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Biology and Science Teacher

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British School of Geneva
Switzerland, Switzerland
Date Added: Feb 6, 2023

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The British School of Geneva is seeking to recruit an outstanding Biology and Science teacher for a Maternity Leave Cover from 25th August 2023-31st December 2023. Founded in 2005, The British School of Geneva offers the full English National Curriculum from EYFS through to A Levels to students of all nationalities and educational backgrounds.

Today, the school welcomes around 270 students from over 70 nationalities in its bright, spacious, built-for-purpose premises. The British School of Geneva is a day school only and employs approximately 50 teachers and administrators. Students are the life-blood of any school, and all teachers, management and administrators are committed to helping every one of them thrive and confidently attain their full potential. The concepts of inclusion, respect, motivation and achievement are fundamental and permeate every aspect of school life.

As a member school of The International School Partnership our school places student learning at the centre of everything we do. Each student has the right to expect outstanding teaching and support at all times in their learning journey. We believe each student can amaze themselves with their learning and development through high quality teaching.

In order to support the highest standard and most effective operation of the school we now seek an outstanding Biology and Science teacher for the 1st Term of the 2023-2024 school year as a Maternity Cover. 

Do you have a proven track record of outstanding Biology and Science teaching in your career to date. If you are confident that you can meet the requirements of this position with confidence and enthusiasm we would like to hear from you.

A Level Biology and General Science Teacher : Provision of scheduled Staff Duties, Form Tutor and After School Activities

Applications must be submitted via the International School Partnerships JOBVITE Platform.

The British School of Geneva is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the role of biology/science teacher for a maternity cover of 1 term (August-December 2023). The Science department comprises of 5 science specialist teachers and 1 laboratory technician. There are 2 Science laboratories, 1 specialist Science teaching room and a large, well equipped prep room.

The department offers students the opportunity to study all 3 sciences at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and follows the Pearson Edexcel International specifications. Students in KS4 (Year 10 and 11) sit Pearson IGCSE examinations (4BI1) at the end of Year 11 and students in KS5 (Year 12 and 13) sit modular examinations in January and Summer of Years 12 and 13 (XBI11/YBI11). The successful candidate will be expected to prepare students fully for all external examinations. From September 2023, the department will also offer IGCSE Single Award Science (4SS0) in conjunction with our separate Science programme.

The Science department runs regular supra-curricular activities to broaden the learning of our students. Students in the upper school are encourage to support our primary school students by running Science clubs and taster lessons. The Science department fosters strong links across the Geneva area, including working closely with CERN and UNIGE on outreach programmes.

The key professional and personal qualities required for this position are :


  • BSc. in Biology or a biological related subject
  • Ability to teach A Level Biology (Key Stage 5)
  • Ability to teach GCSE Biology (Key Stage 4)
  • The proven ability to contribute to and work effectively within a Subject department and broader staff community.
  • The proven ability to maintain accurate data, records and Curricular Schemes of Learning.
  • The proven ability to energise student learning and experience ensuring high level of student development and improvement.
  • A proven facility with using relevant Information technology and complying with in-house systems of recordkeeping.
  • A proven ability to provide additional contribution to student experience beyond the mainstream curriculum.


  • Ability to teach Biology/Chemistry/Physics at KS 3
  • Ability to teach Maths

What we can offer you?

  • Bespoke training opportunities to support you within your role
  • An evidence informed approach to teaching and learning
  • A highly visible and supportive SLT
  • The opportunity to try new initiatives
  • A commitment to reducing paperwork and bureaucracy

As a member school of The International School Partnership (The ISP) The British School of Geneva is committed to fulfilment of The ISP Safeguarding Principles 

The ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history. This requirement applies to this position.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Switzerland from late August 2023. An appointment is subject to completion of all Safeguarding requirements prior to commencement.

The closing date for submission of applications is 1st March 2023.

The start date for the commencement of the position is 24th August 2023.

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