Are you a qualified teacher looking for a new challenge? The Falkland Islands offers teachers a unique opportunity to live and work overseas in a beautiful and vibrant island community, teaching within an English school system.
Our well established Primary School is seeking to recruit enthusiastic, creative and experienced Primary Teachers to start in September 2019. Applicants for the post will have up-to-date knowledge and be experienced practitioners. The successful candidates will join a dedicated and dynamic team and will work in our 320 pupil school, situated in the capital, Stanley.
We are seeking to recruit Primary Teachers who:
- are focused on helping children achieve high levels of progress in a happy and effective learning environment;
- are a graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (Primary) and who have completed their induction and preferably has at least 3 years' successful teaching experience;
- have experience in more than one key stage in the primary age range;
- can demonstrate a thorough recent knowledge of the 2014 English National Curriculum and/or the EYFS Statutory Framework;
- are committed to differentiation and SEN inclusive practice;
- can effectively monitor, assess, record and report on pupils’ progress;
- can work within and contribute to coaching and mentoring environment;
- have good interpersonal skills and work well in teams;
- possesses good IT skills and have solid IWB knowledge;
- are able to contribute to the development of extra curriculum opportunities.
- A stimulating and supportive working environment with enthusiastic children who are keen to learn
- Basic starting salary up to £38,740 per annum depending on experience
- Initial 2-4 years contract term, with potential for extension by mutual agreement
- Eligibility for a 25% gratuity payable upon satisfactory completion of the contract
- Flights to and from the Falkland Islands for you and recognised dependents, including annual return flights home, depending on contract length.
- Relocation allowance to help with moving costs.
- Accommodation to rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
- Free education locally for dependent children to GCSE level
- Favourable rates of income tax
How to Apply
Interested teachers can download the job description and further information from our online vacancy page.
To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to email@example.com before the closing date.
Applications will be open until 15.00 UK Time/12.00 Falklands Time on Friday 15 February 2019.
Interviews will be held between Monday 11 and Thursday 21 March 2019 either at the Falkland Islands Government Office in London or by telephone. More details about an interview task and opportunity to share video clips of teaching practice will be provided to shortlisted teachers.
If you have any further questions about this vacancy and how to apply, you can contact our HR team on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Working Environment
Falkland Islands Infant and Junior School & Camp Education
IJS and Camp Education provides primary education for around 320 children aged 3-11 years old across the Falkland Islands, through the main infant and junior school site in Stanley, four settlement schools teaching children in rural communities and a team of travelling teachers working out on farms across the countryside in Camp.
Learn more at our School Website: http://www.fig.gov.fk/ijs/
The Education Directorate is responsible for the provision of education throughout the islands. Great value is placed on education by Government, parents, students and the community as a whole. Primary and secondary education follows the English National Curriculum, from Early Years Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 4 (including SATs and GCSEs). Post-16 provision includes sponsorship of academic or vocational studies overseas (usually in the UK) or students may choose to further their skills through vocational learning provided locally by the Falkland Islands Training Centre.
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.