Is ready to accompany students on visits and trips, some being overnight or overseas
- Preferably bilingual or knowledge of other languages
- We will provide a flat for you to live in 'under licence' during your period of employment
- You will not be liable for utility bills/council tax/tv licence
- You may take meals in the school dining room in working periods, ie term-time, half-terms when on duty etc but not throughout the summer if not employed on summer school work directly
- Your annual salary (paid in twelve monthly instalments if you wish, as opposed to ten) will be £16,000
- To be part of the team who take occasional weekend /overseas trips
Earlscliffe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, and a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level and compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the UK).
Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates' suitability to work with children.
Applications must be made using the School's Application Form which has been sent with the Job Description (can be requested from Julie Fish: )