Maths IGCSE and EFL Teacher in Reggio Calabria

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Start Date
Mid-September 2024
Duration or End Date
Italian contract initially runs until June 2025, but is renewable the following year(s)
Gross salary range of 1330-1500 Euros per month + bonuses + lunch allowance. Increments for relevant experience within an IH school.


Essential Requirements 

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have an A-level or equivalent in Maths, or experience of preparing students for IGCSE Maths
  • Support and assistance with the visa application and work permit is provided for non-EU nationals

Job Description 

Are you a qualified English language teacher with an interest in Maths? We have a unique teaching opportunity for EU and non-EU nationals who are as committed as we are to providing quality learning experiences for students. 

Founded in 1964, the British School of Reggio Calabria is a private language school which has also, in recent years, branched out into mainstream education with courses in local state and private educational institutions. We are a Cambridge English Platinum centre, and our students value our expertise in exam preparation. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and teacher development, in recent years we also became a CELTA centre. 

We aim to provide an inclusive, international environment, for both staff and students, which celebrates diversity and cultural exchange. 
✅ Our teaching team includes educators from various countries and backgrounds to help prepare students for the English they will need in the future. We provide support and assistance with visa applications and work permits for non-EU nationals. 
✅ We are committed to making our school more inclusive and we support teachers in adapting lessons and materials to promote a sense of belonging in class. 
✅As part of IH, both our teachers and students collaborate with IH schools around the world not only to promote intercultural awareness and understanding, but also as a way of building lasting friendships and connections. 

We believe that we have a responsibility to maximise our students’ potential and we recognise the importance of learning from those with different perspectives and experiences, often outside our immediate context. 
✅We are part of both national (AISLi) and international (IH World) networks of quality language schools, with regular inspections to ensure we are meeting rigorous academic standards and promoting excellence. 
✅While teachers are given freedom in planning lessons, we provide coursebooks and skeleton guides for the majority of our courses to help ensure that course objectives are met, and our Academic Management team support teaching staff in helping learners to meet their goals. 
✅Outside the lessons, a team of professionals also follow our students’ progress very carefully, ensuring that they are on path to achieve their objectives and that timely support can be provided where needed. 

As educators, we believe in promoting continuous professional and personal development amongst all staff and we aim to create a culture of curiosity, encouraging all staff and students to question, explore, and discover new ideas. 

✅Teachers benefit from observations (formal, informal, peer), incremental coaching, INSETT sessions, appraisals, and role-specific training. We hold an annual conference each year and our teachers benefit from workshops especially for them. Past speakers have included author Anne Robinson, Adrian Underhill, Jim Scrivener and many other leading names in ELT. 
✅As a school with students ranging in age from pre-schoolers to adults, and a variety of classes (General EFL, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Subject Teaching (Maths, Biology, Geography IGCSE), state school teaching, group, and individual classes), we can offer teachers the opportunity to further develop through taking on different class types, or to specialise in certain age groups. Former teachers have commented how their experience with us prepared them for a move into mainstream education. 
✅Teachers who meet the requirements stipulated by Cambridge can benefit from subsidised training to become a Cambridge Speaking Examiner, thus increasing their earning potential. 

Reggio is a warm, friendly city, situated right next to the sea on the toe of Italy. Join the locals each evening for a kilometre-long passeggiata on its palm tree-lined promenade and enjoy the stunning views of Sicily and Mt. Etna. The centre of Reggio has shops, bars and places to eat but is also small enough for everything to be within easy walking distance. Depending on the season, there is plenty to do in the province from walking along the beaches and sailing, to skiing in the nearby mountains and eating in a cosy agriturismo. Our teachers love exploring the undiscovered Calabrian countryside with the dramatic and impressive backdrop of the Aspromonte mountain range. 

The city is also ideally situated for visiting other places in Italy with a small port (ferry to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands), a train station (including a fast train to Rome), and an airport (flights to Rome and Milan, with additional low-cost flights in summer to European cities. Catania Fontanarossa or Lamezia Terme airport (roughly 1 hour away) also have different direct connections. 

Here, you can find out the top 10 things our teachers love about living in Reggio Calabria:

🧑‍🏫THE ROLE 🧑‍🏫 
We have one position, starting in mid-September 2024, for a full-time Secondary Maths and English teacher. The position is ideal for a qualified EFL teacher with an A-level equivalent or higher in Maths and/or experience of preparing students for the Cambridge IGCSE in Maths. 
As a Maths teacher, your lessons would be delivered in English with students currently attending one of our partner lower and upper secondary schools. We estimate around 50% or more of your weekly hours would be teaching Maths and the remaining hours would involve teaching English as a foreign language onsite or offsite to secondary students and/or adults. 

We provide course plans and resources for both Maths and English teaching, and our experienced Maths teachers are on hand to help you with lesson planning and any queries you may have. An Italian teacher of Maths is present in the classes with you to assist if needed. 

This is a full-time position where you would be working and paid between September and June each year. The successful candidate will be required to plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons to the students of the school, both onsite and in local state and private-run educational institutions. Teaching is a maximum of 24 contact (in-class) hours per week,with additional hours dedicated to training, development, and other non-teaching duties. The non-teaching hours typically range from 3 to 5 hours per week, with the potential to increase during weeks with reduced teaching obligations. Lesson preparation is done in your own time. 
Where offsite courses are not within reasonable walking distance of the school, teachers are accompanied from, and back to, school by car. Travelling time is counted as working hours. 


Other Benefits

Gross salary range of 1330-1500 Euros per month, dependent upon experience, and with increments for relevant experience in IH or AISLi schools 
➡️"Tredicesima" bonus of approximately 1 month's salary for each full year worked 
➡️End-of-contract bonus (TFR) of approximately 1 month's salary for each full year worked 
➡️Meal vouchers of approximately 4 euros net paid for each day worked 
➡️24 days’ paid holiday (pro-rata. 24 includes 4 "festivita' soppresse" ) 
➡️Assistance settling into the school and city through a fully-paid induction course and 25 hours of Italian lessons, for teachers below a B1 level 
➡️Paid sick leave, upon presentation of a valid medical certificate 
➡️Support and assistance with visa application and work permit for non-EU nationals 
➡️Accommodation found within walking distance of the school at a cost of approximately 25-35% of monthly salary 
➡️Use of school car / bikes at the weekend (subject to availability) for exploring the hidden beauty of Calabria 
➡️All teachers have 2 consecutive days off each week 
➡️Hours worked as a Cambridge Assessment English Speaking Examiner are paid extra 

🎥Find out what our teachers say about working with us here:


We regret that we are not always able to reply to each candidate who applies but if you are selected for interview, we will contact you within 10 days of receipt of your application.


About the school and city

Established in 1964, the school joined the IH network in 2015. It is now run by Marco and Patrizia, a husband and wife duo, who took the school over from the founder, Patrizia’s mother Christa, some years ago. They continue to invest in their team’s professional development and very much adhere to the IH value of lifelong learning.

The school is in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the beach, with breathtaking views of Mount Etna across the Strait of Messina.
With regard to English language courses, they offer a wide range of courses to learners aged from 3 through to adults and ranging in level from Beginner to C2 (Proficiency). They also teach History, Biology and Maths in English in local state schools.