DCB1912 Head of Chemistry, Beijing

Closing date:Expiring soon

Dulwich College BeijingBeijing

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are currently seeking an experienced Head of Chemistry (Senior School), to join an excellent team of Science teachers, who deliver the English National Curriculum, IGCSE and IB programmes in a creative, engaging and practical manner. Approximately 70% of students complete Triple Award Sciences in Key Stage 4 and many go on to take IB Chemistry at Higher Level. You will be a highly effective and dynamic classroom teacher, with a genuine commitment to putting students first. Previous subject leadership experience would be an advantage.

Dulwich College Beijing

Dulwich College Beijing is an established, prestigious and highly organised school, situated just 45 mins from the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. Your transition will be taken care of by our dedicated and diligent HR team, who will guide you through the relocation and visa process. The induction programme at DCB is world-class. Run by members of the teaching body, induction includes numerous transition workshops and activities. There is a great emphasis on getting to know Beijing, the existing staff and the new cohort of teachers. In the first year, accommodation will be organised for you close to the school. Throughout the year, we organise a number of outstanding community events. We are looking for people who can be positive contributors to our vibrant community, both in and outside of school hours. 

China is an increasingly modern, wealthy and culturally rich society. Technology continues to be a defining aspect of life here. Beijing itself is a vibrant, constantly changing and exciting city. Its historical sites are second to none, as is its food culture. Restaurants are child-friendly, especially those close to school. There is also a bustling nightlife downtown, where many staff live. Beijing is an incredibly safe city, and people feel secure walking the streets at night. There is also a wide variety of activities outside of work. Beijing is very close to mountains and lakes, so hiking, cycling and running are popular activities. There are netball, rugby, football, Aussie rules, and Gaelic football clubs that staff can get involved in. Beijing is increasingly a hub for travel, with a second airport opening in 2019. It is easy to travel anywhere in the world from Beijing, and the high-speed rail system allows easy access to the fascinating Chinese interior. Such is the strength of the culture at DCB, that staff often travel together during their ample holidays, which include three weeks at Christmas and two weeks at Chinese New Year. 

Your package offers excellent saving potential. The school will even transfer your savings to your overseas bank account on your behalf, if you so wish. As well as a competitive salary the school offers two flights per year to your home destination, full medical cover, free school places for two dependent children and a contribution to some of your living expenses, for example your restaurant and laundry bills.

College Structure and Safeguarding 

The College comprises three schools, each with its own head teacher: Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer EYFS in the Foundation Stage, an enhanced English National Curriculum in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, International GCSEs in KS4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in KS5. 

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in its 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.

Application Procedure

Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates for this post in Dulwich College Beijing. Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: http://beijing.dulwich.org.   To apply for this position, please visit: https://beijing.dulwich.org/careers/job-openings.    

The deadline for application is: 26th November 2018

Contract type: Full Time
  Contract term: Three Year Contract (Two year contract on request)

Start date: August 2019 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Legend Garden Campus, 89 Capital Airport Road, Shunyi District, Beijing, 101300, China
Telephone: +86 10 6454 9000
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