Teacher of English (Secondary)
The British School of Almería
Job start : January 2020/September 2020
Location : Roquetas de Mar, Almería, Spain
Contract type : Full Time
Contract term : Permanent
The British School of Almería is an inclusive all-through school which provides a comprehensive, high-quality education to pupils from the ages of 3 to 18. Recently incorporated into the prestigious International School Partnership group, we are now a well-established centre which offers a British-based education to local and international students in a beautiful coastal area of Andalucia. The school is located one site and boasts bright, modern facilities. The school has grown steadily over the last few years and we are now entering a new, exciting era as we look forward to expanding our existing student base and increase our prominence in the local region.
We are currently seeking to appoint a committed and inspirational teacher of English who is able to play a key role in this department. The successful candidate would have experience in Teaching English as a First Language to a wide range of age groups throughout the secondary school, ideally from Key Stage 3 to A Level. Previous experience of teaching A Level English Language and English as a Second Language would also be desirable.
Applicants should be prepared to lead in and contribute to the planning of effective, creative and engaging lessons and must be prepared to participate fully in the promotion of English, the planning of English support programmes and the organisation of public speaking events and other English language initiatives throughout the school. He/she should be a strong team player with a practical and flexible approach to problem solving who is keen to work with the English department to develop ways to further improve upon the high levels of English across the school.
At The British School of Almería, we aim to provide our pupils with a wide variety of opportunities which allow them to gain new experiences through which they are able to discover and develop their individual talents and interests and be amazed by their learning successes. As such, we expect all of our staff to be actively involved in all aspects of school life through their participation in extracurricular activities and in our programme of events which are planned throughout the school year. We have a strong commitment to child-centred learning and to addressing the specific needs of each individual pupil so that they can each be guided and encouraged towards achieving their maximum potential. The successful candidate should have experience of teaching across the ability range and recognise the importance of providing effective pastoral care. As a fully accredited British School, we follow an adapted English National Curriculum across our primary and secondary schools.
Initial interviews will be held by Skype with a face-to-face meeting for the successful candidate wherever possible.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application outlining their educational philosophy and reasons for applying to The British School of Almería together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three professional referees (one of which must be from your current school) to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 20th December, although we will be reviewing applications as they arrive and reserve the right to make an early appointment for the right candidate.
Our school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. Safeguarding and staff conduct will therefore form a key part of the interview and selection process. In order to be considered for this post, potential candidates will be expected to meet the requirements of our comprehensive safer recruitment procedures and must be able to provide the required 10 year criminal record checks.