Director of Sport (including Co-curricular Administration)


The RoleAn exemplary leader of sport is sought for this senior position to lead and manage all aspects of the secondary sports programme for over 1800 students from Years 7 to 12 and oversee the administration of the school’s co-­curricular programme.The Director of Sport (including Co-curricular Administration) is responsible for the effective organisation, development, and management of practices and processes of all secondary sporting experiences. Reporting directly to the Principal and the Vice Principal and liaising with Heads of Sections, you will lead a team to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the school’s sports programme and also provide sound administration of the co-curricular programme across the Middle Schools and Senior School.Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS) is a member of the AGSV and over 1800 students (boys and girls) compete in weekday and weekend sporting competitions.The successful candidate will be passionate about sport and able to build student engagement with the sports programme.  He or she will have excellent organisational, administrative and planning skills and the ability to liaise effectively with students, staff, internal and external coaches and parents. He or she will also be expected to support the school’s aims, policies and procedures and the philosophy of a school associated with the Uniting Church.The Director of Sport will demonstrate:Exemplary leadership skillsRelevant qualifications and experience leading a school sports programmeA knowledge of and commitment to contemporary sports and student wellbeingThe ability to innovate, develop and implement sports programmes that meet students’ needsExemplary interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build trusting and effective relationships with students, staff, parents and volunteersExcellent planning and organizational skillsExcellent administration and coordination skillsA commitment to child safety, demonstrating an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children with diverse needs and backgroundsA positive and proactive approach, with the ability to engage students and staffA commitment to professional learning and continuous improvementSupport for the values and policies of the schoolVIT registration and national criminal record checkCurrent first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis accreditationApplicants must also be fully COVID-19 vaccinated in line with government requirements.The SchoolPenleigh and Essendon Grammar School has over 3000 students from K-12 at campuses in Moonee Ponds, Essendon and Keilor East. We have outstanding staff, facilities and programmes to enhance student wellbeing and learning and develop courageous, creative, curious, ethical, persistent, reflective and strategic thinkers. PEGS promotes the safety, wellbeing and participation of all students, including supporting children from culturally diverse backgrounds and those with individual needs.The school's co-curricular opportunities allow students to expand their horizons, develop leadership, make connections and discover lifelong passions.The school’s sport programme is designed to improve health and fitness and emotional wellbeing. The school offers a broad range of sports, including: athletics, cricket, golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming, triathlon, softball, touch football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, futsal, hockey, soccer, cross-country, netball, football, fencing and aerobics.To ApplyPlease provide a letter of application, resume and the names of at least two referees to Mrs Simone Fisher, Director of Human Resources via the link below.Please see the position description for further details.Applications are due by 1 July 2022.PEGS is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity principles and understands the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.PEGS is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees will be required to comply with the School's Code of Conduct and applicants will be required to undergo background checks in accordance with this policy. Position Description 115000 AUD Australia - VIC Melbourne - All locations Western Suburbs Keilor East 3033
Job Opportunity | Director of Sport (including Co-curricular Administration) | PEGS

Director of Sport (including Co-curricular Administration)

  • Full time ongoing senior leadership opportunity commencing January 2023
  • Lead a high quality sports programme with excellent facilities
  • Join a vibrant and thriving community

The Role

An exemplary leader of sport is sought for this senior position to lead and manage all aspects of the secondary sports programme for over 1800 students from Years 7 to 12 and oversee the administration of the school’s co-­curricular programme.

The Director of Sport (including Co-curricular Administration) is responsible for the effective organisation, development, and management of practices and processes of all secondary sporting experiences. Reporting directly to the Principal and the Vice Principal and liaising with Heads of Sections, you will lead a team to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the school’s sports programme and also provide sound administration of the co-curricular programme across the Middle Schools and Senior School.

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS) is a member of the AGSV and over 1800 students (boys and girls) compete in weekday and weekend sporting competitions.

The successful candidate will be passionate about sport and able to build student engagement with the sports programme.  He or she will have excellent organisational, administrative and planning skills and the ability to liaise effectively with students, staff, internal and external coaches and parents. He or she will also be expected to support the school’s aims, policies and procedures and the philosophy of a school associated with the Uniting Church.

The Director of Sport will demonstrate:

  • Exemplary leadership skills
  • Relevant qualifications and experience leading a school sports programme
  • A knowledge of and commitment to contemporary sports and student wellbeing
  • The ability to innovate, develop and implement sports programmes that meet students’ needs
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build trusting and effective relationships with students, staff, parents and volunteers
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent administration and coordination skills
  • A commitment to child safety, demonstrating an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children with diverse needs and backgrounds
  • A positive and proactive approach, with the ability to engage students and staff
  • A commitment to professional learning and continuous improvement
  • Support for the values and policies of the school
  • VIT registration and national criminal record check
  • Current first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis accreditation

Applicants must also be fully COVID-19 vaccinated in line with government requirements.

The School

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School has over 3000 students from K-12 at campuses in Moonee Ponds, Essendon and Keilor East. We have outstanding staff, facilities and programmes to enhance student wellbeing and learning and develop courageous, creative, curious, ethical, persistent, reflective and strategic thinkers. PEGS promotes the safety, wellbeing and participation of all students, including supporting children from culturally diverse backgrounds and those with individual needs.

The school's co-curricular opportunities allow students to expand their horizons, develop leadership, make connections and discover lifelong passions.

The school’s sport programme is designed to improve health and fitness and emotional wellbeing. The school offers a broad range of sports, including: athletics, cricket, golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming, triathlon, softball, touch football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, futsal, hockey, soccer, cross-country, netball, football, fencing and aerobics.

To Apply

Please provide a letter of application, resume and the names of at least two referees to Mrs Simone Fisher, Director of Human Resources via the link below.

Please see the position description for further details.

Applications are due by 1 July 2022.

PEGS is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity principles and understands the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

PEGS is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees will be required to comply with the School's Code of Conduct and applicants will be required to undergo background checks in accordance with this policy. 

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