Lead Basketball and Volleyball Coach / PE Teacher

Far East, South Korea

Dulwich College - Seoul

Dulwich College - Seoul

Dulwich College Seoul is a flourishing, high-performing school offering teachers a fantastic opportunity to work in a purpose built and well-resourced school in the heart of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. In partnership with Dulwich College London and its sister schools in China, Singapore and Myanmar, Dulwich College Seoul upholds the traditions and outstanding educational standards which have become the hallmark of the Dulwich name in the U.K. and Asia.

The College is currently at its license capacity of 700 students operating three-form entry from Foundation Stage to Year 9 and two-form entry in Years 10-13. We offer an IGCSE programme in Years 10/11 and the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12/13 though the College welcomes applications from great teachers, no matter their curriculum experience.


Teaching Role - Lead Basketball and Volleyball Coach / PE Teacher

School Section -  Whole College

Hours - Full-time

Contract - Three year, from August 1st 2020

Responsible to - Head of PE and Head of Senior School

Responsible for - All students as allocated, both academically and pastorally

Sport is very important to us with every student 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. 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 as part of the curriculum.

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 a full size football astro for 11-a-side senior school matches, tennis, badminton, climbing, gym, squash, running and cycling. Seoul has plentiful opportunities for spectating professional sport e.g. thriving baseball, basketball, volleyball, football and golf national and international competition. The school runs a progressive outdoor activities programme from Year 1 to Year 12, featuring adventurous journeys and service in the Senior School, all included within school fees.

Applicants should be eligible for a work visa by either possessing a degree and at least two years international school teaching experience, or a degree and qualified teaching status. The successful candidate will lead Basketball and Volleyball coaching at our school, and should expect to be involved in competitive sports for half the Saturdays during the school year and a good number of days of training after school. International travel in Asia with teams will also be a feature of the job.


Dulwich College International is One Family of Schools focused on ensuring every student achieves his or her very best in school and life beyond, which is why all our students Graduate Worldwise. To guarantee this experience for all our students, we look to recruit and enhance the very best practitioners in education so that, with us, they continue to develop as Worldwise Teachers.

A Worldwise Teacher believes in:

  • Responsive teaching that creates personalised learning and student mastery.
  • The strength of diversity and the power of empathy.
  • Positive and constructive communication to foster purposeful relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Nurturing professional collaboration to develop both individual practice and learning across the school community.
  • Embracing the opportunities provided by working in an international context and being open-minded to different people’s perspectives.
  • Schools being dynamic environments that require cognitive flexibility.
  • Modelling lifelong learning through regular engagement with professional learning activities that inform and develop best practice.
  • Seeking honest, open, professional dialogue to support reflective practice.
  • Embracing and promoting the ethos, policies and practices in the school.
  • Modelling a positive commitment to the wider life of the school by fully engaging in its service learning and CCA programmes.

A Worldwise Teacher has the skills to:

  • Appreciate the international context of our students and demonstrate respect for diverse languages and intercultural competencies.
  • Ensure teaching is grounded in positive student relationships and promotes active learning.
  • Enthusiastically empower agency so students have voice, choice and autonomy in the learning process.
  • Inspire learning by providing an engaging learning environment aligned to students’ needs and interests.
  • Remain flexible and responsive to the personalised needs of each student.
  • Accelerate student progress with focussed, personalised and effective feedback.
  • Ensure teaching draws on a variety of resources and technology to meet student needs.
  • Promote school-wide wellbeing, safeguarding, health and safety.
  • Model the positive values and behaviours of the Dulwich College International community.

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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