Vacancies

Receptionist-Front Desk School Secretary

The School is looking to recruit a Receptionist-Front Desk Secretary for the office to start immediately.

The successful applicant will:

  • be a native English speaker, bilingual or with a high level of Spanish
  • be well presented with an excellent telephone manner and social, inter personal skills
  • have previous experience of working in a school environment is preferable but not essential
  • have previous work experience as a Receptionist/ Secretary
  • be a team player, organised, punctual, polite, show initiative and be able to work individually without supervision
  • have knowledge & use of common software

Applications should be accompanied by a CV, with a recent photograph if possible and names, (including telephone numbers) and email addresses of two referees. Email applications to .

Final date for applications- Friday 23rd November 2018.

Runnymede College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics Teacher from January 2019

Runnymede College is a private non-denominational British school in Madrid offering a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of three to eighteen. The education offered follows the British National Curriculum.

Founded as a private school in September 1967, the primary school was inaugurated in 1987, and since 1990, the whole School has been situated in La Moraleja, a residential estate 13 km to the north of Madrid.

Academic levels are high at Runnymede College. This year 63% of our students achieved A-A* at A Level which meant eight of our pupils gained places at Oxford and a further thirteen at Imperial College, UCL, LSE and Edinburgh. Most of our graduates choose to study in the UK, Spain or the US although other destinations such as France, Switzerland and Holland are also considered.

The school is looking to recruit an outstanding Maths teacher of A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics to join their Senior School team for January 2019.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced individual with the ability to teach up to A Level Further Mathematics (new specification), including Decision Mathematics 1 and Further Mechanics 1 as the two options for Further Mathematics. Subject knowledge must be very secure. The successful candidate will be passionate about Mathematics and be committed to achieving the very best for pupils at all levels. They will be able to engage and motivate pupils using effective methods of teaching and differentiation.

The ideal candidate will be able to plan and deliver lessons for students from Year 7 to 13. We follow a CIMT scheme of work for KS3 (Year 7 to Year 8 ), the Cambridge IGCSE - taught over three years (Year 9 to Year 11) and linear two year Edexcel A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics courses in the Sixth Form.

Currently there are seven teachers in the Mathematics department with two experienced teachers dedicated to Further Maths. Mathematics is a popular subject in the Sixth Form with numbers on the increase. We work with reduced class sizes in order to maintain the fast pace.

The successful applicant will have:

  • a good honours degree from a British University
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status for secondary Mathematics teaching
  • recent experience as a teacher in a school in the UK
  • recent experience teaching Maths A Level and Further Maths A Level
  • excellent teamwork skills and be willing to collaborate on planning and resourcing
  • the ability to modify learning strategies to target the needs of individual students
  • high expectations of pupils’ effort and behaviour, and facilitate this with proven classroom management skills
  • be organised and able to prioritise to meet deadlines
  • be motivated and use initiative to contribute to success of the department
  • be a native level english speaker
  • possess valid references, and have an up to date CRB/DBS check
  • have a good working knowledge of ICT systems and the application of ICT in the classroom

Other preferable but not essential criteria:

  • Previous experience of an international school
  • Knowledge or experience of the Additional Mathematics IGCSE course

Applications should be accompanied by a CV, with a recent photograph if possible and names, (including telephone numbers) and email addresses of two referees. Email applications to .

Final date for applications - Friday 30th November 2018.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and the Disclosure and Baring service.

General terms and conditions of employment

  • Contracts
    All employees of the school - unless they are doing a maternity cover - are on permanent contracts (Contrato de Duración Indefinida).
  • Social Security
    The School pays Social Security contributions for all its employees; this entitles employees to full free medical cover, contribution to state pension and unemployment benefit.
  • Salaries
    Staff at Runnymede College are paid very competitive salaries by local standards. All new members of staff receive a € 1,000 settling-in allowance for those moving from outside Spain.
  • Holidays
    Summer: July and August. Christmas: just over two weeks. Easter: two weeks. Half terms: one week in the first term (end of October / beginning of November) and one week in February. There is no half term in the third term due to the large number of public holidays. Teachers are not expected to work in summer schools.
  • Accommodation
    Although the School does not provide accommodation and does not contribute to defraying the cost of accommodation, new members of staff are helped to find a suitable home by the School.
  • Child Protection
    Runnymede College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Applications, including a recent photograph, contact phone numbers and names and contact numbers of two referees, can also be sent to the Headmaster at or snail mail to:

The Headmaster
Runnymede College
Calle Salvia 30
La Moraleja
28109 Alcobendas
Madrid
Spain