Greensteds International School – Nakuru - Kenya
Vacancy for September, 2021
Greensteds is a co-educational boarding and day school (IAPS and CIS) following the National Curriculum of England & Wales from Early Years to IGCSE, and A level.
We welcome applicants for the following position falling vacant in September, to join our dynamic and supportive teaching staff:
Head of Science
Greensteds School is situated 140 km north of Nairobi, in the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley and within ten minutes’ drive of Lake Nakuru National Park. The School is set in a rural secluded, 50-acre site and is one of the leading International boarding schools in Kenya serving internationally minded parents all over the world.
Greensteds has a strong academic record yet places equal emphasis upon commitment to the wide ranging extracurricular programme. Our Science department complements and supplements our academic programme and teachers are expected to contribute in one or more of these areas
Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and challenging learning experience where students are able to acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary for them to become future leaders of good character, ready to make a difference in a global society.
Job & Person Specification: Head of Science
The successful candidate will be able to teach at least one Science subject (Preferably Physics or Biology) across the whole Senior School (Year 7-13), including IGCSE and A Level.
The department consists of 3 full time specialist teachers and 2 qualified lab technicians
We are a non-selective school with a relatively wide ability range. Being able to inspire pupils of all abilities is essential.
The willingness to take a full and active part in all aspects of a thriving and progressive school is vital, including the ability to take an active part in the wider co-curricular programme.
The post holder will be accountable to the Head of Faculty.
Applicants should have:
• At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (BSc. /B.Ed.) or related field and a teaching qualification with a TSC No.
• Relevant Master’s Degree will be an added advantage
• Experience and proven success in teaching the National Curriculum of England and Wales up to A-Level.
• High level of creativity and experience in heading a department/faculty in a BNC school
• Have or apply for a ICPC or Good Conduct Certificate
• Willingness to contribute fully to the boarding and extracurricular life of a busy, full boarding school.
Greensteds offers a competitive salary, reflective of the level of responsibility and the experience of the successful candidate, with generous allowances for any additional responsibilities candidates may be asked to take on. In normal circumstances, teachers are offered in-patient and Out-Patient medical insurance and school fees reduction for their children. Onsite accommodation may also be available.
Greensteds International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share that commitment. Employment is subject to suitable background checks, including the receipt of satisfactory references, one of which must be from the most recent employer.
The willingness to take a full and active part in all aspects of a thriving and progressive school is vital, including the ability to coach team sports and/or take an active part in the wider co-curricular programme.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the related subject, a teaching qualification, TSC No. and experience in teaching the British Curriculum.
Applicants should e-mail an up-to date CV with a cover letter addressed to the Headmaster stating their teaching speciality and contact details of at least 2 referees (one being your current/most recent employer) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of your email should be the job you’re applying for.
For interested candidates, an early application is encouraged.
Closing date: Friday 23rd October, 2020
Interviews will take place on rolling basis.
Communication about interviews is done strictly through email; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted