Head of Swimming

Repton School - DubaiDubai, UAE

Repton Dubai is seeking an experienced and motivated Head of Swimming - Whole School to start August 2021.

The successful applicant must hold a minimum of ASA Level 2 or equivalent and be NPLQ or Rescue Test qualified. Due to cultural sensitivities related to this role, only female candidates can be considered.

Repton has two fantastic swimming pools, one six lane, 25metre indoor swimming pool and an eight lane, 25metre outdoor pool with a learn to swim pool in the same facility. With 1600 students ranging from 3 to 18 years old we are keen to recruit a Head of Swimming to guide and support our development and competitive school swim squads.

Welcoming families from all nationalities and children of all ages, the school offers the very best in British education, epitomised by the school’s philosophy of ‘the best for every child’. Repton has state-of-the-art facilities and amenities and is situated on a spectacular campus of 1.3million sq. ft, making it the largest school in the region. There are currently around 1700 pupils attending the school.

Our pupils benefit from an international education based on the British independent and national curricula. Our clear aim and purpose is to provide the best teaching and learning environment in which all pupils will achieve their very best academically, physically and socially. By working closely with all its parents, the school aims to develop young people who will have all the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing, highly competitive, global society.

As part of the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE, and working within the Evolvence Group, we share expertise across our group of schools and nurseries in UAE and offer significant opportunities for career progression for those who seek advancement, along with opportunities for professional development through our partnerships with Apple and through our Middle Leaders and Senior Leaders Programs.

About Repton School Dubai

Repton Dubai is a prominent international school in the heart of Dubai and one of the few schools in Dubai to boast an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Board since 2014.

One of the few genuinely international schools in the Gulf Region, Repton Dubai combines the reputation and academic rigour of the UK curriculum, from infants and junior school through to IGCSE level in Year 11, and then embraces the challenges and opportunities of the International Diploma or IB in the Sixth Form.

Set in the largest, most spectacular school campus in the Middle-East, and almost uniquely in Dubai offering a dynamic boarding experience in addition to day school, Repton pupils from ages 3-18 benefit from facilities, resources and a classroom and sporting experience that is the envy of their peers.

Our mission is to promote excellence in every area of a child's and student's life at school, within and outside the classroom.

An opportunity as a Residential Boarding Tutor may be available for a suitable candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide swimming coaching to development and competitive school squads.
  • Develop the quality and profile of swimming in the school.
  • Develop the quality of planning and delivery of curriculum swimming in Junior and Senior School
  • Support the running of galas, mainly at home and on occasion away.
  • Create a suitable assessment format in order to assist all pupils to develop.
  • Undertake any other reasonable additional requests made by the Director of Sport.

Personal Qualities:

  • A keen, passionate and enthusiastic manner with strong communication skills
  • It is important to be well organised and to be able to stay calm under pressure
  • The ability to communicate in a professional and friendly manner with staff, pupils and parents
  • Be able to work as part of a team

Skills and Experience:

  • A valid swimming teaching qualification to ASA Level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Current NPLQ or Rescue Test qualification
  • Have experience teaching in a swimming club environment
  • Worked with participation and performance level swimmers
  • Excellent IT, administrative and organisational skills
  • Be capable of writing a swimming syllabus


  • Experience or understanding of the cultural sensitivities of coaching girls and young women during swimming lessons
  • Experience in an educational environment
  • Be adept at swim stroke analysis through IT use
  • Experience of open water swimming
  • An open water swimming qualification
  • First Aid qualification
  • Have the ability to coach another sport to a high ability

The Repton Family of Schools is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to detailed and enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks for all countries lived in, qualification checks, employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment, and satisfactory reference checks for all employment in the last 5 years.

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