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British International School Riyadh

School Secretary – Salwa Campus (0.5FTE) - Aug 2020

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Important dates

Closing date of applications
30 May 2020
Start date
1 August 2020

Job details

Subject
Whole school
Role
Administration
Level
Ages 4-11 / Primary
Curriculum
English National
Positions available
1
Contract type
Permanent
Vacancy type
Part Time
Salary
Admin Scale 10

Requirements

1 or more years experience

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Salwa School is looking for a dynamic, flexible and adaptable professional to fill the role of School Secretary.This is a part-time, job-share (0.5FTE) position, working Tuesday afternoon 12-4pm and two full days on Wednesday and Thursday 7:45am-4pm, although there will be some flexibility required.

The British International School Riyadh (BISR) is an extremely well-regarded not-for-profit, five-campus, co-educational school in the Middle East, catering for students aged 3-18, providing high quality education to the expatriate community since 1979. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and as a British School Overseas (BSO). BISR is also a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The school follows the English curriculum, greatly enriched by the local and international context. Learning is holistic, supported by a broad co-curricular programme, encompassing extra-curricular activities, student leadership, service learning and residential trips. Strong pastoral care supports student well-being.

 

Salwa Garden Village is located about 30km from Riyadh.  BISR Salwa is a community-based school which caters exclusively for the children of residents of the compound with a current roll of approximately 160 students. Staff appointed to BISR Salwa join an ambitious Primary School which is forward thinking and offers the best of British education, enhanced by an international flavour.  We have a strong commitment to staff development and to encouraging personal development within the school. 

 

Salwa School is looking for a dynamic, flexible and adaptable professional to fill the role of School Secretary. This is a part-time, job-share (0.5FTE) position, working Tuesday afternoon 12-4pm and two full days on Wednesday and Thursday 7:45am-4pm, although there will be some flexibility required around these hours and days. Holidays are fixed to the School calendar for administrative positions. 

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic, highly motivated and with a strong track record of working within a similar type of role.
  • Show evidence of knowledge and experience of administrative and secretarial tasks.
  • Be proactive in providing general office support under the direction of the Head of Salwa School Campus.
  • Go the extra mile, ensuring service level delivery is met.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, high levels of emotional intelligence, able to maintain confidentiality as well as deal effectively and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and teams.
  • Fully support the school Mission, Vision and Motto.

     

    We can offer:

 

Please be aware that the school is not in a position to transfer sponsorship

 

(Please note: As this is a non-teacher position, and in order to use our application tracking system (InTeachers), you will need to register yourself as a qualified teacher to complete the application form).

 

To apply, please follow the link: https://inteachers.net/job/2325 and provide a supporting statement of application following our Guidelines;

 

Closing date for all applications: Saturday 30th May 2020

 

BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people.  All staff, whatever their role in the school, will require to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.

 

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified

 

For more information about the school please visit our website: www.bisr.com.sa

How to apply for a position at BISR

To apply and for additional information, please follow the ‘inteachers’ link on the vacancy.

When applying via this link, please provide the following in support of your application:

All Applications must include:

  • An up to date two-page Curriculum Vitae, including a photograph
  • A statement in support of your application, which must include answers to the following questions:
    • How do you think you would be able to support our Mission and REACH motto?

Teacher Applications must include:

  • How do you demonstrate that you are a lifelong learner and how does current pedagogical practice have an impact in your classroom?
  • How do you create a positive classroom climate and support student well-being in your current school?
  • What strategies do you use to ensure that all learners in your classroom make good progress?
  • What is your contribution to your current school community?

 

BISR is fully committed to safeguarding children and young people. We complete rigorous background checks for all staff, whatever their role in the school, prior to them commencing employment.

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is

identified.

For more information about the school please visit our website www.bisr.com.sa

 

We very much look forward to receiving your application. 

Teachers who work at BISR should have

Qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher status.
  • Certificate of Education - PGCE or B.Ed.
  • Training or qualification relevant to the post.

Understanding

  • An appreciation of the demands of a British school in an international context.
  • Recognise the vital importance of a positive commitment to the co-curricular life of the school.
  • An appreciation of the importance of intercultural understanding and cultural sensitivity.
  • Recognise the responsibility each individual staff member has in supporting the holistic growth and well-being of students.

Experience

  • Experience of working in various contexts both in the UK and internationally.
  • Experience of teaching within a Key Stage or subject.
  • Experience of positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Experience of planning for children with a range of learning needs, including extremely able students.
  • Experience of curriculum development, monitoring and assessment.
  • Experience of working with second language students or prepared to undertake training.

Skills and Abilities

  • A detailed knowledge of the English national curriculum.
  • Ability to organise a stimulating learning environment and demonstrate excellent creative teaching skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in preparing for learning and teaching.
  • Good organisation of recording and evaluating progress.
  • Show good communication skills when working with pupils, parents and colleagues.
  • Effective skills in managing and organising own time and directing deployment of teaching assistants.
  • Good ICT skills to be effective in your job.
  • An understanding of Assessment for Learning Strategies and use of this to inform future planning.
  • The desire to develop knowledge of the curriculum above and below the preferred key stage or in a cross-curricular context.

Personal Qualities

  • Warmth and sense of humour.
  • Flexibility.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Team player.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Willingness to be involved in co-curricular activities and events and engage in all aspects of school life.
  • High expectations of yourself and of children.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Empathy with pupils, colleagues, parents and visitors.
  • You must be a glass half-full person!

Equal Opportunities

  • Ability to promote equal opportunities with respect to race, gender and disability

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