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Teacher of Art

HD Ningbo SchoolNingbo China

The Opportunity

HD Ningbo, a member of the Hurtwood House China family of schools, is seeking to appoint an outstanding Art Teacher to our middle and senior school team. The art department has seen recent significant growth in student uptake which has led to large investment in and expansion of facilities. This is a unique opportunity to join a prestigious bilingual school, in an inspiring and creative environment, and with the collegiate support of the Hurtwood House family in China and the UK.

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The School

Since opening in August 2014, HD Ningbo has quickly grown into the City’s leading bilingual school. Located in the district of Yinzhou, HD Ningbo sits on an outstanding 140,000m2 site and will grow to accommodate 2,000 students aged 3-18. Like the other schools within the Hurtwood House China family (Beijing, Shanghai & Qingdao), HD Ningbo delivers a unique dual immersion curriculum, blending the best of the Chinese National Curriculum with British education. The School not only benefits from being part of the successful network of HD Schools in China, but also from its strong relationship with Hurtwood House, our partner school in the UK.

The Person

The successful candidate will have:

• A subject relevant degree from an established university (required)

• PGCE/QTS or equivalent (required)

• 2 or more years of full time, school based, teaching experience (required)

• Excellent working knowledge of the Art curriculum alongside their own creative flair (required)

• High levels of Art subject knowledge and know-how (required)

• Experience of working with children who have English as an additional language (required)

• Experience of working in the independent sector (desirable)

• Hold a passport from an English-speaking country (required due to visa restrictions)

Hurtwood House Ningbo is dedicated to delivering outstanding extra-curricular activities, including Art. The expectation is that the incoming Visual Arts Teacher will dedicate time to school exhibitions, clubs and trips.

Package Details

- A competitive salary scale  based on experience and qualifications

- Comprehensive medical cover for teacher, spouse and dependents

- Annual flights for teacher, spouse and dependents

- Housing allowance

- Relocation allowance

- Full remission for tuition fees of staff children in accordance with HD schools’ policies

How to Apply

For further information about HD Ningbo and this role, please download the candidate information pack and accompanying job specification. You can view our introductory video by pasting the link below to your browser:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to or apply via the TES portal. Covering letters must be no longer than one side of A4 and should set out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirement and your ambitions for the school.

First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and  interviews arranged accordingly. Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Please contact Monika Fryzicka on should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role.

Safeguarding and Data Protection

HD Ningbo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks. By applying to this post, I agree to my data being held and processed by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates. If I am appointed to the post I also agree to additional information, including sensitive data such as bank details and medical information, being held by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates.

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