We are very pleased to be working on behalf of the Falklands Islands Government to appoint two new Primary Teachers to work within Key Stage 2 at the main Primary School located in the capital, Stanley. Both of these positions are to begin in March 2020 and will offer the right candidate the experience of a lifetime.
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.
As a Primary Teacher, you will be appointed either the Year 4 or Year 5 class within the main Primary School site located in Stanley. Class sizes are small, with around 20 students per class and 320 students across the whole school. You will be responsible for delivery of the 2014 English National Curriculum, therefore the successful candidate should have extensive knowledge of planning and delivering across all areas.
Your main responsibility will be to help your pupils achieve high levels of progress, in a happy and effective learning environment. You will possess an adventurous, dynamic and enthusiastic teaching style, with the commitment to differentiation and SEN inclusive practice to suit a range of abilities and needs.
The FIG and the island will offer a warm welcome to the successful candidate (and their family!) with a generous relocation package and housing at a heavily discounted rate.
Professionally, you will be a resilient and self-motivated individual, with qualified teacher status and extensive teaching experience within Key Stage 2.
Interpersonal skills, confidence and teamwork are key to this role, as you will be working within a tight-knit team of other education professionals and will be required to liaise with external agencies and parents on a daily basis. Ideally, you will have a bold and infectious personality, and show willing to contribute to extra-curricular activities within the school community.
Personally, you should have a sense of adventure, resilience and a love for the outdoors due to the rural nature of The Falkland Islands.
The package & benefits
- 2.5 to 3.5 years Fixed Term Contract, commencing in March 2020, with potential for extension by mutual agreement
- Salary of up to £39,903 per annum – dependent on qualifications and experience
- Reduced Tax rates
- 25% gratuity allowance based on basic salary earned, paid at the end of the contract
- A relocation package is available for the candidate, their partner and children
- A flight allowance back to the UK for the candidate and all dependants
- Government housing at a heavily discounted rate, and a starter pack to help you settle in
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.
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: 27/08/2019
Closing date: 19/09/2019