Director of Sport and Extra Curricular Activities

Are you a fully qualified, inspirational, and highly motivated teacher, passionate about the teaching of PE with experience and success at teaching GCSE and A Level? Are you seeking a new opportunity at a successful international school? If so, you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to join us.

About the School

Baleares International College (BIC) is the largest British owned school in Mallorca, providing education based on the English National Curriculum to over 480 students (from 5 to 18 years) in Sa Porrassa, a very accessible but beautiful rural area, adjacent to the south west coast of Mallorca. We are accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education, based upon inspection and recommendation by the British Council, and are a founding member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS). The school is also a member of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools.

About the Opportunity

This exciting opportunity is to lead and manage the PE curriculum and team, and manage the extra curricular offer in the school. If you have a passion for sport, with relentless positivity and high expectations for the students you have the privilege to teach, do apply. Most importantly, we are seeking to appoint someone who will be a team-player, with a sense of humour, who is caring and will have a steadfast commitment and belief that all children can achieve.

The successful candidate will also want to play their part in the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan, supporting the delivery of the school's mission to make the school the number one choice on the island.

As a British school, specialising in teaching the National Curriculum to a diverse, international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English are preferred.

For more information, please refer to the letter from the principal, and separate Job Profile.

Benefits of Working at an Orbital School

Orbital Education focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe, including South America. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

  1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide.
  2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
  3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing the chance to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and Working in Mallorca

As a relaxed, friendly and cosmopolitan island, working in Mallorca has many benefits. From the beautiful beaches and coves spread across its 550km coastline, to the majestic world heritage Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, the splendid landscape means you are never far from the mountains or sea. The international city of Palma de Mallorca is also close by, one of Spain’s major cities, steeped in history, wonderful architecture, shops and restaurants.

The added benefit of cheap and short haul transport links to the UK and Europe - via Palma de Mallorca Airport - means that home and some of Europe’s finest cities are only a short journey away. Spain itself, of course, offers myriad opportunities for travel, and residents enjoy a fantastic perk of a discount of 75% on all internal travel such as planes and ferries.

Applications - Applications should be made by e-mail, and include a supporting statement and an updated CV, including the details of two referees, one of whom should be your most recent employer. Short listed applicants will be expected to complete a full application form prior to interviews. Interested applicants should review the job profile, and ensure their supporting statement highlights their experience and impact to date, why they want the job and what impact they would expect to make.

The application should be no more than 1000 words.

Applications should be sent to:

Closing date for applications is 13th October 2023. However, preliminary interviews will take place on line and will commence immediately from the date of advertising. We anticipate a lot of interest, and from past experience have often appointed well before the closing date. Early applications are therefore encouraged, as the school reserves this right to appoint before this deadline if the right candidate is found.

Safeguarding – Baleares International College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO ( ) if they have ever worked or lived in the UK, prohibition checks where appropriate and/or criminal records (police check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

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  • Start Date 1st January, 2024
  • Contract Date Full Time
  • Contract Term Permanent
  • Closes 13th October, 2023

Baleares International College Palma, Sa Porrassa Campus

The Baleares International College is located on the edge of open countryside in the beautiful area of Sa Porrassa, Calvia, in the South West of Mallorca.

It was established in 1957 and is one of the oldest providers of international education on the island. It joined the Orbital Education group in 2008 and caters to a vibrant community of expatriate and local pupils from the age of 3 to 18 years of age.

The ever-expanding and fully refurbished premises of the Baleares International College has a large number of excellent facilities including indoor sports centre, playing fields with football and rugby pitches, swimming pool, all-weather basketball, football and volleyball courts, running track, brand new ICT suite, library, science laboratories, multi-media room and air conditioned classrooms with interactive whiteboards to support the pupils' learning environment.

Alison Colwell
Age Range
3 - 18
iGCSE / A Level
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