Head of Geography

Job Roles:
Head of Department - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Primary Education, Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy, Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Outside of the UK
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
14th Jan 2020
Start Date:
The British School in The Netherlands (the BSN)
Job Ref:

We are seeking a full time Head of Geography to lead and manage our Geography department. We expect to appoint a fully qualified teacher who has experience of the British curriculum.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to a lead a dedicated team, and to teach motivated and resilient students in an exciting and well-resourced department.

Geography is taught in all year groups; it is a popular option at GCSE level and has excellent uptake at A level and IB. In the Sixth Form, both A Level (AQA) and IB are offered with many students opting to complete an Extended Essay in Geography. The Geography department has a long record of high academic achievement in external examinations and takes great pride in preparing students for university entrance.

Find out all you need to know about working for the BSN Senior School Voorschoten in our recruitment brochure:

Our Geography Department:

The department is committed to learning taking place beyond the classroom and currently runs a number of international fieldtrips – including to destinations as diverse as the Jurassic Coast, Dorset and The Swiss Alps. At Key Stage 3, the department conduct several local fieldtrips in a range of locations across The Netherlands. We would be particularly interested in innovative and dynamic teachers who would enthusiastically contribute to the wider co-curricular aspect of the department.

This post will be equally attractive to applicants with appropriate experience wishing to take their first steps in middle leadership and those who are already able to demonstrate leadership in their current post.

The successful candidate will show:

- a clear curriculum vision for Geography,

- enthusiasm, energy, creativity,

- a record of delivering consistently high-quality lessons,

- a flair for engaging with young people,

- an enabling leadership style,

- strong inter-personal skills,

We will offer you:

- a modern environment for teaching and learning,

- excellent induction and CPD,

- Surface Pro device and state of the art ICT provision,

- supportive line management,

- opportunities to link with other subject areas in school and other schools internationally.

We have five campuses, two secondary and three primary, based in and around The Hague and our mission is to provide a world-class education to individual students, of all nationalities – developing their potential whilst encouraging self-discipline and mutual respect. Attractive salaries, a range of benefits and excellent CPD opportunities are also part of our commitment to staff at the BSN.

Application Process:

If you are motivated by what you have read so far, please apply below by uploading your CV and a letter of motivation, addressed to Paul Topping. The letter of motivation should be no longer than two sides of A4 and explain clearly how you think your qualifications, experience and teaching skills make you a good candidate for this post.

Position start date: 24 August 2020 or earlier, if possible.

Applications should reach us by: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 1600 CET.

First Interview: If your application is successful you will be invited to an automated online video interview (Cammio).

Final Interview: Week beginning 10 February 2020 (in The Netherlands)


As one of Europe’s leading British international schools, the BSN is a vibrant, diverse and well-established yet innovative employer. We have 5 school campuses in and around The Hague and an Adult Learning Centre where our Language Centre, International Leadership Academy (ILA) and Central Services teams are based. Careers at BSN are challenging, rewarding and there’s a real opportunity to make a difference. You’ll teach motivated students within a thriving community of more than 80 different nationalities (students and staff). We offer competitive salaries, attractive benefits and we recognise that our staff deserve excellent professional development opportunities and support.

For more information, please view our campuses or take our virtual tour.

The BSN is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
The British School in The Netherlands (the BSN)
Tel: n/a
Contact: Pauline McCafferty

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