Head of English: Cambridge International School


When you become a teacher in a GEMS school you join an international education company with a global network of International schools and over fifty years of education experience. GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Year 13 operator in the world, educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. Teachers at GEMS schools access our world famous global teacher network, helping to secure the recruitment and retention of our best staff while ensuring the strongest possible academic outcomes for our students. To find out more about GEMS Education visit: www.gemseducation.co.ug and www.gemseducation.com 


The School


Now in its 6th year of operation, GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, offers the National Curriculum for England through the University of Cambridge Primary and Secondary programmes, including the IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations as well as EdExcel BTEC vocational qualifications. It is a co-educational school for students from pre-Foundation Stage to Year 13. 


The school, located in the pleasant lakeside residential area of Luzira; a suburb of the bustling city of Kampala, boasts a spacious, state-of-the-art campus with well-equipped teaching facilities incorporating a roof top auditorium, Apple suite, Drama studio, science and computer labs, as well as extensive sports facilities, including tennis courts, full size football pitch, indoor sports hall, basketball court and an 8-lane swimming pool. The school also boasts two purpose built Boarding Houses. 


Job Opportunity 

We are seeking a dynamic an
d experienced Head of English, who is or who aspires to be, an outstanding practitioner in the classroom. We want a teacher who is willing and adept at personalising learning for every student; who believes passionately in the education of the whole child and therefore fully embraces the GEMS core values that characterise our school.  You will be required to fully contribute to, and lead where appropriate, our extensive extra-curricular programme. Additional renumeration for subject leadership is available for the right candidate.


Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills required:


Education/Teaching degree OR degree and teaching qualification/license is essential

Successful leadership experience in national or international sector 

Highly motivated and able to work with a high degree of independence and responsibility

A proven track record in securing the highest possible educational outcomes for your students 

The ability/experience to teach the IGCSE, A Level and BTEC curriculums

A wholehearted commitment to supporting the enrichment of school life beyond the classroom.


An excellent renumeration package is on offer to successful candidates including a competitive salary, accommodation allowance, annual flight, visa costs, education places for up to two dependants, baggage allowance and access to GEMS Education extensive CPD programme.  


If you are enthusiastic about teaching and learning; would enjoy the challenge of working in East Africa and have the drive and passion to get the best out of each and every one of our students, then we would very much welcome your application. 


Application Process


If you meet this criteria, please email your CV, letter of application and a recent photograph stating the subject line of the post to: recruitment_cik@gemsedu.com  by Friday 6th September 2019. Interviews will be ongoing therefore an early application is advised. GEMS CIK reserves the right to appoint before the deadline once the right candidate is found, therefore early applications are advised.


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