Female PE Teacher and Swim Instructor

The English SchoolSalmiya, Kuwait

This is a wonderful opportunity for a proven, outstanding specialist to join a highly successful, long-established and prestigious IAPS school in the Middle East with a first-class reputation for providing excellence in education and sport.

We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Girls' PE and Games / Swimming Instructor to join our highly successful and busy PE department. Main responsibilities include the teaching of games,  coaching of major team sports including netball, athletics, swimming, basketball and volleyball. The successful candidate must be experienced and driven to maintain the school’s prominent position as one of the region’s most successful sporting prep schools. In addition, she will contribute to the school’s strong pastoral system by undertaking form tutor duties for a small group of pupils in the upper Prep school. 

The successful candidate will:

  • be highly motivated
  • be an excellent role model
  • have a proven track record in delivering a quality,  balanced PE curriculum from the Early Years to KS3
  • be an excellent administrator
  • be able to develop excellence in our most able performers, promote ‘sport for all’ and raise the profile of healthy lifestyles within our school community
  • demonstrate great flexibility during ongoing COVID 19 safety measures
  • hold an in date ASA Level 2 Swimming teachers award or equivalent
  • ideally, hold qualifications within lifeguarding and pool side first aid

In recent years, the school has won both the BSME Under 13 and Under 11 small schools championships and our teams are always well-drilled, dedicated and competitive. For many of our pupils, PE and games are their favourite subject and the successful candidate will help nurture and develop a lifelong passion for sports and fitness. The ability to teach a further subject within the curriculum would be very advantageous. 

The school’s facilities include a superb 25m outdoor swimming pool, high quality indoor air-conditioned gymnasium, outdoor areas and artificial pitches on campus for football, tennis and netball. We also make good use of local facilities in Kuwait to support our programme. Additionally, as a part of our broad extracurricular activities programme, we employ outside coaches to provide opportunities in a range of sports for children of all levels after school. 

The School offers an excellent, tax free package which includes accommodation.

Candidates must have British qualifications. A Bachelor’s degree is essential along with a recognised UK teaching qualification. Prior experience in an international school setting is not essential. If you are considering working overseas for the first time, or even have a significant amount of international experience, then we would be keen to hear from you.

The Teacher Job Description is available here and  the Teacher of Girls' PE and Games Job Description can be found here

Interviews: Suitable candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible after an application is received. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to respond quickly in order to avoid disappointment.

The position is full time and the successful candidate will need to be available from Friday, 20th August Term begins for pupils on Tuesday 31st August.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children - successful applicants will be subject to relevant Child Protection and reference checks. 

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