At ISH we inspire personal excellence by encouraging our students to be curious, connected and compassionate.
We use student-led inquiry to develop curiosity in authentic and challenging contexts. Students learn to apply their knowledge and skills to deepen conceptual, disciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding by making effective connections with other people and their ideas. Our students learn how to become compassionate and proactive global citizens through collaborative projects both in, and beyond, the classroom.
Teachers at ISH achieve these high standards by recognizing that, like their students, they are lifelong learners who must continually reflect upon their own professional practice, as well as striving to be excellent role models for the ISH Community Profile.
We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated Teacher of MYP & DP German Language & Literature, Language Acquisition for 0.8 FTE, with the possibility of MYP Subject Coordinator as an additional role.
- Qualified Teacher with at least 5 years teaching experience
- Experience of teaching German Language Acquisition and German Literature
- An excellent team player both within the department and across the school, willing to work collaboratively and support ongoing development of the Modern Foreign Languages department and whole school
- A proactive and enthusiastic approach to teaching and wider professional practice
- Flexibility and the desire to be a part of a dynamic school community
- University degree and teaching qualification
- Applicants must hold a fully qualified teacher status in the country the qualification is obtained (eg UK: you have been awarded QTS and have successfully completed the statutory induction period)
- In order for your qualifications to be recognized by the Dutch Authorities, your qualification should clearly indicate the subject that you're applying to teach in
- EU citizen or have a valid permit to work in The Netherlands
- Native level German speaker
- Experience of teaching IB MYP & DP curriculum
- Willingness to be involved in extracurricular activities
Specific Key Tasks
- Please see Role and Responsibilities of a Teacher attached below
The International School of The Hague is a highly successful, innovative and energetic semi-public school located in a state-of-the-art building in an area of natural beauty on the edge of the city of The Hague, near Kijkduin . The school falls under the Stichting Het Rijnlands Lyceum (Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation).
The entire school currently has 2000 students and hosts over 100 nationalities with teachers from around the world. The school is divided into Primary and Secondary with a Principal for each section.
We are a forward thinking school and therefore we invest in potential future leaders as well as excellent teachers. We expect from 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. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, and details can be found on the ISH recruitment page.
All applicants must either be EU citizens or have a valid permit to work in The Netherlands. For any further information, please visit the Government website.
Applicants are required to complete an online profile, provide a supporting statement, and upload a CV. Applicants must provide details of three referees, of which one must be their most recent supervisor. If shortlisted, we will contact referees prior to interview. For teachers, we require one from the head of school or deputy head. Once shortlisted, interviews will be conducted by Skype or in person, depending on the nature of the position and the applicant's location.
If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, your application has not been successful. However, interviews with suitable candidates will begin as soon as applications are received.
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 safe 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.
What we offer
This is a temporary appointment for one year, with a view that part of the role can become a permanent contract, if all the conditions are met. The position is based on the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement (CAO) for Secondary Education.
In addition, we offer excellent professional development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. As a successful applicant, you will be welcomed by an amicable, sociable and thoroughly international team.
If you are internationally-minded and have the desire to help shape the exciting future of our school, we would love to hear from you.
Please see our Secondary School Recruitment Package (brochure) below.
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). Only candidates with full teaching certification and a valid teaching license in their home country will be considered for this role.
Successful candidates require a Bachelor (or Masters for upper Secondary Education roles) plus a Postgraduate Level qualification in Education. The teaching qualification must be for the subject that you will be teaching, in order to be recognized by DUO.
For applicants from the UK, you will have completed the PGCE and been awarded QTS plus successful completion of the NQT induction year.
Aligned with 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.
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.
Note: The International School of The Hague does not permit for this job advert to be shared via any other recruitment site.