We are very pleased to be working with The Falkland Islands Government to recruit their next PE Teacher (Secondary) for their well established Secondary School. They are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and experienced PE Teacher to start in January 2020. The successful candidate will join a dedicated and dynamic team. Applicants for the posts will have up-to-date knowledge and experience of PE within Key Stage 3 and 4. The successful candidate appointed to the PE teaching position will work in our 160 student school, situated in the capital Stanley and will benefit from a well-resourced PE facility that includes a 25M swimming pool, sports hall, cardio and weights rooms and spacious outdoor playing fields.
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 offering a stimulating and supportive working environment.
The FIG and the island will offer a warm welcome to the successful candidate (and their family!).
The FIG are looking for the ideal candidate that will flourish in this role and the unique setting. Personally, you should have a sense of adventure, resilience and a love for the outdoors due to the rural nature of The Falkland Islands.
- You should be focused on helping student’s achieve high levels of progress in a positive and effective learning environment
- You will be a graduate secondary PE teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (recognisable in UK) who has completed the statutory induction year as an NQT and ideally has 2 or more years post NQT experience
- You will have experience in teaching PE at KS3 and 4 at secondary level and is able to teach deliver both core and GCSE PE to mixed gender and ability classes
- You will be able to demonstrate recent experience of teaching PE within the English National Curriculum and an up to date knowledge of developments within the subject
- You will be committed to differentiation and SEN inclusive practice
- You will be able to effectively monitor, assess, record and report on student progress
- You will enjoy working within and contribute to a coaching and mentoring environment
- You will have good interpersonal skills and works well in teams
- You should possesses secure IT skills
- You should be able to contribute to the development of PSHE and pastoral life
- You will be able to organise and oversee a range of extracurricular clubs and activities.
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 between 2 and 4 years in the first instance with potential for extension.
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 on email@example.com or call 0115 911 1134.
Please note while there is a closing date for this role, the client will be holding interviews as soon as possible. If you would like to apply for this role we recommend you do not wait until the closing date to submit your CV.
Organisation: Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
Location: Falkland Islands
Salary: up to £39,903 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience) + bonus and relocation package
Posted date: 28/08/2019
Closing date: 11/10/2019