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English Teacher

HD Qingdao SchoolQingdao, China

The Opportunity

Hurtwood House Qingdao is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and passionate International English Teacher for the Secondary School. The successful candidate will be joining one of the most exciting educational projects of our time – namely the education of Chinese nationals in a bilingual context. As it will continue to grow in the 2022 – 2023 academic year, Hurtwood House Qingdao will offer tremendous professional opportunities for teachers wishing to bring their cutting-edge practices to the most rapidly developing country in the world.

The School

Known locally as Qingdao HD Bilingual School, Hurtwood House Qingdao is affiliated with Hurtwood House UK, in Surrey. The School’s mission is to nurture global Chinese citizens, who develop an appreciation for the international context, whilst ensuring they hold onto their cultural heritage. Hurtwood House Qingdao believes that education creates character and focus on personal development and progress in equal measure to academics. The School benefits from exceptional facilities on our campus including:

• A bilingual library

• Specialist teaching classrooms such as art studios and science laboratories

• A multi-functional theatre

• Excellent indoor sports areas for tennis, football and basketball

The Person

The successful candidate will have:

• A subject relevant degree from an established university (required)

• PGCE/QTS or equivalent (required)

• Hold a passport from an English-speaking country (required due to visa restrictions)

• 2 or more years of full time, school based, teaching experience (required)

• Excellent working knowledge of middle/secondary curricula for English (required) – English National Curriculum preferred

• High levels of subject knowledge in English (required)

• Experience of working with children who have English as an additional language (desirable)

• Experience of working in the independent sector (desirable)

Package Details

• A competitive salary scale based on experience and qualifications

• Comprehensive medical cover for teacher, spouse and dependents

• Annual flights for teacher, spouse and dependents

• Housing allowance

• Relocation allowance

• Full remission for tuition fees of staff children in accordance with HD schools’ policies

How to Apply

For further information  this role, please download the the accompanying job specification. You can view our introductory videos by copying the link below to your browser:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Monika Fryzicka, our international recruitment coordinator on or via the TES portal. Covering letters must be no longer than one side of A4 and should set out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements and your ambitions for the school.

Preliminary discussions and interviews with candidates are ongoing. First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified and interviews arranged accordingly.

Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Safeguarding and Data Protection

HD Qingdao is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks. By applying to this post, I agree to my data being held and processed by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates. If I am appointed to the post I also agree to additional information, including sensitive data such as bank details and medical information, being held by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates.

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