We are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking individual to join our team as the Assistant Director of Sport / Head of Girls Games. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced coach or teacher and aspiring leader to play a key role in further developing the sports offer at Taunton Prep School commencing September 2023.

Working alongside the Director of Sport, you will be responsible for developing core and emerging sports, generating new ideas to shape our sporting programme. The successful candidate must have a good understanding of the mechanisms of promoting achievement in competitive sport and the pathways and processes of high performance helping to build upon the current success and lead on promoting the high standards that the school prides itself on. Timetable remission will be given to support the successful applicant in fulfilling the requirements of the role.

You will also be responsible for leading the department team of staff and overseeing the extensive PE and girls' games provision and assist the Director of sport and senior management team with the overall strategic direction, leadership and management of sport across the Prep and Pre-Prep Schools.


  • Ability to teach a range of sports to a high level
  • Proven record of subject success
  • Experience of coaching netball and hockey to a high level
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic, personal organisation and a passion for teaching
  • Ability to set challenging and ambitious targets
  • Ability to motivate, inspire and lead students, staff and parents
Salary & Benefits

The successful candidate will be paid a competitive salary on the Taunton School pay scale depending on qualifications and experience, plus an additional responsibility allowance. Staff at Taunton School are able to choose to be members of either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or a parallel Defined Contribution Scheme. Additional benefits include generous fee remission, free lunch, employee assistance programmes, and various wellbeing initiatives. Accommodation may also be available for the successful candidate.

Further Information

The Director of Sport, Shaun Winsor would be happy to answer any specific questions – he can be contacted at

How to Apply

For more information about working at Taunton School, and to view the detailed job description and person specification for this role, please visit

Equal Opportunities

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age. Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.

If you have a disability and require any assistance with the application process please contact


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Wednesday 12th April 2023 however, early applications are encouraged as they will be reviewed as received.

Longlist interviews (Teams) will take place w/c Monday 17th April 2023 with in person interviews for shortlisted candidates taking place w/c Monday 24th April 2023.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Due to numbers of applications received for our roles, we do not provide feedback at this stage.
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