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Secondary School Teachers - Register your interest

for all schools here

Various locations across the Isle of Man

Job Reference: DOES-014421

Closing Date: 31/08/2022

Salary: Main Pay Range (Full Time): £25,714 to £36,961 & Upper Pay Range (Full Time): £38,690 to £41,604 per annum

Department: Department of Education, Sport and Culture

Hours Per week: Full/Part Time

“No two days are the same and the school community is so supportive. That is an ideal platform on which to build.” – Mr A Cartney who recently relocated to the Isle of Man to be a secondary school teacher.

About the role

Applications are invited from qualified teachers (or those studying towards a PGCE with a subject relevant degree) for vacant positions when they arise in each of the Island's Secondary Schools.

Playing a key role in the lives of young people, a teacher is both facilitator and enabler. Secondary teachers will develop a child’s enthusiasm for learning by engaging minds and building positive relationships, whilst ensuring they are ready for future challenges, both in life and the workplace.

Those wishing to work in Secondary Education will be required to demonstrate qualifications and an appropriate level of subject knowledge relating to the curriculum area(s) they wish to teach.

What benefits are available to Secondary School Teachers on the Isle of Man?

Whether you are already on island or relocating to join us, you could enjoy many benefits teaching on the Isle of Man. We recognise it can be expensive to move you and your family to the island, to keep the costs down for you we will cover a large portion of these expenses. As a Secondary Teacher on the Isle of Man you could enjoy significant and generous financial benefits such as:

  • If you are in your first year as an Early Careers Teacher, you are entitled to two recruitment and retention payments of £2,000 each at the beginning of your second and third full years in teaching.
  • Help to pay your rent/mortgage while you settle in with a housing allowance up to £500 per month over 2 years.
  • If you are returning to the island and have participated in the Department’s Student Loan scheme for tuition fees, the loan will be repaid by the Department upon completion of your second year working as a teacher at one of the island’s Secondary schools (subject to a maximum of £7,500 for a three year degree course, or £10,000 for a four year degree course).
  • Financial support to get you, your family and your belongings, including one motor vehicle, to the Isle of Man. We’ll also help you to pay for storing you furniture if required. We will pay 70% of any removal or storage costs incurred.
  • If you are relocating to the Isle of Man, you will receive financial help towards the costs of visiting to the Island to view housing and to visit your new school. You are eligible to receive up to £325 each for you and your partner and, if applicable, £140 each for up to 2 dependent children
  • For those relocating or returning to the island you will receive a refund on your national insurance contributions during the first 12 months of your employment, this could be up to £4,000!
  • A subject shortage allowance of £500 a month for a maximum of 8 months if you are offered a permanent Maths, English or Science teaching position (without TLR).
  • A rewarding pension scheme offering a defined benefit scheme where both you and the organisation contribute towards your future including death in service cover.

Find out more about the benefits you could enjoy by working with us by downloading our benefits guide from the bottom of this advert.

Find out more

For more information please see the candidate information pack linked below which has details on each of our Island’s schools. More details can be obtained from any of our Secondary Schools too:

  • Ballakermeen High School , Head Teacher Adrienne Burnett on 01624 648700
  • Castle Rushen High School , Head Teacher Keith Winstanley on 01624 693500
  • QEII High School , Head Teacher Sue Moore on 01624 841000
  • Ramsey Grammar School , Head Teacher Sarah Findlater on 01624 811100
  • St Ninian’s High School , Head Teacher Chris Coole on 01624 648800

Additional Information

Please note that you may not get an immediate response to your application, as this is a rolling advert so when vacant positions arise within Secondary Schools your application will be reviewed and the outcome of which will be communicated to you.

Please note a satisfactory enhanced with barring police check is required for this post which the department will cover to the cost of for you.

How to apply

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post.

When applying, you will be asked to select up to three preferred subject areas and locations. Please can you ensure that you select the subjects and schools you would prefer to work in when submitting your application to us.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at .

Do you know someone who could be perfect for this role?

​​​​​​​Let them know about this vacancy and refer them via our new Employee Referral Scheme!

You’ll receive £500 (in two equal instalments and subject to conditions) for making the referral, if the person you referred is offered the role!

To ensure you receive payment for your referral, the person you refer just needs to indicate the referral on their application form. Isle of Man Public Service Employee Referral Scheme’ in the ‘Where did you hear about this vacancy’ section of the application form and providing your name as the referrer.

To ensure referrals are eligible, and to find out more about the terms and conditions of the scheme, you can download the scheme policy here.

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