El Limonar International School (ELIS) has been providing a high quality bilingual education for Spanish and international students from Early Years to KS5 in the Murcia and Alicante regions, in southern Spain, for thirty years. With the appointment of a new Principal in 2012, the Murcia school underwent significant curriculum change in order to ensure that it remains the region’s top international school for the next quarter century and beyond. The Principal was then appointed Executive Principal of both the ELIS school sites in 2017, with ELIS Murcia now being led by a Headteacher.
ELIS Murcia is an educational environment that prides itself on continuous professional improvement: Teaching and Learning briefings, carousels and learning pods permeate school life, and school group-wide PD opportunities are extensive. We are committed to deepening the teaching and leadership skills of all staff who form part of our educational community as we continue to grow and expand onto an additional site in September 2020.
In order to build upon significant achievements to date, the Executive Principal is inviting applications for the post of Upper School English Teacher to start on September 1st 2020. The vacancy comes at an exciting time within the development of our expanding Upper School (which is moving onto a new, purpose-built site in September) and will see the post-holder working closely alongside the Faculty leader to drive the teaching of English Literature and Language forwards.
This post requires a PGCE-qualified teacher experienced in the delivery of English at all Secondary Key Stages. Experience in preparing students for public examination at (I)GCSE and A-Level is essential. All students at ELIS Murcia study both English Literature and first or second language IGCSE with significant success. In Sixth Form, English Literature has grown in popularity over recent years but still sees A-Level teaching in very small groups. The post represents a genuine career advancement opportunity for a suitably UK qualified teacher and the successful candidate will build upon their existing experience in an environment which drives for ever-higher standards of teaching, learning and academic results. Very strong candidates will have broad experience across the English curriculum and a proven track record of working closely with colleagues to embed innovative teaching and learning across year groups in their schools.
As well as meeting the requirements of the general candidate specification, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, be passionate about teaching and learning and be very well organised. El Limonar International School, as part of the Cognita Schools group, is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all UK qualified teachers with relevant experience, including teaching couples. Teachers would be expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and a working knowledge of the Spanish language would be an advantage but is not a necessity. Contracts are full time and permanent with remuneration and working conditions that reflect the Spanish national collective bargaining agreement for private education.
The closing date for applications is February 28th 2020, but an appointment would be made before that date in order to secure an outstanding candidate. Applications will only be considered from candidates submitting a completed teacher application form (a copy of which is included in this advert). Candidates are also required to submit an application letter addressed to the ELIS Executive Principal, Mr Christopher Eversden (firstname.lastname@example.org), and may also send a C.V. (with photograph) if they wish. Applications should be submitted through the ‘Apply Now’ button included in this advert.
All applications should include the name, email and contact telephone number of three referees, one of which must be the candidate’s current Headteacher. The referees must cover at least the last five years on the candidate’s employment history.
Long-listed candidates will be notified and invited to an initial interview by Skype. Final interview will take place either in the UK or in Murcia by arrangement.
Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police checks for all other countries inhabited in the last ten years (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).