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Sample Job Description-Second in charge/ Assistant head of PE

This is a sample from a real job/person description for school in England seeking an Assistant Head of PE also sometimes known as Second In charge ( 2IC) of the PE Department. It gives an excellent snapshot into the skills a school look for and by describing the department in detail provides valuable information to candidates who may wish to apply.

The Person

They will look for a candidate with the ability to do the following:

-To deputise for the Head of Department (HOD) in his/her absence both in the day-to-day operation of the department and any emergencies that might arise.  To assist other colleagues by setting appropriate work, should the circumstances demand.

-Assisting HOD in development and appropriate implementation of programmes of study and Schemes of Work.

-Assisting HOD in development, reorganisation and monitoring proper use of departmental resources.

-Assisting HOD in development and monitoring of departmental assessment and recording procedures and systems.

-Assisting HOD in development and monitoring of departmental environment.

-Assisting HOD in monitoring of the quality of learning and teaching within the department through established procedures (observations, monitoring of assessment and recording).

-Co-ordination and developmental work of  KS3  within P.E. as appropriate and as required.

-Assisting with the organisation of departmental trips and visits.

-Taking minutes of departmental meetings.

-Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by HOD and/or the Head.