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Director of Sport

Posted Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | Closing date Friday, 8 February 2019

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of Sport to maintain the school’s prominent position and highly regarded reputation as one of the region’s most successful sporting prep schools.  This is a wonderful opportunity for an outstanding specialist to seize an opportunity at a highly successful and prominent IAPS school in the Middle East.

The successful candidate will:

  • be highly motivated
  • be an excellent role model
  • be an excellent people manager
  • have a proven track record in delivering a quality,  balanced PE curriculum from the Early Years to KS3
  • be an outstanding administrator
  • be able to develop excellence in our most able performers, promote ‘sport for all’ and healthy eating and lifestyles for all of our pupils

The ability to be able to coach school teams to a high level in a number of the following sports would be an advantage: athletics, basketball, football and volleyball. The Director of Sport will also have responsibility for managing the swimming teachers and a number of well-qualified and enthusiastic staff who coach various teams, as well as part-time PE teachers who also contribute significantly to the overall programme.

In recent years the school has won both the Under 13 and Under 11 small schools championships and our teams are always well-drilled and competitive. 

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.

Energy, experience, expertise and a willingness to go the extra mile are prerequisites for the role of Director of Sport at TES.  

Candidates must have British qualifications. They are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree and a recognised 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 Kuwait might just provide you with an opportunity that changes your life for the good and forever. There is something magical about working at TES and Kuwait has a unique attraction which makes it difficult to leave

The teaching salary range is between £33,000 - £50,000 tax free depending on experience, further information about life in Kuwait and details of the generous remuneration package are here. Additional allowances for Heads of Department are also offered.

The Job Description is available here which is in addition to the general teaching responsibilities as outlined 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 in available from Thursday, 22nd August. Term begins for pupils on Tuesday, 3rd September.

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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