The International British School of Bucharest is currently seeking to appoint a qualified, experienced Drama Teacher with a proven track record of outstanding teaching across KS3-5. To start August 17, 2022.
The International British School of Bucharest is an AoBSO, COBIS, and CIS Member school, undergoing 3 yearly BSO inspections. The school was last inspected in March 2018, and is a school rated Good-Outstanding. In 2020, IBSB also became the first High Peformance Learning School in Romania, with student attainment levels well above the national average in England. There are approximately 250 students in the Secondary School, with small class sizes made up of 65% Romanian, 35% international for 30 different countries.
Romania itself is without a doubt one of the nicest countries in Europe to work in. You have 4 seasons, beautiful beaches to enjoy in the summer, the last remaining mountain wilderness in Europe, a wide range of ski fields located just 90 mins from school in the winter, and many more sunny days than rain.
LIFE IN BUCHAREST
The capital city is clean and safe with a good public metro and tram system costing around 20 euros a month. You can walk around at night on your own safely and there is lots to do on the weekends. You have malls located throughout the city with all the western brand shops and restaurants you would expect, but at prices generally below that of western Europe, so your money goes much further. Teachers are paid 3-4 times the average salary, so again it is easy to save and eating out is cheap, costing around 15 euros for an entre, main, dessert, and drink, which is why many of our international staff eat out often. It is also a place where you can buy your own apartment within one year of arriving, saving on rent, as many staff have done.
Romanians are a very warm and friendly people, well educated, with most speaking 3 or more languages. The students are generally above the UK average in ability and well-behaved, so teaching in Romania is a pleasure, with plenty of support from both the school and the parents - we are very fortunate to have one of the most supportive Parent Associations I have experienced to date, who for example organised a surprise morning tea for all the staff at the end of Term 1a this year to thank us for a successful first half term.
LIFE OUTSIDE SCHOOL
The staff environment is welcoming and supportive, with groups of staff regularly attending Wednesday Quiz Night and the traditional end of week Friday staff social. Staff also regularly head away on the weekends together and during school holidays exploring one of the many beautiful old Germanic-styled towns scattered across the Carpathian mountains, skiing in the winter, visiting the Black Sea coast in the summer, and taking the opportunity to use the low cost airlines to visit Greece, Italy, Turkey, and many other countries a short flight way.
Staff turnover is very low at IBSB, with most staff having brought apartments and houses, owing to the comfortable climate and lifestyle offered in Romania, where you can save a large portion of your monthly salary, enabling staff to travel and save for the future.
The successful candidate must be fluent in English, be an outstanding teacher, passionate about teaching Drama, able to teach IGCSE/A Level CAIE and/or Edexcel Drama, with a history of high grades achieved, strong classroom management skills, and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching the National Curriculum of England. Evidence of Whole School and Secondary School productions is also essential. Exam moderator experience for drama is considered important.
• A competitive after tax salary
• Return airfare ticket allowance (per 2 year contract)
• Relocation allowance
• Private Medical Insurance
• Housing allowance
• Visa application and resident permit support
• Placement for dependants up to 2 (determined by availability of space)
• Positive outlook on life
• Good communication skills
• Evidence of outstanding teaching in Drama
• Minimum 3 years teaching Drama - National Curriculum of England framework
• Ability to teach KS3-5 Drama
• Exam moderation experience essential
• Fluent English Speaker
• 3 positive references (covering the last 5 years of teaching)
• EU passport holders preferred
Additional requirements sort, but not essential:
• Previous experience teaching in international schools
Terms and Conditions of the appointment:
An initial 2 year renewable contract offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.
All applications to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
IBSB is fully committed to safeguarding its children and young people and expects the same level of commitment from its employees.
As a BSO Accredited AoBSO/COBIS school, all new staff will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks, and employment checks, including an explanation of any employment gaps, and three employment references covering the last five years of employment. The school has a detailed Child Safeguarding Policy, a clear Code of Conduct Policy and Whistle Blowing Policy for Staff, undertakes annual Child Safeguarding Staff Training, and has two DSLs in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.