Available Positions

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police or equivalent background checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether you worked in those countries).

Available Positions 

Deputy Headteacher, International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), Vietnam (A Cognita School).

Dates: Apply by 6th February 2015

Salary: Attractive and competitive

Location: Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Two years – initial term.

Are you ready for an overseas tropical adventure and challenge? We are looking for an experienced and outstanding Deputy Headteacher to join our Leadership Team. ISHCMC is the leading international school in South Vietnam. It is also the oldest and has been providing a quality education for expatriates from around the world for 21 years. Our curriculum is the International Baccalaureate and we offer all three programmes to 1,000 students aged 3 years to 18 years.

We can offer:

A unique opportunity to the right candidate;

Opportunity for further promotion to a quality candidate within the Cognita Group of schools in the UK or abroad;

Achievement of the highest standards in all aspects of our work;

High quality professional development;

A quality international package which will include high level salary, housing, return annual flights (for all family members), international health cover and other quality benefits;

An international experience which will open doors worldwide.

You will:

Have a proven track record ‚Äčof leadership;

Have experience of working with and have a broad understanding of UK schools compliance matters;

Have experience of building and working in teams;

Appreciate the importance of collaboration and trust;

Have a proven track record 

Inspire our students, staff and parent community;

Take a leading role in school improvement;

Work in partnership with the Headteacher to further enhance the reputation of the School in the HCMC community;

Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

An open minded approach to educational innovation and a commitment to develop outstanding practice.

Interviews will be conducted in London during February 2015.

Candidates should complete the application form attached. The form should be submitted no later than Noon on Friday 6th February. A job description is also attached. Further information may be obtained by emailing the Headmaster at ISHCMC, Mr. Simon Leslie: SimonLeslie@ishcmc.edu.vn

The Cognita organization is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all of our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to extensive background checks along with other relevant employment checks.


Student Support Teacher

A Student Support Services team member. Will spend 50% of their schedule being responsible for identifying and differentiating for Primary School gifted students, Grades 1-5, with the other 50% used for supporting students with learning differences in the IB Diploma. We are looking for a person who can manage their time and work collaboratively with teachers, planning lessons, providing support strategies and pushing into classrooms. The successful candidate will have a learning support background, experience of working in a gifted programme and be willing to provide after school extension activities and study skills classes. Knowledge of the IB programmes would be preferable.

Teachers should apply directly to the Headmaster Mr. Simon Leslie by sending an email to SimonLeslie@ishcmc.edu.vn with a full resume.