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Careers at Southbank

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To apply for a teaching or non-teaching role at Southbank International School, please see below or check the Cognita Schools careers page for details of any vacancies.

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Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointments are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and overseas criminal records checks for all other countries in which the applicant has lived or worked for three months or more in the past ten years.

About Us

Southbank International School is a high-achieving independent school based in central London.

We are a truly international school with a diverse student population of more than 70 nationalities.

The school is based over three campuses in the centre of London and we teach almost 20 languages.

Please explore the rest of our website for more information.

Our staff members

We aim to attract the best teaching and administrative staff to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for outstanding teaching and learning.
In particular, we seek to appoint teachers who recognise the diversity of our student body, teach from a multi-cultural perspective and practise the highest standards of professionalism.
In return, we offer an exceptional teaching salary scale and a wide range of support to help advance the careers of our staff members.

The International Baccalaureate

We follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and whilst previous experience with one or more of the programmes is an advantage, it is not essential.

Primary Years Programme – Hampstead and Kensington campuses (ages 3–11)

Middle Years Programme – Westminster campus (ages 11–16)

Diploma Programme – Westminster campus (ages 16–19)

Southbank International School is one of the leading and longest established IB schools in the UK. Its reputation for excellence and its central London locations attract a wide range of students from across the world. In addition, we aim to attract the best teaching and administrative staff, to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for excellent teaching and learning with a commitment to student wellbeing.

We seek a vibrant, well-qualified, and committed teacher of Hebrew Language and Literature to deliver IB Diploma and MYP Language A, Language and Literature courses, to students aged 11 to 18 in our Westminster campus. Experience of IB MYP and IB DP programmes is desirable but not essential. Of prime importance is a love of teaching; you need to be energetic, focused and reliable in the classroom, and to foster passion and dedication in students. You will join a dynamic world languages department which fosters community spirit and promotes multiculturalism in our school.

The exact hours will depend on student enrolment but currently is 6 hours per week.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who have worked in either the independent or state sector and/or internationally.

The School is unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for this role. Please ensure that you already have the legal right to work and reside in the UK.

Completed application forms with a cover letter must be returned to jobs@southbank.org. Stand-alone CVs, statements and letters of interest will not be considered. Further details regarding the role can be found in the World Languages and Literature Candidate Brief

Closing date for applications 24 September 2023

Job Role: Learning Support Assistant Employment Type: Permanent, Immediate Location: Kensington Campus Salary Range: £26,706pa - £36,054pa (depending on experience)

Do you want to work in a very friendly, happy school in London? Southbank International School is London's leading IB world school. With over 70 nationalities, our campus educates 170 children from the ages of 3 –11. We have a wonderful culture of support and collaboration and very lovely students from all around the world. You'll have the opportunity to work with some great colleagues.

The Learning Support Assistant supports the work and ethos of the school, complementing the teachers’ delivery of a PYP curriculum and contributing to the safety and well-being of all students. They will work to support literacy or numeracy, or to extend students with identified needs, under the guidance of the classroom teacher. The Learning Support Assistant works collaboratively with teaching staff and assists teachers in the planning cycle and management/preparation of resources. They may also occasionally supervise classes during short-term staff absences where appropriate. They provide support for students, the teacher and the school in order to help raise standards of achievement for all students.

We welcome applications from experienced learning support assistants. You need to care deeply about children and have a positive and professional mindset.

Please note that completed application forms must be returned to jobs@southbank.org. Stand-alone CVs, statements and letters of interest will not be considered. Further details regarding the role can be found in the Candidate Brief.

When returning your completed application form please ensure that your application form is saved as Surname, First Name – Job Role We will only consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications 24 September 2023

Southbank International School

Enquiries :020 3890 1969