Would you like to be a part of a new and exciting international school environment and teach at a European School?  

We are looking for a maternity cover (55%) teaching in Lower Secondary (11-16 years old) the following subjects:

  • french as a foreign language
  • history in French

Qualified to teach French and History in the Lower Secondary Department.


  • teaching qualification
  • fluent French speaker/mother tongue proficiency
  • adequate level of English
  • deep knowledge of the subject and up-to-date knowledge of best practice pedagogy and teaching practices
  • proven experience in teaching the relevant age group
  • outstanding commitment and ability to motivate students to learn, think independently and reach their potential 
  • ability to differentiate the teaching to challenge all students

The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience in international or intercultural education
  • good IT skills  
  • strong social and communications skills
  • a desire to contribute to the ongoing development of the school

We offer

  • a dynamic work environment where you are expected to take an active part in the development of our school to the highest standards of learning and teaching
  • a management culture based on cooperation, dialogue and trust
  • supportive, dedicated and ambitious colleagues from many different countries 

About the school
European School Copenhagen (ESCPH) is an international school funded by the City of Copenhagen. ESCPH opened in August 2014 and has three language sections, English, French and Danish, from nursery class to secondary 7 (3.G).

ESCPH is an accredited school within the established European School system, following the rigorous educational requirements for European Schools combined with Danish pedagogy and working guidelines.

The mission of the European Schools is to provide a multilingual and multicultural education for nursery, primary and secondary students and thus have a very strong focus on language learning. Students begin to learn their first foreign language in Primary 1 and are later taught several subjects, including History and Geography, in their first foreign language.

Employment start date: 9. August
The salary and employment terms are in accordance with relevant collective agreements.  
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to reference and criminal history checks.

More information
For more information about the school and the European Baccalaureate programme, please visit www.escph.dk. For any queries relating to the role, please contact acting Head of Lower Secondary Robert Guldbæk van Leeuwen at [email protected] or director Julie Rørdam Thom 5118 2556.

Application closing date: May 24nd 2024
Job Interviews are planned: End May/Start June.

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