Teacher of English, Penang, Malaysia

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GEMS International School of Pearl City, PenangPenang, Malaysia

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary + Accommodation allowance + Relocation allowance + Health Care + Annual return flights + up to 2 x free school places + start of contact Hotel allowance
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking passionate, hardworking and driven educators to join our team.  The successful candidates will… 

  • have unwavering high expectations of our students 
  • support our students to be independent critical thinkers 
  • be passionate about reflective practice and embrace self-development 
  • have a sound knowledge of the National Curriculum of England, curriculum development and current educational thinking 
  • be a solutions-focused self-starter 
  • have excellent knowledge and experience of assessing and tracking students to enable rapid and sustained progress  
  • be happy to get involved in the wider life of the school. 

Our School 

GEMS International School, Pearl City, Penang is an international school following the British curriculum school from Foundation Stage through to Year 13.  We celebrate the diversity of our school community, actively promote a growth mindset and endeavour to challenge our students every day. We offer support and training to all staff internally as well as externally from our GEMS-linked training provider TELLAL.  Staff work in an outstanding campus with excellent facilities including two swimming pools, ‘awe and wonder’ rooms and a variety of open learning, break out spaces.  Classrooms are well-equipped with the latest technology and iLED and interactive screens in all classrooms and access to laptops and iPads. We encourage innovation, a focus on evidence-based practices and a rigorous approach to assessment and progress.  We are at an exciting phase of growth and development in the school and are looking for exceptional staff to be a part of the journey.   

Follow our Facebook page for updates and highlights of school events and achievements.  https://www.facebook.com/GEMSPenang/

Join the largest network of schools worldwide 

From humble beginnings and a single school, GEMS Education has grown to become the largest private education provider in the world, operating leading international independent schools in six regions globally.  GEMS Education is an optimistic, forward-looking and innovative company.  Drawing on a legacy spanning over 60 years, our mission remains unwavering: to put a quality education within the reach of every learner.  We have more than 250 schools in 13 countries.  Across our global locations, we employ over 14,000 professionals including teachers, school leaders, school administrators, education specialists, consultants, corporate and support staff. A career with GEMS offers all the opportunities associated with a dynamic, global organisation, including international prospects, professional development, career progression and the chance to work with some of the foremost educational professionals from around the world.   

Access amazing opportunities for training and professional development 

Great teachers inspire great students. That’s why at GEMS Education, we pay close attention to how we train and support both our new and experienced educators. We know just how rewarding a career in education can be when you have the right support and opportunities to develop.  If you are ambitious and prepared to work hard, there are plenty of opportunities for promotion and specialisms - even at an early stage of your career.  All GEMS teachers and leaders have access to the multitude of training opportunities provided by TELLAL Institute. Through its partnership with GEMS Education, TELLAL Institute operates on a global scale, with a network of more than 11,000 teachers and leaders assigned to more than 70 schools in 14 different countries. 

View our GEMS story here

https://www.gemseducation.com/organisation/about-us/our-heritage/ 

Life in Penang

The school is located on the mainland of Penang with easy access to both north and south bridges leading to the island.  Penang is known as the food capital of Malaysia.  From fine dining to urban street food, you can find it all here.  Penang is also renowned for its street art and there is a vibrant art scene in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Georgetown.  There are a number of beautiful high-end hotels over on the island and a large selection of very reasonable holiday lets if you wanted a weekend away from home but want to stay close by.  Penang is also a great base for easy national and international travel.  From Penang, there are many wonderful easy-to-access Malaysian locations to explore such as Ipoh, the Cameron Highlands and Langkawi to name but a few.   There is an ever-growing number of direct flights flying from Penang including Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Phuket.  The cost of living is extremely low in Penang meaning that staff are able to enjoy the island and all it has to offer in their spare time very easily. 

Application Process  

If you meet the criteria above, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion for getting the most from our learners then we would welcome your application. Candidates should apply by completing the online TES application form - taking particular care to fully complete all sections as instructed. Incomplete applications or candidates providing incomplete information (for example work history) will not be considered. We will acknowledge all applications and keep applicants informed; we enjoy a high level of interest in our vacancies, but your candidacy is very important to us.  

GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang is committed to safeguarding children and will ensure that recruitment procedures adhere to safer recruitment guidance. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service check and/or equivalent overseas police check where relevant. 

You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • A degree related to subject taught.
  • PGCE or PGDE, iPGCE or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.


More about GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: No. 2, Persiaran Mutiara 5, Pusat Komersial, Bandar Tasek Mutiara, Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang, 14120, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 4 504 0639