The International School of The Hague (ISH) in the Netherlands have asked Teacherhorizons to lead the search for an inspiring Biology teacher to join their prestigious international school in April. The ideal candidate would also have IB experience and be able to teach Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS). The position will initially be a cover role but there is potential for it to become a permanent full-time role in future.
This is a wonderful opportunity to teach Biology within the International Baccalaureate Diploma (DP) and IB Middle Years (MYP) programmes. Whilst IB experience is prefered, the school is open to candidates with A-level experience only.
In the past five years Teacherhorizons have placed a number of teachers at the International School of the Hague. Feedback has been resoundingly positive with a teacher recently saying:
At ISH I always feel that as a teacher I am able to implement high quality teaching and learning, to try new things and to really make an impact on the school community. This is down to an excellent learning environment, supportive staff, and students who want to get involved.
International School of the Hague
ISH is an outstanding school. It has been fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and has been an IB school since 1986. Its a progressive school, committed to delivering the very best education possible to over 1,560 students aged between four and eighteen representing over 90 different nationalities.
The school has superb, state-of-the-art facilities in its modern purpose-built campus surrounded by green sports fields and trees. It makes for an inspiring learning environment. Among the facilities available are a 350 seat theatre, two full size gyms, libraries, conference rooms, outstanding sports facilities and an impressive music centre.
Read more about the school and opportunity here
The Hague, Netherlands
The Netherlands is frequently rated highly as a place to live by expatriates. The Hague is known as the city of Peace & Justice and is an appealing place to live with a stunning old city centre, welcoming locals (who speak very good English), a growing expat community (10% of the city population), excellent museums and markets, beautiful canals and parks for walks and cycling and a popular beach nearby. As Hollands third largest city, you can get a sense of what is going on here: http://www.denhaag.nl/en.htm
The Hague also acts as a great transport hub with Amsterdam a mere 45 mins away, the International Airport is 30 mins away whilst Rotterdam is 25 mins away - all easily connected by train.
The Opportunity: benefits and further details
This position offers a generous package including a salary between 35,000 and 56,000 depending on your experience and qualifications. For those people who meet the requirements as defined by the Dutch government, there is also tax relief on the first 30% of the salary, which lasts for a maximum of 8 years. There is a relocation allowance of approx 2,500, and a re-settling payment of approx 5,500. There is also free tuition for dependent children for all staff members who are eligible for the 30% tax ruling. All staff members receive an additional December bonus and May Holiday payment that is c. 85% of their gross monthly wage. Each employee also pays into a pension scheme each month. The employers contribution to this is double that of the employee. Whilst the Hague is not a low cost location it is considerably cheaper than living in London, for example, as demonstrated here.
Additionally, being part of the IB schools network, professional development opportunities on offer are excellent.
How to apply
All candidates must be fully qualified teachers, have an EU passport, or a valid work permit, and at least 2 years teaching experience post qualification. Experience of teaching the IB DP or MYP would be an advantage although candidates with A Level/GCSE or equivalent experience would also be considered.
Just two simple steps to apply...
Sign up to www.teacherhorizons.com - it takes 2 minutes to add your key details and CV.
Email Tiffany - email@example.com to confirm your application.
The application deadline is Friday 2nd March but early applications are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Interviews will take place via Skype initially with a second round of interviews in the Hague. For candidates outside of Europe, the second round of interviews will be carried out via Skype.