Head of Design and Technology
For September 2018
Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) has sector leading facilities which are the envy of other schools in the region. Our DT department sits alongside our equally impressive Art facility, forming a creative and visually exciting focal point within the school.
We offer Design and Technology to A level. We are able to offer fabrication in all resistant materials, with facilities including all conventional workshop equipment plus 3D printing, sublimation printing, laser cutting, plastics recycling and vacuum forming. Graphic design is strong, with some outstanding work being produced, and Fusion 360 design software is used extensively. We also offer electronics and robotics, and are keen to expand further in these areas.
The department has two full time teachers, and a full time technician. IT is fully supported by our in house technical staff. We seek an inspirational and highly motivated professional DT Teacher to lead this high profile department. The appointee will have a strong academic background with experience of leading students to the highest standards of design and fabrication in multiple media. He or she will be an excellent manager, able to instill the highest standards of workshop and design room practice, and will be fully conversant with English curriculum requirements. POWIIS is an English medium school; if not an English first language speaker, the appointee will offer an exceptional standard of spoken and written English.
Penang was recently described by the BBC as ‘Malaysia’s answer to Silicon Valley’ being a national centre for high technology research and manufacturing. The scope for an imaginative and capable teacher to take advantage of local connections, is limitless.
The school offers an holistic education and all staff are involved in our extensive co-curricular programme. Also, the pastoral care of all our students is a priority and all staff are allocated a small group of tutees across the age range of the school, for whom they will provide support and mentoring in their academic progress and personal development.
Opportunities may exist to join our boarding staff, while all staff are involved in our boarding programme on an occasional basis.
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 in the school. 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, outstanding resources. There is a deliberate focus on staff development, with low staff turnover.
Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website: www.powiis.edu.my
The schedule for this appointment is:
Advertising from Tuesday 30th January
Closing Date for applications: Monday 19th February
Skype preliminary interviews shortly thereafter
Candidates should apply to the school directly at firstname.lastname@example.org sending a completed application form together with a brief letter of application and Curriculum Vitae. Incomplete applications will not be considered , and supporting documents are not required at this stage. We will acknowledge all applications; however we receive a lot of interest in our roles and if applicants do not hear further from us by 2nd March, they should assume their application has not progressed.