FOSCO International School (FIS)

Job Description: PE/Swim instructor

Reports to: FIS Academic Director


  • Create an environment that fosters, promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship between healthy body function and exercise.
  • Helps develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.
  • Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
  • Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
  • Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports.
  • Help teach and coach people of all ages and abilities to develop swimming skills, technique, and confidence in the water.
  • Work in collaboration with Lifeguard, Assistant Teachers and School personnel, to ensure that students are able to swim in a safe environment.
  • Plan and deliver lessons ensuring adherence to the scheme of work and lesson plans.
  • Create lesson plans and integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into these plans.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance. Modify and create Common Core-aligned assessments.
  • Prepare and distribute required reports on time.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.
  • Tutor students on an individual basis as needed.
  • Supervise the Assistant Teacher(s) (AT) assigned to their classroom in assigned and shared tasks.
  • Coordinate and plan two of the school events and/or activity days during the academic year.
  • Run after-school clubs as directed by the Academic Director.
  • Participate in all staff meetings and team building activities.
  • Participate in professional development and training.

****This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities.  Academic Director/School Principal may assign additional job duties and responsibilities at any time to help meet the needs of the program.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a passport from a native English speaking country.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (physical education, psychology or related field) from a native English speaking country.
  • 3 years teaching experience, with evidence of excellent professional conduct.
  • Ability to adhere to the school’s code of conduct.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
  • Dedication to learn and grow as an educator.
  • Be flexible, understanding, approachable and sympathetic in sensitive situations.
  • Possess the necessary skills needed for working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Be able to appropriately handle feedback and make modifications as suggested.


  • Relevant Master’s Degree.
  • Certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA).
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED.
  • Relevant teaching certifications/qualifications: UK PGCE/QTS, US Certificate/License, or equivalent.
  • Experience instructing US Common Core subjects at Elementary level.
  • Experience dealing with multinational groups of students.
  • Experience working with children with social or behavioral challenges.

The information above may not fully describe all possibilities of responsibility.


  • Interested applicants should submit their documents by e-mailing them directly to:

Mr. Nick – Academic Director  (Tel: 028 3930 930. EXT: 022).

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 *All documents must be submitted, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Read more:

⇒ Letter from School Management

⇒ School Profile

⇒ School Program

⇒ School Staff