Biology Teacher, Netherlands

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The International School of the HagueNetherlands

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Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

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 to start as soon as possible.


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.  It’s 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 Holland’s third largest city, you can get a sense of what is going on here:

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 employer’s 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...

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Email Tiffany - to confirm your application.
The application deadline is Weds 28th February 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. 

Job location

More about The International School of the Hague
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Secondary Campus, Wijndaelerduin 1, 2554 BX Den Haag, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 328 1450
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The International School of The Hague is an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools and the International Primary Curriculum. The International School of The Hague is a member of the Rijnlands Foundation, a prestigious gro...