Jobs:

EFL Teacher in Bydgoszcz

Start Date
19th September 2022
Duration or End Date
30th June 2023 (with the possibility to renew for 2023-2024)
Salary
Base salary starts at 1800PLN a month going up to 2305PLN depending on experience. Accommodation and bills are included.

 

Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 8 required, evidenced by a high standard of written and spoken English throughout the application process. This applies to both native and non-native applicants.
  • Preferred: the right to work within the EU. Following Brexit, British citizens may no longer automatically have this right, though we may assist in organising visas on a case-by-case basis. For very strong candidates of other nationalities we may also be able to assist with visas.

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated teachers who would like to join our dynamic team at IH Bydgoszcz, where we have been providing high quality lessons and teacher support for 30 years.

Our school is particularly suitable for teachers in the first few years of their career after their initial certificate. We provide a highly supportive environment where your career can go from strength to strength through our comprehensive development programme. We are highly regarded within the International House organisation and beyond for the quality of our professional development and support for teachers.

Your timetable will include a mix of ages and levels, including young learners, teenagers, adults and 121s. You may also have online or in-company classes, You will be teaching up to 25 hours of English a week (25x45 mins). There is no weekend teaching, although on some Saturdays (max. 4 a year) you will be involved in school social events. Some of your classes will be off-site, and wherever possible you will be driven to these lessons, with travel time paid.

Bydgoszcz is in the north of Poland, with excellent transport links to the rest of Europe, including an international airport with direct flights to the UK and Ireland, making it a good base to explore from. It is also within easy reach of airports in Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw and Berlin by bus and train. The city has about 400,000 people, with something for everybody. There is a gym and a cinema next door to the school. Bydgoszcz is well-known for its beautiful parks, including one across the road from school and the largest city park in Poland a 10-minute tram ride away.

We take great care to help teachers settle in to their new life teaching English in Poland, supporting their health and well-being. Having IH Bydgoszcz on your CV is a guarantee of quality, and will stand you in good stead for the rest of your career, so why not join us?

Benefits

  • Full-time ten-month contract.
  • Basic salary guaranteed regardless of hours worked. Overtime and travel paid.
  • Medical care using the Polish health care system or private medical insurance as applicable.


Professional Development

  • One-week paid induction.
  • Weekly collaborative planning meetings.
  • Mentoring.
  • Free attendance at the IH Bydgoszcz and IH Torun Teacher Training Days.
  • Weekly workshops.
  • Peer, formal and video observations.
  • Large library of professional development resources.
  • Weekly survival Polish lessons.
  • IH Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners and Teenagers (IHCYLT) for teachers who return for a second year, with teachers covering only the cost of the certificate – we pay for the course.
  • A supportive staffroom, with senior staff are available to help with anything you need when planning.

Other Benefits

FlightsOne return flight to Poland from within Europe to the value of approximately 600-800PLN each year. The refund for your flight to Poland is on arrival, with the return leg refunded on completion of the contract.

AccommodationShared fully-equipped accommodation provided by the school in a flat with another teacher, including utilities (not internet). All flats are within 25 minutes walking distance of the school. The school also covers flat deposits and estate agent fees for our flats. This is the equivalent of approximately 1,200 PLN per teacher per month.

HolidayRegular holidays throughout the year, including two weeks at Christmas/New Year and two weeks in January/February, Easter and other national holidays. Approximately two weeks pro-rata holiday pay is paid at the end of the contract.

 

About the school and city

IH Bydgoszcz is situated in a four-storey art deco building only a few minutes walking distance from the Old Town, with a gym and a cinema next door to the school. Bydgoszcz is well-known for its beautiful parks, including one across the road from school and the largest city park in Poland a 10-minute tram ride away.

Operating since 1992, it is a well-established, quality-focused language school and a Cambridge English Exam Centre. The school enjoys an excellent reputation for its teaching quality and experience, recruiting highly-motivated teachers for whom professional development is a key and life-long priority. The school and its students enjoy free Wi-Fi, an Internet room, a snack bar and multimedia facilities in every classroom. 

The team at the school take great care to help teachers settle in to their new life teaching English in Poland, supporting their health and wellbeing.

The school has about 23 teachers and 6 support and administrative staff. Teachers join a multinational staffroom with colleagues from the UK, Poland and other European countries. When they join most are newly qualified in their first or second year of teaching, and some have a little more experience. All teachers help and support each other – the teachers room is always buzzing in between classes! So a lot of teachers stay with IH Bydgoszcz for more than a year, more than two or even more than three years.