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Director of Fitness

Thomas Telford School
Telford, Shropshire
Salary negotiable dependant upon experience
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Thomas Telford School, Shropshire


Director of Fitness

Required September 2024

Salary negotiable depending upon experience


As part of the growth of the School, we are seeking to appoint a Director of Fitness to join our highly effective team. Thomas Telford School has always been at the forefront of educational developments nationally, by pioneering radical ways of organising and delivering education since its opening in 1991.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Physical Education Department, the post would suit a person with a Sports Science Degree complemented with appropriate Fitness Instructor Qualifications and experience of working in a fitness setting. The sports facilities at the School are exceptional and include a fully equipped fitness and conditioning suite. The suite can comfortably accommodate 60 to 70 users. The successful candidate will have full responsibility for the facility and will teach groups of students throughout the 11-18 age range who are timetabled for fitness courses throughout the School year. There is also extensive use of the facility after the normal school day where students can choose to attend. Mywellness software is used in the facility, and there is opportunity to work with elite sports performers who in some cases compete at international level. The School places a strong emphasis on sport and has an enviable record of sporting success. For example, the School has reached over 60 National Football Finals since 2002 and currently has over 12 students who represent their country of birth.


The successful candidate will be accountable to the Director of Physical Education and will work alongside PE staff to utilise the fitness suite to help prepare students for high level competition, and enthuse all students in leading healthy and active lifestyles. You will be expected to deliver lessons to students across the key stages, ensuring effective induction for all involved. Alongside members of the Physical Education Department, you will play a key role in the strategic planning of appropriate fitness programmes for all staff and students in the School.


Staff at Thomas Telford School are afforded highly desirable working conditions such as:

    Opportunities to work collaboratively with our family of schools An environment where students are always positive, have a love of learning and behaviour is exemplary based on an understanding of mutual respect between staff and students Opportunities to work with our Teaching School delivering best practice workshops with our Trainee Teachers. Thomas Telford School trains over 50 graduate teachers per year 10 Professional Development days Generous performance related pay achieved by almost every employee of the School annually Extensive opportunities to become involved in Sport, Performing Arts and other recreational activities available to students

Application forms and further details about the post can be downloaded from under ’Latest Vacancies’ on the School website. Please send your application form to The Associate Headmaster, Mr Ian Rawlings, Thomas Telford School, Old Park Telford TF3 4NW or by email to


Closing Date: Apply Immediately


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check, two employment references and relevant right to work in the UK checks.

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