Job Reference: RUS04
Job Type: Contract
Salary: £32,000 to £33,500
Date Posted: 3rd November, 2017
Date Closing: 22nd September, 2018
Sector(s): Primary Teacher Jobs, English Teacher Jobs
Agency: Castles Education
An International School in Russia seeks outstanding and inspirational educators to join the Primary School.
St.Petersburg is a grand and historical city which never fails to amaze.
It is the cultural capital of Russia, and probably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe
Whether you’re cruising along the elegant canals, crossing one of the 342 bridges in the city, you’re never far from water in St Petersburg. This has earned the city unsurprising comparisons to Venice, but the similarities don’t stop there: walking around the historic centre will reveal canals lined by Italianate mansions and broken up by striking plazas adorned with baroque and neoclassical palaces.
St. Petersburg is an inexpensive city to live in, especially if your salary is in US dollars or Euros. If you are making around $1500 a month, you can live very well in Russia.
You’ll pay around $500 for a pretty good, fully furnished one bedroom flat in a good location. Groceries and eating out will cost you around $300-$400 a month.
This is a rare opportunity to work in an international school in Russia within a British curriculum.
Apply online today.
-Year 3 Classroom Teacher Moscow
-Year 5 Classroom Teacher St. Petersburg
This school has 600 students aged 3-18 and offers the English Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, International GCSEs, AS and A Level programs with outstanding results.
We have 4 campuses located in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Both locations are cosmopolitan cities, rich in cultural occasions, museums, international events and concerts that rival the best in the world. We have teachers and students from up to 40 different countries, which creates a diverse and friendly setting.
We offer the highest quality of learning for all our students. Our guiding philosophy is “students come first”.
We are committed to sustaining its position as a global family to enhance the education of the students and provide the teachers with enriching and rewarding careers.
You will join a thriving Primary unit providing an excellent teaching and learning environment. A dedicated professional Head Teacher is there to guide you and a Teacher Assistant to support each class teacher as well as excellent resources to make learning engaging. With a leadership team dedicated to providing all teachers with opportunities for CPD, your skills and career will be developed through training in a range of areas.
We offer competitive remuneration package, which includes:
-Salary range of 36,000 € to 37,500 € per academic year depending on experience and qualificatios (subject to 13% income taxation covered by school)
-Participation in annual Contract Renewal Bonus Plan (up to 10% on top of annual salary)
-Participation in Company Performance Bonus Plan (up to 10% on top of annual salary)
-Visa costs reimbursed
-Private medical insurance with full coverage, including dental services in best clinics of Russia
-Free school shuttle bus service
Airport-hotel transfer and short term free hotel stay provided on your first arrival
-Dedicated letting agency service provided for permanent accommodation search
-Lunches & cafeteria compensated
-Classes (up to 20 students) of highly motivated children
There are a number of specific requirements to work as an English teacher in a Russian school.
For example, you will need a range of documentation, including a visa application before you travel to Russia, a passport valid until at least six months after your planned departure date from Russia for home, a job offer letter from a Russian school, three passport photos, and a recent negative HIV test.
Clearly this list goes further than you might normally expect if applying to teach English as a second language at a UK school, so you should be sure you are comfortable with obtaining all of the necessary documents.
Beyond that, be prepared for the culture shock of living and working abroad. Plenty of people go to teach English in Russian schools every year and make a success of it, so if you are interested but not sure how to proceed, we will be happy to talk you through the process of applying and what the experience might be like.
We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. All positions will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974