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Teacher of Dutch - 0.6FTE

The International School of the Hague - Secondary CampusThe Netherlands

If you would like to work in an international environment, be part of a dynamic Dutch department, and teach students from all over the world about Dutch language and culture, this position is exactly what you are looking for.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Teach Dutch as a second language, on various levels
  • Collaborate with members of the Dutch department to develop and implement teaching materials

For more information please refer to our Teacher Roles and Responsibilities attached below.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Internationally-minded;
  • Innovative, committed to learning and up-to-date with current research;
  • Inspiring, challenging and empowering;
  • An excellent team player both within the department and across the school, willing to work collaboratively and support the ongoing development of the Dutch department and the whole school;
  • Proactive and have an enthusiastic approach to teaching and wider professional practice;
  • Flexible and have the desire to be a part of a dynamic school community;
  • Willing to be involved in extracurricular activities;
  • A role model for the ISH Community Profile.

We are a forward thinking school and therefore we invest in potential future leaders as well as excellent teachers. We expect our teachers to be skilled in using digital tools for teaching (example: MacBook Air, Touch Screen boards and iPads). The chosen candidate will be a reflective practitioner and embrace opportunities for Continuous Professional Learning.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Teacher of Dutch qualification or in the process of obtaining this qualification. We will also accept an official NT2-qualification;
  • Experience teaching Dutch as a second language.


  • Masters degree (eerstegraads bevoegdheid);
  • Experience working in an international environment;
  • Experience teaching the IB curriculum.;
  • Applicants who have the right to work in The Netherlands.

We offer

This is a temporary appointment for one year, with a view to a permanent contract if all the conditions are met. The position is based on the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement (CAO) for Secondary Education.

Other benefits include the 8% holiday allowance, a year-end bonus of 8%, a contribution towards travel expenses and the ABP pension scheme.

In addition staff are given a number of options for tax benefits regarding trade union dues, the costs of sports (fitness) membership fees, the purchase of a bicycle (for commuting purposes) and a travel allowance (cafeteria scheme). Rijnlands staff also receive discounts on various insurance policies.

Please see our Recruitment Package below for more information.

Application Process

This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not apply.

Applicants are required to complete an online profile, provide a supporting statement, and upload a CV. Applicants are required to provide details of at least 3 referees from the last 2 positions that they have held over the past 6 years, with one or more of the references to be supplied by the Principal or Vice Principal and one or more from a direct supervisor. If shortlisted, we will contact referees prior to the second round of interviews.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and invited to an initial online interview. A second round of formal interviews will take place thereafter, from which we hope to find a suitable candidate for the position. Once a successful candidate has been appointed, all other candidates will be notified of their status via email.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation our recruitment process might not run as per procedure listed above. Delays, postponements and/or re-advertisements might occur without notification and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, 3 May 2021. Short listed candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible. Please note that the school reserves the right to interview suitable applicants early and to appoint a successful candidate prior to the deadline. In case of equal suitability, internal candidates are preferred.


The International School of the Hague is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

To this end, the leadership team is required to conduct an oral reference check by directly contacting the current or previous employer.

Furthermore, those who are appointed at The International School of The Hague are required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct (in Dutch: VOG). Your appointment with The Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation takes place on condition that you obtain a VOG. Needless to say, Rijnlands will reimburse all costs in relation thereto.

Additional details

Please visit our school website for more specific information about our school and our mission, vision and values.

The Rijnlands Lyceum Recruitment Code is applicable and can be obtained via our website/job-vacancies.

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