Teacher of Economics (1.0FTE)

The International School of the Hague - Secondary CampusThe Netherlands

We are looking for an experienced Economics teacher (with the possibility of DP Subject Coordinator as an additional role) who brings economics to life in the classroom and values the impact of collaboration in creating meaningful learning experiences. The abundance of resources and support available at ISH allows for the development of inquiry based learning opportunities that builds on conceptual understanding and leads to deeper learning. We encourage new and innovative ways of leveraging digital technology to support and enhance the teaching and learning environment. We are a team of curious, connected and compassionate individuals who are looking for a new colleague to join us on our journey.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and teach lessons as per the timetable
  2. Collaborate on developing unit plans
  3. Use ManageBac as a Curriculum management tool
  4. Create both summative and formative assessments that guide learning and progress
  5. Provide timely feedback to students
  6. The Role and Responsibilities of a Teacher is available as a download at the bottom of this page.

Candidate Profile

The ideal 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 Economics 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

Qualifications and Experience:


  • A graduate degree in Economics or a related field
  • A Bachelor or Master’s level degree in Education or Postgraduate Diploma in Education, to teach all year groups in Secondary Education. Please know that in order to work for us, you must be a fully qualified teacher in accordance with the standards required by the Dutch Education Authorities (DUO).
  • The teaching qualification must be for the subject that you will be teaching;
  • The teaching qualification must be for all age groups in Secondary Education i.e. 11-18 years;
  • The candidate must be officially registered as a qualified teacher in the country where they obtained their teaching qualification;
  • For applicants from the UK, you will have completed the PGCE and been awarded QTS plus successful completion of the NQT induction year.
  • Qualified Teacher with at least five years teaching experience
  • Experience teaching IB DP Economics


  • Experience of teaching IB MYP and/or Business Management
  • Teaching experience in international schools
  • Applicants who have the right to work in The Netherlands

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.

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.

Application Process

Due to the current COVID-19 situation our recruitment process might not run as per procedure listed below. 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.

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. Once shortlisted, interviews will be conducted online or in person, depending on the nature of the position and the applicant's location.

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.

Deadline for applications is Monday, 25 January 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.

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