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Mayfield School

Whitehaven, Cumbria

Tel: 01946 852676

Required from September 1st 2009, or as soon after this date as possible

Partnership Development Manager (PDM)

Copeland School Sport Partnership

Part of the National PE & Sport Strategy for Young People with DCSF & DCMS

Local Government Pay Scale – Starting salary £34,307

Fixed term contract until at least August 2011

On behalf of the School Sport Partnership, the Governors at Mayfield School are seeking to appoint a committed physical education and sport enthusiast as the PDM for the Copeland School Sport Partnership.  Candidates should have substantial experience of working with young people within a school and community environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated professional.  The Copeland School Sport Partnership is a successful and innovative partnership.  The successful candidate will have a key role in supporting schools and community groups to work towards the five-hour sport offer for young people.

The PDM will be based at Mayfield School and will spend their time managing a partnership of 1 academy, 3 secondary schools and their associated feeder primary schools and FE Colleges.  The post holder will enhance links with key strategic partners including the LA, Copeland Borough Council, NGBs and Cumbria Schools Partnership.

Applications are sought from experienced managers with a real commitment to developing learning opportunities and participation opportunities for young people across the partnership.  The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of physical education and sport in schools and the wider community; will have excellent leadership and communication skills; will have proven experience of project or programme management; and will lead dynamically, giving the partnership strategic direction and a raised profile.

Mayfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we operate a vigorous Child Protection Policy. The successful candidate will be required to agree to medical and enhanced criminal record clearances being undertaken.  We are also required to verify candidates identity and qualifications.  

For an application form please contact:

Tracey Teasdale, PA to the Headteacher at Mayfield School




Closing date for applications: Thursday 25th June 2009

Short listing Friday 26th June 2009

Interviews: Friday 3rd July 2009