Secondary Teacher of English Language and Literature, Madrid, Spain

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

British Council School, MadridMadrid, Spain

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

British Council School Madrid

2,000 pupils|2-18 years|Co-Educational|BSO, NABSS

British Council School Madrid is seeking to appoint inspiring, caring and dedicated professionals to the position of Secondary Teacher of English Language and Literature, to contribute to the continued success of an "Outstanding School" as assessed by the British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection in 2015. These positions would be full-time appointments on permanent local contracts, to start in September 2018.

About the British Council School - Madrid, Spain

Our 2,000 pupils aged 2 to 18, and 200 strong staff team are extremely proud to be part of our welcoming, vibrant and successful community. We are a thriving, co-educational day school with superb facilities set on a large, well linked, modern campus in Madrid. The school is part of the prestigious British Council and its international network, which provides us with excellent opportunities to participate in cultural activities across the world. 

British Council School Madrid is an "Outstanding School", as assessed by the British School Overseas (BSO) Inspection. We are particularly delighted to be the first British school in Spain to receive the highest rating of 'Outstanding' in all areas of the BSO Inspection. 

Our Secondary Section has 900 pupils in Year 7 to Year 13. The children follow the English National Curriculum and Spanish National Curriculum. We provide children with a unique, bilingual and bicultural education. A holistic approach to teaching and learning is delivered through a broad and inspiring curriculum. Learning is rich, varied and highly valued. Our academic programme encourages passion and achievement in sciences and technology, languages, literature, the dramatic arts, sports and public speaking. Our dedicated team of creative and collaborative professionals help pupils to become future global citizens through instilling our core values of loyalty, caring, resilience, challenge and flexibility. These values are deeply embedded in all that we do; from our approach to learning, relationships and aspirations held for our pupils, ourselves and one another. High levels of pastoral care are achieved through our vertical Family System, which we believe enables our pupils to be the best that they can be. 

Annual cohorts of over 130 students achieve outstanding results at IGCSE level in Year 11. Our students go on to achieve continued success at Sixth Form, through the BiBac (Bilingual Spanish Baccalaureate). British Council School Madrid students go on to study at leading Universities world-wide such as Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Stanford. 

Why Come to Madrid?

Our school is located just 12 kilometres from the heart of Madrid, a vibrant and thriving cosmopolitan city. Our staff has the chance to live and work in a place of great history, culture and cuisine. Opportunities are endless for travel, sport and entertainment, both in the city and country-wide; Spain is one of the top destinations in the world for leisure and holidays. 

What do we offer our Teachers?

  • The opportunity to work with enthusiastic, happy and confident children who enjoy learning
  • A welcoming and supportive network of colleagues
  • Competitive salaries and fee remission for children of staff members
  • An extensive welcome, relocation and integration programme to help new teachers and their families settle into Madrid
  • Ongoing and robust professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for internal promotions to middle and senior leadership positions. Candidates with experience and aspirations to leadership are encouraged to apply
  • Subsidised English or Spanish language courses
  • Free annual health check-ups, flu vaccines and private health insurance at a reduced rate
  • Discounted meals in our canteen, gym membership and free bus travel to and from school

The successful applicants for this post will have: 

  • A real desire to live and exemplify our school motto, 'Be the best you can be'
  • English to the level of, or a level comparable to, first language communicator
  • Ambition, passion and dedication to guide, inspire and challenge young children
  • A drive for professional development, continued outstanding practice and challenge
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience, in the last 5 years, in the Secondary phase of a UK, international or bilingual school
  • A good working knowledge of the latest UK practices
  • An entitlement to live and work in Spain

Contact Information

Please send the completed British Council Application Form together with an up to date Curriculum Vitae to:

Tel. 00 34 913 373 617

The British Council Application Form is enclosed below. Also enclosed are the British Council Behaviours and Core Skills for your reference, and to assist you in filling in the Application Form. 

Job location

More about British Council School, Madrid
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Calle Solano,5-7, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, 28223, Spain
Telephone: +34 913 373 612
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