Computer Science Teacher

March 15, 2024

Job Description

In the dynamic realm of The King’s School Shenzhen International, where history meets innovation, we are thrilled to extend our search for a passionate Computer Science Teacher to join our dedicated team of educators. Nestled in the heart of Shenzhen, China’s fastest-growing city, our school, with roots tracing back to 597 AD, has consistently evolved while maintaining a position of eminence in education.

Our commitment to fostering a global perspective, while ensuring a strong Chinese identity among our students, is at the core of our ethos. Following the successful launch of our Pre-Prep School in 2019, we inaugurated our state-of-the-art second campus in Qianhai in 2022, designed to provide an unparalleled educational journey for students in Grades 1-12 (UK Years 2-13).

As we continue to bridge the educational landscapes of Shenzhen and Canterbury, our school thrives on regular visits, exchanges, and resource-sharing, exemplifying our dedication to academic excellence and a holistic approach to education. The Qianhai campus, home to over 1000 Primary and Secondary pupils, boasts cutting-edge facilities, including 9 bespoke science labs, a robotics lab, an art center, and much more, all designed to nurture a thriving learning environment.

We are on the lookout for a dynamic Computer Science Teacher to contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of our school community. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in shaping the educational journey of our students, helping them navigate the ever-evolving world of technology. Our curriculum emphasizes breadth, creativity, and communication, providing a platform for students to excel academically and beyond.

Living in Shenzhen offers a high-quality lifestyle in China’s bustling metropolis, with green mountains, beaches, and a vibrant cultural scene. Our teachers enjoy a competitive salary, accommodation allowance, medical insurance, and 100% tuition fee remission for staff children.

If you are enthusiastic about shaping young minds in the field of Computer Science, share our commitment to an all-encompassing education, and are ready to be an integral part of our growing institution, we invite you to join The King’s School Shenzhen International on this exciting and challenging journey.

Applications

Applicants should be fully sympathetic with the King’s ethos – please look carefully at the Applicant Pack and the school’s website. They should be highly professional but flexible in their approach, willing to take on a variety of tasks and fit into wider community life. It should be pointed out, however, that all foreign nationals must fulfil some key criteria to qualify for a work permit. These are listed on page 9 of our Applicant Pack. 

This is a rolling process, and we shall consider all applicants as their applications are submitted.

1. Complete EITHER the TES application form obtainable through the TES advertisement OR forward your own detailed resumé/curriculum vitae, with your qualifications and career fully itemised separately but in chronological order, to recruitment@kings-school.com.cn

2. Your application should also contain a Personal Statement. The statement should clearly deal with the following aspects in this order: 

• your teaching specialisms including your preferred age-groups 

• your personal educational philosophy 

• why moving to The King’s School in Shenzhen is the right move for you at this time 

• how your academic and teaching qualifications/experience support this move 

• your other interests and skills and how you could use them in the school’s co-curriculum programme

The King’s School Shenzhen International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its care. As an employer, the School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff must understand and commit to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children when carrying out their duties. New staff must sign to state they have read and understood all the required documents and policies. Staff must undertake Child Protection training soon after joining the School. 

The King’s School Shenzhen International is an equal opportunities employer. Employees enjoy equal opportunities (recruitment, training, promotion and socialisation, etc.), regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status and sexual orientation, etc.

The King’s School promotes employment practice designed to eliminate discrimination. Therefore, our aim is: 

• To ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

• All job applicants will be treated equally and fairly in the recruitment process as stated in this policy. 

• The successful applicant will be recruited and trained on the basis of ability, experience and skill to undertake the job successfully as defined within the job description and person specification.