Chemistry Teacher

Asia, Brunei

Jerudong International School Brunei

Jerudong International School Brunei

We are looking for well qualified and inspirational teachers who empathise with the academic and
holistic ethos found in top UK and International Schools; and who will wish to become fully involved
with both pastoral care and co-curricular activity within the school. Previous overseas experience is not
essential. However, the desire to work in a genuinely international community is.

To apply, please complete the Application Form to be found in the Employment section on the school
website (Click Here), where you will also find further details of the post. Please ensure your CV
includes a recent photo, and full contact details, including email address, of two professional referees
(one should be the applicant’s current and most recent employer).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 13th March 2020 although early applications would be
most appreciated. Initial interviews will be by Skype. UK-based short-listed applicants will then be
interviewed in London, with overseas applicants interviewed again by Skype or in Brunei itself.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in its care.
Successful applicants must be willing to undergo comprehensive child protection screening, including
an enhanced criminal record disclosure and other standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Jerudong International School (Brunei)

  • One of the leading International Schools in Asia; situated in Brunei, on the tropical island of
  • Borneo.
  • Independent Boarding/Day School, with 1600 students on roll, aged 3-18 (6th Form of c350).
  • Exceptional facilities and resources, with a beautiful 120-acre campus.
  • Member of HMC, BSA, FOBISIA and COBIS.
  • British Curriculum, leading to (I)GCSEs, A Levels and IB Diploma.
  • Highly competitive tax free Salary (+ package including Gratuity, Accommodation, Relocation
  • Allowance, Medical Insurance, Annual Flight home, discounted school fees for children).
  • c175 Expatriate teachers, mainly from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Initial 2 Year Contract, but the vast majority stay much longer than that. Currently, over 100 staff children attend JIS.


Accountable to : Head of Science Faculty

The salary is calculated according to experience and qualifications, based on the JIS Salary Scale. The
salary is paid tax free. A gratuity will also be payable at the end of the renewable contract. Teachers
also benefit from accommodation allowance, health insurance, an annual flight allowance and a
contribution to relocation expenses.

We are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Chemistry. Experience of teaching
GCSE or IGCSE Chemistry and A Level Chemistry is vital, as these make up almost all of the
Chemistry teaching at JIS. A willingness to work as part of a large and dynamic Science Faculty is
essential; collaboration and teamwork are valued highly. The Faculty has 26 large and well-resourced
laboratories, more than half of which have been built or refurbished recently. This allows each teacher
to have their own laboratory. The successful candidate will be committed to Chemistry as a practical
subject in which students are actively engaged with their studies. A willingness to promote the use of
digital learning in Science is also expected; all Secondary School students are expected to bring a device
to lessons.

There are presently eight members of the Chemistry department who are all expected to teach Year 9
Chemistry, IGCSE Chemistry and A Level Chemistry. We currently have four A Level Chemistry
classes in each of Year 12 and Year 13. We also have two IB classes in each of Year 12 and Year 13,
so IB experience, though not essential, may be an advantage.

The Faculty uses the Edexcel IGCSE specifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as
offering IGCSE Double Science. At A Level the AQA specification is currently used in Chemistry. All
teachers are expected to develop and share teaching resources, assessment materials, etc., as directed
by the Head of Chemistry. The department has regular meetings in which good practice is discussed
and shared; the successful candidate would be expected to engage with, and contribute to, this
collaborative ethos.

The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake both form tutor and co-curricular
responsibilities in addition to their classroom teaching

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