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Lifeguard and PE Technician

  • Period: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date for applications: 09 December 2020


Dover Court International School - Singapore


Lifeguard / PE Technician


To ensure the safety of all pupils In and around the swimming pool during swimming lessons. To provide support to the PE department, by assisting with lesson preparation and equipment checking.


Principal and Secondary Headteacher (Line Manager will be Subject Leader)





Subject Leader, PE Staff, SLT


Main Scale



Student Attainment, achievement and well being

  • Fully support the school’s Safeguarding policy and know the reporting procedures to follow in case of a Child Protection issue
  • To promote high standards of engagement amongst the students
  • To remain fully focused on the safety of pupils in the swimming pool area
  • To promote the ‘Be Ambitious’ programme


Students are safe and ready to learn


Student attainment meets or exceeds targets


  • Ensure the swimming pool is safe to use prior to lessons
  • Maintain a “dry” presence on the side of the pool
  • Administer any rescue or safety exercise to ensure the full safety of all within the pool area
  • Report as necessary any issues within the pool area to HOD
  • Maintain an up-to date Pool Lifeguard qualification


Safe practices are being shown at all times

PE Technician

  • Liaise with the HOD regarding
  • Ensure PE storage areas are kept tidy
  • Ensure equipment is ready for lessons i.e. balls are pumped up
  • Report any H&S concerns with equipment or department facilities to the HOD



Equipment is ready to use as required. All concerns with equipment and facilities are reported as required


  • Contacting HOD and others on matters relating to swimming pool with regards to safety
  • Playing a full part in internal and external CPD opportunities including staff meetings where necessary
  • Liaise with Subject Leader to contribute to an annual requisition.
  • Be involved in the organisation of Department aspect of special days, festivals, House events, assemblies, public speaking, special focus Weeks etc
  • Contribute to Department Newsletter articles
  • Maintain good quality display in public areas which relate to pool health and safety
  • Offer exciting Extra Curricular Opportunities that meet the needs of the student cohort
  • Support the school’s programme of competitions with other schools
  • Be responsible for personal health and safety and know how to report H&S concerns
  • Any other reasonable task assigned by the Principal or Heads of School



The lifeguard / PE Technician plays an active part in a wide range of the life of the school, both in and out of the classroom


The pool area operates in a safe and organised manner.



Personal Development

  • Continual development through the identification and implementation of your own Personal Development Plan


Improved performance

Performance appraisal

Personal Development Plan


  • Promote and adhere to the Company Vision and Values:
  • Opportunity - For us, opportunities need to be meaningful, about achieving potential and making progress.
  • Impact - For us, impact is about making a difference. It needs to be immediate, positive and lasting.
  • Leadership - For us, leadership is about considering the team’s needs as well as your own, setting inspiring examples, being supportive and showing real accountability and responsibility.
  • Respect - For us, respect is about listening, being inclusive, showing tolerance and getting the little things right
  • All staff are required to manage effective personal development as part of the Company’s commitment to invest in staff as the key resource in the organisation
  • Each individual must ensure that they meet their statutory responsibilities and Company policies with regard to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation
  • Any other appropriate duties as allocated by the Principal or Heads of School
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate child protection training when required



Valued member of the team and organisation








  • A recognised swimming teachers qualification


  • An up-to date pool lifeguard certificate


  • Other coaching qualifications


  • A recognised up-to date first aid certificate


Experience / Knowledge

  • Good working knowledge of up-to date lifeguard and rescue procedures  


  • Experience of working in a school environment


  • Experience of working in a swimming pool setting



  • Able to work as part of a team


Personal Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • High levels of personal integrity


  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills


  • Attention to detail


  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm


  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks


  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved


  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic


  • Ability to work independently


  • Continually strive for improvement


  • Adaptability


  • Sense of Humour



Other Conditions

Hold a current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent for countries lived in outside of the UK.
Compliance with visa requirements for working in Singapore.

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.                            

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.