Inspirational Primary Practitioners, Penang, Malaysia

Closing date:

GEMS International School of Pearl City, PenangPenang, Malaysia

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019 or August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for January or August 2019

Inspirational Primary Practitioners

This is a rare opportunity to join GEMS in Malaysia and to live and work in the beautiful region of Penang. 

We are looking for outstanding teachers who are excited to join our mission of delivering a world class education for our children and are driven to constantly provide education at an exceptional level. 

About GEMS 

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation

About the School 

Opened in 2015, GEMS International School, Pearl City, Penang (GIP), is a British School located on the mainland of Penang with easy access to both north and south bridges leading to the island. GIP currently has around 450 learners with significant growth planned. 

We deliver the British curriculum from the Foundation Stages through to Year 11 and an exciting A-level programme is due to open in September 2019.  

GIP benefits from an outstanding campus and facilities and is well-equipped with the latest technology for all areas, with iLED and interactive screens in all primary classrooms and mobile access to lap-tops and iPads. 


There is a significant drive for constant improvement across the school and a dynamic culture of support and growth, with strong professional development for all staff, including in-service and external training and a culture of sharing best practice across the school. 


The Role

This is a rare opportunity to join GEMS in Malaysia and to live and work in the beautiful region of Penang. 

We are looking for outstanding teachers who are excited to join our mission of delivering a world class education for our children and are who driven to constantly provide education at an exceptional level. 

As a growing school there are also likely to be emerging opportunities for whole school professional development and leadership in the future. 

GEMS teachers enjoy an outstanding school environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to motivated and extremely well-behaved learners. As well as being a great place to work band develop professionally, Penang is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, expanding city which provides an great springboard for further exploration. Teachers in Penang enjoy an excellent lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:

Competitive salary, accommodation allowance, free schooling for up to two children, private medical insurance and annual airfares to country of residence.

Application Process: 

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our learners then we would welcome your application. 

Candidates should apply to the school directly to the Principal, Steve Phillips at hrrecruitment_gip@gemsedu.com  with a brief letter of application, Curriculum Vitae and up to date photo. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and supporting documents at this stage are not required.


We will acknowledge all applications and keep applicants informed; we enjoy a high level of interest in our vacancies, but your candidacy is very important to us. Please also be aware GIP is a non-smoking campus, and applicants will be expected to be comfortable in that environment.


The schedule for these appointments is:

Closing date:                                      12 noon GMT - 31st October 2018

Anticipated date for interviews:      Week beginning 5th November 2018


GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang is committed to safeguarding children and will ensure that recruitment procedures adhere to safer recruitment guidance. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service check and/or equivalent overseas police check where relevant.


We look forward to hearing from you.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 15 years
Address: No. 2, Persiaran Mutiara 5, Pusat Komersial, Bandar Tasek Mutiara, Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang, 14120, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4 504 0639