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Enrichment Coach for Swimming

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Full-time and Part-time

BSB is a not for profit, inclusive independent international school comprising 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Located in the parkland of Tervuren, we enjoy world class facilities set within an inspiring green campus, yet near all the amenities of the university city of Leuven and the capital city of Brussels. But what makes our school an exceptional place to learn and grow, and what really sets us apart, are the relationships we build, the culture of kinship we foster and the pursuit of quality in everything that we do.
We are committed to providing a vibrant and engaging holistic education for our students in a harmonious atmosphere. With everyone learning and working together to inspire success, we have created a thriving community with the notion of ‘one school’ at its heart. By balancing academic endeavour with pastoral care, and classroom-based learning with enrichment opportunities, we provide our students with the best opportunities possible to broaden their aspirations and horizons.
Our curriculum is British based and uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and diverse student body. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke enquiry-based curriculum. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC.  Our Enrichment programme is exceptional, offering over 100 activities per week.
As one of the top performing schools in the world, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe. We believe that our exceptional student outcomes and top world rankings are really a happy by-product of our unique culture built on care, curiosity, and collaboration.

The Role:

The Enrichment Department (responsible for organising extra-curricular activities) is currently looking for full-time and part-time Swimming coaches for the year round (September – June) BSB Swimming programme across our competitive teams, learn-to-swim programme, and recreational sessions.

Training sessions are held on weekdays before and after school. There are competition commitments on weekends, with our teams participating in a variety of local competitions (September-June) and International tournaments in Term 2 (November-March).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To act in accordance with school policy and procedures in relation to child protection and safeguarding
  • Act as a role model, demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship and develop attitudes in team members which foster respect for opponents, respect for officials and mutual respect
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the equipment is correct and is kept in good working order
  • Be available for all home and away competitions
  • Attend all coaches meetings as communicated by the Head of Aquatics
  • Make participants aware of their progress
  • Attend the season ending tournament(s) and Sports Awards Evening
  • Plan and deliver coaching sessions appropriate to the ability of participants
  • Take direct responsibility for the conduct of one’s own team(s) / group(s) and have a shared responsibility with coaching colleagues for the members of other BSB teams throughout the season
  • Monitor the distribution and collection of swim kit at each competition and throughout the season
  • Additionally, some competitions take place in other European countries so a willingness to travel is required

Qualifications / experience

  • Coaching swimming level 2 qualification (or equivalent)
  • Provide an up to date First Aid Certificate or be willing to attend an approved course provided by the school


  • Knowledge of Zwemfed
  • Experience with HyTek Team Manager
  • Ability to speak French and or Dutch would be an advantage
  • Ability to drive/own transport for local competitions


We are particularly looking for coaches who are flexible, reliable, possess good communication skills in English and enjoy working with children.

Any interested candidates must currently reside in Belgium or be eligible to work in Europe.

The Person:

  • Commitment to the BSB Guiding Statements
  • Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students
  • Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone
  • Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.

In return, we offer:

  • A part-time or full-time, seasonal contract
  • An interesting position in an international environment
  • An attractive salary – BSB Operational scale – Band 3 representing a minimum of € 3.136,02 and maximum € 4.901,37 gross per month for a full-time role (pro-rated for part-time roles) depending on the years of relevant experience
  • Interesting extra-legal benefits
  • This appointment is subject to CRB clearance and 2 references

Application process:
The deadline for applications is Saturday 1st June 2024 at 20.00 (CET).
Please note that only applications sent in using the application form on the BSB website will be considered. No other submissions will be accepted.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have not heard anything further from us by the end of May, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

 “The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.” (with reference to the most recent KCSIE)

 BSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our community.

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