Posted: 16 May 2018

GEMS Water Warriors - Elite Performance Director

GEMS Water Warriors
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type:
40 hours plus gala attendance
Closing date:
11 June 2018

Aquatic Director and an Elite Performance Coach. These are a great opportunity to work with some of the best age group swimmers Kenya has. GEMS Nairobi is located just 45 minutes from central Nairobi, in the leafy suburb of Karen. The school is directly opposite the Nairobi National Park – a mere stone’s throw away. GEMS Nairobi is currently top of the NASA League and ranks among the top 5 schools/clubs in the country. We are aiming to take an already successful team to new heights with our swimmers and dedicated parent-member base.

Candidates should be Level 3 qualified and have lots of energy and passion for the sport and the ability to inspire and extend a highly committed and motivated group of swimmers. Excellent organisational and disciplinary skills are also extremely important, as is a deep knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport. Candidates will also be called upon to support the club in other areas, such as Directing Meets and leading other Aquatic based sports. GEMS Nairobi is also looking for candidates that will support the long term development of the swimmer as a person first and recognises them as an athlete that has limitless potential when equipped with the right tools and support throughout the development processes.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Lead diverse groups of swimmers towards their path of excellence 
  • Fully participate in the dry side of meet logistics and planning, including a working knowledge of ‘Hytek – Team Manager and Meet Manager’
  • Have the ability to build a schedule that adjusts to shifting and demanding expectations
  • Ability or willingness to teach – synchro, snorkelling, water polo and lifesaving 
  • Maintain a positive, encouraging and enabling environment
  • Assist with other areas of school life as needed

Applications in writing with CV and covering letter outlining qualifications and experience to: 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th June 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 18th June 2018.