Growth Opportunities

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Find out how you, or your school, can join the Orbital Education Group.

Why work for an Orbital School?

  • You will belong to a global team which is committed to excellence and collaborates with colleagues and students worldwide.
  • There is a focus on continuous professional development.
  • We offer career growth opportunities across our school network.

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 2021

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

PE Teacher
Secondary
Britannica International School, Shanghai Find out moreClose

PE Teacher

Britannica International School, Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive

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Start date: August 2022

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term - Mutually renewable every two years

Are you a qualified PE Teacher seeking a new opportunity?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a fully qualified PE Teacher, to join in 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 400 pupils. Class sizes are all under 22 pupils and often much smaller.

About the Role

We are seeking applications from individuals who have experience of teaching Primary and Secondary sports. Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable University and Qualified Teacher Status.

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.

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 https://orbitaled.com/ 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 principal@britannicashanghai.com

Closing date - 30th June 2022

Interviews will take place online 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.

Director of Marketing and Admissions
Leadership
Britannica International School, Shanghai Find out moreClose

Director of Marketing and Admissions

Britannica International School, Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive

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Start date: July 2022

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term (Mutually renewable every two years)

Are you an enthusiastic, qualified and experienced senior marketing professional, interested in a challenging new opportunity at our successful international school in Shanghai? Or do you know somebody who is? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join us as Director of Marketing and Admissions.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to lead and manage the Marketing and Admissions Department at Britannica International School. This is key leadership role, reporting into the Principal and a member of the schools Senior Leadership Team. The role is due to commence during the Spring 2022 term or as soon as possible thereafter, dependent upon candidate availability.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to current entry restrictions into China, we are seeking individuals who are currently in China, or who have pre-existing right or ability to enter and work in China.

The successful candidate will be required to create and implement an effective and transformative marketing & admissions strategy, to ensure the school achieves its student growth ambitions.

The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in strategic, commercial and transactional marketing and will be experienced in planning and delivering multi-channel marketing communications. They will be able to demonstrate success in driving results, admissions and managing teams, 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, as will be personal warmth, emotional intelligence and an ability to inspire confidence and respect. The successful applicant should also be able to inspire, motivate and effectively manage the performance of the Marketing and Admissions department.

As a British International School specialising in providing 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.

For more details about the role, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification, available by clicking 'download pdf' below.

About the School

Britannica International School Shanghai (http://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 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 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 400 pupils. Class sizes are all under 22 pupils and often smaller. School holidays are similar to those in the UK with a 180 day calendar year.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Britannica International School, Shanghai also forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British education to an internationally diverse student population.

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 Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the largest cities in China, but is probably its most diverse and cosmopolitan, with a huge International community choosing to travel, live, and settle here. Shanghai provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of western cultures mixed with the best of China’s past and present, making Shanghai’s local culture unique in the world. Shanghai is an extremely safe, welcoming, and modern city, with its friendly occupants known for their hospitality, and the ability to make you feel at home. There are excellent education facilities, transportation, and amenities across the city, with two International airports providing excellent transport links across the world.

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.

Applications should be submitted in English and include your up to date CV and details of three referees, including your most recent employer. In a covering letter, applicants should highlight how their experience, knowledge and skills match those of the ideal candidate as set out above and within the role profile - available by clicking 'download pdf' below.

As detailed above, due to current entry restrictions into China, we are seeking individuals who are currently in China, or who have pre-existing right or ability to enter and work in China. If you cannot fulfil these requirements your application is likely to be rejected.

Please submit your application to the Principal, Mr. Paul Farrell, at recruitment@britannicashanghai.com

Closing date for applications is 1 July 2022. However, interviews will take place by MS Teams and will commence immediately from the date of advertising. For these reasons early applications are encouraged as the school may appoint and close this vacancy before this deadline, if the right candidate is found.

Safeguarding - Britannica International School, Shanghai is committed to safeguarding children and young people.

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. Prior to employment employees will also be required to present original and notarised copies of their professional qualifications.

Science Teacher (Physics Specialist)
Secondary
Britannica International School, Shanghai Find out moreClose

Science Teacher (Physics Specialist)

Britannica International School, Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive

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Start date: June 2022

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term - Mutually renewable every two years

Are you a qualified Science Teacher with experience of teaching the Physics at IGCSE and A-Level? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our attractive, happy and growing international 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 400 pupils. Class sizes are all under 22 pupils and often much smaller.

About the Role

The school is seeking to appoint a qualified IGCSE and A level Science Teacher. Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, possessing excellent teaching, organisational and communication skills.

We are seeking individuals who can apply a committed and common-sense approach to secondary education, such that it achieves outstanding results and happy children. The role requires an individual who can successfully motivate and inspire students, and who has sky-high expectations of what children can achieve and how they can behave. Experience of teaching and managing students from diverse nationality backgrounds and who are English Second language learners would be an advantage.

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 is essential.

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.

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 https://orbitaled.com/ 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 principal@britannicashanghai.com

Closing date - 30th June 2022

Interviews will take place online 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 Education or any of our schools.

If you can’t find a suitable vacancy with us at the moment, we would still like to hear from you. We are interested in talking to people who have a passion for international education and are looking to progress their career. Many of our colleagues contacted us directly in the first instance, sharing their CVs, interests and experience. Please feel free to do the same recruitment@orbitaled.com

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Chairman and founder; Kevin McNeany

Our leadership team members have a shared passion for the education sector, with many starting their careers as teachers and all serving as governors, inspectors and school advisors outside of Orbital. It is this that makes us unique within the sector. We are continuously learning and bringing new ideas to improve our offer and the quality of education for the most important people, our students.

Chairman and founder; Kevin McNeany