The British School in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Position Type: Teaching Assistant

Contract Type: Full time

School: Secondary

Campus: Showa

Apply by: 2019-11-15

Job Start: December 2019

  1. Overview

 

The role will be split broadly 50:50 between the Music and PE departments, providing comprehensive support for the in-department administrative and events planning needs of the respective heads and staff, as well as the students. The person will be based in the respective education departments, although the role will also entail interaction with other members of the BST community and external counterparties. As such, a critical aspect of the role’s value will be derived from proximity to the department heads as the point person for multifaceted projects.

 

  1. Core duties

 

The key tasks in the Music Department are

  • Organizing major music events
  • Managing instrument lessons
  • Organizing music clubs
  • Administering musical instruments

 

The key tasks in the PE Department are

  • Arranging regular sports fixtures and competitions
  • Managing major sports trips and overseas competitions
  • Arranging hire, repair and replacement of sports equipment
  • Organizing extracurricular sports clubs

 

  1. Critical attributes
  • Native-level Japanese, fluent English
  • Self-confident cross-cultural communication skills with varied Japanese and non-Japanese counterparties
  • Adaptable and proactive, able to handle considerable task variety and unpredictability
  • Readiness and willingness to work directly with students
  • Advanced office administrative skills, including computer, telephone and interpersonal communication; ability to process, sort and store information from variety of sources
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Application Form

Section 1


1. Personal Details


2. Teaching Qualifications


3. Education

Include (Most recent first): Schools (O Level/GCSE and A-level or equivalent); College/University; Teaching Qualification; Graduate Degree/NPQ Qualification

Institution Name Grades/Results Dates Action
From (YYYY-MM-DD) To (YYYY-MM-DD)


Section 2


1. Current Employment Details

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Annual gross salary in GBP
If teaching overseas, annual gross salary in local currency
Other benefits
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)
Reason for leaving

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Reason for leaving Dates Action
From (YYYY-MM-DD) To (YYYY-MM-DD)


YES
NO
YES
NO



3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities


4. Details of any significant illness during last 3 years, including days off sick in last 12 months


SECTION 3


1. Referees


One referee must be your current Head of School / employer. The remaining two must be from a position you have held within the past 6 years.


Name*
Position*
School Name / Company Name*
Address
Telephone/Fax
Email*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*
Name*
Position*
School Name / Company Name*
Address
Telephone/Fax
Email*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*
Name*
Position*
School Name / Company Name*
Address
Telephone/Fax
Email*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview

SECTION 4


This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers , and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/240164/Filtering_guidance_v1_5.pdf


Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.


Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.


Do you consider yourself disabled? (The Disability Discrimination Act says that this would be “a substantial or long term physical or mental impairment or health issue which could adversely affect your ability to carry on normal day to day activity”) If yes, please state the nature of your disability.


Visa Status and validity period (if currently in Japan)


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Please Note

  • Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.
  • If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a Formal Disclosure process through the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB). This will require you to complete a separate DBS application form and to provide a range of more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.
  • Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
  • Any criminal record information arising out of the disclosure process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Only complete applications, including all the documents listed above, will be considered. It should be understood that nothing in this form constitutes a contract.