Bloomsbury International School Hatyai seeks a caring, compassionate and enthusiastic EYFS teacher to join our team after Christmas, because of the previous post holder's resignation due to ill health. Early application is advised; interviews will be scheduled for suitable candidates on a rolling basis starting on Thursday 25 November.
Job starts: January 10th or as soon as possible thereafter.
Location: Hatyai, Thailand.
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: 1.5 years (August 2023) With a further 2-year contract extension available thereafter.
Located in the city of Hatyai in southern Thailand, Bloomsbury International School Hatyai is a co-educational international independent school. The school offers a British style curriculum to both day and boarding students. We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects and have successfully introduced A level this year. Our EYFS is small, the Nursery class currently only has 10 gorgeous students. The experienced Reception teacher will be available to provide guidance and support, should it be wished. There is also an experienced full-time English and Thai speaking TA to provide support; Thai language and culture are important parts of our curriculum. Bloomsbury was founded in 2016 and is still a relatively small school with only 140 children. It boasts impressive buildings and a caring kind team, where everyone knows every child's name.
Bloomsbury International School Hatyai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in our care and requires all applicants to share this commitment. We follow recruitment practices that are aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, satisfactory professional references and checks of identity, criminal records and qualifications.
Mr. John Calvert
All international staff are expected to have completely fluent English and be skilled in the use of technology for education. They are expected to take a full part in the school community, working with pupils in extra-curricular activities.
The successful candidate will:
- Be keen to teach Nursery aged children
- Be a team player, able to overcome issues independently
- Have high expectations of what children can achieve
- Have a great sense of humour
- Inspire children to be great people
- Be an excellent, motivating communicator who takes pride in developing the English language with young learners.
This may suit someone who is recently qualified given that we have a highly experienced Teaching and Learning VP, who is also a T4W trainer. But we cannot conduct the new ECT.
For the right candidate, there may be the opportunity to be a house parent living in boarding, with free accommodation provided. However, this is not essential for the post.
Hatyai is located in southern Thailand, close to the border with Malaysia, it is only a 40-minute drive to the nearest beach in Songkhla Town. The city is a regional hub for tourism to many of southern Thailand's tourist destinations. With easy internal links to Krabi, Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Koh Samui, Koh Lipe as well as 16 flights per day to Bangkok it really is easy to spend your weekends or holidays exploring this beautiful part of the world. Internationally, in normal times, there are daily flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, both of which are only a short distance away, providing easy links to much of Asia. Both Langkawi and Penang are only around 3 hours away by car.
Hatyai is an up and coming city without the high cost of living found in other more frequented destinations in Thailand. There are new bars and restaurants opening up frequently providing a range of Western and local food.
Hatyai retains a very 'Thai' feel to the city and the population are very friendly and helpful, welcoming people with the famous 'Thai Smile'. Staff, once they join, tend to not leave as they love the school, the amazingly hardworking students, the city, the beaches and the lifestyle.
Please upload your CV.
Please limit your personal introduction to less than one A4 page maximum but do include:
-Why you would like to work in Thailand and in Bloomsbury
-What skills and experience do you bring to the school
-What professional accomplishment are you most proud of
-What makes you a great EYFS practitioner
Please upload a photo of both your current/most recent classroom and a photo of some children's work and why you chose both of these examples. This is not essential but the greater weight will be given to those who do.
Due to Thai entry requirement changes because of Covid19, there are difficulties with visas and work permits, therefore we are sorry but we are limited to considering solo candidates only.
For more information about the school, visit the website <www.bloomsbury.ac.th>.
Applicants must provide 2 referees, one of which will be your current or most recent employer. We are committed to Child Protection and successful candidates will undergo background checks using the International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).
To apply, please use the "Apply Now" button below. Early applications are encouraged.