Teacher of Lacrosse

From September 2018

This is an opportunity for an outstanding, motivated and enthusiastic Lacrosse Teacher to join our successful and thriving sports department.  We are looking for a Lacrosse specialist and, as current Lacrosse National Champions competing at the top level of performance, sport is very important to us but we also pride ourselves on our great depth in team sport representation. With eighteen lacrosse teams and thirty netball teams, we have one of the largest competitive girls’ sport structures in the Country and we pride ourselves on our pupils’ passion and commitment for their sport.

Benenden offers a huge variety of sport and exercise activities, with PE being compulsory throughout the school. Tennis also features as a main sport, with Hockey developing since the opening of our international standard all-weather pitch in September 2016.  The successful candidate will teach years 7-13 across our diverse and varied curriculum.  The ability to teach GCSE/A-Level PE would be a distinct advantage.

Benenden offers its own pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits. All staff joining the school are eligible to apply for on-site accommodation.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 541 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 180 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

For further information, or to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA (recruitment@benenden.kent.sch.uk) by 9:00am on 9 August.

Application Pack

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.