Vacancy Details

Location: Uganda - Kampala
Business Unit: GEMS CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - KAMPALA
Closing Date
About the Role

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 very 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 a running track, full size football pitch, indoor sports hall, basketball court and an 8 lane heated swimming pool. The school also boasts two purpose built Boarding Houses. 

We are seeking a dynamic and 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. There may be opportunities for subject leadership for the right candidate.

Experience

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.

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.

 

About Your Benefits

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

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: [email protected]  by Friday 3rd May 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.

 

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About 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 very 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.

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.