Primary English Language Teachers (Lower Primary ages 5-7) - Brunei - January 2023

Country:
Brunei
Region:
School - South East Asia
Curriculum:
Australia, Bilingual, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, TEFL, United Kingdom, USA
Level:
Primary-Lower (5-7)
Start Date:
02 January 2023
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
Edvectus is recruiting Lower Primary English teachers (5-7 year olds) for our client who has been working with the Ministry of Education in Brunei for over 30 years. Their focus is to raise the proficiency and attainment levels of Bruneian students through high impact teaching and learning in classrooms, specialised national support and intervention programmes, and the continuous building of their own and local capacity across primary and secondary schools and sixth form colleges.

There will be a recruitment and interview day on the 24th September 2022 in preparation for the start of the new school year in January 2023. There will be a recorded Q&A session on the 17th September for interested candidates. Selected teachers will have the opportunity for a formal virtual interview on the 24th September.

To be eligible you must:
1) Hold a degree from a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, USA
2) Hold Qualified Teacher Status/teacher accreditation (PGCE, Bed, DipT etc.) A TEFL cert with degree is not sufficient
3) Have a minimum 3 years of relevant classroom teaching experience post qualification with at least 1 year of experience teaching lower primary (Key stage 1).
4) Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
5) Be able to drive. Note that the test to obtain a Bruneian driving licence will take place in a manual car
6) Be under 55 years old at the time of arrival in Brunei Darussalam
Applicants must also have at least one year of FULL TIME relevant classroom- teaching experience immediately prior coming to Brunei. Exceptions will be made for teachers completing full time study or those on maternity. Teachers on sabbatical/extended leave should not be out of the classroom for more than 6 months.

You will have the opportunity to:
Focus on the essence of teaching and learning
Make an impact and share your professional experiences
Lead on professional learning opportunities and collaborate on national initiatives
Develop cross-cultural professional relationships
Work with highly motivated pupils where behaviour is not an issue
Be part of a global organisation that works with governments, schools and other partners across the globe to provide excellent education for all
Work for an organisation which offers free membership or International Affiliate status of the Chartered College of teaching

You will receive an excellent salary and benefits package for this role including:
Genuine opportunities for continued professional development and progression
A competitive tax-free salary starting from BND42,000 up to BND66,000 (up to £38K) plus completion of contract bonus
Contract Completion Bonus of 1/6th of salary
Low cost of living
Generously-sized furnished living accommodation
Return airfares
Heavily subsidised private education for up to 2 children in Brunei at international schools (ages 5-18) or 4 children for teaching couples

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in south-east Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and it is separated into two parts by Limbang, which is part of Sarawak. Most Bruneians are ethnic Malays following a blend of local Malay cultural attitudes and Islamic values and traditions. Brunei is an attractive destination for singles and married teachers with families. A tax-free country with a high standard of living in a laid-back environment, Brunei offers a very relaxing lifestyle for its people with a relatively constant temperature all year round. There are leisure clubs which offer a wide range of sporting pursuits and many places of cultural interest to visit. Brunei is a fantastic place to use as a base for further travel around Asia. With cheap flights to Singapore, a major gateway to the rest of Asia, travel can be affordable to further destinations like Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Cambodia.

Please contact your Edvectus advisor today for more information and details on how to apply.
Student Make Up:
Local students / all from Brunei
Regional Info:
Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and it is separated into two parts by Limbang, which is part of Sarawak. The majority of Bruneians are ethnic Malays with Chinese being the most significant minority group. Brunei offers a very relaxing lifestyle for its people with a relatively constant temperature all year round. There are leisure clubs which offer a wide range of sporting pursuits and many places of cultural interest to visit. Brunei is a fantastic place to use as a base for further travel around Asia. With cheap flights to Singapore, a major gateway to the rest of Asia, travel can be affordable to further destinations like Thailand, Indonesia, China and Cambodia.
Tax Rate:
Tax Free
Housing:
3+ bedroom
Benefits:
Flights- every 2 years, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition discount for dependants
Suited To:
Activity - swimming beaches, Activity- mountains, Activity-typical water sporting types, Climate - warmer, Dependent children - more suitable, Holiday destination - yes typical, Infrastructure - Not very developed, Rural, Suburban, Unmarried partners - not suitable, Westernised - not very, Women - more restrictive than most
Minimum Years Experience:
3.0
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
N
Visa Restriction:
Younger than 55
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