Teacher of English, The Netherlands

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The International School of the Hague - Secondary CampusThe Netherlands

Date posted:
Start date: 1 August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: EUR €2,747 - €4,186 per month (Teacher Salary scale LB - steps in the scale depend on relevant experience. Please refer to our Recruitment Package attached for detailed information on additional benefits that we offer)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated Teacher of English - 1.0 FTE, start date is 1 August 2020. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and motivate students, and to deliver high quality teaching for their students in English IB MYP and IB DP.

The Role

The English department is a large and diverse team of teachers. We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic team player who loves to collaborate and is fully committed to our school values and the IB programmes. We want a teacher who is passionate about inquiry and concept-based learning, someone who sees themselves as an educator, rather than a subject teacher and someone who values interdisciplinary learning and collaborations. If you can offer these attributes, and high quality learning experiences, through the lens of an English specialism, we would love to hear from you. Dependent on skills and experience, you will have the opportunity to teach across the MYP and DP.

Please see Role and Responsibilities of a Teacher, available as a downloadable Job Description below.

We are a forward thinking school and therefore we invest in potential future leaders as well as excellent teachers. We expect from our teachers to be skilled in using digital tools for teaching (example: MacBook Air, Touch Screen boards and iPads). The chosen candidate will be a reflective practitioner and embrace opportunities for Continuous Professional Learning. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, and details can be found on the ISH recruitment page.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an excellent team player both within the department and across the school, willing to work collaboratively and support the ongoing development of the English department and whole school
  • Be proactive and have an enthusiastic approach to teaching and wider professional practice
  • Be willing to be involved in extracurricular activities
  • Be flexible and have the desire to be a part of a dynamic school community
  • Have experience with pastoral duties, including being a form tutor/mentor

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Qualified Teacher with at least 2 years teaching experience
  • Experience of teaching English within the IB programmes
  • A Bachelor or Master's degree in either English or Literature
  • A Bachelor or Master’s level degree in Education or Postgraduate Diploma in Education, to teach all year groups in Secondary Education. Please know that in order to work for us, you must be a fully qualified teacher in accordance with the standards required by the Dutch Education Authorities (DUO). The teaching qualification must be for the subject that you will be teaching, in order to be recognized by DUO.
  • Only candidates with full teaching certification and a valid teaching license in their home country will be considered for this role.
  • For applicants from the UK, you will have completed the PGCE and been awarded QTS plus successful completion of the NQT induction year.
  • EU citizen or have a valid permit to work in The Netherlands. Please note that we are not able to consider candidates who do not meet this requirement for this specific role.


  • A developed understanding of the IB programmes through at least 3 years IB teaching experience and attendance at relevant IB workshops
  • Experience teaching MYP and DP

Application Process

Please be advised that due to the current COVID-19 situation our Recruitment Process might not run as per procedure listed below. Delays, postponements and/or re-advertisements might occur without notification and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated.

All applicants must either be EU citizens or have a valid permit to work in The Netherlands. For any further information, please visit the Government website

Applicants are required to complete an online profile, provide a supporting statement, and upload a CV. Applicants must provide details of three referees, of which one must be their most recent supervisor. If shortlisted, we will contact referees prior to interview. For teachers, we require one from the head of school or deputy head. Once shortlisted, interviews will be conducted by Skype or in person, depending on the nature of the position and the applicant's location.

Deadline for applications is Monday, 6 April 2020. Short listed candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible. Please note that the school reserves the right to interview suitable applicants early and make an appointment prior to the deadline. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after the deadline, then please assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

The International School of the Hague is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

To this end, the leadership team is required to conduct an oral reference check by directly contacting the current or previous employer. 

Furthermore, those who are appointed at The International School of The Hague are required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct (in Dutch: VOG). Your appointment with The Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation takes place on condition that you obtain a VOG. Needless to say, Rijnlands will reimburse all costs in relation thereto.

What we offer

Please see our Secondary School Recruitment Package (brochure) available as a download below.

In line with local regulations, all appointments are for a fixed term of one year, with a view to extending to a permanent contract after successful appraisal. In addition, we offer excellent professional development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. As a successful applicant, you will be welcomed by an amicable, sociable and thoroughly international team.

If you are internationally-minded and have the desire to help shape the exciting future of our school, we would love to hear from you.

More about The International School of the Hague - Secondary Campus
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Secondary Campus, Wijndaelerduin 1, 2554 BX Den Haag, Netherlands. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +31 70 328 1450
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