St Joseph’s College, Ipswich



Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

5 June 2023

Job Description

Fixed Term, One academic year

St Joseph’s College is a vibrant independent day and boarding school in Ipswich providing a broad and seamless education for over 600 boys and girls aged 2 – 19. We provide a wide range of stimulating and challenging opportunities that our pupils embrace in both the academic and extra-curricular life of the College.

The resultant all-round education develops our pupils into well-rounded individuals who challenge themselves to ‘be our best’ in every aspect of life at the school, and beyond. Our innovative teaching and subsequent success starts in the Prep School and runs all the way through the Senior School and Sixth Form.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly successful, committed and well-established Sport Faculty. The department has a long-standing history of success at local, regional and national levels across a range of sports. We are privileged to boast amazing facilities on-site, including sports hall, award-winning outdoor pitches, state-of-the-art all-weather surface and purpose-built strength and conditioning gym, which is accessible to all students. ​

​We have strong links with local clubs and community providers as well as high level sporting organisations. St Joseph’s is the official college partner of EalingTrailfinders Rugby. In addition, we work closely with Northampton Saints and other Premiership rugby clubs. The College also works in partnership with Ipswich Town Football Club. ​

​We are seeking to appoint a strong post graduate assistant teacher of sports to join our amazing faculty. They must have a sporting background in Netball/ Rugby/ Football/Cricket/ Athletic Development. ​

​The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, well organised and demonstrate a genuine commitment to driving sports participation, coaching and physical education at all levels (students 2-19).​

​Support and professional development are a priority at St Joseph’s College. We invest in our staff by providing regular coaching, career planning and training sessions. We have an “open door” lesson policy which ensures you receive extensive support and we promote peer-to-peer sharing of practice, all designed to help you be the best teacher you can be.​

​We welcome applications from those with varying backgrounds in sport, education and industry.​

​For an informal conversation, please contact Mr O’Riordan, Director of Sport on ​

To Apply

Further details and an application form may be found at or by contacting the HR Officer by email or telephone (01473) 690281. The closing date for applications is Midday on Monday 5 June 2023. The College reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged. St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please be advised that applications cannot be accepted unless they are on the College’s Application Form. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked. DBS charge payable by applicant.