Job Vacancies

Southbank aims to attract the best teaching and administrative staff, to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for excellent teaching and learning.

Job Vacancies

Southbank aims to attract the best teaching and administrative staff, to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for excellent teaching and learning.

About Southbank

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

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. We seek to appoint staff members who have the willingness to recognise the diversity that exists in the student body, to teach from a multi-cultural perspective and to practise the highest standards of professionalism.

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 (ages 3-11)
  • Middle Years Programme – Westminster (ages 11-16)
  • Diploma Programme – Westminster (ages 16-18/19)

Our aim is to put teaching and learning at the forefront of our mission to provide excellent services to the international community of students and teachers. The school has an exceptional teaching salary scale, and we endeavour to recruit teachers from across the world.

Southbank International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment 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 police checks from any countries a candidate has lived or worked overseas for three months or more in the past ten years or completed their teacher training outside of the UK.

How to Apply

You can apply for the vacancies listed below by completing the application form found in the Downloads section below and email it to jobs@southbank.org.

Current Vacancies

Job Role: PA to the Principal
Employment Type: Maternity Cover – up to 12 months
Location: Hampstead Campus
Salary Range: Circa £35,000pa

The Personal Assistant to the Principal & Academic Secretary (PA) is the lead member of the Core Administration Team and has a key function at the campus. The role requires effective and clear communication skills and the ability to prioritise effectively and calmly. The PA is a main point of contact within and across the school and must project the positive ethos of the school at all times. The PA should help maintain a positive and collaborative working environment within the Core Administration Team, the wider school community and external agencies.

This is a temporary position to cover a period of maternity leave. It is envisaged that the current postholder will return to work in April 2020.

Some of the essential qualities needed for this role are:

– Outstanding interpersonal and presentational skills
– A dynamic, proactive and energetic personality and approach to professional life
– Natural inclination to take initiative and be proactive
– Very high motivation and work ethic
– Excellent written and oral communication skills

Some of the preferable qualities for this role are:

– Experience working in a school environment (preferably an international school)
– An ability to learn fast and absorb information quickly
– Very good IT skills
– A willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school

Ideally, we would like the role to start on Monday 17 June 2019

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 01 April 2019

Job Role: Spanish Teacher
Employment Type: Maternity Cover – up to 12 months
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range:£43,797pa – £66,270pa (depending on experience)

A temporary role has arisen in our Middle School due to a colleague going on maternity leave. We would like someone to join us as soon as possible.

We seek a vibrant, well-qualified, and committed teacher of Spanish language and literature to deliver lessons from Grades 6 – 10 (Years 7 – 11). The lessons will form part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Previous experience of IB programmes will be an advantage, but of prime importance is a love of the subject and the energy and knowledge to foster this same passion in students. The ability to teach French albeit at a lower level, may also be an advantage.

The teacher reports to the Head of Faculty and will be responsible for preparing, monitoring, evaluating all students and implementing departmental and school policies. They will be expected to follow MYP curriculum developments as required by the Head of Faculty.

Person Specification

The successful applicant will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status(or equivalent)
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Proven record of excellent teaching
  • Excellent subject knowledge

The successful applicant will

  • Join a highly experienced and supportive team
  • Be responsible to the Languages’ Head of Faculty
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues and attend both training and planning sessions
  • Foster good links with parents and attend parent-student-teacher meetings and conferences

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Meet all school deadlines re. reports, grades, etc
  • Liaise with teacher(s) of the same language phase; ensuring assessments are aligned, carried out at the same time, and will follow the school’s reporting and assessment policy
  • Contribute to the extracurricular activities of the school
  • Be internationally-minded and sympathetic to the values of the IB
  • Follow schemes of work and contribute to updates
  • Help write Unit Planers for next academic year
  • Help in writing internal assessments
  • Participate in assessment moderation meetings
  • Share ideas/ materials/ good practice with others in the department
  • Ensure lessons are thoroughly prepared and there is scope for differentiation
  • Keep the Head of Faculty informed of the progress of students and raise any issues or concerns early

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 22 March 2019

 

Job Role: Deputy Principal
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Kensington Campus
Salary Range: £75,000pa circa

Come and join our happy, caring school in the heart of Notting Hill in London. Our students are diverse, curious and a pleasure to teach; our school community is supportive and family oriented. You will be working in a school that offers excellent professional development opportunities and a highly collaborative working environment.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who have worked in either the independent or the state sector and/or internationally. What matters to us the most is that you have great leadership skills and potential, and are kind and empathetic.

The role involves some teaching, to be negotiated.

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 22 March 2019

 

Job Role: Maths Teacher
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range: £43,797pa – £66,270pa (depending on experience)

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Maths teacher to join our highly successful and supportive Mathematics department. The school follows the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) through Grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme through Grades 11 and 12. Whilst preferable, no prior knowledge of these curricula is required. However, we do follow an inquiry led approach to learning and emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary links and the development of transferable skills. As we follow the IB Programme, all students study Mathematics right up until they graduate from the school at the end of Grade 12. Of greatest importance is a love of the subject combined with the passion and skills for communicating this to our students. We invite applications from outstanding teachers who are committed to consistently delivering lessons that capture the imagination of our pupils across the age range and fostering the enjoyment of mathematics that leads to exceptional achievement.

The department places value on employing creativity when planning and delivering lessons. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate lessons that take place outside the constraints of a classroom and to develop sequences of lessons that are delivered in conjunction with other subjects. In grades 6 and 7 students are taught in mixed ability classes, there is however a strong emphasis on differentiation within these lessons. In the senior part of the school the students choose from Maths Standard Level and Higher Level courses.

The school enters numerous Maths competitions each year including the UKMT and the International Schools Maths competitions. We have a rich extra curricula offering and there are always opportunities for staff to extend what is already on offer.

The Maths department at Southbank International School is a small team; there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and there are numerous opportunities for professional development throughout the year

Main Duties:

  • Responsible for guiding students through assessment
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues and attend both training and planning sessions
  • Foster good links with parents and attend parent-student-teacher meetings and conferences
  • Meet all work deadlines
  • Ensure that student assessment is regular and consistent and that students learn from it
  • Contribute to the pastoral life and extracurricular activities of the school
  • Be internationally-minded and sympathetic to  the values of the IB
  • Fulfil the expectations included in the ‘teacher job description’ and have the ‘qualities we are looking for’ in our teaching staff

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 29 March 2019

Job Role: English Teacher
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range: £43,797pa – £66,270pa (depending on experience)

We seek a vibrant, well-qualified, and committed teacher of English to deliver lessons from Grade 6 – 12 (Year 7-13). The lessons will form part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, with the possibility of some teaching in Grades 11-12 (Years 12 and 13) for the IB Diploma Programme. Previous experience of IB teaching will be an advantage, but of prime importance is a love of the subject and the energy and knowledge to foster this same passion in students.

Person Specification

The successful applicant will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent
    • relevant teaching experience
    • a proven record of excellent teaching
    • excellent subject knowledge

They will:

  • join a highly experienced and supportive team
    • work in collaboration with colleagues and attend both training and planning sessions
    • foster good links with parents and attend parent-student-teacher meetings and conferences

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • meet all work deadlines
    • ensure that student assessment is regular and consistent, and that students learn from it
    • contribute to the pastoral life and extracurricular activities of the school
    • be internationally-minded and sympathetic to the values of the IB

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 29 March 2019

 

Job Role: Icelandic Teacher
Employment Type: Zero Hours/Self Employed
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range: £46 p/h

We seek a vibrant, well-qualified, and committed teacher of Icelandic to deliver private language lessons in our Westminster campus. This position will start as teaching literature in the Diploma Programme but there may be opportunities for teaching mother tongue students at our middle school at a later stage.  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.

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 29 March 2019.

Job Role: Design Technology Teacher
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range: £43,797pa – £66,270pa (depending on experience)

We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join our successful Design and Technology team. Experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme (MYP Design and DP Design and Technology) is desirable but not essential. Training will be made available for the right applicant. A suitable candidate will have a love of making and strong digital skills – this includes an interest in rapid prototyping and digital manufacturing. A high level of understanding of the importance of health and safety in a practical situation is also necessary.

The department is currently staffed by the Head of Department and three full-time teachers. A full-time Technician will be in post from September 2019. All students in the Middle Years Programme will study Design and the recently introduced DP Design Technology course is rapidly growing in popularity.

The Design and Technology accommodation comprises of four studios including a computer room and two labs equipped with a range of equipment including laser cutters and 3D printers. All rooms have smart boards.

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 05 April 2019

 

Job Role: Visual Arts Teacher
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range: £43,797pa – £66,270pa (depending on experience)

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Visual Art teacher to join our highly successful and supportive Creative Arts department. The school follows the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) through Grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) through Grades 11 and 12. Whilst preferable, no prior knowledge of these curricula is required. However, we do follow an inquiry led approach to learning and emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary links and the development of transferable skills. At Southbank, all students study MYP Art in Grades 6-8, and Art is available as an arts option right up until they graduate from the school at the end of Grade 12. Of greatest importance is a love of the subject combined with the passion and skills for communicating this to our students. We invite applications from outstanding teachers who are committed to consistently delivering lessons that capture the imagination of our pupils across the age range and fostering the enjoyment of art skills and techniques that lead to exceptionally creative achievement.

The department places value on employing innovation and imagination when planning and delivering lessons. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate lessons that take place outside the constraints of a classroom and to develop sequences of lessons that are delivered in conjunction with other subjects as part of an interdisciplinary unit. The Creative Arts faculty offers a number of exciting field trips each year, including visual art trips such as workshops at the National Gallery and an annual visit to the Henry Moore Studio and Gardens in Hertfordshire. The successful teacher will deliver the highest standards across the taught and written curriculum and may also offer extension activities as part of our rich extracurricular programme.

The Creative Arts faculty at Southbank International School compromises Drama, Film, Music and Visual Arts, along with a number of peripatetic music staff. We are a team that prizes collaboration and working together to explore concept based learning. There are numerous opportunities for professional development.

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.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to jobs@southbank.org Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. 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.

Closing date for applications 5 April 2019

 

Please read our Application Form Guidelines before completing the form: Application Form Guidelines

SB Cognita Application Form  May 2018 (PDF)

SB Cognita Application Form May 2018 (Word)

 

The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding: Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, they must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Principal, or make a referral directly to the local child protection authorities.