Primary School Teacher (Years 3 and 4) Ascension Island

Posted 22/05/2024 by Two Boats School

£21,853 - £39,515/annum

Join Two Boats School as a Primary School Teacher (Years 3 & 4)! This is a unique opportunity to join the beautiful tiny island of Ascension in the South Atlantic.

We have approximately 80 students between the ages of 3-16 (Primary 53, Secondary 27) and we offer a range of subjects up to IGCSE level.

Do you have 2-3 years’ of experience in Primary School Teaching and hold a qualified teacher status?

Read on to find out more…

Primary School Teacher (Years 3 & 4)
Ascension Island

*    Full time
*    2-year accompanied status contract (partner and children can come with you)
*    total package up to £39,515 dependent on qualifications and experience (taxable on Ascension)

What we offer

In addition to an annual salary of between £21,853 and £23,488 - dependent on qualifications and experience (taxable on Ascension), the role attracts accompanied status contracts and the following benefits:

*    Rent free accommodation worth up to £400 a month
*    An Accompanied status food allowance of £7,560 per annum (or if Single status £3,780)
*    Electricity allowance worth £938 per annum
*    Water allowance worth £2,729 per annum accompanied and £1,360 if single status
*    Relocation costs for your personal effects, including the shipment of a vehicle
*    One mid-contract return journey to your country of recruitment
*    A gratuity payable on the successful completion of a 2 year contract
*    Free primary dental and medical care
*    Medevac provision in an emergency
*    Free schooling for dependent children under 16
*    Free annual travel insurance

What you'll do

Due to an internal promotion, we have a vacancy for a primary school teacher to start in September 2024 or soon after.  Due to the size of the school, teachers are required to teach combined year groups.

As we are a small all-through school, the willingness to teach across the key stages would be advantageous. Travel to Ascension would ideally be August 2024.

What you'll bring

With ideally 2-3 years’ experience, you’ll hold qualified teacher status, ideally to UK or IB standards.  You’ll have strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and you’ll be excited and passionate about working as part of a small team of professionals making a big difference to the education and development of children on Ascension Island. 

What’s it like to work on Ascension?

Ascension is a small volcanic island, situated in the South Atlantic, with a warm stable climate (26-34°C). We are part of the wider British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, situated approximately 1,000 miles from the mainland of Africa and 800 miles from our nearest neighbour, the island of St Helena.  Ascension Island has no right of abode, so all people living on the island are employees or dependents of one of the organisations here.  Children accompanying parents up to the age of 18 are dependents, following which they are either required to take up their own employment on the island or move away. 

To thrive here on this unique, challenging and beautiful island, you must be resilient, adaptable and able to live and work in an incredibly small community.

The appointment will be subject to:

*    Satisfactory employment references
*    Enhanced Criminal Records Check and Teacher Status checks
*    Satisfactory Medical Clearance (employee and any accompanying dependents)

Close date:

Applications will be reviewed and interviews undertaken on a rolling basis until the position is filled latest by 30 June.

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and you will be directed to the company website where you will be able to submit an application form.

Other suitable skills and experience include Primary School Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Key Stage 1 Teacher, Junior School Teacher, Teaching, Primary Teaching, Early Years Teaching, Foundation Stage Teacher, Lower Primary Teacher, Upper Primary Teacher, Primary School Subject Teacher.

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