Teacher of EAL, Shenzhen, Southern China

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Merchiston International SchoolShenzhen, Southern China

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, inspirational teacher of English as an Additional Language to further their career at an innovative British curriculum co-educational international boarding school in Shenzhen, Southern China. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of teaching across the whole school age range, from Reception to GCE A Level.

A minimum of 2 years' teaching experience is required.

A position of responsibility may be available to a suitably qualified person. 


Merchiston International School

MIS is a thriving, vibrant learning community which challenges all staff to push boundaries with their teaching and to be progressive in their own professional learning.

We offer an innovative British independent school curriculum for international students aged 4 – 18, starting in EYFS and culminating in IGCSE and GCE A Level. The campus, imbued with the ethos of its founding school Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh, is designed to create the kind of innovative learning spaces in which an effective 21st century education can flourish and inspire.

All MIS teachers are expected to willingly take leadership, and fully participate, in the school’s life beyond the classroom, including through boarding and the CCA programme.

If you are interested in joining us in our inclusive, innovative, and inspiring learning environment, teaching inquisitive, talented, lively children, in a school which cares for all its members and is passionate about giving scope to professional opportunities, please apply. We want to hear from you!

How to apply

Applicants should apply on line through the TES careers portal. Please provide the names and full contact details of three professional  referees, one of whom should be Director/Head of School/Principal of your current school. 

Short-listed candidates must be able to provide a recent DBS/PVG check, police clearance certificate or similar record of non-criminality demonstrating that there is no reason why they cannot work with children. 

The application should be submitted no later than Friday February 15th. 

Early applications are encouraged as MIS reserves the right to appoint before the deadline.

Due to national regulations, it is very unlikely that we will be able to secure a work permit or visa for foreign nationals whose 60th or subsequent birthdays take place between August 1 2019 and July 31 2020. 



Job location

More about Merchiston International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: No.12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-District, Longhua District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Telephone: +86 400 867 0177
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