Maths Teacher (Secondary), Brunei

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International School BruneiBrunei

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

International School Brunei was established in 1964, as a non-profit organisation with a Board of Directors to oversee the development of the school - a status that exists to this day.

In 2015 the school moved to a brand new 22 acre site on the outskirts of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam. At the same time, ‘The Residence’ a state of the art Boarding House, was opened to cater for up to 190  students aged 11 - 18. 

The school offers education from Pre-Kindy (2yrs) and the National Curriculum of England from Year 1 (4yrs old) to Year 8 (13yrs) followed by IGCSEs (15-16yrs)and the IB Diploma programme in the Pre-University section (16 - 18yrs).

The school is non-selective, and currently has over 1270 students from over 45 different nationalities (including the entire Brunei Royal Family). Despite the mixed intake, academic results are outstanding, with the most recent iGCSE results placing the school in the top 3% of all schools for progress and attainment. IB Diploma results are consistently above the World Average, and in recent years students have attended such universities as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Yale and Princeton.

The Position

Due to expansion, we now require an additional Maths Teacher to join our team in the Secondary School, From January 2018.

Maths is very popular at all levels, with all students studying Maths through to the end of the IB Diploma course. At IGCSE we offer both Maths and Additional Maths (with Statistics starting next year), and at IB Diploma Level we offer Maths Studies, Standard Maths and Higher Maths. Our Maths results are outstanding.

The successful candidate will join a team of five full time staff, all of whom are Maths specialists. Given the plethora of Maths examination qualifications on offer, it is essential that the candidate has extensive examinations experience, whilst experience of the IB Diploma is desirable but not essential.

Each year, our students enter UKMT challenges at various levels, and these are very popular with our students. Furthermore, we offer several extra curricular Maths classes (such as Maths Challenge & Problem Solving), and as such a willingness to commit to extra curricular activities (both within Maths and in other areas such as sport and performing arts) is essential.

The Application Process

Our application process is rigorous without being too onerous. We seek to employ only the very best teachers, and in order to do so we have a standard three stage process:

  • Longlisting based on an initial written application followed by;
  • Skype interviews for longlisted candidates

We provide feedback for candidates who make it past the initial stage, and formal offers are made within a week of the face-to-face interviews. Full details of the tax free salary are shared with candidates prior to the Skype interview stage, since actual salaries reflect both qualifications and experience. In addition to the salary, employees enjoy a generous package of benefits, as outlined within this document (see page 3).

Successful candidates are offered an initial two year contract, with the option to renew based on performance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents:

  • A letter of application detailing why you wish to work as ISB, the impact you have had in your current and previous roles, and how this would be of benefit to the ISB community (max 2 sides of A4)
  • A CV documenting your employment history to date, your qualifications, and your personal information (such as date of birth, family situation and number of dependents - all of which are important to us in terms of visa applications).
  • The names and contact details (including a telephone number) for three professional referees, one of whom must be your current Headteacher/Principal

Your application should be emailed to the Principal, Dr Steven Geraghty:

Longlisted applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the stated closing date, with Skype interviews scheduled as soon as possible thereafter. At this point applicants will be asked to complete an application form specific to ISB.

If you have not heard from us by this time, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. However, we do thank you for the time and effort it takes to make such an application, and will hold your details on file for any suitable opportunities in the future. Should you prefer that we do not store your application, please let us know. 

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More about International School Brunei
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Bandar Seri Begawan Branch, Jalan Utama Salambigar, Kg Sungai Hanching, Berakas 'B' BC2115, Brunei Darussalam
Telephone: +673 2330608
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International School Brunei (ISB) is a mixed, independent, all-through school for students aged between 2 and 18. It is an international school and was the first of its kind to open in Brunei. ISB teaches an adapted version of the national curriculum...