SABIS International School Head of Department – Sports – Jobs in Kenya

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Job Purpose:

The Head of Department – Sports is responsible for ensuring that the sports in the school are running efficiently and operating to the maximum quality standard.

Key Responsibilities:

Arrange all aspects of teaching and coaching of P.E. and other sports.

Ensure that the quality of learning taking place in the sports facilities (field, track, pitch, etc.) is of the highest standard.

Arrange all fixtures with other schools to allow students to participate and develop their talents as well as promote the school.

Ensure that all fixtures, sports events, etc. are entered into the school calendar in advance and that all parties know the role they will play.

Communicate with the Facilities Manager, the Transport Coordinator, and the Student Management Coordinator to ensure that the facilities are prepared in advance, transport is arranged, and supervision is done, where needed.

Oversee the selection of teams and ensure that the process is fair and transparent.

Ensure that, before any competitions, students are well versed in the values of sportsmanship, appropriately dressed, and well behaved.

Teach in accordance with the educational need, assess, record, and report on progress of the students.

Liaise with the School Director when required for appointment of teachers and coaches, and ensure that the staff in the department are well trained, re-trained, and well inducted into the system.

Ensure that the staff in the department are up to date on all child protection policies.

Be responsible for all sports equipment and storage, and plan for ordering of all resources in consultation with the School Director and Procurement Manager.

Organize special sports awards to acknowledge student accomplishments.

Build a passion for sports by organizing inter-house competitions and encouraging participation of students, staff, and parents.

Ideal Requirements:

Master’s degree in Sports Management

Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education / Sports Management / Exercise Science or equivalent.

English proficient

MS Office as needed

Communication skills

Ability to work within and lead a team

Networking skills

Problem-solving skills

Experience working in an international school

Employment Requirements:

Must meet all employment requirements including, but not limited to, country and local education and certification requirements, reference checks, and criminal background checks.

Additional details about this position will only be provided to short-listed candidates.

SABIS® is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to a policy of non – discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.
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