Cambridge International School (CIS) in Bratislava, Slovakia, is seeking to appoint a passionate and inspirational Head of Mathematics. In addition to finding an outstanding teacher, we are seeking to appoint an individual who is excited by the opportunity to build on the department’s success and has a clear vision for how this will continue during the coming years.
The main responsibilities would be as follows:
• Management of subject curriculum
• Moderation of work within subject
• Subject specific assessment
• Resourcing of the relevant subject area
The ability and experience to teach Computer Science and Further Mathematics would be major assets.
This role is for an August 2021 start. Full details follow with a general role description for a Teacher and Subject Coordinator in our school.
1. The School
CIS is constituted by a full Primary and Secondary School and is the focal campus of the Cambridge family, which currently includes four Cambridge International Kindergartens (Funiversities) across Bratislava. CIS operates from bespoke and architecturally and educationally influenced accommodation which includes a sports hall, library, assembly hall, school canteen, science labs, art and music rooms, computing suites, dance and drama facilities and extremely well-furnished and well-resourced classrooms.
CIS offers an outstanding International education, centred on the Cambridge (CAIE) pathway and enhanced by the Slovak National Curriculum, but with a focus always on international best practice. The School itself is located in the charming and scenic Staré Mesto District, in a friendly and quiet residential area of Bratislava, near the beautiful Horsky Park. A new Sixth Form centre was opened in August 2020 to meet rising demand, and the School has ambitious and compelling plans for further development. The Board are extremely engaged, supportive and willing to invest in the future education and success of CIS students and graduands. A brand-new Secondary campus based on a 21st Century learning skills model is due to open close to the current school in 2026. We are strongly committed to the highest standards of education, pastoral care and Safeguarding, and CIS is fully licenced by the Slovak Ministry of Education.
2. The Role
We are currently looking for a qualified and experienced teacher who will also contribute to the strategic development of the school to join our Secondary School team. The Head of Secondary Mathematics will have the overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the department in order to ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered, resources are used efficiently and effectively, and the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy.
3. The Desired Candidate
We are seeking a UK or similarly qualified graduate in Mathematics or a closely related discipline with a recognised teaching qualification in Mathematics and experience in the teaching of this subject to A-level and IGCSE. Applicants from outside the EU must hold a Master's degree to be eligible for employment in Slovakia. Please see the attached letter and appendix for further eligibility details.
The successful candidate must above all be dedicated to educational excellence and international best practice. They should be creative, energetic, flexible and genuinely interested in students and consistently respectful of children, staff, parents and the wider community.
4. Remuneration and Benefits
We offer an opportunity to teach in a highly successful school with:
• Very well motivated, engaged, confident and well-behaved children
• An excellent international teaching team
• A highly committed and supportive non-academic administration team
• An engaged and supportive Board along with a highly experienced leadership team
• Maximum class sizes of 18 as a norm and 20 as a maximum
• Well-resourced and fully equipped classrooms
• On-going facilitated CPD and INSET opportunities
An attractive employment package which includes:
• A highly competitive salary in Euros - 40-45 K basic negotiable for the right candidate
• Professional HR support for onboarding and future personal support
• Relocation allowance
• Assistance in finding high-quality accommodation
• Heavily subsidised Medical Insurance
• Tuition arrangements for dependants
• Flight Allowance
• Additional responsibility allowances and bonus opportunities
• Future career progression in a highly successful and growing school
• Commitment to retaining the best quality professionals
5. Application Process
To apply for this position, please click apply and use the TES application form. Please address your supporting statement to the Director and upload a CV, including a recent photo. Please outline in your supporting statement (1 – 2 A4 pages):
• Your motivations for applying for the specific role.
• The experiences and skills that have equipped you for the specific role.
• Your understanding of the role based on the Job Descriptions for a teacher and Subject Coordinator and the key areas on which you would focus within the role.
Please include the details of three professional referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. Please have a look at our website, www.cambridgeschool.eu to find out more about the school.
The closing date is Sunday 18th April 2021, but we urge interested applicants to apply immediately as we may arrange interviews before the closing date and expect a highly competitive volume of applications as is usual for a school of our kind.
Initial interviews will be carried out via Zoom either before the closing date as mentioned above, or in the week commencing Monday 19th April 2021.
CIS is fully committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Therefore, applicants will be required to provide certain information to the School to enable the School to carry out the checks that are applicable to the role. The School will process personal information in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, the free movement of such data, and Act No. 18/2018 Coll. on Personal Data Protection.
Please do read the full information contained as attachments prior to considering an application and visit our website for more information about the School. We seek the very best candidates but need them to feel that they will be the right fit for our school. If you would like to seek further information or to contact one of the School’s recruitment team prior to application, then please contact Ms. Katarina Sediva via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cambridge International School (Bratislava)
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through School