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Head of Science

British International School of LjubljanaLjubljana

Are you a fully qualified, inspirational, and highly motivated Head of Science ?  If so, you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to join our successful and growing international school from August 2022.

About the School

British International School of Ljubljana (BISL) ( is a growing British-style school serving students aged between 3 and 18 from over 30 nationalities in the capital of beautiful Slovenia, Europe’s “hidden jewel”. Classes are small and the students are eager to learn. BISL is an accredited member of COBIS and was most recently inspected in 2021 and was awareded a title OUTSTANDING in ALL categories by Penta BSO inspection.

About the Opportunity

The role is to Head our Science department. Our Secondary Teachers are responsible for inspiring and enthusing students in their development of knowledge and skills within Key Stage 3/4/5 and in their preparation for IGCSE and A-Level examinations.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, able to demonstrate a proven commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning and student achievement; someone with drive and passion who believes in creating a unique, inspiring and outstanding place for learning, able to excite and challenge students of all abilities to make great progress. Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to the wider community aspect of school life, which is expected of every member of the teaching staff.

Applicants must have a relevant degree, teaching qualification and experience of successfully teaching BIology across Key Stage 3/4/5 and IGCSE/A Level. Experience of working with EAL learners from a variety of cultures will be an advantage.

As an English school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred. Because of difficulties in obtaining a visa and residency, it may not be possible to consider applicants from nationalities outside of the UK and Europe.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.  Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include: 

  1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide 
  2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes. 
  3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Slovenia

Slovenia is a beautiful, diverse and culturally rich environment with opportunities to get involved in a wide range of outdoor adventures, all close within the proximity of Ljubljana. The historic city centre is located just 8 kilometres away from the school.  Slovenia is seen by many as an incredibly safe, peaceful and environmentally friendly place. Performing and the Creative Arts are showcased widely through the city including a range of stunning galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Applications should include a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Mr. P. Walton, along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photograph and details of three referees, one of whom should be the current or most recent employer.

Applications should be sent, as one combined PDF document, by e-mail with “HOS2022” in the subject field to or

Closing date for applications is 28 Feb 2022. However, early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline once the right candidate is found.

British International School of Ljubljana is committed to safeguarding children and young people. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

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