• Start Date: February 2020
  • End Date: June 2020
  • Salary: 1250 per month EUR (NET)

Essential role requirements

  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification

Job Description

International House Valladolid is looking for two teachers to join our team. This is a full time opportunity which pays 1250 Euros per month NET.

The job includes on-site and off-site teaching. It includes teaching Young Learners and adults including general English, exam preparation, business English and one to one classes (although not necessarily all of these). The working week is from Monday to Friday with the exception of two Saturdays for which two Fridays off in lieu are provided. The position involves some early morning and late evening teaching as is standard in many private language schools in Spain. A typical timetable includes 24 hours of teaching (per week) although payment is not affected where a teacher teaches less and travel time for off-site classes is taken into account. Where a teacher teaches less than 24 hours for a period of time they may be asked to teach up to 26 during busier periods IF they have been under hours in previous weeks.

There are a number of pair holidays including any Spanish national holiday and Easter holidays.

The school is made up of a professional and diverse teaching staff including a non-teaching DoS and two senior teachers who are available to provide help and support with teaching and non-teaching related matters (for example help can be provided with looking for accommodation and obtaining relevant Spanish administrative documentation such as an NIE number, Spanish healthcare card and Spanish police background checks).

About you

  • You will have a C2 level of English, and if English is a second language you will
    have an internationally recognized C2 level certificate.
  • You will have a CELTA or equivalent (we do not recognize online TEFL
  • You will have a minimum of two years of EFL teaching experience and will
    have experience of teaching Young Learners (essential).
  • You will be enthusiastic, organized and professional.
  • You will have a clear criminal background check or be able to obtain one
    with assistance.
  • You will have two checkable references.
  • Ideally you will speak some Spanish but this is not essential.
  • Ideally you will have a driving license and be prepared to do some
    driving but this is not essential.
  • Ideally you will have the IH Young Learner certificate but this is not

About the school and City

The school has two centers and we work with a number of businesses and schools around the Valladolid area. Some classrooms have IWBs but all classrooms have audio facilities and both centers are well equipped with materials, a photocopier and access to computers.

Valladolid approximately 220 KM North of Madrid in Spain's wine growing region. Madrid can be reached by high speed train in an hour although there are also buses which take much longer but cost less. The cost of living is generally cheaper than in other parts of Spain and a room in shared accommodation in the city center costs around 300 EUR. Public transport is very cheap and with a bono card a single trip costs 0.75 cents. Valladolid is known for being a very place to learn Spanish and
as well as being known for the fine (and very affordable!) wine the region is also famous for it's food, whilst there are vegetarian and seafood options Castilla y Leon is a meat lovers paradise with Valladolid being famous for it's suckling lamb, nearby Segovia and Salamanca being famous for suckling pig, and Alivia being famous for its fantastic steaks.

Valladolid has various cultural buildings including former homes of Columbus and Cervantes, a Cathedral, a multitude of churches, museums and art galleries. It has a large student population so there is also an abundance of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to suit all tastes and budgets.

Valladolid has cool winters and warm summers so teachers should expect lower temperatures in December/January before the temperatures start moving upwards again.

Take a look at the school page here.

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