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Head of Careers and University Guidance

Cambridge International School (Bratislava)Slovakia

Cambridge International School (CIS) in Bratislava, Slovakia, is seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of Careers and University Guidance to join a growing, dedicated and outstanding team of educators within a highly supportive and values-driven, but ambitious and expanding international school. This role is for an August 2022 start and would also have a teaching component.

1. The School

CIS is constituted by a full Primary and Secondary School and is the focal campus of the Cambridge family, which currently includes four Cambridge International Kindergartens (Funiversities) across Bratislava. 

CIS offers an outstanding International education, centred on the Cambridge Pathway and enhanced by the Slovak National Curriculum, but with a focus always on international best practice. The School itself is located in the charming and scenic Staré Mesto District, in a friendly and quiet residential area of Bratislava, near the beautiful Horsky Park. A new Sixth Form centre was opened in August 2020 to meet rising demand, and the School has ambitious and compelling plans for further development. The Board is extremely engaged, supportive and willing to invest in the future education and success of CIS students and graduands.

We are strongly committed to the highest standards of education, and CIS is fully licenced by the Slovak Ministry of Education.

2. The Role

We are currently looking for a qualified and experienced teacher to join our Secondary School team. Our teachers form a strong, highly collaborative team, demonstrating flexibility, creativity and flair. As we grow in size, we need a new member of the teaching faculty who in every way is willing to play their part in continuing our successful model and helping to develop the ethos, character and structures of both a sustainable and ethos centred school. We have a clear approach to education centred on our Learning Mountain, which is underpinned by our Learner Qualities: Respect, Resilience, Creativity, Curiosity, Kindness, Independence and Reflection.

Put simply, our school motto is “Inspiration and Aspiration” (Inspirate et Aspirationem) – as CIS educators, we all offer our very best to each single one of our students, regardless of age or ability, and in return, we expect them to try to become the very best version of their unique selves and to fulfil their potential wherever their skills and interests lie. Whilst we are a modern school with no uniform at present, we also have great respect for the heritage and history of our country, Europe and the globe as a whole. We also seek to be part of its successful future.

Our teachers are hardworking, passionate and dedicated to individual student progress. They set high expectations for themselves and their students in relation to the progress of each individual and the fulfilment of their personal goals. At CIS, teachers and non-teachers, all CIS Educators, endeavour each day to place the CIS Approach at the heart of everything they do.

CIS also has a rich programme of co-curricular activities in four domains, a renowned outdoor learning programme and friendly and competitive sports programme. Our teachers play a full part in the cultural, educational, and co-curricular life of the School. We are also proud to count former and current international athletes in various disciplines amongst our teaching staff and student body.

3. The Desired Candidate

We are seeking a UK or similarly qualified graduate with experience of careers education and guiding students through the university application process. The successful candidate will be required to fulfil a full range of duties to support our students and parents, research universities and assist students through the various European, UK, US and other international and in some cases Slovak higher education application and decision-making processes. They will take responsibility for developing and ensuring the quality of teacher references, inform students about the appropriate university admission tests for various countries and programmes, liaise with the Marketing Manager to help to track Alumni and manage an alumni database. In addition, the post holder will be expected to coordinate and deliver Careers education to students from Year 6 or 7 upwards as part of the PSHE programme.  The role will also have a teaching component, of up to fifty percent of a full timetable. 

The successful candidate must above all be dedicated to educational excellence and international best practice. They should be creative, energetic, flexible and genuinely interested in students and consistently respectful of children, staff, parents and the wider community.

4. Remuneration and Benefits

We offer an opportunity to teach in a highly successful school with:

• Very well-motivated, engaged, confident and well-behaved children

• An excellent international teaching team

• A highly committed and supportive non-academic administration team

• Maximum class sizes of 18 as a norm and 20 as a maximum

• Well-resourced and fully equipped classrooms

• On-going facilitated CPD and INSET opportunities

An attractive employment package which includes:

• A highly competitive salary from Euros - 30-45 K basic

• Professional HR support for onboarding and future personal support

• Relocation allowance

• Assistance in finding high-quality accommodation

• Heavily subsidised Medical Insurance

• Tuition arrangements for dependants

• Additional responsibility allowances and bonus opportunities

• Future career progression in a highly successful and growing school

• Commitment to retaining the best quality professionals

5. Application  Process

To apply for this position, please click apply and use the TES application form. Please address your supporting statement to the Director and upload a CV, including a recent photo. Please include the details of three professional referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. Please have a look at our website, www.cambridgeschool.eu  to find out more about the school.

The closing date is Friday 3rd December 2021, but we urge interested applicants to apply immediately as we may arrange interviews before the closing date, and expect a highly competitive volume of applications as is usual for a school of our kind.

Initial interviews will be carried out via Zoom either before the closing date as mentioned above or in the week commencing Monday 6th December 2021.

CIS is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Therefore, applicants will be required to provide certain information to the School to enable the School to carry out the checks that are applicable to the role. The School will process personal information in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, the free movement of such data, and Act No. 18/2018 Coll. on Personal Data Protection.

Please do read the full information contained as attachments prior to considering an application. We seek the very best candidates but need them to feel that they will be the right fit for our school. If you would like to seek further information or to contact one of the School’s recruitment team prior to application, then please contact Ms. Jana Mazuchova via recruitment@cambridgeschool.eu

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