Specialist PE Teacher - School Sports Partnership

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Part time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/10/2023 08:59
£28,000 - £43,685 Teachers MPS1 - UPS3
Hours per week:
0.6 FTE
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The post will be based at Maiden Castle, Durham University, however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council building. This role will involve regular travel to schools in the Durham City, Chester-le-Street and Derwentside localities. Hybrid working options available.
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Closing date:
11 Oct
Further Information
Specialist PE Teacher (Schools Sports Partnership) - part time (0.6 FTE), temporary until 31/08/2025

The School Sport Partnership covers 7 Secondary Schools, 50 Primary Schools, 2 Junior Schools, 2 Infant Schools and 2 Special Schools in the Durham City, Chester-le-Street and Derwentside areas. The successful candidate will join a friendly, hard-working SSP team whose aims are to help improve the quality of Curriculum Physical Education, broaden participation/competitive opportunities, and develop active, healthy lifestyles.

We work closely with our Schools and a range of partners including Durham County Council, County Durham Sport, YST and other sporting agencies. We have access to excellent facilities within schools, Maiden Castle, local sports clubs and public facilities in the area. There is a supportive community network of clubs and other organisations keen to work together to develop sport and physical activity for young people in Durham and Chester-le-Street.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented specialist Physical Education teacher or a Primary teacher with a Physical Education background. A suitable candidate will have recent teaching experience and expertise in developing and implementing a successful PE programme, with experience of working alongside Primary School Teachers.

The delivery of gymnastics and supporting Primary Schools to improve their delivery of this will be a central feature of this role. Therefore a good knowledge base in gymnastics and experience of delivering this across the Primary age range is essential.

A successful track record in delivering high quality PE in a range of educational environments along with a commitment to extra-curricular activities and experience of working with other agencies is essential. The successful candidate must be innovative, hardworking, enthusiastic, be able to work within a team and have the motivation/drive to succeed in this challenging role.

For further information and application forms, or an informal discussion about the post please call the SSP Manager (Andrew Scothern) on 07825573294 or e-mail to Andrew.Scothern2@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal.

Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.

Interviews are scheduled to be held week commencing 23 October 2023.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.

If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 264743 / 264613 / 265289 / 267241

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

BENEFITS AND REWARDS The following text should be included on all adverts
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual Terms and Conditions).

If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits

Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.

We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.
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This job is closed for applications.