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Whole School Spanish Teacher

King's College, The British School of LatviaLatvia

King’s College Latvia (KCL) is seeking to appoint a Whole School Spanish Teacher to join us from March 2022.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, engaging and reflective Spanish Teacher to join our team. This role has initially become available due to the current post holder going on maternity leave. The initial contract will be from March 2022 until August 2023 but could be renewed or made permanent after this date.  

The school follows the English National Curriculum through our Primary phase; working up towards IGCSEs in KS3 and KS4, followed by the IBDP in Years 12 and 13. 

For the rest of the school year 2021/22 the Spanish teacher will need to teach Spanish in Primary and Secondary but for school year 2022/2023 we envisage a team of two language teachers who will split the age groups.

The ability to teach a second language such as French or German would be beneficial but not obligatory.


Line Manager/Reporting into: Head of Secondary

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time  

Contract Type: Fixed-term, maternity cover (the initial contract will be from March 2022 until August 2023, but could be renewed or made permanent after this date) 

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 4th January 2022

Start Date: March 2022


King's College Latvia is an International School situated on the outskirts of the culturally vibrant capital city of Riga. Riga is a wonderful place to live for many reasons.

1. It is close to the beach resort of Jurmala, boasting 26KM of coastline with golden sands similar to that found in the Caribbean

2. It is a capital city, but small enough to move around on foot and bicycle, with a population of only 650,000

3. English is widely spoken 

4. Latvians are very creative people with music, dance, art, theatre and literature well represented in the city

5. While living in Latvia, you will get to experience all four seasons!

The Latvia tourist board calls it 'Magnetic Latvia', as the country pulls you in, and many of our team have been with us since we opened the school. Consequently, the school has a very low annual staff turnover.

Established four years ago, King's College Latvia has seen rapid growth in student numbers. This year, we completed an ambitious second stage building project which includes a secondary school wing and  sporting facilities. We now have additional outside sports areas, a swimming pool and a large multi-purpose indoor gymnasium. 

King's College is suitably situated to facilitate excellent off-site learning experiences, with many accessible places of interest and museums within close proximity. We actively encourage experiential learning outside the classroom and frequently use a private forest situated near the school grounds to support curricular learning.

As one of the leading international schools within the Baltics, we are committed to high academic achievement, alongside exceptional pastoral care. Our team share these core values and are committed to implementing our vision of excellence across the school. 


WHAT WE OFFER  

  • Excellent professional development within the Inspired group and a global network of over 70 schools to learn alongside; 
  • At the leading edge of independent school thinking; 
  • Competitive package;   
  • Private medical insurance;   
  • Pupil holidays as vacation time unless stated in school calendar or holding a position of responsibility when some work during vacation will be expected;   
  • Working hours in school 08.00-16.30 each working day;   
  • Discounted school places for dependants;   
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided free of charge each working day when in school;   
  • A device for working at home and supporting learning in school;   
  • Support for relocation and immigration.


HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the TES application form to apply.

We will call for references before an interview, and we anticipate an informal 30-minute discussion with all long listed candidates. After this where possible we will invite shortlisted candidates to meet with us at the Inspired Education recruitment event as detailed below.


THE INSPIRED EDUCATION RECRUITMENT EVENT - JANUARY 2022

Because we take so much care in selecting great teachers to join us, and we know that often decisions to join a School or potentially move countries should be done with proper consideration we will be looking to invite any candidate who applies and is shortlisted to a recruitment event, hosted in our London School; Fulham.

This will run over the 08th and 09th January and will be hosted by a number of our top international Head Teachers and Principals.

At this event, we will provide the opportunity for candidates to also ask questions to experts about any visa or relocation processes; the curriculum or anything else that they will want to know regarding joining Inspired.

As we have a number of world class Schools across the world it will also be an opportunity to meet with some of the other Heads to get to know them better.

Applicants who attend will be expected to bring with them certain documentation which is fundamental to the role including identity documents and qualification certificates.

The school reserves the right to contact applicants and appoint before the closing date of the advertisement

All applicants will be expected to provide: 

  • a supporting statement clearly outlining why they are interested in the position and school 
  • a completed application form with their details and history of education, employment, and achievements 
  • at least two referees from a recent/current appointment


VACCINATION STATUS 

It is a condition of employment for all new staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. You will be asked to provide visual proof of your status if you are offered a job with us. Disclosure of vaccine status will be dealt with in accordance of the provisions within the GDPR Regulations.

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organisation.

Any successful applications will also be required to undergo rigorous child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check as well as completing any relevant safeguarding assessments.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

Inspired Education is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by law.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organisation, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Inspired makes hiring decisions based solely the skills, experiences and attributes needed to continue to deliver excellence.

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