Head of Languages (Whole School), Singapore

Closing date:

North London Collegiate School (Singapore)Singapore

Date posted:
Start date: 1st August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NLCS (Singapore) Salary Scale plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Languages (Whole School)

Closing Date: 6th September 2019

Start Date: August 2020

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a well-qualified and inspirational Head of Languages.

Founded in partnership between NLCS (UK) and Sobha, North London Collegiate School [Singapore] will open its doors in August 2020.   We are excited to be bringing the ambitious and inspirational NLCS ethos to the dynamic and exciting location of Singapore.

The School will provide the same impressive range of extra-curricular activities for which North London Collegiate School (UK), NLCS Jeju and NLCS Dubai, are well known, to foster the holistic development of well-rounded individuals.  

The school will be purpose built, boasting impressive, state-of-the-art facilities; construction is already underway and on target for completion in February 2020.

An outstanding languages provision will be a vital component of our educational programme.  In the school’s formative years we intend to offer Mandarin, Spanish and French (and the successful applicant should be proficient at teaching at least one of these) but under the Head of Department’s leadership we plan to expand our languages offering, providing outstanding mother-tongue provision in the process.

The Head of Languages will have extensive experience and success designing and implementing a dynamic and relevant curriculum for a variety of contexts, managing and coaching classroom teachers, and directing, as appropriate, the work of those colleagues to ensure successful and effective teaching and learning. It is essential that the Head of Languages has the ability to communicate substantial knowledge in, and passion for the subject area.    

The successful candidate will have an international outlook and an appreciation of the richness that a diversity of cultures brings to a school.  The appointee will have considerable experience in teaching all secondary age groups, with a demonstrable passion for their subject and a commitment to the development of Languages more broadly.  He / she will be educated to degree level or above and will be an outstanding practitioner who has a proven ability to lead by example and can manage, inspire and motivate others in delivering high quality teaching and learning.

Previous experience of the IB Middle Years Programme and/or the IB Diploma are an advantage, but of prime importance is an ability to motivate and inspire students and lead staff in order to ensure that academic provision is consistently of the highest standard.

 The appointee will manage all aspects of teaching and learning, in keeping with the overall aims of the School. They will also be responsible for supporting members of the department in all appropriate ways, ensuring that they work together as a cohesive and collegiate team in effectively addressing the aims and priorities of the School.

We believe that NLCS [Singapore] represents a unique opportunity for teachers. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including accommodation allowance, annual flights, health insurance, and free places at the school for up to two dependent children. We also provide first-class professional development through the established NLCS educational community and a variety of external providers.  An annual HSBC report has named Singapore as the best location in the world for expatriates to live and work, for four consecutive years.

Whilst we enjoy excellent facilities in a prime location, it is our people that will make our School such an inspirational place. If you are interested in joining our team please submit a completed application form, an up to date CV, and a covering letter of application that focuses on your personal educational philosophy.  Applications should be emailed to recruitment@nlcssingapore.sg . 

The deadline for applications is 6th September 2019. However, please note that an appointment may be made prior to the closing date if an exceptional candidate is found.

NLCS [Singapore] is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory enhanced background checks.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Depot Road, Singapore. View in Google Maps
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Since 1850, North London Collegiate School (UK) has maintained its reputation for providing an outstanding education. With two international campuses successfully established in Jeju, South Korea and Dubai, UAE, the school plans to open its third in ...