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The International School of The Hague

Primary Classroom Teacher

Applications for this job are closed

Important dates

Closing date of applications
15 June 2018
Start date
1 August 2018

Job details

Ages 4-11 / Primary
Positions available
Contract type
Fixed / Renewable
Vacancy type
Full Time
Max LA 15 Eur 3482,-


4 or more years experience
Only EU citizens may apply

The International School of the Hague is currently looking for Primary classroom teachers. We welcome applications from teachers qualified to teach across the Primary age range, including Early Years.

The International School of The Hague is a highly successful, innovative and energetic semipublic school located on the edge of the city of The Hague, near Kijkduin.

The entire school currently has 1900 students and hosts over 85 nationalities with teachers from around the world. The school is divided into Primary and Secondary with a Principal for each section.

The Primary School was established in 2003 and became the first school in the world to be accredited at “Mastering” level by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The Primary School was also the first international school in The Netherlands to receive the Excellente School status from the Dutch Inspection of Education. We now have more than 640 pupils on roll.

We currently have vacancies for:

  • Primary Classroom Teachers                -                                   Full time: 1.0 (40 hours, Monday-Friday)

Classroom teachers work closely together in year group teams planning collaboratively with their colleagues to teach all subjects, with the exception of Dutch, P.E. and Music, which specialist teachers teach. We welcome applications from teachers qualified to teach across the Primary age range, including Early Years.

The positions are based on the Dutch collective labor agreement (CAO PO) for primary education, Scale LA. Scaling will take place depending on relevant background and experience. The contract offered to the successful applicant will be for one year. After one year, a permanent contact will be offered after obtaining a Dutch teaching qualification. The maximum LA scale is 15 and this is bruto Eur 3.482,- per month based on a full time FTE.


The successful applicant:

  • has a Bachelor in Primary Education or PGCE plus QTS (or equivalent)
  • preferably has experience with or knowledge of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC);
  • has the ability to speak and write in English at a near native level;
  • has experience with teaching children from the age of 4 - 12 years old;
  • is able to develop and adapt the curriculum and lesson plans to meet the changing needs of the children;
  • is flexible, and has good time management and is capable of dealing with the varied aspects of the job.

If you are internationally-minded, permitted to work in the European Union and have the desire to help shape the exciting future of our school, we would love to hear from you. 

The deadline for applications is: 15 June 2018. Interviews will take place soon thereafter.

If you have not heard from us by 20 June 2018, then please assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

The Rijnlands Lyceum Recruitment Code is applicable and can be obtained via our website,

Application Process

All applications for current vacancies should be submitted online.  Applicants are required to complete an online profile and supporting statement and upload a CV.  

Applicants must provide details of three referees, of which one must be their most recent employer.  If shortlisted, we will contact referees prior to interview.  

All applications will be acknowledged within three working days of submission.  If short-listed, interviews will be conducted by Skype or in person, depending on the nature of the position and the applicant's location.  

The International School of the Hague is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.  All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

All applicants must either be EU citizens or have a valid permit to work in The Netherlands.

What we offer

Please see our Primary School and Secondary School Recruitment Packages under 'related downloads'.

In addition, we offer excellent professional development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. As a successful applicant, you will be welcomed by an amicable, sociable and thoroughly international team. 

If you are internationally-minded and have the desire to help shape the exciting future of our school, we would love to hear from you.


Please know that in order to work for us, you must be a fully qualified teacher in accordance with the standards required by the Dutch Education Authorities (DUO). Successful candidates require: 

  • For all applicants to ISH Primary, a Bachelors Degree will suffice to be considered. However, all ISH Secondary applicants will need a Bachelor plus a Masters Level qualification in Education. 
  • For applicants from the UK, you will have completed the PGCE and been awarded QTS plus successful completion of the NQT induction year.
  • For all applicants to ISH Secondary, your qualifications at either Bachelor or Masters level must also clearly indicate the subject that you are applying to teach in, in order to be recognised by DUO.

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