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Head of Modern Languages

Belhaven Hill SchoolEast Lothian

Belhaven Hill is looking to recruit a Head of Modern Languages who will lead the department with dynamism and inspire their staff and pupils with a love for the subject, as well as the confidence to perform to a high standard. The successful applicant should be prepared to commit to boarding duties on a weekly basis as well as to be able to coach sport. As a teacher of Modern Foreign languages, the applicant would report to the Deputy Head Academic.

This is an opportunity for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and motivated person to contribute to all aspects of life at the School. Belhaven Hill School is Scotland’s leading co-educational full boarding and day preparatory school, set in a beautiful coastal location in Dunbar, 30 miles east of Edinburgh. There are currently 100 pupils aged between the ages of 6 to 13 years, with about 60% of those full boarding. Traditionally, Belhaven Hill School has taught French to all of its pupils but the school is considering introducing other languages if the right candidate is a keen advocate of alternatives.

While teaching at Belhaven Hill is demanding and requires a full commitment, the work is fulfilling and fun. On appointment, new staff are provided with a mentor and, for the duration of their first (probationary) year, are supported by the induction process.

The salary will be discussed at interview, although it should be noted that Belhaven pays in line with the Scottish Negotiating Council of Teachers’ salary scale, with additional increments for responsibility outside the classroom. Belhaven Hill staff are recommended to contribute to the SPPA Superannuation Scheme but may contract out. Full-time staff may be asked to operate as form staff or as tutors, to contribute to the games and/or activities programme, and will undertake at least one evening duty or activity with the boarders. On site accommodation may be available and can be discussed at interview.

If you feel you can meet the requirements of this post, we will be delighted to hear from you. Please send a short handwritten letter of application along with the School’s application form (which can be downloaded from the School website) and the details of two referees. All electronic applications should be sent to bursar@belhavenhill.com and all postal applications should be sent to:

Bursar & Estate Manager

Belhaven Hill School

Belhaven Road

DUNBAR

EH42 1NN

The closing date for all applications is 18th April 2021

Additional details

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A copy of the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available to download form the School’s website www.belhavenhill.com . Please take the time to read this document.

It is the policy of this School to employ the best qualified personnel and to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, religion or religious belief, disability or age.

All new appointments are subject to a probationary period.

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