Head of Individuals & Societies (Humanities/Social Sciences), Taiwan

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Taipei European SchoolTaiwan
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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

British Secondary and High School are looking to appoint an experienced and dynamic Head of Individuals & Societies (Humanities/Social Sciences) to lead this faculty team across KS3, IGCSE and the IBDP. Specialisms in teaching Economics, Business Studies, Geography and History will all be considered.

The Head of Individuals and Societies works closely with a range of colleagues and contributes significantly to the Curriculum Leadership Team as well as to the development of utilizing learning technologies across the school.


  • Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment and Reporting
  • Course Development
  • Resources and Budgeting
  • Leadership and Management
  • Taching
  • Other general/administration



  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to model quality teaching and learning practice as per the BSHS Teaching and Learning
  • Policy, Essential Learning Indicators (ELIs) and Observable Learning Indicators (OLIs)
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Self-management
  • Independence
  • Enthusiasm
  • Research skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents, administrative staff and the SLT
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Diligence


Students of the British Secondary and High School Section of TES follow the English National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, and then complete Cambridge IGCSEs before moving on to the IB Diploma. The majority of students are multilingual and represent a range of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

We expect the successful candidate will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills along with excellent classroom practice. They will be approachable, flexible and committed to the success of our students. They will make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school. Our students achieve excellent academic outcomes with many going on to study at some of the best universities in the world.

Application Procedures and Timeline

If you are interested in joining our team of committed and enthusiastic educators please complete our application form online (https://careers-taipeieuropeanschool.icims.com/jobs/1367/head-of-individuals-and-societies/job) and where you will also be asked to upload your CV and a Covering Letter in which you share your experience and enthusiasm for the role.
As an employer committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, it is necessary that when completing your application form there are no gaps shown in your career history. Any breaks of service must be accounted for.

Application deadline

Application deadline: (CST) 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January 2020. Interviews will be held via Skype. We encourage the interested teachers to apply the position as early as possible. The School may take the posting down early if we are able to fill the position before the deadline of the application.

Safer Recruitment

Taipei European School is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. Any job offer is subject to the receipt of two supervisory references (including current employer) and current and previous Police Checks.

More about Taipei European School
Address: Swire European Secondary Campus, 31 JianYe Road, Yang Ming Shan, Shihlin District, Taipei, 11193, Taiwan. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +886 2 8145 9007