Are you a qualified secondary English 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 and fully inclusive Secondary School is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, creative and experienced English Teacher to start in September 2019. The successful applicant will join a well-resourced school with a supportive staff team, small class sizes and students who are keen to learn. The English department is well equipped and resourced.
We are seeking to recruit an English Teacher who:
- is a graduate teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (recognisable in UK) who has completed the statutory induction year as an NQT and has 2 or more years post NQT experience teaching English at a good or better standard.
- is focussed on teaching and learning, helping students achieve high levels of progress in a positive and effective learning environment.
- is able to efficiently manage support staff (technicians, LSA etc) to ensure the smooth running of the department and students receive the support they require.
- 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.
- A TLR may be available to candidates who demonstrate the ability to take on extra cross-curriculum responsibilities.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
Applications will be open until 22.00 UK Time on Sunday 31 March 2019.
Long-listing interviews will be held via Skype during February and final interviews will take place in early March in London.
If you have any further questions about this vacancy and how to apply, you can contact our HR team on email@example.com
The Working Environment
Falkland Islands Community School
Falkland Islands Community School provides fully inclusive secondary education for children aged 11-16, following the English National Curriculum up to Key Stage 4. The school's aim is to develop well-balanced young adults, ready if they chose to go out into the wider world, to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to contribute, positively and generously.
Learn more at our School Website: https://falklandics.schoolzineplus.com
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.