Queen's College, Taunton

Queen’s College, Taunton is one of the leading independent boarding schools based in the South West of the country, educating more than 550 boys and girls (day and boarding)and is part of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust.


Full Time

Required from September 2023

Competitive salary and benefits


Queen’s College, Taunton – one of the leading independent schools in the South West – has a strong reputation for sport.

Over a number of years, Queen's College students have enjoyed regional and national success over a range of sports and disciplines. Students represent the school with pride and passion and our facilities and extensive grounds allow a wide variety of sports to be played.

All pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form participate in the School’s sports programme throughout the week. Team sports and regular fixtures are introduced in Year 3 with regular Saturday fixtures for Years 7 - 13. 


Our sports staff are dedicated and hard working and we are very proud of our sporting tradition. ‘Sport for Life’ is essential and through an athlete-centred programme we seek to give every pupil a positive experience of physical activity with the  understanding of the importance it plays in a balanced and healthy lifestyle, regardless of age or ability. 


We are now seeking to appoint a Director of Sport to lead our Games and PE offering and manage the talented and enthusiastic team of staff.

The successful applicant will be a knowledgeable, inspirational and innovative coach and an experienced teacher of PE up to A Level standard.  Energy, enthusiasm and passion are a given along with the willingness to lead from the front.

Queen’s is a vibrant and thriving school where the interests of the student are always put first.

At a time when the sporting landscape is changing, this is a great opportunity for a talented candidate with vision to make a real difference and build a department that looks towards the future.  If you would like to lead a winning team, then do get in touch.


A full job description and application form can be found at http://www.queenscollege.org.uk/Job-vacancies

All applicants must complete the Queen’s College application form and completed forms should be emailed to vacancies@queenscollege.org.uk.

We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

For further details about the role please contact Emily Turner, HR Manager ext@queenscollege.org.uk

Deadline for applications is Monday 6 February at 9.00am. 

Initial  interviews will be in the week commencing 20 February. Should a follow up interview be  required then this will be in the week commencing 27 February. 

These arrangements may be subject to amendment according to the prevailing circumstances at the time.

Queen’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and with the DBS.  We embrace diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.