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Director of Sports

Director of Sports

GEMS Cambridge International School - Kampala


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Apply by:
29 January 2018

Job overview

When you become a teacher in a GEMS school you join an international education company with a global network of International schools and over fifty years of education experience. GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Year 13 operator in the world, educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. Teachers at GEMS schools access our world famous global teacher network, helping to secure the recruitment and retention of our best staff while ensuring the strongest possible academic outcomes for our students. To find out more about GEMS Education visit:  

The School

Now in its 5th year of operation, GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, offers the National Curriculum for England through the University of Cambridge Primary and Secondary programmes, including the IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations as well as EdExcel BTEC vocational qualifications. It is a co-educational school for students from pre-Foundation Stage to Year 13.

The school, located in the very pleasant lakeside residential area of Luzira; a suburb of the bustling city of Kampala, boasts a spacious, state-of-the-art campus with well-equipped teaching facilities incorporating a roof top auditorium, Apple suite, Drama studio, science and computer labs, as well as extensive sports facilities, including a running track, full size football pitch, indoor sports hall, basketball court and an 8 lane heated swimming pool. The school also boasts two purpose built Boarding Houses.

The Post

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Sports, who is or who aspires to be, an outstanding practitioner in the classroom. We want a teacher who is willing and adept at personalising learning for every student; who believes passionately in the education of the whole child and therefore fully embraces the GEMS core values that characterise our school. You will be required to fully contribute to, and lead where appropriate, our extensive extra-curricular programme.

Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills required:

  • Education/Teaching degree OR degree and teaching qualification/license is essential
  • A proven track record in securing the highest possible educational outcomes for your students
  • Coaching qualifications in a range of sports.
  • The ability/experience to teach the IGCSE, A Level and BTEC curriculums
  • A wholehearted commitment to supporting the enrichment of school life beyond the classroom.

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including a competitive salary, comprehensive medical insurance and an annual flight allowance.

If you are enthusiastic about teaching and learning; would enjoy the challenge of working in East Africa and have the drive and passion to get the best out of each and every one of our students, then we would very much welcome your application.

Application Process

If you meet these criteria, please email your CV, letter of application and a recent photograph stating which post you are interested in on the subject line when applying to: by Monday 29th January. Interviews will be held in the first week of February.

About GEMS Cambridge International School - Kampala

 GEMS Cambridge International School is a private school in Kampala, Uganda. Kampala is Uganda’s capital and largest city, historically built upon seven hills. The school campus is located in the comfortable surrounds of Butabika, next to the Royal Palms Estate.The school runs operate a fleet of secure school buses in Kampala and Entebbe. This is a British curriculum school, teaching the National Curriculum to early years pupils, through Key Stage 1, 2, 3 & 4, up to iGCSE level, AS Level, A Level and BTEC level.

In 2015 the first the first fully kitted LEGO Education Innovation School was opened here, and the school is equipped with interactive whiteboards,laptops and ICT learning bays. Sporting facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool with shading for visitors during swimming festivals, a large floodlit football pitch both for school and community use, and a small golf ‘pitch and putt’ area. The Boarding Facility provides a provision for up to 150 students. 

GEMS education facilities operate over 250 schools in 13 countries, teaching six international curricula. Core values of these institutions are leading through innovation, pursuing excellence, growing by learning, and global citizenship. Over the last four years, GEMS students have been accepted into 980 universities in 48 countries.


Neville Sherman

Values and vision

Here its believed that academic excellence to an international standard is merely the beginning of the educational process. Every student is exposed to a wide variety of stimuli, to both discover and further nurture their talent and skills.

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