Cambridge International School – Head of English
For September 2019 we are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed teacher of English to teach throughout the secondary school and take on the newly created responsibility post of Head of English. The appointee will be responsible a department with an additional 3 teachers of English Language, Literature and EAL.
We are seeking a UK or similarly qualified graduate in English or a closely related subject with a recognised teaching qualification having English as a major. Very important to us is that teachers have energy and drive and are able to motivate and inspire students. We are looking for a dedicated professional teacher with proven experience in the teaching of English (including literature) to A Level. All applicants must be fluent English speakers and have experience of the British education system either in the UK, or in a British curriculum international school. Experience in international schools, though desirable, is not essential. We seek applicants with outstanding qualities including organisational skills, initiative, flexibility, independence and a strong belief in a student-centred approach to education. A warm, friendly, happy disposition is a must as a harmonious family atmosphere lies at the heart of our ethos and is very much valued by our students, their parents and our staff.
Cambridge International School is situated 50 kilometres / 30 miles from Vienna in Bratislava, the safe and comfortable capital of Slovakia. We are an expanding international school teaching the English National curriculum along with Cambridge IGCSE, AS and A Level. Class sizes are small - maximum 18 to IGCSE and 12 at A Level. Our buildings are new and of a 5* standard with large, airy and light classrooms (equipped with interactive whiteboards and other technology) as well as many common areas for students, staff and parents. We are not a selective school and students are generally from well-to-do local families or are the children of diplomats or expatriates working in Bratislava for international companies. 50% of our staff are from the UK with others from Slovakia and around the world.
Bratislava is a very pleasant, historic, central European city with daily low-cost flights from several UK airports. The city is as well-resourced as any large British city with entertainment spots (multiplex cinemas, theatres, concert venues, sports arenas, international restaurants and bars), shopping centres (Tesco, H&M, Next and Debenhams are all to be found) and a very attractive old town, as well as much, much more. The city’s location, being just an hour’s bus/train journey from Vienna, two hours from Budapest and four hours from Prague make it an ideal low cost spot from which to explore the major historic capitals of central Europe. Other central, eastern and southern European countries can also easily be reached by budget airline from Bratislava’s new international airport. So all-in-all, this is a great opportunity for young and adventurous as well as more mature teaching professionals seeking a school where they can make a real difference.
Applicants must be British or have a right of residency in the EU. We offer a renewable contract, good financial package (after two years experience with us, up to €44,400 gross per year, plus responsibility allowance) in a city with a relatively very low cost of living. Working conditions are excellent with small class sizes and a very spacious, well equipped new building. Apply ASAP by email (NOTE we do not accept applications made through the TES portal), including a full C.V. and letter of application outlining how you would make a real contribution to our school, to: firstname.lastname@example.org - write English in the subject box. Applicants will be interviewed by Skype initially. We hope to complete the recruitment process by early March.
Visit the school web site at www.cambridgeschool.eu