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Head of Design and Technology

Wellington College International HangzhouHangzhou

Huili School Hangzhou

Wellington College Hangzhou is committed to providing world-class educational opportunities in the city of Hangzhou. Huili School Hangzhou as the part of the Wellington College Hangzhou, We seek to recruit and develop staff members who are fully engaged with the stated vision of the school – [to] “aspire to create a caring, international community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills to thrive within an ever-changing global society” and who are guided in their professional and personal conduct by the core Wellington values – courage, respect, integrity, kindness and responsibility. In this way, the post holder should regard the following outline of the job description not as a checklist of things to achieve, but as a starting point for their growth in the role.

POSITION: Head of Design and Technology

OBJECTIVES

Huili School Hangzhou is seeking an experienced Head of Design and Technology. The Teacher works to provide education to the pupils based on the Wellington College philosophy and ethos. He/She must support each individual pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them as Wellingtonians to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. The teacher must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the pupils.

MAIN PURPOSE

To assume responsibility for teaching DT lessons in the college and leading the department, under the direction of the Heads of Schools.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of DT curriculum at Huili School Hangzhou. The School is looking for a candidate who would relish the challenge of establishing the subject in a new school.  

The Head of Design and Technology will have the responsibility for the planning and teaching of the subject to the designated class, the content of each lesson being determined by the School curriculum and by the HSH Head of Primary or Junior High. The teacher will ensure that the subject is delivered in a way that provides coverage, progression and continuity. The teacher will also be required to carry out other such duties as the Heads may reasonably direct from time to time. He/she is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The teacher must ensure that an excellent learning environment is provided for the learning of DT, and that the students develop a positive attitude to the subject within the College. The teacher must present lessons in a structured and coordinated manner with due regard to the ability of the students and the curriculum targets of the year group.

Essential Subject Skills

1. Strong knowledge of DT curriculum preferably with IGCSE experience

2. Some experience of leadership skills

3. Ability to communicate concrete and abstract concepts to students

4. Ability to spot and cultivate creativity

5. Experience working in an international school.

6. Willingness to contribute to the teaching of DT skills.

7. Some experience in leading DT activities with Primary and Junior High year groups.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

BASIC QUALIFICATION

Education: Bachelor’s degree, teaching certificate or equivalent.

Major: Fine Arts or related majors

Language: Fluent English speaker

EXPERIENCE

Working Experience: A minimum of 2 years working experience in DT 

EXPERTISE

Knowledge of Visual Arts and DT teaching

PREFERRED APTITUDES

 Be able to assess pupils’ interests, needs and developments

 Be able to develop curriculum

 Open, proactive, patient and caring

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office

 International and bilingual school working experience is preferred

 Cross-cultural working experience is preferred


Please email us your CV and cover letter with a photo to jobs.hangzhou@wellingtoncollege.cn indicating the position you are applying for in the subject header.

To find out more go to https://www.wellingtoncollege.cn/career-opportunities/vacancies/

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