El Limonar International School (ELIS) Villamartín is an educational environment that prides itself on continuous professional improvement: Teaching and Learning input permeates school life with the aim of developing conversations about, and sharing of, high-quality pedagogical practice. We are committed to deepening the teaching and learning skills of all staff who form part of our community. The location of the school affords many advantages to a teacher employed in the area including well-priced accommodation, low living costs (80% of the UK average) and the glory and variety of the Spanish coastline.
ELIS has been providing a high quality bilingual education for Spanish and international students from Early Years to KS5 in the Alicante and Murcia regions, in southern Spain, for thirty years. With the appointment of new school leaders in 2012, both the ELIS Murcia and ELIS Villamartín schools underwent significant development in order to ensure that they remained the region’s top international schools for the next quarter century and beyond. The Principal of ELIS Murcia was then appointed Executive Principal of both the ELIS school sites in 2017 and since then has begun to accelerate the strategic improvement process at the Villamartín site situated on the Alicante coast near Torrevieja. Mr Simon Roberts was appointed Headteacher at the school in September 2019 to oversee the next phase in the school's developmental journey.
In order to build upon achievements to date, the Executive Principal and Headteacher are inviting applications for the post of Secondary History Teacher to start in January 2020. The vacancy exists because an existing History teacher has decided to explore other interests after a dedicated and fruitful period of service at the school.
This post requires a PGCE-qualified teacher experienced in the teaching of History across KS3 to KS5. Experience in preparing students for public examination at IGCSE and A-Level is necessary. History at ELIS has been a strong area of the curriculum and it is considered imperative by students and the wider community for it to remain so: It is important to note that there are students currently preparing for international examinations in the summer of 2020 that will require high-quality input and support from day one. It is hoped that this post will represent a genuine career advancement opportunity for a suitably UK-qualified teacher; with the role of Humanities Coordinator available for consideration after a suitable induction period. The successful candidate will build upon their existing experience in an environment which drives for ever-higher standards of teaching, learning and academic results.
As well as meeting the requirements of the general candidate specification, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, be passionate about their subject and be very well organised. Experience as an Assistant Examiner would be an advantage.
El Limonar International School, as part of the Cognita Schools group, is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all UK qualified teachers with relevant experience, including teaching couples. Teachers would be expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and a working knowledge of the Spanish language would be an advantage but is not a necessity. Contracts are full time and permanent with remuneration and working conditions that reflect the Spanish national collective bargaining agreement for private education.
The closing date for applications is flexible and an appointment would be made promptly in order to secure a high-quality candidate. Applications will only be considered from candidates submitting a completed teacher application form (a copy of which is included in this advert). Candidates are also required to submit an application letter addressed to the ELIS Executive Principal, Mr Christopher Eversden, and may also send a C.V. (with photograph) if they wish. Applications should be submitted through the ‘Apply Now’ button included in this advert.
All applications should include the name, email and contact telephone number of three referees, one of which must be the candidate’s current Headteacher. The referees must cover at least the last five years of the candidate’s employment history.
Long-listed candidates will be notified and invited to an initial interview by Skype. Final interview will take place either in the UK or in Spain by arrangement.
Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).