KS1 Primary Teacher, Penang, Malaysia

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GEMS International School of Pearl City, PenangPenang, Malaysia

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Start date: 01 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking an outstanding KS1 Primary Teacher to join our team. The post-holder will be an experienced outstanding practitioner and a first language English speaker.

We are an ambitious and growing and high-performing British International School in Penang, Malaysia. It is just the place for a talented, ambitious individual to develop their career and make their mark. 

We are a school with very high expectations and a relentless drive for improvement. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher, with excellent subject knowledge and a passion for raising attainment and expectations. They will also have the ability to inspire students and be committed to high standards and the work ethic of the school. 

We want you to succeed too.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, to share this commitment. 

In return: 

· You will be part of a strong international school environment with the chance to develop and grow; 

· You will be supported with the best professional development and learning opportunities across the GEMS network in order to equip you for further career development and leadership roles.   

GEMS International Schools worldwide encourage students to be independent learners that will meet the needs of a fast paced and changing world. We want all our students of whatever age to have a strong set of problem solving strategies, the ability to think critically as well as the have the knowledge and skills to apply to new and unfamiliar tasks (be a risk taker). We expect that students will continue to inquire/question throughout their lives and have a strong sense of fairness towards all people. 

GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang (GIP) is a relatively new school opened in August 2015. The campus, recently built, has well-equipped and the latest technology for all subjects, with iLED and interactive screens in all primary classrooms and mobile access to lap-tops and iPads. There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with strong professional development centred on a supportive performance management programme for all staff including in-service and external training. There is an emphasis on the use of IT in a blended and realistic educational environment, achieving the best outcomes with varied approaches. 

Since the recent foundation of the school GIP has been building an academic reputation, although we have students of a wide range of abilities and nearly all Malaysian nationals with English as a second language, they are equally deserving of the highest quality of teaching to the level of their potential. The primary curriculum is based on Cambridge Primary and the English NC system. Student entry to the school is by interview and CAT4 assessment.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school. The staff are predominantly expatriate for the English curriculum and they share with Malaysian colleagues, excellent training, facilities and resources.

We offer a competitive salary, medical insurance, relocation allowance and paid flights.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s Facebook and website:



Skype preliminary interviews will take place asap

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

The Successful candidate will be asked to apply for an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check (formerly known as a CRB check) Appointments are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references as according to our Safer Recruitment Policy.

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.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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More about GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang
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