Closing Date: 23rd January 2017 (NB interviews may start immediately)
Dulwich College Seoul is a flourishing, high-performing school which offers a wonderful opportunity for excellent teachers to live in the heart of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. Dulwich College Seoul upholds the traditions and outstanding educational standards which have become the hallmark of the Dulwich name in the UK and Asia. The College has around 640 students from 40 different nationalities across 6 continents in year groups from Nursery to Year 13.
The Director of Technology and Innovation will be a creative and dynamic leader who will contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic vision for technology for the whole College. Both a big picture thinker and a hands-on implementer, the Director will be a caring and approachable person able to nurture the effective and creative use of technology amongst our staff and students.
The director will be an outstanding educator who will primarily facilitate the integration of digital tools and best practices into curriculum; collaborating with our excellent technical and administration teams, they will help ensure our systems support the needs of our students, parents and teachers.
The role encompasses whole college technology integration aligned with various ambitions for technology that we hold within the school, including developing film-making, robotics, coding, digital design, streamlining administration, staff professional development in IT and high quality parental communication. The successful applicant will contribute in many of these areas but not necessarily all: our highest priority is to appoint an inspirational leader who will oversee the development of technology at all levels of the school as well as something of quality in their particular areas of expertise. Possession of a creative streak is essential, as is the ability to communicate and plan effectively with the College Leadership Team.
The successful applicant will have a low teaching / co-curricular activity load (approx. 20%) in order to be free to problem-solve, support colleagues, initiate improvements, consolidate our current structures and streamline technology across our one College campus.
Presently the school operates technology for learning in three phases. Up to Year 4 all technology use is managed within school on school-owned devices (iPads, PCs). From Year 5 we operate a Bring Your Own Tablet programme (the majority iPads but we also cater for Android devices) with students also having access to trolleys of laptops in school. From Year 7 we operate a Bring Your Own Laptop programme (an even mix of MacBooks and PC laptops) though we may extend this to Year 9 and retain tablet use in future at Years 7 and 8. We have a computer suite dedicated to specialist software in computing, art, design, etc. There is a strong network, network manager and team of assistants as one might expect in a country so technologically advanced as Korea.
The school utilises SIMS, Google Classroom and CHQ to organise learning and administration. Some specific technical knowledge is sought, if not through direct experience there should be clear evidence of potential to learn about our systems and to train others. The successful candidate will also work closely with colleagues across the Dulwich network to streamline and expand our overall capabilities as a group.
At least 4 years teaching / school experience is required in the U.K. or overseas. The school does not appoint on nationality. All applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate qualification in education (e.g. PGCE for UK applicants).
The successful candidate will be working in a purpose built school with small class sizes and motivated students, having access to excellent resources and facilities. All teachers at Dulwich receive an attractive salary and a fully competitive overseas benefits package, including flight allowance, accommodation, living allowance, freight allowance, comprehensive health coverage and free tuition for up to two children at the school.
To apply for the position, go to www.indulwich.com and lodge your application on-line by Monday 23rd January 2017 – please note interviews will take place before this date if high quality applicants apply. For further details about Dulwich College Seoul, visit the school’s website at www.dulwich-seoul.kr and / or our Facebook, Instagram or Google+ pages.
Dulwich College International 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.