We are pleased to be recruiting for an established UK curriculum organisation in Kuwait who are seeking an English Language / Literature teacher to join the team for the new academic year. NQTs and experienced staff are encouraged to apply.
Currently the role will involve teaching maths to KS3 students but will involve IGCSE as the pupils move on into the new KS4 phase and eventually KS5. It is essential for applicants to have KS3/4 experience.
Applicants must have BA in an English related subject and a PME / PGCE from UK or Irish university.
Please note that presently, the school can only consider Irish or UK candidates who are fully vaccinated or in process of vaccination.
The organisation is BSO and COBIS accredited.
Kuwait is a safe and stable country with a high level of political freedom and a fair and independent legal system. Women are encouraged to work, drive and vote, and dress standards at work are similar to any western country. There is no requirement to cover up, as a female.
The Kuwaiti Dinar is one of the strongest currencies in the world as and such offers overseas employees the opportunity to save for the future. Salaries are competitive, tax free and are reviewed annually based on company and individual performance. The school operates a pay scale based on experience.
Kuwait is a great base from which to explore the rest of the world. It has an extensive network of flights and destinations across the Middle East, as well as India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia.
There is a large and active expat community in Kuwait. A big proportion of this community consists of western teaching employees.
The school offers Arabic lessons for non-Arabic speakers and expatriates can also take advantage of government Arabic and Islamic cultural programmes through Kuwait’s heritage centre.
The school provides a competitive package which affords teachers both a comfortable standard of living and the opportunity to save money.
Children at the schools are predominantly ESL students from local Kuwaiti and other Arabic families and working in our schools offers our teachers a privileged insight into Arabic culture.
The school is committed to the continued professional development of our teaching staff and runs a formal in-house CPD programme delivered through regular workshops across a wide range of pedagogical topics.
Shared, furnished school accommodation with utilities included. Typically, accommodation is a shared facility. Teachers will have their own private bedroom and bathroom facilities and will share common areas, this includes access to the onsite swimming pool and gym.
Annual return flight ticket home.
Opportunity to complete NQT induction for Bachelor or PGCE candidates within our Primary Schools
All external and internal applications are reviewed by the HR team and interviews are arranged for those with suitable qualifications for the roles. Local candidates will be interviewed face-to-face. Overseas candidates are typically interviewed via Skype.
Should an applicant be successfully selected for a role with EPG, the following conditions should be noted:
It is essential that the school ensures new hires are suitable to work with children. For all academic applicants, external reference checking, google check and a valid CRB or equivalent police clearance certificate (less than 3 months old) or current work permit and documentation must be completed before the applicant starts work.
Copies of relevant degrees, experience certificates and other qualifications will be required. For overseas candidates, these will also require attestations from the applicant’s home country.
The school will require 2 professional references, and 1 personal reference as part of our commitment to the safeguarding of our children.
For overseas hires, a medical fitness examination is also required before an applicant can be allowed to enter Kuwait.
During any point in the recruitment process, should an applicant not meet the standards required to proceed with employment – the school will not be liable for any applicant expenses incurred through the attestation of documents, police clearance fees, medical exam fees or other fees related to the obtainment of the paperwork required to commence employment.