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Swimming Coach

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The Hamilton International School
Doha, Qatar
Date Added: Aug 29, 2022

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ISP Swimming Coach Role Profile

Purpose of Role

The swimming coach's responsibilities include analyzing swim techniques and determining skill levels, developing individualized swimming programs, educating swimmers on various techniques and styles, and overseeing training. You should also recruit new talent and prepare swimmers for meets.

 ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

 Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.


Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.


Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


ISP Swimming Coach Key Responsibilities

Key qualities and skills:


  • To ensure that each child makes the maximum possible progress, feels safe and enjoys their time at school.
  • To be a role model for the children
  • To have a clear understanding of the needs of all students, including those with SEND and EAL and to use distinctive teaching approaches to extend and support all children.
  • To take an active role in the co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes.
  • To be dedicated to pastoral care.
  • To contribute to the effective and efficient running of the swim programme and PE Department
  • To follow all agreed school policies.
  • To contribute positively to the ethos of the school.
  • To attend meetings and school events, which may take place in the evenings or weekends as required.
  • To undertake peer observations.
  • To do any reasonable duties as requested by the school.




  • To be dedicated to professional development and take part in, and contribute to, CPD.
  • To be committed to self-reflection and improvement through the annual Performance Management system.
  • To go the extra mile to help students in your class with extra support or extension work.
  • To work with teachers and LAs to ensure that all students reach their potential.
  • To promote high standards of behaviour
  • To foster strong relationships with parents so we all work to help our students.
  • To liaise with colleagues and be a supportive and cooperative team player.


Teaching & Learning:


  • To support the planning and preparation of well-structured lessons to engage, inspire and extend each student in the class.
  • To ensure that your teaching space is a positive and exciting place by using positive behaviour management.
  • To be responsible and accountable for the progress of each student in your class.
  • To ensure that students reflect on their work and progress and set themselves targets to improve.
  • To be knowledgeable and interested in the areas you teach and to keep up to date with initiatives.
  • To regularly assess, record and monitor the progress of all students according to the school’s policy to provide accurate information to parents in a variety of forms, as and when necessary.
  • To teach an engaging curriculum to promote swimming from the early years upwards, including relevant plans.


Role Specific:


  • To assist the PE Subject Leader in developing the curriculum for swimming throughout the school in line with the Hamilton Standards and Objectives
  • To assist with the delivery of lesson other than swimming when required.
  • To help in setting up house sport and whole-school sports.
  • To coach colleagues in swimming if necessary.
  • To help to set up a programme for elite swimmers.
  • To help organise sporting fixtures, tournaments, and membership into local sporting competitions


Qualifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Swimming coach certification
  • First Aid at Work qualification essential
  • Experience of working in a sports/leisure environment desirable
  • Sports coaching qualification/s desirable
  • Experience of working in HR in a school
  • Excellent communication and people skills at all levels
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • A dynamic, positive approach to deliver the school’s vision
  • Self-motivation and ability to take initiatives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of & commitment to our best practice model
  • Good knowledge and information of school operations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff
  • Presentation skills with the ability to present information in a concise and professional manner
  • Organization skills: well organized and able to prioritize tasks and workload
  • Customer service
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to negotiate, persuade and motivate others
  • Willing attitude to be a part of the school team
  • Strong sense of professionalism
  • Safeguarding and welfare of children
  • A collaborative team-player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Behaviour management
  • Demonstrated competency to use computer applications related to the role, including word processing, power point and spreadsheet applications
  • Record keeping and report preparation
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, courtesy and patience
  • Customer focused
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate Professional Development


  • Empathetic listener
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Internationally minded
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Intercultural awareness, creative
  • Flexible and a can-do attitude


  • English is mandatory
  • Arabic is an advantage


Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work that is not specified in this job description.  Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.

The school will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. This job description is current at the date shown, but, in consultation with you, may be changed by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

As a member of the staff of THIS you will need to comply with the below:

  • Compliance with the school's Vision, Mission and Policies
  • Positive Professional Relationship with all staff members are maintained.
  • Contact with students is on a strictly professional basis with the physical and emotional safety of students being of paramount importance.
  • The hours of work as arranged with the principal are strictly followed.
  • This position entails working with information, much of which is held in confidence. Under no circumstances is this confidentiality to be compromised.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

The Hamilton International School is part of The International Schools Partnership (ISP).

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our pupils, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and commercial operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA & Canada, Europe, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Mexico and Peru educate children and pupils from 2-18 years of age. We have now expanded to 48 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with around 45,000 pupils and 7,000 staff located across the globe.

We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that are able to forge successful careers and lives in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools as the leading school of choice in their local area. We are a truly international group working in different cultures and speaking different languages. We work across countries and cultures, too, by working with each other and with other schools and communities. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world who are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more pupils and staff to the group.

All our schools:

  • Help children and pupils learn to levels that amaze them.
  • Inspire children and pupils to be successful now and equip them to be successful later.
  • Are truly international, working in partnerships within and across regions, cultures and languages.
  • Aim to be the schools of choice for children, pupils and their families, wherever we are.

The Hamilton International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates and post holders are subject to appropriate International Criminal and Child Protection Background Checks or equivalent, covering the previous 10 years of employment history. The Hamilton International School recruit teachers in several ways including direct application to the school and through international teacher recruitment agencies and organizations.


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