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Director of Sports - Senior School

St Andrew's School, TuriKenya

St Andrew's Senior School is seeking to appoint a Director of Sport.

This role requires committed leadership from a member of staff who has a wide range of personal sporting experience in different tea and individual sports, as well as the skills of managing staff and students.  The successful candidate, will be responsible for driving the sports programme including fixtures and, along with other staff, training teams and taking matches. Sport is a very important part of the School life.

The School teams are generally very successful in inter-school sport.  Many of the schools played are in Nairobi, requiring travel to the city several times a term for matches and tournaments, which are mostly held at weekends.  The successful teacher will also be able to teach Class PE in Year 9, GCSE PE in Years 10 & 11 and A level PE in Years 12 and 13.  The ability to teach a second subject would be highly advantageous.

St Andrew's is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding program to which all staff contribute.

Working at St Andrew's, Turi, is an exciting and dynamic experience.  We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges.

There are some things that are essential to working with us.  The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School's aims and Christian ethos.  They will have to have a degree as well as a recognized teaching qualification, such as a PGCE, and of course, the relevant experience.

Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team; who are first-class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and students they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient.

Experience of working in a Senior School, or in boarding, would be desirable, but not essential.  Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a world-class education for our children.

St Andrew's, Turi is one of the most prominent international schools in Kenya and has an outstanding reputation throughout Africa.  Founded as a Preparatory School for the children of expatriates in 1931, it has grown to comprise both Preparatory and Senior Schools and to welcome children of over 25 nationalities, the majority of whom are African.  The Senior School is a full boarding school.

St Andrew's has a strong Christian foundation and ethos, which define and govern the nature and work of the School today.  While children from all faith backgrounds are welcome, the School's Christian character is clearly evident in its underlying educational philosophy and practice.

The Senior School was founded in 1988 and is a member of COBIS and a global member of Round Square.  It aims to provide a world class education with outstanding teaching and learning central to its vision of creating leaders that will change their country, continent and the world for good.  Students are prepared for GCSE/IGCSE and A level exams and move on to universities in the UK, America, Australia and many other parts of the world.  

St Andrew's is characterised by the highest professional standards, and offers a vibrant and industrious community, ensuring excellent professional development within the context of a full boarding school.

The School is situated on a beautiful 450-acre site on the western slopes of the Rift Valley some 200 km NW of Nairobi, near the Equator and at 2600m where the climate is temperate.  It is malaria free.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a brief covering letter to the Director of HR at the School (HRDirector@turimail.co.ke) by Thursday 4th March, 2021 at the latest.  The application form and further information about the School can be found on the School Website.  

St Andrew's School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew's School Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidelines and will be required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.


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