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Secondary School Vacancies

Head of School

Our dynamic and growing school in the heart of Europe’s most vibrant city is looking for a new Head. The Berlin Bilingual School is a thriving independent German/English primary and secondary school with 370 students and 60 members of staff, offering a general course of education in central Berlin. We believe in an inclusive and innovative approach to providing education to mixed-age groups, and being open to people of all income levels. Our school also enjoys a high level of parental involvement. For the vacancy, the school invites applications from charismatic, qualified individuals with leadership experience who readily accept new challenges with vigour, and strive to develop the school in line with its mission statement. 

Applicants will be first interviewed (by skype or phone) and short-listed candidates will be required to travel to Berlin for an interview.
 

Main Responsibilities

  • Assuming overall responsibility for educational matters at primary and secondary school (up to and including Abitur level), in close cooperation with the management team
  • Managing staff, hiring teachers, and supporting newly employed staff
  • Representing and developing the school in line with the mission statement (for more information, visit: mission-statement)
  • Responsibility for communication within the school community 
  • Team building and professional development of the teachers
  • Creating and coordinating teaching schedules and curricula as part of the framework directive for Berlin’s schools, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I/GCSE)
  • Occasionally teaching classes and standing in for teachers in the primary and secondary school
  • Working closely with the Hort management team.

Qualifications

  • Management and leadership experience, including team building and school organization
  • Considerable teaching experience, preferably with mixed-age groups
  • Fluent in both German and English
  • Educational experience in an international setting
  • Familiarity with innovative, mixed-age, inclusive and interdisciplinary teaching concepts
  • Second State Examination (Zweites Staatsexamen), or comparable foreign degree

The potential candidate must submit a recent certificate of good conduct (erweitertes polizeiliches Führungszeugnis/DBS disclosure or equivalent) before the hiring process can be completed. Preference will be given to candidates with disabilities if all qualifications are otherwise equal.

Contact Person

Dr. Inga Burgmann-Zamagni; inga.burgmann@berlin-bilingual.de

Application Deadline: 8 October 2017, interviews will commence the week of 9 October 2017

Please, address your electronic application to Ms. Sidorovska-Groß: 
nevenka.sidorovska@berlin-bilingual.de

German and Ethics teacher

We are looking for a dedicated Secondary school German and Ethics teacher for our German-English bilingual school (Grades 1-12) as of August 2017.

School description
The Berlin Bilingual School is a state-authorized private school, with a Primary School and a Secondary School, which is growing one grade level at a time.  There are currently 300 students from 39 countries enrolled in grades 1-6 of the Primary School; in the Secondary School, there are 73 students in grades 7-11. By 2018 the school will provide continuous bilingual education from grades 1 – 13.

Position
A full or part time Secondary German and Ethics teacher for grades 7-11 and a German native speaker (English-German bilingual would be advantageous). The position has opportunities for expansion in the 2018/19 school year.
Requirements

  • a 2nd State Exam (Germany) or equivalent teaching authorization from country of origin (e.g. PGCE or Master’s degree) including authorization to teach in grades 11 – 13 
  • experience in differentiated instruction in a Secondary school  (in grades 7 – 12)
  • an enthusiastic and communicative personality
  • love of working with adolescents
  • enjoyment of international environment
  • knowledge of the mittlere Schulabluss and Abitur curricula

What we offer

  • the opportunity of shaping a new school
  • a location in the middle of Berlin
  • salary in line with TV-L Berlin
  • school vacations
  • an iPad program

If this position is of interest, you can find further information on our homepage:  www.berlin-bilingual.de.  Please send a letter and accompanying documents (CV and letters of recommendation) to Rowan Miegel (rowan.miegel@berlin-bilingual.de) If you send by mail, please send to:
Berlin Bilingual School
Rudolf-Baschant Strasse 2
13086 Berlin- Weisensee

 

Physical Education Teacher

We are looking for a dedicated Secondary school Physical Education teacher for maternity cover in our German-English bilingual school (Grades 1-12) as of November 2017.

School description
The Berlin Bilingual School is a state-authorized private school, with a Primary School and a Secondary School, which is growing one grade level at a time.  There are currently 300 students from 39 countries enrolled in grades 1-6 of the Primary School; in the Secondary School, there are 73 students in grades 7-11. By 2018 the school will provide continuous bilingual education from grades 1 – 13.

Position
A short term (2 month) part time Secondary Physical Education teacher for grades 7-12. Experience with Secondary Physical Education lessons is essential.

Requirements

  • a 2nd State Exam (Germany) or equivalent teaching authorization from country of origin (e.g. PGCE or Master’s degree) including authorization to teach in grades 11 – 13 
  • experience in differentiated instruction in a Secondary school  (in grades 7 – 12)
  • English language skills (German desirable)
  • an enthusiastic and communicative personality
  • love of working with adolescents
  • enjoyment of international environment

What we offer

  • the opportunity of shaping a new school
  • a location in the middle of Berlin
  • salary in line with TV-L Berlin
  • school vacations
  • an iPad program

If this position is of interest, you can find further information on our homepage:  www.berlin-bilingual.de.  Please send a letter and accompanying documents (CV and letters of recommendation) to Rowan Miegel (rowan.miegel@berlin-bilingual.de).

If you send by mail, please send to:

Berlin Bilingual School
Rudolf-Baschant Strasse 2
13086 Berlin- Weisensee    


Please note that under Berlin state law we are only able to employ: Teachers who hold a university degree in primary/elementary school education and/or their QTS qualification. Without this qualification we are unable to offer any position, regardless of the applicants' experience. Qualifications such as TEFL or CELTA teacher are not adequate. Carers who have a relevant qualification in early childhood/nursery education. Without this qualification we are unable to offer any position, regardless of the applicants' experience.
 
Applications for 2017/18 to be sent to Rowan Miegel:
rowan.miegel@berlin-bilingual.de