Current Vacancies at St Mary's


St Mary's is a school with talented staff, supportive parents, a bright future and more importantly, amazing children who make us feel proud. 

It is a 'Good' school situated in the heart of Tetbury, an attractive Cotswold market town.

We currently have a vacancy for a Play Leader & Sports Co-ordinator. 


Play Leader & Sports Co-ordinator (Fixed-term till 31st August 2020)

We are seeking a Play Leader & Sports Co-ordinator to join our team and work with us on our mission to provide the best possible play experiences. Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) is relatively new to our school and we are looking for a dynamic person who will play a key part in the implementation and long-term success of OPAL Play. For further information on OPAL please view

St Mary's is a large primary with a huge field which is used all year round for den building, digging and exploring and an all weather running path. As a school community we have a collective commitment to developing healthy and active children and we put children at the heart of all we do.

The ideal person will be passionate about providing quality play experiences to children, be adaptable to this new role and be able to promote OPAL to all stakeholders. Could you be our ‘Play’ ambassador? 

This role will also include co-ordinating our sports events taking responsibility for organising (not leading) additional sporting experiences across the school such as cricket coaching and multi-skills events.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • will ensure a diverse range of playable resources are provided for, and are accessible to, all children at break and lunchtimes
  • will work with children and use their views to create and develop OPAL Play 
  • will create opportunities for play to support the social and behavioural development of pupils
  • provide support and training for other school staff or pupils as required
  • will liaise with other local schools and the regional School Sports Co-ordinator.
  • is organised
  • is a strong communicator
  • enjoys working as part of a team

This role will be for 17 ½ hours per week, 10:30am to 2pm Monday to Friday, term time only. Additional hours will be claimable as required. The contract will be fixed term up to the 31st August 2020 however there will be the potential for it to be extended.

Initial Visits to the School

We welcome visits to the school prior to application. Please contact us by phone on 01666 502275 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a visit or if you have any questions.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role please take a look at the Job Description, Person Specification and complete the GCC Application Form.

Please return this completed application form to us via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post/hand deliver to the School Office. The application form should be accompanied by a covering letter addressed to Mrs Woolley (Headteacher).  Applications should be received by the school no later than 12 o'clock midday on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 30th September.


Contact Details

St Mary's CE VA Primary School

St Mary's Road




Telephone 01666 502 275

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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