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Head of Science

Avenor CollegeBUCHAREST

Avenor College is a dynamic, selective and future thinking school that is seeking a Head of Science to join our school from August 2022.  As the school expands we need to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic leaders able to contribute to the teaching of Science throughout KS3-5. Applicants should be qualified Science teachers. 

Our Science provision will expand with three laboratories in a new state of the art Senior building opening in September 2022. The Science department consists of seven Science teachers and one part time technician. The college offers great opportunities for continuous professional development, through a model that gives teachers voice, choice and agency over their professional learning.

We currently offer two learning paths at IGCSE: Coordinated Science award and separate sciences (Cambridge). At A Levels, our students study the Cambridge curriculum for Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics. Our Key Stage 3 provision has a Romanian national strand in Science for a minority of students, while most of our students follow the UK National curriculum resulting in Checkpoint/SAT summative assessments.  

The full description of an Avenor Head of Department can be found here.

We would welcome applicants who fulfil the following Essential Characteristics of any Avenor teacher:  

  • Be fluent in English; 
  • Be able to offer at least two of the sciences to IGCSE and at least one at A Levels (preferably, but not restricted to Physics); 
  • Be able to motivate and challenge able students, by co-creating a stimulating learning experience; 
  • Be motivated to develop schemes of work and ensure that science is a central aspect of the whole school curricular and co-curricular experience; 
  • Inspire trust and confidence in students, parents and colleagues, with the ability to offer CPD to colleagues in your area of specialism; 
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of Avenor College.

We value the following Personal Characteristics and would hope you might be able to demonstrate these: 

  • People oriented - building positive relationships; good team player and good team builder; excellent listener; fair and consistent; 
  • Positive outlook - in all respects a good role model who will lead by example; 
  • A high level of cultural sensitivity and the ability to treat all staff/students/parents equally regardless of nationality or background; 
  • Capacity for hard work; organised and prepared; a high degree of resilience; 
  • Healthy lifestyle; 
  • Interest and constant practice in their own personal development; 
  • Commitment to learning.

We offer: 

  • A competitive salary and benefits package; 
  • The position will be offered on an initial two-year contract term with annual renewal thereafter; 
  • Maximum class sizes of 20; 
  • Continuing professional development opportunities; 
  • Maximum contact time of 18x50 minute lessons per week; 
  • A wonderfully well equipped friendly environment in which to work, with a motivated team; 
  • A great team spirit.

Application process: 

  • Please send your complete resume/CV to hr@avenor.ro;  
  • Include a covering letter explaining your strengths, your reasons for wanting to work at Avenor College (and live in Bucharest) and a short statement outlining your educational beliefs; 
  • Ensure that your CV includes the names of at least three referees with their current phone numbers and email addresses.

 

Safeguarding

Please be aware we take very seriously our duty of care towards all our students; as part of our safeguarding procedures we will undertake rigorous checks with referees, as well as requiring you to provide current police checks together with an updated ICPC.

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Through our internal privacy policy, we guarantee that if you are not admitted to the position you applied for, your CV will be kept in the most secure conditions for 6 months after the submission of the application.

Timescale:

Closing date: Applications will be dealt with on receipt;

First-round interviews will be conducted via Zoom;

Final interviews for shortlisted candidates will be individually arranged.



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