Senior School Head of Physical Education
Start Date: August 2021
Contract Terms: Initial 2-year contract
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2020
The International School Basel (ISB) is an English-language international day school for students from ages 3 to 18. ISB is home to approximately 1,400 students who enjoy modern purpose-built facilities on three campuses clustered a few kilometers south of Basel in the towns of Reinach and Aesch. ISB is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for younger students aged 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in the final two years of their school careers. ISB is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
At ISB, we live our Mission and are committed to creating safe, caring, and affirming learning spaces for our international community. It is our aim to create a welcoming environment for students and families from across the globe and to promote learning and respect for people of all nationalities, religions and cultures.
ISB's commitment to hiring and retaining quality employees has created a community of professional and dynamic teaching and administrative staff with low turnover rates and a high degree of involvement in professional development programmes. For more information about the school and our mission we invite you to visit our website at www.isbasel.ch
Commitment to Safe Recruitment
International School Basel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Checks, Social Media Check, Civil Litigation Check, Global Sanctions Check, and Reference Checks with past employers.
ISB is currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Senior School Head of Physical Education. The core purpose of this position is two-fold: one is to lead the Senior School Physical Education department team and to ensure that teaching is in line with IB MYP and DP programme requirements including current thinking and research, the second is to act as a Senior School Assistant Athletic Director and as such to provide leadership through the planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, communication and evaluation of the after-school athletic programs for Senior School students.
ISB offers an excellent employment package and relocation support in an international and welcoming environment including free after-school child care, German lessons, professional development opportunities, onsite fitness facilities and first-class accident insurance worldwide together with an employee friendly pension plan.
How to apply
Please apply by sending your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, by using the link available on Search Associates Website or through the TES Website. Your application should include: Letter of Application (2 pages maximum); up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; and names and contact details of at least two (although three is preferred) professional referees who have line-managed you: one of whom must be your current Head of School (if this poses major difficulties, please state reasons in your letter of application). If you have been at your current school for less than 2 years, one of your referees must also be the Head of your previous school. Referees will be contacted once a candidate has accepted an invitation to interview for the role. For registered Search Associates candidates, ISB will download your Search Associates file (including References) directly.
Due to work permit restrictions, preference will be given to candidates of EU/Swiss nationalities and candidates who hold a current Swiss work permit.
We look forward to receiving your application!