Director of Sport, Malaysia

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The Alice Smith Schools AssociationMalaysia

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive with excellent benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term

One of the most prestigious and successful British curriculum schools in South East Asia is seeking to recruit a high calibre Director of Sport for August 2020.

Whole School Leadership Position

Director of Sport

The Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS) is fully accredited as a British School Overseas and has recently received an exceptional Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Accreditation and Compliance Report. Our school has an established reputation for excellence, and as a not-for-profit educational foundation, all resources are focused on the development and well-being of students. Located on two sites in Kuala Lumpur with excellent facilities, it has a total student population of approximately 1,600 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

The KLASS Director of Sport is an effective leader, teacher and manager who challenges and supports all staff and students to do their best through:

  • Inspiring trust and confidence
  • Building team commitment with colleagues and students
  • Engaging and motivating students
  • Positive action to improve the quality of students’ learning
  • Effective communication both within and outside of school
  • Delegation and empowerment


We have recently significantly expanded our sports facilities and have world-class facilities for our students and the wider community. At the Secondary Campus, they include an IAAF certified track, an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a small water-based astroturf, two rugby/football fields, two large sports halls, a multi-purpose indoor space, a climbing/bouldering wall, a dance studio and a number of smaller gym spaces allowing for CrossFit, spinning and weight training sessions. Our Primary Campus facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose gyms and an astroturf field. 

The Director of Sport will lead the strategic development of school sport across both campuses in relation to our philosophy for sport and our goals for the future. This will include making recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the Council of Governors (COG) for the further development and improvement of sport and the  implementation of these agreed recommendations for improvement.

The successful candidate is responsible for the school’s PE and Sports programme, ensuring the design, implementation and delivery of an effective and comprehensive programme of sports teaching, coaching and performance development. This includes leading and further developing our Saturday Morning Sports Programme. 

Applicants are expected to be responsive and adaptable with excellent interpersonal skills. They will be an effective leader and manager, able to build team commitment and take positive action to improve the quality of sport provision in the school.

For the position, please see the job description and person specification for further details. Please click to open the documents below which will provide further information.

Please address all of these aspects in your supporting statement which should be considered a letter of application. In addition, please ensure that your online application and supporting statement clearly show how you meet the job description and person specification for this role at Alice Smith. Please also upload a photo in PDF form in the supporting evidence section at the end of the application form.

The KLASS benefits package includes a highly competitive salary, a generous contribution towards housing, excellent medical insurance, contract renewal incentives, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for dependent children.

To apply, please click on the “Quick Apply” button below.

In case of query contact Ms Millie Boey: tsrecruitment@alice-smith.edu.my 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30 October 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an initial interview on Sonru. Sonru is an automated video interviewing process that we use due to our location and challenges with time difference. It also enables you to complete this initial interview with us at your convenience. Following this, candidates will be invited to a final interview in Kuala Lumpur between 18 - 19 November 2019 or London 22 - 29 November 2019.



More about The Alice Smith Schools Association
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Type: International Schools & Colleges
Address: No. 2 Jalan Bellamy, Kuala Lumpur, 50460, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 3 2148 3674
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About The Alice Smith School 

Org type : International

Phase : K-18 (Primary and Secondary)

Funding status : Not-for-profit (funded by parents)

Gender : Mixed

Age range : 3-18 years old 

Denomination : Non-denominational

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