Junior School Teacher (Key Stage 2), Shenzhen, Southern China

Closing date:Expiring soon

Merchiston International SchoolShenzhen, Southern China

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A competitive international salary and benefits package
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic primary school teacher to further their career at an innovative British curriculum co-educational international boarding school. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of primary or junior school teaching.

A minimum of 2 years' qualified teaching experience is required.

The position will commence in August 2020, and the initial contract will be for a period of two years. 

Merchiston International School

MIS is a thriving learning community which challenges all staff to push boundaries with their teaching and to be progressive in their own professional learning.

We offer an innovative British independent school curriculum for international students aged 4 – 18, starting in EYFS and culminating in IGCSE and GCE A Level. The campus, imbued with the ethos of its founding school Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh, is designed to create the kind of innovative learning spaces in which an effective 21st century education can flourish and inspire.

All MIS teachers are expected to participate fully in the school’s life beyond the classroom by contributing to boarding house life and the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme.

If you are interested in joining us, teaching inquisitive, talented children in a school which cares for all its members and is passionate about giving scope to professional opportunities, please apply. We want to hear from you!

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through the TES careers portal. Please provide the names and full contact details of three professional referees, one of whom should be Director/Head of School/Principal of your current school. 

Short-listed candidates must be able to provide a recent DBS/PVG check, police clearance certificate or similar record of non-criminality demonstrating that there is no reason why they cannot work with children. 

The application should be submitted as soon as possible, as interviews by conference call are now being held and MIS reserves the right to appoint before the deadline, which for this round of recruitment is Saturday December 14.  Interviews are also being held in London during week beginning December 2 for UK based candidates . If a shortlisted candidate can attend an interview in Shenzhen, this will be arranged for weeks beginning November 25 or December 9.

Due to national regulations, it is very unlikely that we will be able to secure a work permit or visa for foreign nationals whose 60th or subsequent birthdays take place between January 1 2020 and December 31 2020. 



More about Merchiston International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: No.12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-District, Longhua District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +20 400 867 0177
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The Opportunity

The opening of Merchiston  International School, China (MIS) in August 2018 created an exciting opportunity for a team of innovative and committed staff to break new ground at an exciting, new, co-educational boarding and day sch...