Head of Department (Design Technology), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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British International School - Ho Chi Minh City - SecondaryHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

British International School, HCMC

The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City is a Nord Anglia Education School. As the largest international school in Vietnam and a leading international school in South East Asia, we  educate over 2,000 students from more than 55 countries. As one school operating from three campus sites in Ho Chi Minh City, the school provides a top quality British style education in first class facilities resourced to the highest level. The National Curriculum for England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma are taught to English-speaking students from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 13. The Secondary Campus currently serves around 930 students from age 11-18 and is continuing to grow as larger year groups progress through the school.

BIS offers the IB Diploma Programme to an increasing number of highly capable and exceptionally well-motivated Sixth Form students.  Our 2019 cohort of 80 IB Diploma Programme graduates achieved an average score of 35.8 points with almost 1 in 3 students scoring 40 points or more.  At IGCSE our students are equally successful. Our 2019 cohort achieved 73% A*/A with almost half being awarded 8 or more A*/A grades. Further information can be obtained from our web site at www.bisvietnam.com

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across 29 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Together, our 66 schools educate more than 64,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary / high school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.

The school is currently looking to recruit a:

Head of Department (Design Technology)

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, qualified and experienced teachers. A minimum of four years recent experience of teaching Design Technology to GCSE/IGCSE and either A level or the IB Diploma programme is essential. Leadership experience will also be an advantage, but this post would be suitable for an ambitious aspiring middle leader.

The Design Technology Department is dynamic and innovative while our motivated and high achieving students are involved in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom.

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 10,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more. 

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. 

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities. 

  • As a Nord Anglia Education employee, you enjoy the following benefits:
  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
  • A culture which is fair and consultative  
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career


Selection Process

The closing date for application is Monday 28 October 2019 although we encourage early applications and reserve the right to pursue good applications as soon as we are ready.

Please apply for this vacancy using our recruitment portal operated by Job Tracker.  You will need to upload a letter of application and an up-to-date CV, which must include a recent professional photograph and the contact details of two educational referees, one of whom must be your current employer.

First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 20th January 2020 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person). 

Start Date: We offer a professional working environment and an attractive remuneration and benefits package. Initial contracts are for two years with a start date of August 2020.

Safer Recruitment: At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture. 

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years. 



More about British International School - Ho Chi Minh City - Secondary
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Secondary Campus, 246 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +84 8 3744 2335
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