Secondary History (and Humanities) Teacher, Murcia, Spain

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El Limonar International School, MurciaMurcia, Spain

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Start date: September 1st 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 26-29,000 euros
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

El Limonar International School (ELIS) has been providing a high quality bilingual education for Spanish and international students from Early Years to KS5 in the Murcia and Alicante regions, in southern Spain, for close to thirty years. With the appointment of a new Principal in 2012, the Murcia school underwent significant curriculum change in order to ensure that it remains the region’s top international school for the next quarter century and beyond. The Principal was then appointed Executive Principal of both the ELIS school sites in 2017, with the school now being led by a Headteacher.

ELIS Murcia is an educational environment that prides itself on continuous professional improvement: Teaching and Learning briefings, carousels and learning pods permeate school life and school group-wide PD opportunities are extensive. We are committed to deepening the teaching and leadership skills of all staff who form part of our community.

In order to build upon significant achievements to date, and in preparation for an additional school site due to open in 2020, the Executive Principal is inviting applications for the post of Secondary History and Humanities Teacher to start on September 1st, 2019. The vacancy comes at an exciting time within the development of our expanding Upper School and after a suitable trial period, the role of Humanities Faculty Leader will be created and offered to a member of the team. 

This post requires a PGCE-qualified teacher experienced in the teaching of History at both KS3 and KS4 and of at least one other Humanities subject to at least KS3 level. Some Geography will be taught (at KS3) and experience in areas such as developing Citizenship or PSHE courses, as well as the teaching of examination subjects relating to the development of critical thinking and/or the teaching of Psychology would be highly valued by the school. Experience in preparing students for public examination at (I)GCSE is necessary and candidates who  have ESOL teaching experience might also be at an advantage.  Further training, as well as support with further developing teaching skills in post-16 education, will be provided. The post represents a genuine career advancement opportunity for a suitably UK qualified teacher and the successful candidate will build upon their existing experience in an environment which drives for ever-higher standards of teaching, learning and academic results.  

As well as meeting the requirements of the general candidate specification, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, be passionate about their subject and be very well organised. Experience as an Assistant Examiner would be an advantage but is not essential. 

El Limonar International School, as part of the Cognita Schools group, is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all UK qualified teachers with relevant experience, including teaching couples. Teachers would be expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and a working knowledge of the Spanish language would be an advantage but is not a necessity. Contracts are full time and permanent with remuneration and working conditions that reflect the Spanish national collective bargaining agreement for private education.

The closing date for applications is February 18th 2019, but an appointment could be made before that date in order to secure an outstanding candidate. Applications will only be considered from candidates submitting a completed teacher application form (a copy of which is included in this advert). Candidates are also required to submit an application letter addressed to the ELIS Executive Principal, Mr Christopher Eversden, and may also send a C.V. (with photograph) if they wish. Applications should be submitted through the ‘Apply Now’ button included in this advert. 

All applications should include the name, email and contact telephone number of three referees, one of which must be the candidate’s current Headteacher. The referees must cover at least the last five years of the candidate’s employment history.

Long-listed candidates will be notified and invited to an initial interview by Skype. Final interview will take place either in the UK or in Murcia by arrangement.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police checks for all other countries inhabited in the last ten years (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).

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More about El Limonar International School, Murcia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Colonia Buenavista s/n, El Palmar, Murcia, 30120, Spain
Telephone: +34 968 882 818
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El Limonar International School  has been providing a high quality bilingual education for Spanish and International students from Early Years to KS5 in the Murcia and Alicante regions, southern Spain for close to thirty years.  With the ap...