By MTK International School
We seek a qualified secondary school teacher of English for a rapidly expanding tier-one international school in Baku, Azerbaijan. The post is suitable for an individual who is highly capable and self-motivated.
This is an exciting, creative and varied role, suited to a committed, enthusiastic teaching professional possessing the correct blend of moral purpose, teaching and interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
The role involves two key duties, of equal importance:
Excellent teaching: the successful applicant will be responsible for leading teaching of the English curriculum to years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, in a growing international school with a current pupil roll of around 50 students in secondary, but projected to rise sharply in 2018-19. Around a 50% teaching timetable is anticipated
Mentoring colleagues: a key dimension of the role will be building capacity in local colleagues; this will involve a blend of modelling excellent teaching, team teaching, formally observing teacher and mentoring / formally appraising colleagues
The successful applicant will work in close cooperation with expatriate applicants for the parallel positions of:
Early Years Leader of Learning & Personal Development / Teacher Mentor
Teacher of Primary English / Teacher Mentor
Early Years Teacher/ Teacher Mentor
Lead Teacher for Primary English / Teacher Mentor
Primary Teacher/ Teacher Mentor
Teacher of Secondary Maths / Teacher Mentor
Teacher of Secondary Science/ Teacher Mentor
...as well as the school Senior Leadership Team.
Qualified Teacher Status achieved in any of the following contexts: United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa or the USA.
Experience of teaching English to students aged 11 – 16, using one of the above national curricula.
A positive work ethic and a high level of self-motivation; the willingness to act as a role-model (to students and colleagues) and mentor.
An excellent grasp of the teaching and learning practices suited to a modern English-medium international school (i.e. able to teach highly effective 3-part lessons but also model more independent, collaborative and technology-rich aspects of 21st century learning; the ability to adapt teaching and learning to an inclusive environment where EAL and a range of abilities will be common).
Cultural sensitivity and intercultural communication competence - i.e. the ability to relate in a positive way and achieve positive results working with professionals who have been raised in a distinctly different culture.
Resilience and a solution-oriented outlook; the ability to complete and finish tasks, set developmental targets for mentees and take responsibility for ensuring that these are achieved; a ‘no excuses’ approach.
The positivity, patience, open-mindedness and resilience necessary to thrive in an exciting but very culturally different location and a commitment to being an excellent ambassador for our school within the community.
Also desirable would be one or a number of the following:
Experience of teaching a syllabus for UK GCSE or IGCSE.
Specific experience of the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum 1 and/or 2.
Specific EAL / ESL experience or qualifications.
Experience of mentoring colleagues / general leadership and management experience; experience of leading appraisal.
Experience of leading professional learning communities and/or staff training.
Experience of working in an international setting within a team that has a high proportion of host country nationals.
Experience of living in post-Soviet countries and/or language skills (such as Azerbaijani, Russian or Turkic-group languages).
Remuneration and benefits offered (all figures shown in Euros):
The secondary school for 175 school days per year app., meaning that staff work hard but also enjoy an excellent work-life balance
A net salary which is excellent for the location
A performance-related bonus (additional to basic salary) of around 20% of annual salary, determined by appraisals
An apartment located in the heart of the city centre (or a quieter location, as per preference) is provided for new arrivals; second year teachers can opt to receive a housing allowance instead of the accommodation provided
Comprehensive medical insurance (covering GP visits, medicine and accident and emergency cover)
A flight allowance including a sum for excess baggage on arrival
Snack breakfast and lunch provided daily, free of charge
Access to the school gym and swimming pool (when the latter is not in use) on work-day evenings from 17.00 - 19.00 and Saturday mornings