Early Years Teacher, Shenzhen, Southern China

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Merchiston International SchoolShenzhen, Southern China

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, inspirational EYFS teacher to further their career at a fast-developing, innovative British curriculum co-educational international boarding school in Shenzhen, Southern China. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of teaching in the Early Years.

A minimum of 2 years' teaching experience is required.

The position

We are excited to be opening a new Early Years class at Merchiston International School. We are therefore looking to appoint a knowledgeable and child-centred practitioner for August 2019. We welcome applications from suitably qualified teachers who can demonstrate an excellent understanding of the importance of play and the natural development of young children. A thorough knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is required.

You will need to be a fully collaborative team player, able to work with a diverse group of staff, families and children. A depth of understanding of the needs of teaching children with English as an Additional Language is a must, as is the ability to be open to new experiences and an interest in cultural diversity.

Merchiston International School is a young school, having only opened in August 2018. Applicants will be joining a fantastic team of dynamic, committed and passionate staff, who embrace the ethos of ‘whole child’ holistic education, and the school as a community, and who make a difference to children’s lives and learning.


* Teaching Certificate (in Early Years highly desirable)

* Minimum 2 years’ experience 

The highly competitive benefits package includes accommodation, annual flights, medical insurance, and tuition for two eligible children.

Merchiston International School

MIS is a thriving, vibrant learning community which challenges all staff to push boundaries with their teaching and to be progressive in their own professional learning.

We offer an innovative British independent school curriculum for international students aged 4 – 18, starting in EYFS and culminating in IGCSE and GCE A Level. The campus, imbued with the ethos of its founding school Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh, is designed to create the kind of innovative learning spaces in which an effective 21st century education can flourish and inspire.

All MIS teachers are expected to willingly take leadership, and fully participate, in the school’s life beyond the classroom, including through boarding and the CCA programme.

If you are interested in joining us in our inclusive, innovative, and inspiring learning environment, teaching inquisitive, talented, lively children, in a school which cares for all its members and is passionate about giving scope to professional opportunities, please apply. We want to hear from you!

How to apply

Applicants should apply on line through the TES careers portal. Please provide the names and full contact details of three professional  referees, one of whom should be Director/Head of School/Principal of your current school. 

Short-listed candidates must be able to provide a recent DBS/PVG check, police clearance certificate or similar record of non-criminality demonstrating that there is no reason why they cannot work with children. 

The application should be submitted no later than Wednesday March 20th. 

Early applications are encouraged as MIS reserves the right to appoint before the deadline.

Due to national regulations, it is very unlikely that we will be able to secure a work permit or visa for foreign nationals whose 60th or subsequent birthdays take place between August 1 2019 and July 31 2020. 

Job location

More about Merchiston International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: No.12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-District, Longhua District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Telephone: +86 400 867 0177
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