The International School of Monza
is seeking to appoint a
Teacher-Librarian (whole-school IB PYP, MYP, DP)
to join us in September 2019
Candidates should be well-qualified, committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to teaching and learning and enthusiastic about promoting inquiry and international understanding.
As interviews will be held on a rolling basis via Skype and face-to-face, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.
Why work with us
* The most collaborative environment, at every level, that you will find;
* Official IB professional development during first few months of employment;
* A small, modern and colourful school where teachers are highly respected as professionals and afforded a good degree of autonomy to teach in a creative and exciting way;
* A beautiful part of the world, close to the buzzing city of Milan and the Italian Lakes.
Our school and host city
More information about the school and our host city can be found on our school’s dedicated TES page at https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/international-school-of-monza-1066703 as well as on our website at https://www.internationalschoolofmonza.it. The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (International School of Europe) which in turn is part of Inspired (www.inspirededu.co.uk), a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development.
We are seeking to appoint a Teacher-Librarian who will work across the whole school in our three International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP, MYP, DP), replacing a long serving colleague who has developed the library over several years to be the beautiful learning space that it is today.
Aside from being the school's librarian and all of the typical responsibilities that might be associated with such a role, the person appointed would also be expected to teach library, reading and current affairs lessons to students in PYP and MYP, as well as coordinate the school's yearbook, library orders and, occasionally, cover for PYP classes. The teacher-librarian is seen as a point-person for research skills, approaches to learning and academic honesty and should play a central role in developing a love of learning and research amongst our learning community. Applications from candidates with an interest in contributing to our EAL and/or inclusion teams are encouraged and we are particularly interested in hearing how individual candidates envisage the role of a teacher-librarian with the context of an IB Continuum school.
We have a large central library which is a bright and beautiful space at the heart of the school, together with two annexes for our youngest and oldest students.
The contract offered will be for either one year or, for the right candidate, will be a permanent appointment. Furthermore, for many applicants, there will also be the possibility of not paying taxes locally in Italy for the first two years of fiscal residency in the country. More information about the contract will be provided to longlisted candidates.
We are looking for teachers who show a high level of initiative, flexibility, creativity and organisational skills, as well as a commitment to co-curricula initiatives. Our school is made up of a strong team of individual specialists who have built a uniquely collaborative environment. As such, we expect our new colleague to be committed to such an approach, as well as to high standards and a desire to ensure an excellent profile for the subjects and programmes they teach both within and beyond our school community.
° to be in possession of an appropriate university degree and teaching qualification;
° to have had recent experience in a related role;
° to be mother-tongue English (or equivalent level of competency);
° to be a UK/EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables work in Italy.
Previous experience with IB programmes is not required and official IB training will be offered, together with relocation assistance and help with the apartment search and settling-in process. Other employment benefits include a thirty-hour Italian course, an iPad, free school lunches and a substantial discount on school tuition for teachers’ children.
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should complete the application form via the TES “quick apply” link. When completing this application form, it is particularly important that candidates include the following:
• Supporting Statement (within the box provided) which clearly outlines why you are interested in the role and in our school;
• CV with photo (as an attached supporting document);
• Contact details of two referees (within the boxes provided), one of which must be head of school and one of which must be direct line manager, both from current/most recent appointment.
The person appointed will be expected to begin work on 26th August 2019, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our safer recruitment and child safeguarding policies.