The British International School Budapest
Secondary Biology August 2020
Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate tens of thousands of students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends an NAE school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.
The British International School Budapest
Located beside a golf course in the leafy 3rd District of Budapest, a short distance from the Danube and the city centre, our school campus is modern and well-resourced. Primary students benefit from one-to-one iPads and secondary students bring their own laptops. Specialist rooms are equipped with first class facilities, enabling our students to take advantage of our collaborations with MIT and The Juilliard School New York. Three major development projects in three years have added additional specialist facilities for science, bringing our total to five state of the art laboratories, computing, visual art, the performing arts and sports. Our multicultural students are motivated and enthusiastic, enjoying a lively approach to learning, and they are committed to active service and leadership in and beyond school. We are proud of our strong and supportive community, founded on elements of our mission statement and developed through shared values, consistently enacted by students, parents and staff. As we look towards 2020 and beyond, we seek enthusiastic and committed colleagues to help further our vision of “empowered students in a sustainable school.”
To learn more about our school, please visit our website: www.bisb.hu
About the role
A specialist Biologist, able to teach Biology up to Higher Level in the IB Diploma Programme, you will also be able to teach the sciences at KS3 and KS4 and may be able to offer a second science to GCSE or beyond. Join our fast-paced international environment and you will teach across the secondary age and ability ranges within a curriculum founded on the National Curriculum for England, GCSEs/IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes. You will be committed to the wider role of a teacher in an international school and be an enthusiastic form tutor and involve yourself in our care and guidance programme and co-curricular activities.
Able to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, ideally you will have a degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues.
A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Hungary, which typically involves holding a European passport.
The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package. You will have the opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Budapest is a modern, cosmopolitan city, steeped in history and within easy reach of beautiful countryside. Conde Nast Traveler regularly places Budapest as one of the best cities in the world to visit. Budapest is also one of the world’s most affordable cities, located in the heart of Europe, within easy reach of the best of central, eastern and western Europe. Public transport, the arts and culture, shopping, dining and outdoor activity are incomparable. Several of our teachers have chosen to settle here, while others move on to international careers within Nord Anglia Education and beyond.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 13,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
The final closing date for applications is 16th December 2019.
Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.
First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype and final interviews will take place in person or by Skype, depending on location.
Start date: 15th August 2020.
Candidate Information Pack 2020
Job Description and Person Specification
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.