Humanities Teacher - Two Boats School

  • Two Boats School
  • Ascension Island, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Humanities Teacher - Two Boats School

Job description

The Ascension Island Government is looking for a Humanities Teacher. Two Boats School is the only school on Ascension Island and caters for around 100 children ranging from aged 3 to 16 years. The school follows the English National Curriculum and offers a range of IGCSE’s to our students. Due to the unique nature of the school we are ideally looking for a Humanities teacher that will also be able to teach an additional subject beyond History, Geography and RE. We are happy to consider a number of different combinations and would, therefore, welcome applications from a variety of backgrounds.


Ascension is a small volcanic island, situated in the South Atlantic, with a warm stable climate (26-34°C). Ascension is part of the wider overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. It is situated some 1,000 miles from the mainland of Africa and it is 800 miles from its nearest neighbour, the island of Saint Helena.  This is a unique opportunity to contribute to our future success and to be part of a welcoming and friendly island community.


If successful, you would be expected to:


  • Teach History and Geography across years 7-11, up to IGCSE, following the Cambridge syllabus.
  • Preferably have the ability to teach an additional subject (eg DT, PE, Modern Foreign Language).
  • Rent free accommodation (with electricity and water allowances)
  • Free primary medical and dental care
  • Food allowance (£6,175 or £3,089 dependant on accompanied status)
  • Relocation package at start and completion of contract (personal effects and vehicle)
  • One mid-tour return flight for you and your family
  • End of contract bonus on completion of 2 years

We are offering a two year contract with a salary between £16,539 and £20,000 per year (taxable in Ascension Island) dependent on qualifications and experience.  You will also receive benefits worth up to £20,000 per year (dependent upon single or accompanied status):



This appointment will be subject to:


  • Satisfactory Employment References
  • Enhanced Criminal Records Check and Prohibition from teaching checks
  • Satisfactory Medical Clearance (Ascension Island has limited medical facilities. If you believe that you have a medical condition that may be difficult to treat here please contact our Senior Medical Officer for a confidential discussion via

The start date for this role is flexible, however, we would need the successful applicant to start no later than the 10th of January 2020 but could start as early as the 7th of August.


Closing Date:      16th June 2019

Interviews:          Week commencing 24th June 2019






  • Experience of managing a number of different years through the IGCSE (or equivalent) Curriculum
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work as one of a small team.

Highly Desirable


  • Qualified teacher status
  • The ability to teach an additional subject up to IGCSE level – for example DT, MFL or PE