Head of Geography, (Voorschoten, just outside of The Hague)

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The British School in the Netherlands(Voorschoten, just outside of The Hague)

Date posted:
Start date: 24 August 2020 or earlier, if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking a full time Head of Geography to lead and manage our Geography department. We expect to appoint a fully qualified teacher who has experience of the British curriculum.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to a lead a dedicated team, and to teach motivated and resilient students in an exciting and well-resourced department. 

Geography is taught in all year groups; it is a popular option at GCSE level and has excellent uptake at A level and IB. In the Sixth Form, both A Level (AQA) and IB are offered with many students opting to complete an Extended Essay in Geography. The Geography department has a long record of high academic achievement in external examinations and takes great pride in preparing students for university entrance.

Find out all you need to know about working for the BSN Senior School Voorschoten  in our recruitment brochure and Teaching at Senior School Voorschoten brochures attached. 

Our Geography Department:

The department is committed to learning taking place beyond the classroom and currently runs a number of international fieldtrips – including to destinations as diverse as the Jurassic Coast, Dorset and The Swiss Alps. At Key Stage 3, the department conduct several local fieldtrips in a range of locations across The Netherlands. We would be particularly interested in innovative and dynamic teachers who would enthusiastically contribute to the wider co-curricular aspect of the department.

This post will be equally attractive to applicants with appropriate experience wishing to take their first steps in middle leadership and those who are already able to demonstrate leadership in their current post.

The successful candidate will show

- a clear curriculum vision for Geography,

- enthusiasm, energy, creativity,

- a record of delivering consistently high-quality lessons,

- a flair for engaging with young people,

- an enabling leadership style, 

- strong interpersonal skills,

We will offer you

- a modern environment for teaching and learning, 

- excellent induction and CPD,

- Surface Pro device and state of the art ICT provision,

- supportive line management,

- opportunities to link with other subject areas in school and other schools internationally.

We have five campuses, two secondary and three primary, based in and around The Hague and our mission is to provide a world-class education to individual students, of all nationalities – developing their potential whilst encouraging self-discipline and mutual respect. Attractive salaries, a range of benefits and excellent CPD opportunities are also part of our commitment to staff at the BSN.

Application Process:

If you are motivated by what you have read so far, please apply below by uploading your CV and a letter of motivation, addressed to Paul Topping. The letter of motivation should be no longer than two sides of A4 and explain clearly how you think your qualifications, experience and teaching skills make you a good candidate for this post.

Position start date: 24 August 2020 or earlier, if possible.

Applications should reach us by: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 1600 CET.

First Interview: If your application is successful you will be invited to an automated online video interview (Cammio).

Final Interview: Week beginning 10 February 2020 (in The Netherlands)


More about The British School in the Netherlands
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Human Resources and Central Services, Lange Houtstraat 26, The Hague, 2511CW, Netherlands. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +31 70 315 4063
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