Head of Key Stage 3 (Senior School), Amsterdam

Closing date:Expiring soon

The British School of AmsterdamAmsterdam

Date posted:
Start date: Autumn Term 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package that includes relocation allowance for expatriate staff
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking to appoint an excellent teacher committed to the pastoral development and well being of pupils to lead our expanding  Key Stage 3 section. The successful candidate will be part of our Middle Leadership Team across the whole school.

The Head of KS3 is responsible for securing pupils’ rounded development by celebrating successes and providing support in relation to overall academic performance, wider school involvement, and general conduct. They will  play a vital role in the delivery of a world class education to our pupils.

This role requires outstanding communication skills, energy and a firm commitment to upholding the values of The British School of Amsterdam. As well as being a good administrator, the person appointed will be able to deal effectively with staff, parents and outside agencies and lead a team of tutors decisively and by example.

The post holder will have a significant teaching commitment. Applications from teachers of English, PE and humanities are particularly welcome.

For the right candidate with experience of outdoor education, there is also an opportunity to lead our Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme.  This would be an additional responsibility post.

More information about the Senior School can also be found in the Senior School Profile

About The British School of Amsterdam

The British School of Amsterdam (BSA) is an independent co-educational non-profit day school providing world class teaching and learning for children from 3 to 18 years old. Currently based on three campuses in the south of the city of Amsterdam, the school is organised into four departments: Early Years (3-5 years), Infants (5-7 years), Juniors (7-11 years) and Seniors (11-18 years) each with its own Head and team of staff. We currently have more than 950 pupils across the school. The British School of Amsterdam is directed by a whole school leadership team comprising the Principal, Bursar and the Heads of the Early Years, Infant, Junior and Senior schools. The Support Department consists of admissions, data management, finance, IT, facilities, catering, marketing & PR and HR.

Contract and benefits

The post is full time, and in the first instance temporary for one year. 

Benefits include

  • Competitive salary on the Teacher Salary Scale which is currently from €34,375 (T1) to €54,204 (T9) per annum. 
  • As a Head of Key Stage there is an allowance of €6,275.
  • An additional 8% holiday allowance is paid per year.
  • Relocation allowance (for expatriate staff).
  • A pension plan where the entire contribution is paid by the school.
  • Possibility of applying for a tax discount for overseas highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands (commonly referred to as the 30% Ruling) 
  • Free school places for employees who quality for the 30% Ruling.
  • Travel expenses of €0.19 per km if travelling by car (up to a monthly maximum of €180) or by public transport (if coming from outside of Amsterdam) of up to €300 per month (in standard class).

Person specification

Qualifications, skills and experience

The successful person will have:

  • A good honours degree and a recognised teaching qualification, for example, a PGCE
  • Three years’ experience in the UK curriculum 
  • Experience of teaching pupils with English as an additional language (desirable) 
  • Experience of working in an International school setting (desirable)
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work with a range of pupils at all levels


Personal qualities

The successful person will have:

  • A (very) good sense of humour
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Enthusiasm that inspires others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positivity and perseverance

Application process

Click here for  an application form. The application form should include a covering letter, addressed to the Principal, Paul Morgan, and the contact details for two referees. Once completed it should be sent to recruitment@britams.nl by Friday 26 April at 12pm (CET).  Further information can be obtained by sending an email to recruitment@britams.nl.  After the closing date we will contact successfully shortlisted candidates with more details about the interview process. Interviews will take place in Amsterdam. 



More about The British School of Amsterdam
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School, Fred. Roeskestraat 94a, Amsterdam, 1076 ED, Netherlands. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +31 20 67 90 183