Graduate Sports Coach - Lacrosse

Contract type: 2-Year Fixed Term Contract

Hours of work: Full time, Term Time

Salary: £14,500 per annum

Anticipated start date: 1st September 2024

Closing date: 1 June 2024 or earlier if we get suitable applications

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview 

For September 2024 Stowe School is looking to appoint a graduate sports coach with a specialism in lacrosse.  We are looking for enthusiastic team players with a love of sport who are equally committed to participation as well as performance, and have the ability to engage and motivate students. Stowe runs two terms of lacrosse across the Autumn and Spring Terms, and ability to coach a tennis in the summer term would be advantageous.

We welcome all degree subjects and the successful candidate would be expected to assist with the administration of the sports department there will be opportunities to assist with the teaching of PE and Sports Science as well as work with younger students who are part of the Stowe Group of Schools. The Stowe Group consists of Stowe School, Winchester House Prep School and Swanbourne House Prep School.

The department is committed to career progression and training. We can assist with getting additional coaching qualifications and attending specialist courses to enhance your coaching C.V. We can also provide time for post graduate study. Where appropriate additional classroom teaching can be offered and experience also gained in other areas of the school such as our marketing and commercial departments.

There are also links to good lacrosse clubs nearby with Oxford City LC & Hawks LC for the opportunity to play at a variety of standards nearby, with women’s & mixed matches taking place on Sunday mornings.

There is the possibility of accommodation with this role.

Please read the full Job Description here.

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

Date agreed: April 2024

Person Specification  

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:  





  • A good degree
  • Nationally recognised coaching qualifications
  • Life-saving swimming qualification

Specialist Skills & Experience 

  • Representative honours at County/Regional level in lacrosse
  • Personally committed to continued professional development


  • Representative honours at International level
  • Previous experience of coaching
  • Experience of Independent and/or State boarding environment
  • Good ICT skills
  • Driving licence
  • The ability to play and coach at least 3 sports to a high level
  • Basics of financial management (departmental budgets)

Personal Skills 


  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Good team player
  • Patience
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good professional manner and appearance
  • Excellent practitioner able to inspire pupils in the love of (your) sport
  • Ability to communicate effectively with pupils, staff and parents
  • Willingness to contribute fully to the life of a busy boarding school



To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to receiving your application.