Education on the Falkland Islands is unique. The Islands have a small population, with big ambitions. It will be your job to help turn these ambitions into reality.
The successful candidate will be required to teach Key Stage 3 and 4 Health & Social Care up to and including GCSE within the secondary school located on the main island of Stanley. You will have a proven track record of successful Health & Social Care teaching, ensuring the best possible progress and academic outcomes for students through planning and delivering engaging and differentiated lessons to a high standard on a daily basis.
This position is to commence in August 2020, with a mandatory 2-week isolation period upon arrival. The Falkland Islands currently has no cases of COVID-19, and all previous cases made a full recovery.
Professionally, you will be a resilient and self-motivated individual, with qualified teacher status and at least 2 years post NQT teaching experience. Experience of teaching GCSE Health & Social Care within Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is essential for this position.
Personally, you should have a sense of adventure, resilience and a love for the outdoors due to the remote and rural nature of this position.
The package & benefits
- Salary of £39,903 for teachers with 5 years+ experience
- Low rates of income tax
- 25% gratuity, payable at the end of the contract
- Airfare for the post holder and dependants at the beginning and end of contract, as well as airfares for return flights after every full year of the contract
- A relocation grant
- Subsidised accommodation to rent
- Free education locally for dependent children to GCSE level and possible allowance for overseas studies thereafter
- Fixed term contracts of either 2, 3 or 4 years in the first instance and the ability to extend to 5 years upon mutual agreement
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with a full internal self-government, it covers a land area of 4700 square miles (12,000 square kilometres) and a coastline estimated at 800 miles (1,300 km). The archipelago consists of two main islands: West Falkland and East Falkland, and about 776 small and very small islands, mostly uninhabited. The Falkland Islands are a small, thriving, self-sufficient community with a British way of life, benefiting from excellent local services, beautiful scenery and the glorious absence of traffic jams!
The Islands are home to a fascinating and abundant rage of wildlife, such as five different species of penguin, seals, whales and dolphins – all of which can be observed from the shore! The vast, unspoiled, natural landscapes are also home to over 400 species of plant and bird life.
The capital, Stanley, is one of the smallest capitals in the world and is home to three quarters of the population. The Islands offer something for everyone, whether it be as an individual or a family. There are a range of activities and hobby clubs, as well as a fully-equipped leisure centre and gym! As well as all the usual amenities, such as a hospital, bank, fuel-station, post office and a library.
The area outside of Stanley is called ‘Camp’ (from the Spanish word campo meaning countryside). Whether you are an outdoor adventurer, budding photographer or simply love nature, then this unspoilt landscape offers it all.
The Islands have two flights a week from the UK and one to Chile, and is looking forward to the opening of a second South American link to Brazil beginning in November this year.
Through their own efforts, their economy allows Islanders to enjoy a comprehensive health service and education provision, with Falkland Islanders studying their A-Levels and degrees overseas, paid for by the FIG. This is a testament to how important education is, and how greatly it is valued by the community.
The Education Department is responsible for the provision of education throughout the Islands and provides this key service through its modern Primary and Secondary schools based in Stanley, and its Training Centre which ensures that Life Long Learners are also catered for. Education in Camp is provided through small settlement schools, and via Travelling Teachers. Older children from Camp attend school in Stanley and board at Stanley House, which is a bespoke residence built for this purpose, and has served as a surrogate home to hundreds of children since it opened in 1982.
Settlement and Travelling Teachers received support from the ‘Camp Education Unit’ based in Stanley. This unit conducts individual lessons through our IT systems and sets homework for children between Travelling Teachers’ visits. The education systems are based on what are used within the United Kingdom, and use English teaching methods and examination systems.
As the largest employer on the islands, the government offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities across all areas of public service. Their responsibilities include those typically managed by central government, such as taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education.
Further detail about the islands and the Government can be found on the FIG website.
The Falkland Islands Government has appointed Protocol to support the recruitment of this position and for an informal and confidential discussion about this role contact Protocol’s Lauren Cartledge (0115 911 1134).
To apply for this position, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will acknowledge receipt of your application within 24 hours. If you match the requirements for this role, we will then conduct a phone call with you to discuss the position in more detail.
Organisation: Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
Location: Falkland Islands
Salary: £39,903 per annum + bonus and relocation package (dependent on qualifications & experience)
Posted date: 21/05/2020
Closing Date: 13/07/2020