Teacher of Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS), Prague, Czech Republic

Closing date:

English College in PraguePrague, Czech Republic

Date posted:
Start date: Late August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Contract Term: We offer a permanent contract after one-year probationary period.

The English College in Prague seeks a committed and creative teacher to join its thriving Science faculty. We are looking for a candidate who can enthuse students, many of whom are academically excellent, and deliver lessons that are both exciting and rigorous. The College integrates ICT into its curriculum across all subjects so an interest in, or a desire to learn about, the use of ICT in teaching and assessment is desirable, as well as strong subject knowledge.

Biology is taught throughout the school, and ESS is a popular IB subject. Science lessons are taught in our recently refurbished laboratories, with a strong emphasis on practical and investigation work. Previous ESS experience is not necessary for a candidate with an interest in environmental science. All teachers have a timetabled period to meet with their colleagues and discuss and develop teaching ideas, and we are looking for someone who will embrace and contribute to this concept.

We are an unusual, exciting and academic HMC secondary school educating both Czech and international students. We prepare our students for IGCSEs and for the International Baccalaureate, with our graduates proceeding to universities in the UK, continental Europe and North America. We offer the successful candidate adventure, challenge and good remuneration in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Staff Package:

  • We offer assistance, both practical and financial, for those moving to the Czech Republic
  • We usually fly successful candidates out in the term prior to their appointment for an acquaintance visit
  • The College contributes to a Czech occupational pension scheme
  • All employees enjoy the generous arrangements of the Czech health and social security system


The successful candidate will be a well-qualified graduate who has full Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and experience of teaching up to university entrance level, ideally including Medicine and Oxbridge preparation. S/he will be joining a diverse and dedicated team who maintains a dynamic learning and extra-curricular environment in which the needs and talents of the individual student are recognised and nurtured.

For further information including job and person specification, please visit the English College in Prague web page at this link.

How to apply:

Email the Headmaster, Dr. Nigel Brown, at headmaster@englishcollege.cz with a short covering letter and a full c.v. Please include a complete career history as well as the names, address and telephone numbers of two referees, at least one of which should be from your current or most recent employer.

Closing date: Noon (GMT) 13th March 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be notified on or before 9th March and invited to an interview to the Godolphin and Latymer School in London on 15th or 16th March with the Senior Deputy Head, Mr Tony Emmerson. A final interview will take place in Prague on 20th March. This will need to involve an overnight stay in Prague the night before and a day at school. The school will organise the flights and accommodation for you. This visit will include at least one taught lesson and interviews with the Deputies with responsibility for Pastoral Care and Teaching and Learning and an academic interview with Ms Jean Kerr, the Head of the Science Faculty. There will also be an interview with the Headmaster, Dr. Nigel Brown. Reasonable UK travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Interview arrangements with candidates not based in the UK will be discussed separately.

Job location

More about English College in Prague
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 19 years
Address: Sokolovska 320, Vysocany, Praha 9, 190 00, Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 283893113
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