Chemistry Teacher, Slovakia

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Cambridge International School (Bratislava)Slovakia

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

This vacancy has arisen due to the sudden illness of the incumbent teacher.  A start for the beginning of November is preferred although we are willing to wait until January for an outstanding candidate.

We are seeking a UK or similarly qualified teacher of GCSE and A Level Chemistry.  Applicants will only be considered if they are graduates in Chemistry or a closely related subject and with a recognised teaching qualification in Chemistry as a major or significant minor component.  Very important to us is that teachers must have energy and drive and be able to motivate and inspire students.  We are looking for a dedicated professional teacher who will contribute towards the achievement of our goal to become the international school of choice in the region.  All applicants must be fluent English speakers and have experience of the British education system either in the UK, or in a British curriculum international school abroad.  Experience in international schools, though desirable, is not essential.  We are willing to consider recently qualified teachers who display the outstanding qualities we are seeking including organisational skills, initiative, flexibility, independence and a strong belief in a student-centred approach to education.  A warm, friendly, happy disposition is a must as a harmonious family atmosphere lies at the heart of our ethos and is very much valued by our students, their parents and our staff. 

Cambridge International School is situated 50 kilometres / 30 miles from Vienna in Bratislava, the safe and comfortable capital of Slovakia.  We are a young and expanding international school teaching the English National curriculum along with Cambridge IGCSE, AS and A Level.  Our school benefits from small class sizes (maximum 18 to IGCSE and 12 at A Level, currently with 4 in each of the two Chemistry classes), significant in-class support (qualified local teachers supporting our expatriate teaching staff), and a child-centred educational philosophy.  Our buildings are new and of a 5* standard with large, airy and light classrooms and many common areas for students, staff and parents. We are not a selective school and students are generally from well-to-do local families or are the children of diplomats or expatriates working in Bratislava for international companies.  50% of our staff are from the UK with others from Slovakia and around the world. 

Bratislava is a very pleasant, historic, central European city with daily low-cost flights from several UK airports. The city is as well-resourced as any large British city with entertainment spots (multiplex cinemas, theatres, concert venues, sports arenas, international restaurants and bars), shopping centres (Tesco, H&M, Next and Debenhams are all to be found) and a very attractive old town, as well as much, much more.  Bratislava has the 6th highest regional GDP per capita in Europe ahead of cities such as Vienna, Madrid, Paris and Berlin.  The city’s location, being just an hour from Vienna, two hours from Budapest and three hours from Prague make it an ideal low cost spot from which to explore the major historic capitals of central Europe.  Other central, eastern and southern European countries can also easily be reached by budget airline from Bratislava’s new international airport.  So all-in-all, this is a great opportunity for young and adventurous as well as more mature teaching professionals seeking a school where they can make a real difference. 

Applicants must have a right of residency in the EU; Slovakia is part of the European Union and so work permits are not required for UK or EU citizens.   We offer a renewable contract, good financial package (to €36,600 gross per year) and excellent working conditions, including small class sizes and a very spacious, well equipped new building.  Apply ASAP by email, including a full C.V. and letter of application, to:  Applicants will be interviewed by Skype initially.  We hope to complete the recruitment process by late-October.

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More about Cambridge International School (Bratislava)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: Uprkova 3, 811 04 Bratislava, Bratislava, 81104, Slovakia
Telephone: +421 265459126
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