Head of Girls Games

Salary: Dependent on experience

Hours: Full-time

Contractual Status: Permanent

Start Date: 1 September 2024


We are looking for an inspirational and energetic practitioner to coach our pupils in a wide variety of sport with a specialist area in Hockey. The ideal candidate will be able to coach Hockey and knowledge of other sport would be advantageous, ie; Netball, Cricket, Basketball, Athletics, Swimming). You would also be required to have coaching qualifications in Hockey (L2 or above), but those in other sports can be obtained during your employment.

At Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation, we are looking for drive, imagination and the ability to motivate pupils in order to bring out the best in them. The person appointed will work well in a team and show initiative when working with colleagues and pupils.

Person Specification:

  • Aptitude for dealing with young people in a close environment.
  • Empathy and understanding.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently whilst being an effective team player.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively with parents, pupils and other members of the team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Team player with a flexible and willing attitude.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to contribute to the wider co-curricular and pastoral programme of the School.
  • Ability to exemplify and maintain the highest standards of personal and professional conduct at all times.

Employee Benefits

  • Lunch meal (hot and cold options) provided free of charge each day.
  • To work on the historical 600+ year-old site in the city centre of Durham.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Exempt from the Durham congestion charge.
  • Work pension scheme, 3% opt in with employer 5% contribution.
  • Invite to various social events of the year.

If you have any further questions about the job, please call the main reception at the school and ask to speak to HR.

Please email all application forms to [email protected]

Closing Date: Thursday 13th June 2024.  

Interview Date: Week Commencing, Monday 17th June 2024.


The Foundation is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any job offer will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.