Head of Department for Physical Education, Uganda

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GEMS Cambridge International School - KampalaUganda

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Head of Department for Physical Education: Cambridge International School – Kampala

When you become a teacher in a GEMS school you join an international education company with a global network of International schools and over fifty years of education experience. GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Year 13 operator in the world, educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. Teachers at GEMS schools access our world famous global teacher network, helping to secure the recruitment and retention of our best staff while ensuring the strongest possible academic outcomes for our students. To find out more about GEMS Education
visit: www.gemseducation.co.ug and www.gemseducation.com

The School

Now in its 6th year of operation, GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, offers the National Curriculum for England through the University of Cambridge Primary and Secondary programmes, including the IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations as well as EdExcel BTEC vocational qualifications. It is a co-educational school for students from pre-Foundation Stage to Year 13.

The school, located in the very pleasant lakeside residential area of Luzira; a suburb of the bustling city of Kampala, boasts a spacious, state-of-the-art campus with well-equipped teaching facilities incorporating a roof top auditorium, Apple suite, Drama studio, science and computer labs, as well as extensive sports facilities, including a running track, full size football pitch, indoor sports hall, basketball court and an 8 lane heated swimming pool. The school also boasts two purpose built Boarding Houses.

Job Opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Department for Physical Education, who is or who aspires to be, an outstanding practitioner in the classroom. We want a teacher who is willing and adept at personalising learning for every student; who believes passionately in the education of the whole child and therefore fully embraces the GEMS core values that characterise our school.

You will be required to fully contribute to, and lead where appropriate, our extensive extracurricular programme. There may be opportunities for subject leadership for the right candidate.

Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills required:

  • Education/Teaching degree OR degree and teaching qualification/license is essential
  • Proven successful leadership experience or a willingness to lead a department
  • Highly motivated and able to work with a high degree of independence and responsibility
  • A proven track record in securing the highest possible educational outcomes for your students
  • The ability/experience to teach the IGCSE, A Level and BTEC curriculums
  • A wholehearted commitment to supporting the enrichment of school life beyond the classroom.

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including a competitive salary, accommodation allowance, annual flight, visa costs, education places for up to two dependents, baggage allowance and access to GEMS Education extensive CPD programme.

If you are enthusiastic about teaching and learning; would enjoy the challenge of working in East Africa and have the drive and passion to get the best out of each and every one of our students, then we would very much welcome your application.

Application Process

If you meet this criteria, please email your CV, letter of application and a recent photograph stating the subject line of the post to:

recruitment_cik@gemsedu.com by Friday 3rd May 2019.

Interviews will be ongoing therefore an early application is advised. GEMS CIK reserves the right to appoint before the deadline once the right candidate is found, therefore early applications are advised.

Job location

More about GEMS Cambridge International School - Kampala
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Plot 102/104 Butabika Rd, Luzira, Kampala, Uganda.
Telephone: +256 755 177 982
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 GEMS Cambridge International School is a private school in Kampala, Uganda. Kampala is Uganda’s capital and largest city, historically built upon seven hills. The school campus is located in the comfortable surrounds of Butabika, next to the Ro...