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. Appointment is 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

Due to the expansion and opening of a new building at our Westminster secondary campus, we are now recruiting additional staff.  See below for current vacancies for August 2018 and check this page for updates!

Deadline: 20 April 2018
Job Role: Early Childhood Class Teacher
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Hampstead Campus
Salary Range: £42,900pa – £63,400pa

Southbank International School is London’s leading IB world school. With over 70 nationalities, our beautiful Hampstead campus educates 210 children from the ages of 3 – 11. We are currently looking for an excellent class teacher to join our Early Childhood (ages 3 and 4) teaching team from August 2018.  Experience of Early Years and lower Primary teaching essential.

With a liberal ethos, an emphasis on academic excellence and a commitment to the values of the IB, Southbank offers the opportunity to further extend your teaching and learning skills in a friendly, supportive but hard-working team. We offer excellent professional development opportunities linked to our well-developed appraisal programme which provides all teachers with regular feedback. We want all our teachers to develop professionally and to help develop the school. We are particularly interested in candidates able to demonstrate outstanding teaching and learning practice informed by educational research.

All our teachers offer a termly extra-curricular activity which should motivate, excite and interest children.

Applications from PYP teachers or teachers with international teaching experience are particularly welcome.  The possibility of a Head of School Lower Primary (ages 3 – 7) responsibility allowance may be available for the right candidate.

Person Specification

The successful applicant will:

  • have Qualified Teaching Status (or equivalent)
  • have proven relevant teaching experience, preferably in an international school
  • have a proven record of excellent teaching and leading a team
  • have strong IT skills and an ability to deliver integrated digital learning
  • have a strong track record in the teaching of language and mathematics skills for early years

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.

Closing date for applications 20 April 2018 (NB Interviews may take place before this date should an excellent candidate be identified early in the application process so interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible.)

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. 

 

Deadline: 20 April 2018
Job Role: Librarian and Teaching Assistant for Literacy Support
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Kensington Campus
Salary Range: £27,000pa – £36,000pa

We are currently looking for a Librarian to promote information literacy and literacy throughout the school, creating a dynamic international library and contemporary media centre at the heart of all student learning. The role will include the planning, organisation and promotion of the library, including unit of inquiry resourcing and reading books across the school. The combined role with Teaching Assistant for Literacy Support is designed to provide additional support for 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.

Closing date for applications 20 April 2018 (NB Interviews may take place before this date should an excellent candidate be identified early in the application process so interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible.)

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.

Deadline: 20 April 2018
Job Role: Early Childhood Teaching Assistant
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Kensington Campus
Salary Range: £23,000pa – £32,000pa

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Early Childhood (ages 3 – 5)  team, in our well-resourced, friendly international IB World School. We are seeking an experienced Early Years Practitioner, with a minimum Cache Level 3 qualification. With small class sizes, a purpose built Early Childhood outside playground and a collaborative, collegial teaching team, this is a chance to develop your Early Childhood skills in a supportive, inquiry-learning environment.

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.

Closing date for applications 20 April 2018 (NB Interviews may take place before this date should an excellent candidate be identified early in the application process so interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible.)

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.

Deadline: 27 April 2018
Job Role: Learning Assistant
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Kensington Campus
Salary Range: £23,800pa – £32,000pa

The Learning 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 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.

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.

Closing date for applications 27 April 2018

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. 

 

Deadline: 23 April 2018
Job Role: German Teacher
Employment Type: Zero Hour
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range: £45p/h

We seek a vibrant, well-qualified, and committed teacher of German to deliver private language lessons in our Westminster campus.  This position will start as language acquisition but there may be opportunities for the teaching of literature in our IB Diploma Programme 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 exact hours will depend on student enrolment and the successful candidate will be able to start as soon as possible.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • relevant teaching experience
  • a proven record of excellent teaching
  • a schedule that allows for the necessary commitment to the role

The successful candidate will:

  • join a highly experienced and supportive team
  • be responsible to the Head of Faculty
  • foster good links with parents
  • meet all work deadlines
  • ensure that feedback to students is regular and consistent, and that students learn from it
  • 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.

Closing date for applications 23 April 2018

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. 

Deadline: 30 April 2018
Job Role: IT Systems Administrator
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Westminster Campus
Salary Range: £26,000pa – £28,000pa depending on experience

We are in the process of strengthening our IT Services team and have an exciting opportunity to suit a talented and committed IT Systems Administrator. You must have a ‘hands-on’ approach to work and a willingness to support teachers and students with their IT needs. The appointed candidate will be a key member of the IT Services Team and enjoy a very varied role.

Tasks will include everything from providing classroom support, to helping with printers, projectors and telephones across our campus.

We are looking to appoint a candidate who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment dealing with multiple requests, and who has the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and students with differing levels of IT skills

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.

Closing date for applications 30 April 2018

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. 

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.