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Why work for an Orbital School?

  • Teach internationally in an expanding group of British owned and managed schools
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial company with a long history in international education
  • Enhance your CV by working for a company that is widely known and respected
  • Experience living in an exciting new country
  • Develop your knowledge and experience through collaboration with colleagues and students across the globe
  • Benefit from enhanced professional development opportunities via recognised and accredited professional development programmes
  • Take advantage of opportunities for career development within the group, enabling you to see the world whilst progressing in an attractive and rewarding career.

Current vacancies

Job titleSchool 
Founding Principals
Leadership
Manchester, United Kingdom Find out moreClose

Founding Principals

Orbital Education Head Office, England

Package: Competitive packages and support from a UK based management team

Start date: August 2020

Contract type: Full time

The Orbital Education group of schools is growing rapidly. We have 10 campuses and the number of schools within the group continues to grow each year.

As well as the continued growth of our schools in Moscow, Mallorca, Budapest, Shanghai, Ljubljana, Quito and Doha, we have an active stream of new and exciting projects.

We shall a have variety of exciting opportunities for Headteachers in our new schools globally within the next 12 months.

We would like to receive your CV at the following email address: founding-principals@orbitaled.com

Director of Corporate Development
Head Office
Manchester, United Kingdom Find out moreClose

Director of Corporate Development

Orbital Education Head Office, England

Package: Competitive

Start date: November 2020

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Director of Corporate Development, to join us at an exciting stage of our development and support our continued growth.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will work closely with the Chairman and other members of the senior management team, formulating and supporting plans for non-organic growth which build upon a successfully established platform of quality international schools. The role will be responsible for identifying potential acquisition targets in existing and new areas, identifying deal opportunities, building relationships directly and establishing a network of acquisition agents, with the objective of securing new acquisitions. You will continue to develop, promote and maximise the strong reputation that Orbital has in the international education sector, attending events where intelligence may be gained and networks can be built, using official support services at DIT offices, British Embassies and others.

About the Individual

We are seeking a high calibre, mature individual, ideally educated to degree level with proven Corporate Development experience, preferably within the education sector. You should have a strong track record of participating in a successful buy and build; have detailed and sound experience of at least one geographical region of sector operations, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America being preferred areas; and full understanding and experience of school budgeting and finance; with an appreciation of the demands and uses of Private Equity and banking support. You should be experienced at identifying profitable deals with financial potential and sifting through many others to find the best: someone who thinks through the future value of situations and can balance short-term and long-term gains. This is not purely a desk- based role as it will require an enthusiasm for, and willingness to travel extensively internationally in order to develop strong and close relationships with key contacts, representing the Orbital brand to the highest standards at all times.

Why join us?

You will be joining a strong, experienced and award-winning team, with specialist expertise across key areas of IT, Finance, HR, Marketing and Admissions and School Management. Working closely with your colleagues and the Board of Directors you will be provided with significant opportunity to share and develop your expertise. This is a significant senior opportunity to:

  • Be part of a global community, collaborating with influential individuals and leaders worldwide, who have a wide range of expertise in both the international school market and business operations.
  • Travel extensively and engage with colleagues, business contacts, and networks of influential leaders across the globe.
  • Benefit from opportunities for professional growth and continuous improvement in practice.
  • Realise openings for career development within the international school’s network.

In recent years, the Orbital Group has received a number of business accolades recognising their success, experience, growth and development;

  • The Group was honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, one of the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.
  • Orbital Education was also included in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list for 2018, a ranking of Britain’s Fastest growing companies across international markets, building upon this success in 2019, ranking 35th in the Sunday Times 2019 Fasttrack list.
  • We were also recognised by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain for the 2nd year running.
  • At the end of 2019, our Group CFO and Finance Director, James Stewart, received the accolade of Northern Finance Director 2019, in recognition of exceptional professional skill in the Group’s finance direction and contributions to its success.

Interested candidates should contact Nicky Buckland, at our Recruitment Partner, Cobalt, for an initial discussion in respect of this role. Nicky can be contacted by e-mail nicky@cobaltpartners.com.

For more details about this opportunity, please refer to the candidate briefing document attached, available by clicking 'download pdf' below.

Primary Teacher (EYFS / Y1)
Primary
English International School Moscow, West Campus Find out moreClose

Primary Teacher (EYFS / Y1)

English International School Moscow, West Campus, Russia

Package: Competitive

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Start date: January 2021

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term (Renewable)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and qualified Primary School Teacher to join our successful and growing school in Moscow. Experience of teaching EYFS would be an advantage but is not essential.

About the School

The English International School Moscow, https://englishedmoscow.com/ is a British style, international school in Moscow based on two sites. It offers learning and teaching experiences based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of its international student body. Secondary students are prepared for Cambridge University and Pearson Edexcel IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school provides itself on its unique family feel environment. The class sizes are a maximum of 18 students.

The school also forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population. In addition to our 2 schools in Moscow, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Shanghai, Ecuador, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe. As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential. After two years’ successful employment, staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.

About the Role

The role is due to start from January 2021 and will be to teach a class of Primary aged students. An excellent remuneration package is available.

English International School (EIS) Moscow has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff. The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school. Due to Covid 19 restrictions we can only accept applications from applicants who hold a UK, Turkish, Swiss or Tanzanian passport. Applications are invited from teachers currently working in the UK maintained or independent school sectors and from those already posted overseas.

Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable UK University (or equivalent), Qualified Teacher Status, with either a PGCE or BEd from the UK, a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a maintained, independent or international British style school, and experience of teaching the English National Curriculum at Early Years or KS1. Applications from native speakers of English are preferred.

EIS Moscow Teachers:

- are passionate about education,

- inspire their pupils through their engaging and demanding teaching,

- participate in all aspects of school life,

- create a warm and safe community, to which parents and pupils are proud to belong,

- are flexible and have a sense of humour,

- enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools with all the consequent benefits this brings.

Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application to the Heads of School Ms. Amanda Dickson Amanda.dickson@englishedmoscow.com and Ms. Mel Hitchcocks principalsouthwest@englishedmoscow.com

Interviews will take place by Skype and will commence immediately from the date of advertising until the post if filled. Prior to starting the post, the employee will have to present a current DBS certificate or Police Check from their current country of employment along with original and notarised copies of their qualifications.

English International School (EIS) Moscow is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Upper KS2 Teacher (Maternity Cover)
Secondary
Oryx International School, Doha Find out moreClose

Upper KS2 Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Oryx International School, Doha, Qatar

Package: Competitive

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Start date: November 2020

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Two years (Mutually Renewable)

Are you a fully qualified, enthusiastic Primary School Teacher, available to cover a short term role from November 2020 until May 2021? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join Oryx International School, Qatar.

The Opportunity

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

Our Primary School consists of FS, KS1 and KS2. There are between four and seven classes in each year group which are led by Year Group Leaders. Regular assemblies and activity programmes help to enrich the National Curriculum and EY Framework. TAs, LSAs, SEN and EAL specialist teachers are employed to support our teaching and learning programmes and we have a dedicated team of teachers who provide Music, PE and Modern Languages. All staff receive generous PPA time and a comprehensive CPD and INSET programme. Primary staff are furnished with an iPad to supplement the existing IWB and PC technologies.

The Primary School has 12 classes in each block with dedicated teacher work rooms where you can do your PPA. The workrooms have desks, lockable lockers and access to printers.

All classrooms have the latest Interactive Touch Screen Boards and easy access to carefully landscape indoor and outdoor play areas.

In return for your outstanding teaching and care for our students you will receive a very competitive tax free salary and benefits package.

As an English school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement.

For more information please refer to the separate Job Description and Person Specification provided, available on our TES vacancies page which can be found here; https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/oryx-international-school-1081246

The School

Oryx International School https://oryxschool.qa/ is a unique project conceptualised by Qatar Airways and Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ creating a joint venture between a world renowned, multi-billion dollar turnover airline and a prestigious group of International schools. The objective of this £70 million project is to satisfy the demand for premium quality British style education for the children of expatriate employees of Qatar Airways in Doha.

The vision and mission of Oryx International School is to provide the employees of the world’s five-star airline and their children access to a five-star education. The new, bespoke, built to specification school provides state-of-the-art facilities and education technology to enrich teaching and learning experiences for our students. The school aspires to foster an ethos of global citizenship, the celebration of cultural diversity and a wide international perspective to equip their students with the building blocks to become potential leaders of the future across the world.

The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, which incorporates British style and tradition based upon the English National Curriculum, while retaining the value of local culture and tradition, allows Oryx International School to stand out.

Living and working in Qatar

Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.5 million residents, has a huge International community that choose to live and work here. Doha is preparing to host the Football World Cup in 2022 with new stadiums already completed and others still under construction. Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of cultures mixed with the best of Qatar’s past and present, making the local culture unique. Being in the Middle East, the weather is good all year round with extreme heat in the summer months. If you want to explore Qatar you will find plenty of opportunity to explore the desert, walk along the Corniche, visit museums, shopping malls, beaches, attend sporting events, music festivals, take a boat trip and much more. There are excellent education facilities, transportation and amenities across the city.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Application Process

All applications must be made on the TES Application System

To apply please visit our vacancies page and find this position; https://www.tes.com/jobs/emplo...

All candidates must;

1. Complete all questions on the Online Application Form.

2. Supporting statement should be no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 words, and should relate directly to the specific role applied for and cover:

· your motivation for working in education

· a brief description of the philosophy of education which shapes your particular style of teaching

· what attracts you to the position

· how you feel your experience, skills and personal qualities qualify you to take on the role with details of any unique teaching methods or techniques that you have developed or employ

· what extra-curricular activities you can lead, supervise or have participated in

· any other information you would like the selection panel to know

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered and all applications will be acknowledged on receipt, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with the outcome of their application.

Due to the expected high levels of interest in positions at the school, Oryx International School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Interviews

Interviews will take place in Doha and/or via Zoom. You will be contacted with arrangements ahead of interviews taking place. The school is following all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Safeguarding – Oryx International School, Doha is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Primary Teacher (KS2)
Primary
English International School Moscow, West Campus Find out moreClose

Primary Teacher (KS2)

English International School Moscow, West Campus, Russia

Package: Competitive

View school details

Start date: January 2021

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term (Renewable)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and qualified Primary School Teacher to join our successful and growing school in Moscow. Ability to teach KS2 is essential and some leadership experience would be an advantage.

About the School

The English International School Moscow, https://englishedmoscow.com/ is a British style, international school in Moscow based on two sites. It offers learning and teaching experiences based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of its international student body. Secondary students are prepared for Cambridge University and Pearson Edexcel IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school provides itself on its unique family feel environment. The class sizes are a maximum of 18 students.

The school also forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population. In addition to our 2 schools in Moscow, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Shanghai, Ecuador, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe. As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential. After two years’ successful employment, staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.

About the Role

The role is due to start from January 2021 and will be to teach a class of Primary aged students. An attractive remuneration package is available.

English International School (EIS) Moscow has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff. The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school. Due to Covid 19 restrictions we can only accept applications from applicants who hold a UK, Turkish, Swiss or Tanzanian passport. Applications are invited from teachers currently working in the UK maintained or independent school sectors and from those already posted overseas.

Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable UK University (or equivalent), Qualified Teacher Status, with either a PGCE or BEd from the UK, a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a maintained, independent or international British style school, and experience of teaching the English National Curriculum at KS2. Applications from native speakers of English are preferred.

EIS Moscow Teachers:

- are passionate about education,

- inspire their pupils through their engaging and demanding teaching,

- participate in all aspects of school life,

- create a warm and safe community, to which parents and pupils are proud to belong,

- are flexible and have a sense of humour,

- enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools with all the consequent benefits this brings.

Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application to the Heads of School Ms. Amanda Dickson Amanda.dickson@englishedmoscow.com and Ms. Mel Hitchcocks principalsouthwest@englishedmoscow.com

Interviews will take place by video conference and will commence immediately from the date of advertising until the post if filled. Prior to starting the post, the employee will have to present a current DBS/ ICPC certificate or Police Check from their current country of employment along with original and notarised copies of their qualifications.

English International School (EIS) Moscow is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK)/ ICPC or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Please note: Legitimate jobs in our group are only advertised on the TES.com, Indeed.com, our own website and the relevant Orbital school website. Please disregard any other websites offering positions at both Orbital or any of our schools.

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Teaching Internationally

Teaching overseas in British international schools, run by a British owned and managed company, is a rewarding, refreshing and stimulating next step in a teacher’s professional career. Teachers do not need to have had prior overseas experience, nor indeed do you need to be fluent in the host country language. However you get more enjoyment and satisfaction in experiencing the different cultures if you make an attempt to learn some of the language.

The role

Being able to follow your chosen profession in different parts of the world will offer exciting opportunities to see places and understand new cultures. Our international schools teach a curriculum based on the English National Curriculum, but enhanced to suit the needs of an international community. Older students follow iGCSE and A' level/IB diploma programmes. Of course, we prefer teachers who have experience of the curriculum, but we also give detailed briefing and strong support to those who seek to become familiar with it.

Kevin McNeany

Since Orbital was founded in 2005, the group has grown quickly and in keeping with our business plan. I envisaged a group of international schools and colleges offering quality education, mainly in British style and tradition, to expatriate and host families in countries throughout the world.

The schools specialise in the English National Curriculum, augmented to meet the needs of specific international student populations and supported by an experienced team of educationists from their Cheshire base.

We were honoured this year to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019. Our company believes that quality, transparency and accountability leads to success for our students, their families and the company,” chairman and founder Kevin McNeany said.

Kevin McNeany