Teacher of Chemistry, Shanghai, China

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Shanghai Concord Bilingual SchoolShanghai, China

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A comprehensive remuneration package that includes medical insurance, accommodation allowance and flights
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and committed teacher of Chemistry to be part of a newly developing school in Shanghai, which first opened its doors to students in September 2017. The school is being developed in association with its prestigious sister school, Concord College (UK) a renowned international college whose academic excellence places it at the very top of the UK examination league tables. Concord College (UK) is lending its considerable experience and expertise in support of this new venture.

The aim of Shanghai Concord is to create a place of learning where students can flourish in a supportive atmosphere of harmony, trust and decency, whilst committed to striving for academic excellence at every level.

Initially the college recruited students in Grade 6 (age 11) and Grade 10 (age 15) and will grow each year to eventually include all years from 6 to 12 (age 11 to 18). 

In September 2018 the School will also be opening a Primary Department and is aiming to recruit students into Grades 1 and 2 in the first instance. 

Intake of students in the first year was restricted to pupils in Years 6 and 10 in the Chinese system (ages 11 and 15). The youngest students follow the compulsory Chinese curriculum, alongside intensive English and bilingual extension courses, which will lead to IGCSE Chemistry courses in Year 10. In 2018, as the School grows, courses A level Chemistry will be added. Chemistry is a popular subject in Concord College UK, with many students applying to study engineering or related courses at university with several going to Oxbridge each year. It is our aim that the students at SCBS will aspire to and reach the same exceptional standard in Chemistry.

The successful applicant will have the chance to be part of a School whose goal is to become a leading educator within the vibrant city of Shanghai.

The post will be for a one or two year fixed term with a gratuity at the end of the second year. Salary to be determined in the light of qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


· a high quality degree with Chemistry as the sole or significant focus.

· the capability of teaching Chemistry expertly and confidently to all age groups 11-18.

· commitment to the wellbeing and pastoral care of all students within their care.

· ability and proven commitment to being an excellent classroom teacher.

· excellent administrative, organisational and ICT skills. 

· experience of SIMs, data management and timetabling would be an advantage.

· experience of working overseas or with international students would be an advantage.

· willingness and ability to contribute to the schools extra-curricular enrichment programme.

How to apply 

Closing date Tuesday 2 January 2018

Interviews to be held in January 2018 in Shanghai and UK

Successful applicants will take up their position in mid-August 2018 and will be invited to participate in a thorough programme of induction.

Application forms and detailed job descriptions are available on both the Concord College (UK) website www.concordcollegeuk.com  and the Shanghai Concord website www.concordschool.com.cn

If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form and return with a covering letter of application to Miss Nicola Fox, HR Officer – n.fox@concordcollege.org.uk

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Child protection screening is undertaken which includes checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Shanghai Concord Bilingual School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: 53 Runan Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86 21 5240 1091
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Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is the first bilingual private school in Huangpu District. Shanghai Concord enjoys the full support of the Party Committee and the Huangpu District Government and adheres to the educational policies stipulated by the...