Head of Department - Commerce (Economics specialist), Penang

Closing date:Expiring soon

Prince of Wales Island International SchoolPenang

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Department - Commerce

Economics specialist

We seek an experienced specialist in economics; we currently offer both economics and business studies to A level. The successful candidate will have strong credentials, both breadth and depth of knowledge in the subject(s), a high level of English language ability, and a clear enthusiasm for developing the abilities and understanding of our students. 

We have modern and well-equipped facilities, with interactive whiteboards/interactive TVs as standard. There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with strong professional development which has a national reputation. There is an emphasis on the use of IT in a blended and realistic educational environment, achieving the best outcomes with varied approaches. Students have their own devices. Since the foundation of the school in 2011, POWIIS has built a significant academic reputation with outstanding results, although we have students of a wide range of abilities, all equally deserving of the highest quality of teaching to the level of their potential. The curriculum is based on the English system, and examinations are international GCSEs and AS/A2. Student entry to the school is by test and interview. 

POWIIS has the unusual advantage of being a stand-alone school within the privately owned MTT Group  (www.mttgroup.com.my) offering immediate access to diverse international business experience for our students.  We also seek to develop further entrepreneurial and enterprise activities in our co-curricular programme.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two or three years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school; it is hoped that appointments will be seen as longer term, with renewal of contracts common. The school is proud of its staff stability, as most enjoy the lifestyle the region provides and the professional progression we actively promote. The staff is predominantly European, who share with high quality Malaysian colleagues, excellent facilities and resources. There is a deliberate focus on staff development.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website:  www.powiis.edu.my 

Closing date:  Saturday 19th January

Initial Skype interviews will be held thereafter. 

Candidates from the UK may additionally be offered an interview in London

Candidates should apply to the school directly at recruitment@powiis.edu.my sending:

● a completed application form

● a brief letter of application 

● Curriculum Vitae. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered, and other supporting documents are NOT required at this stage.

We will acknowledge all applications. We enjoy a high level of interest in our vacancies but are highly selective and your candidacy is very important to us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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More about Prince of Wales Island International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4 8689999
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