Job Description

Royal Russell School seeks a Director of Sport, Health and Fitness. The School seeks to appoint an outstanding individual to lead the next stage of development of Sport, Health, and Fitness at Royal Russell. The successful candidate will have experience of leadership in sport, achieved within independent schools, alongside the drive, charisma, and gravitas to command respect amongst pupils, parents, and staff.  They will have the capacity to think strategically, communicate widely and inspire colleagues.

The Director of Sport, Health and Fitness will have the capacity to critically analyse current provision, anticipate future developments, and win the engagement of a large and dedicated staff team. Through a combination of personal credibility, example, and compelling leadership, they will create, communicate, and implement a forward-thinking programme which will provide for all pupils, whether their aspiration is high performance or a healthy, active lifestyle. A visible role model, the successful candidate will be a compelling ambassador for Royal Russell sport and its values, building relationships with the wider world of sport and inspiring confidence throughout, and beyond, the School. Empathy, understanding, determination and firmness will all be essential qualities.

Next Steps

Royal Russell School is working with ICE Education on this important appointment. Potential applicants who wish to have an informal conversation about the role are welcome to contact Dan Scargill, to arrange this.

Applications should be made on the School’s forms, which can be found HERE and returned to Dan Scargill (

The closing date for applications is Monday 11 March at 9.00am. Preliminary interviews will take place at the School on Friday 15 March, with a final round the following week.

The School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the process and encourages early applications. Right to Work in the UK is essential.

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