Head of PE and Games - Senior School, Republic of Korea

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Dulwich College SeoulRepublic of Korea

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Dulwich College Seoul is a flourishing, high-performing school which offers a wonderful opportunity for excellent teachers to live in the heart of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. Dulwich College Seoul upholds the traditions and outstanding educational standards which have become the hallmark of the Dulwich name in the UK and Asia. The College has around 650 students from 40 different nationalities across six continents in year groups from Nursery to Year 13.

Sport is very important to us with everyone participating through our curriculum and activity programme. As a non-negotiable pledge, we offer a comprehensive programme of competitive and participatory sport for beginner to elite level students from Year 4 - 13 in football, swimming and basketball. We extend this to volleyball from Year 8. Other sports and activities feature in our curriculum and in school clubs e.g. athletics, hockey, rugby, netball, dance, cricket, badminton, fencing, table tennis and tennis. Under Year 4, students have opportunities to learn games and co-ordination through our curriculum and clubs in less competitive formats. Every student up to Year 9 swims each week.

The school has its own 25m pool, full court gymnasium, 1/2 field astro and various other outdoor sports facilities. The school is in south central Seoul near the Han River with access to nearby community sports facilities such as tennis, badminton, climbing, gym, racquetball, table tennis, running and cycling. Seoul has plentiful opportunities for spectating professional sport e.g. thriving baseball, basketball, volleyball, football and golf national and international competition.

Applicants should have experience of teaching Physical Education within the Key Stage 1 to Year 13 range and demonstrable expertise in coaching one of our four major team sports (Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Swimming). The successful candidate should expect to be involved in competitive sports most Saturdays during the school term and most days after school. International travel in Asia with teams will also be a feature of the job.

Outstanding administration and people management skills are required in the role of Director of Sport. While the teaching contact load during the day is reduced, there are complex responsibilities to lead, including: tracking student participation and fitness; overseeing national and international residential sports trips; overseeing the logistics of fixtures within local leagues (KISAC and KAIAC); managing a team of four additional full time PE and Games teachers, two full-time teaching assistants / administrators, the Saturday programme manager and various part-time expert coaches who contribute towards our programme of sport.

At least 6 years teaching experience is required in the U.K. or overseas. The school does not appoint on nationality but all applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, or a first degree plus a post-graduate qualification in education (e.g. PGCE).

The successful candidate will be working in a purpose built and recently improved environment with small class sizes and motivated students, having access to excellent resources. All teachers at Dulwich receive an attractive salary and a fully competitive overseas benefits package, including flight allowance, accommodation, living allowance, freight allowance, comprehensive health coverage and free tuition for up to two children at the school.

To apply for the position, go to www.indulwich.com and lodge your application on-line by 16th November 2018.

For further details about Dulwich College Seoul, please visit the school’s website at https://seoul.dulwich.org/ or explore the school’s Facebook page.

Interviews will take place by Skype and/or in London / Korea. Please note that an appointment may be made before the application deadline so early applications are warmly welcomed.

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.


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More about Dulwich College Seoul
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 6 Sinbanpo-ro 15-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06504, Korea, Republic of
Telephone: +82 2 3015 8500
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