Assistant Director of Sport


The Opportunity

Set in 90 acres of Suffolk parkland, Old Buckenham Hall is one of the country’s oldest and most beautiful preparatory schools. Since 1862, it has provided children with a rigorous curriculum and unparalleled co-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by an outstanding system of pastoral care. A co-educational school for children aged 2 to 13, OBH serves a boarding and day community that go on attend some of the most aspirational senior schools in the UK, many having achieved scholarships. Regular destinations include Eton, Radley, Benenden, Oundle, Uppingham and Rugby, as well schools in East Anglia.

OBH is looking to appoint a talented and committed individual to the role of Assistant Director of Sport. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the delivery of Netball and Hockey and should have considerable experience in the field of girls’ sport. OBH’s Sports Department has enjoyed significant success in recent years and is entering into an exciting period of development. Recent successes include being crowned U13 Hockey County Champions, gold medals at IAPS Swimming, hosting the East Anglian Cross-Country Championships, and being named an LTA Tennis School of The Year.

A generous remuneration package, including free school meals, and use of all school facilities, and membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will be available for the successful candidate.

To apply, please send a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, application form and equal opportunities form (optional), to [email protected] by no later than midday Friday 8th March.


Old Buckenham Hall is committed to safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Equality Statement

Employees and prospective employees will not be unfairly discriminated against on grounds of disability, gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, belief, culture, nationality, national origin, age, sexual orientation and trade union membership or non-membership. This list is not exhaustive and there are other forms of discrimination that will not be tolerated.


Assistant Director of Sport – Job Description

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