Secondary Art & Design Technology Head of Department - Aug 2022 or Jan 2023

School - South East Asia
United Kingdom
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2022
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
We are looking for an inspirational, highly-motivated and experienced Head of Art and Design & Technology who will be responsible for the effective and efficient operation of all aspects of the department, including the quality of teaching and learning, the monitoring of student progress and the promotion of the subject both within and outside of the academic curriculum. PLEASE ASK EDVECTUS FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

The school are looking for candidates with the ability to teach Design & Technology to at least IGCSE level. Both departments teach all students in Key Stages 2 and 3 and at IGCSE. Art is offered at A Level as well and it is hoped that the new appointee will be able to offer A Level Design & Technology in the future. There are classrooms in the departments dedicated to resistant materials, food technology, textiles, graphic design, product design and ceramics.

This is a thriving not-for-profit international, day and boarding school, with state-of-the-art facilities set in the beautiful Malaysian countryside, an hour’s drive south of Kuala Lumpur. The School was established in 1991 and there are no more than 1,000 students aged 3 to 19 from over 20 different countries across Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. The Primary School opened in 2013 and follows the English National Curriculum in English and Mathematics, alongside the International Primary Curriculum, whilst Secondary students study towards IGCSEs and A Levels. Most students go on to study at UK universities.

The school offers a competitive set of benefits to international staff that include a salary (based on experience and qualifications), a financial inducement at the start of the contract and at renewal, if agreed; free accommodation and household bills; free meals during term time in the school dining hall; financial support with freight at the start and end of the contract; flights home annually; and medical and hospitalisation insurance. There are substantial reductions on tuition fees for staff children. The School also offers interest-free loans and provides support for further study. Staff also have the option to participate in the Government’s Employees’ Provident Fund, to which the School currently contributes in accordance to statutory contribution. Staff can make use of various school facilities, including the squash courts, swimming pool and gym. Next to the School is a golf course, which offers discounts to staff.

Malaysia is a rapidly developing country where the cost of living is still relatively low and where standard of living can be high. In general, the cost of living is about 40% of the UK.
Number Of Students:
1000+ (800 in secondary)
Student Make Up:
from over 20 different countries across Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa
Regional Info:
The school is located in the town of Mantin in the state of Negeri Sembilan, which is an hour’s drive south of Kuala Lumpur and approximately 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The nearest large town is Seremban, which is a 30-minute drive away. Singapore is a four-hour drive south and Penang is a four-hour drive north. Negeri Sembilan Tourism 11 Best Places to Visit in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
3+ bedroom
Flights -yearly, Housing - provided, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition discount for dependants, Utilities paid
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - warmer, Dependent children - more suitable, Dependent children - Not very suitable
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
3 years post qualification teaching exp required, Younger than 60
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