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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

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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.

Head of Marketing and Admissions
Leadership
British International School of Ljubljana Find out moreClose

Head of Marketing and Admissions

British International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Package: Competitive

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Start date: September 2020

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Are you an enthusiasticand experienced marketing leader, able to lead, develop and deliver a successful marketing and admissions strategy for a growing International School? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join us as our Head of Marketing and Admissions.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to lead and develop the Marketing and Admissions strategy and function at the British School of Ljubljana.

The successful candidate will have the ability to plan strategically and implement an effective marketing & admissions strategy which ensures the school achieve its student growth ambitions.

You will be responsible for working with multiple key stakeholders to provide strategic marketing and sales leadership across the school, to achieve and exceed admissions targets through commercially viable business plans and marketing/recruitment activities.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate success in driving results, conversions and admissions, clearly being able to link, through CRM software or otherwise, the impact of marketing activities on results.

Proactivity, ambition and energy will be key to this role.

About the school

British International School of Ljubljana (BISL) (http://www.britishschool.si/) is a growing British-style school serving students aged between 3 and 18 from over 50 nationalities in the capital of beautiful Slovenia, Europe’s “hidden jewel”. Classes are small and the students are eager to learn. BISL is an accredited member of COBIS and was most recently inspected in 2017 to successfully secure British Schools Overseas status.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education 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:

· Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

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

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

Living and working in Slovenia

Slovenia is a beautiful, diverse and culturally rich environment with opportunities to get involved in a wide range of outdoor adventures, all close within the proximity of Ljubljana. The historic city centre is located just 8 kilometres away from the school. Slovenia is seen by many as an incredibly safe, peaceful and environmentally friendly place. Performing and the Creative Arts are showcased widely through the city including a range of stunning galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Applications should include a covering letter which details how you meet the criteria for the role and person specification attached (select 'download pdf'). Your cover letter should be addressed to the Principal, Mr. P. Walton, and sent along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photograph and details of three referees, one of whom should be the current or most recent employer.

Applications should be sent, as one combined PDF document, by e-mail with “MAR2020” in the subject field to hr@britishschool.si. or paul.walton@britishschool.si.

Closing date for applications is 14 August 2020. However, the school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline once the right candidate is found. If you have not been contacted by 11 September 2020 you should assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Safeguarding – British International School of Ljubljana 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.

Teacher of Design Technology and BTEC Engineering
Secondary
Oryx International School, Doha Find out moreClose

Teacher of Design Technology and BTEC Engineering

Oryx International School, Doha, Qatar

Package: Competitive

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Start date: September 2020

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Two years (Mutually Renewable)

Are you an experienced, flexible and competent Teacher capable of teaching Design Technology (KS3 and KS4) and BTEC Engineering (KS5),seeking a challenging new opportunity? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our successful International School in Mesaimeer, Doha, at our state-of-the art school site.

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. 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 BEFORE 14 August 2020.

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 via Zoom. You will be contacted with arrangements ahead of interviews taking place.

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.

ICT Teacher
Secondary
English International School Moscow, South-West Campus Find out moreClose

ICT Teacher

English International School Moscow, South-West Campus, Russia

Package: Competitive

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Start date: September 2020

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term (Renewable)

Are you a fully qualified, experienced, and highly motivated ICT Teacher, seeking a new opportunity? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our successful and growing school in Moscow, with an immediate start date in September 2020.

About the School

The English International School Moscow – (https://englishedmoscow.com/) is a British style, international school in Moscow. 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 is accommodated in well-resourced premises that are situated in residential districts a short metro ride from Central Moscow. It has a capacity for around 300 pupils from 2 – 18 years of age, making it unique in the city with regard to its smaller school and family feel environment. Class sizes are all under 18 pupils. We are working towards securing accreditation from CIS (recent preliminary report was very favourable) and are an active member of COBIS.

About the Opportunity

The role is due to start from September 2020 and will be to teach ICT to Secondary students in the school. 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. Applicants 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 KS1 or KS2.

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.

As an English school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education 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:

  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
  • Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
  • Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Moscow

The experience of living and working in Moscow has been said to be quite unlike anything else on earth, due to the unique and fascinating culture the city offers. An iconic, global and rapidly expanding city, Moscow has played a central role in the development of Russia and the world.

The city has changed a great deal in recent decades, to the vibrant international metropolis it is today, offering a bustling and exciting lifestyle and rich culture steeped in history. Moscow's monuments are some of the most immediately recognisable in the world, from Red Square and the high red walls of the Kremlin, to St Basil's Cathedral's onion domes and many other hidden riches waiting to be discovered.

Moscow is a welcoming and modern city, with four international airports and numerous rail transport links, meaning transport to Europe and the UK is simple to access and navigate.

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 Head of School, Ms. Melanie Hitchcocks at;

Melanie.Hitchcocks@englishedmoscow.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 21st August 2020.

However, early applications are encouraged as interviews will commence immediately from the date of advertising, and the school may close the advert before this deadline if the right candidate is found. If you have not been contacted by 4th September 2020, you should assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Safeguarding – English International School (EIS) Moscow iscommitted to safeguarding children and young people. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK).

Prohibition Checks will also be required where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Music Teacher
Secondary
Britannica International School, Shanghai Find out moreClose

Music Teacher

Britannica International School, Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive

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Start date: September 2020

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term (Renewable)

Are you a qualified Music Teacher seeking a new opportunity?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a fully qualified Music Teacher, to join our very successful, attractive and happy growing school in Shanghai. The school can provide small classes, good collegiality with staff colleagues and a supportive induction programme for new teachers.

About the School

Britannica International School Shanghai (www.britannicashanghai.com) is the only truly British owned and managed, British style, international school in Shanghai. It offers learning and teaching experiences based on the 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 is accommodated in well-resourced and purpose-built premises that are situated in the high quality residential district of Gubei, which is within 20 minutes of the vibrant Former French Concession area. It has a capacity for 750 pupils from 2 – 18 years of age, making it unique in the city with regard to its smaller school and family feel environment. The school currently has a student population of over 460 pupils. Class sizes are all under 22 pupils and often much smaller.

About the Role

Teaching posts are initially offered as a two-year contract, with the possibility of renewal of contract at the end of this period. The remuneration package offers a basic salary in excess of that offered in the UK, with low taxation, along with annual flights, a housing allowance, full medical cover and a relocation allowance to assist in settling in the city. A bonus is provided for every year taught, along with annual remuneration increases based on performance reviews. The teaching year consists of 180 days, with good holidays spread throughout the academic year allowing staff to make the most of their time in Asia.

We are seeking applications from individuals who have experience of teaching Primary and Secondary Music. Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable University and Qualified Teacher Status. The postholder will teach Music across the school, from Year 3 to Upper Secondary.

As an English school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, English as a First language is a crucial requirement for the candidate, and accordingly applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.

Britannica 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.

Britannica Teachers:

  • are passionate about education,
  • enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools with all the consequent benefits this brings,
  • 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,

About the Orbital Education Group

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 school in Shanghai, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, 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.

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 recruitment@britannicashanghai.com

Closing date - 24th August 2020

Interviews will take place by skype and will commence immediately from the date of advertising. The school reserves the right to appoint before the deadline if the right candidate is found.

Britannica International School, Shanghai 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. Prior to employment employees will be required to present original and notarised copies of their professional qualifications.

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