Teach on Pitcairn Island
Imagine spending a year or two with your partner running a tiny school on an historic South Pacific island.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated NZ Registered teacher with proven administration skills to this multi-faceted position. This rare and challenging opportunity would appeal to a versatile individual or couple whose interests embrace not only teaching but also general community welfare and social development. Pitcairn Island, a British Overseas Territory, has a land area of about 5km², a population of around 50, and is situated roughly half-way between Auckland and Panama in the upper sub-tropical belt. It has a generally amenable climate throughout the year and highly fertile soil.
The salary is within the U2 Principal scale. The appointment, which would be on contract, is for one year with the opportunity on to extend for a further year.
The Education Officer is in charge of the only school on the island and is the sole teacher. He/she is responsible to the non-resident Governor, through the Governor’s Representative on Island for the proper discharge of all duties. The school roll for 2013 is expected to be approximately six children between the ages of 5 and 13.
A comfortable three-bedroom house, equipped with furniture and furnishings is provided rent free.
Free passage will be provided for the appointee and spouse from the appointee’s home in New Zealand to Pitcairn Island and back to New Zealand on satisfactory completion of contract.
In the event the contract is extended for a further year, free return passage will be provided for the appointee and spouse back to New Zealand for annual leave. This will normally be from early December 2013 to mid February 2014.
In addition to the normal school holidays, the Education Officer will, on satisfactory completion of the contract, be entitled to vacation leave on full salary (but without allowances) at the rate of 30 days for the second completed year of service.
The appointment will commence early in 2013, with the successful applicant required to leave New Zealand in or around late February 2013 depending on the availability of shipping.
Applications close 30 September 2012.
A full information pack with application forms, can be downloaded from our website www.government.pn or can be requested from: The Pitcairn Islands Office, Private Box 105696, Auckland, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone (09) 366 0186
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