Welcome to Bangkok Patana School Recruitment Online

The School employs teachers under two separate contract arrangements:

  • Benefits Package - Expatriate
    Teachers are employed on an Expatriate Contract when they have been recruited from outside Thailand.
  • Benefits Package - Local
    Teachers are employed on a Local Contract when they have been recruited from within Thailand.

    For further clarification, please contact Ms Jackie Houghton, Assistant Principal, Recruitment and Development on jaho@patana.ac.th.

Expatriate Teachers and Leaders

 

An expatriate contract may be applied for if the Teacher is:
- a foreign National and;
- is hired from an overseas interview or has been living in Thailand for less than six months at the time of interview in Thailand and;
- is applying for a full-time position (part-time positions are considered as local hires).
* Please note that regardless of status, if at the time of interview the applicant has a spouse already working in Thailand who is receiving benefits then equivalent benefits would not be provided. Accompanying spouses are considered as Local hires.


1. Employment Contract
An initial two (2) year Employment Contract will be offered. Prior to completion of the initial two (2) year Employment Contract, it is the school’s intention to offer a new additional two (2) year Employment Contract. This will be based on satisfactory performance.

 

2. Salary
The school will offer an annual net salary paid in 12 equal monthly installments. A portion of the monthly salary will be paid in Thai Baht with the remaining portion payable in GBP to an overseas bank account. The initial salary offer will reflect experience and any special skills. The teacher may choose to take the whole salary payment in Thai Baht.
Thereafter, salaries will be reviewed annually and any approved salary adjustment will take effect on 1st September in the applicable year.
The school’s salary and benefits practice is extremely competitive and rates highly when compared to the remuneration practices adopted by Bangkok’s top international schools.


3. Responsibility Allowance
There are key responsibility positions within the school which have additional responsibility allowances attached to them. Teachers with these responsibilities will be eligible to receive a monthly net responsibility allowance payable in Thai Baht and Pounds Sterling.

 

4. Bonus
The bonus structure is a follows:
on the successful completion of the two year contract a bonus of two months salary will be paid;
on the successful completion of the second two year contract (four years service) three months salary will be paid;
subsequent 2 year contracts will attract a bonus of two months.
All bonuses are subject to satisfactory performance by the teacher.


5. Graduate Degree Bonus
The school will pay an annual bonus to teachers who earn a postgraduate degree from a recognised university. The bonus amount is net GBP 500 for those with a Masters’ Degree and net GBP 750 for those with a PhD or other Doctorate Degree. A teacher may only receive one bonus, whichever is higher, based on their qualifications. The teacher needs to obtain the qualification by 30th April of the year during which the bonus is paid.

6. Accommodation

The school will provide teachers with suitable furnished accommodation at its expense for the first year of their initial Employment Contract. Utilities are payable by the teacher. All new teachers are required to reside in school sponsored accommodation in the vicinity of the school. On completion of the first year of the Employment Contact, the Teacher will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation and the school will pay a net monthly housing allowance. Current housing allowances are:
Single employee: Baht 29,000
Per married employee with non-expat teaching spouse/ Non-working spouse: Baht 40,500
Per married employee with not-expat teaching spouse/ Non-working spouse & children: Baht 46,000
Per married teaching couple: Baht 52,500

 

 7. One Time Settling in Allowance
The school will pay a one-time settling in allowance. This one time settling in allowance is payable on commencement of the first Employment Contract. This allowance is intended to cover the purchase of household items or can be used for shipping.
Singles: Baht 40,000
Couples and Families: Baht 70,000

 

8. Medical and Accident Insurance


8.1 Medical Insurance
Teachers and their accompanying dependents (legal spouse and/or children up to the age of completion of Secondary education in Thailand) as identified in the employment contract will be covered under the school’s Group International Medical Scheme. The scheme covers both outpatient and hospitalisation and comprises a co-payment arrangement.
The scheme does not provide coverage for the USA. The School will arrange temporary cover for teachers who travel to this location. The policy has some limitations, conditions and certain exclusions for example the medical benefits provided by the School are subject to a two year pre-existing conditions exclusion.


8.2 Personal Accident Insurance
Teachers will be covered under the school’s Group Worldwide 24-hour Personal Accident Scheme. In the event of an accident the insurer would pay a sum of Baht 1,000,000 (below 5 years of service) on permanent disablement or death and/or medical expenses of Baht 100,000. The lump sum increases to 2,000,000 for 5 years service.


8.3 Travel insurance
Teachers will be covered under the School’s group travel insurance policy, further details are outlined in the Personnel Policies.

9. Pension
The school will pay a pension allowance which is intended for long term financial planning. This is paid on a monthly basis in Pounds Sterling.

 

10. Vacation
Teachers will be entitled to normal school and public holidays as stated in the school calendar. There have been occasions when additional days have been added to the calendar due to unforeseen circumstances when the school has closed.


11. Transportation
The School provides free transportation for teachers who live within areas adjacent to the school (as defined by the Transportation Department).


12. Sick Leave
Teachers can claim up to 30 working days sick leave per year on full pay.

 

13. Maternity Leave
Female teachers giving birth are entitled to maternity leave of 45 (forty-five) days including holidays on full pay and another 45 (forty-five) days unpaid, if required. Female employees may request to extend their leave beyond the period mentioned; however, the granting of such leave would be at the discretion of the school and on the conditions set out in the personnel policy. Maternity leave begins on the day the child is born.


14. Paternity Leave
Any male teacher whose spouse gives birth will be entitled to a paid leave of absence not to exceed five (5) consecutive working days within the first three months of the baby’s birth.

 

15. Airfares


15.1 Prior to Commencement of Employment
The school will provide a one-way excursion economy class air ticket for the teacher and his/her legal dependents (as set out in the Employment Contract) from the teacher’s home base to Bangkok. The teacher’s home base is deemed to be the nearest international airport to the teacher’s home. One-way excursion economy class air tickets will be provided to dependents provided they relocate to Bangkok within a reasonable period, i.e. within two (2) months of the teacher commencing employment.


15.2 On successful completion of a two year contract
The school will cover the cost of a one-way excursion economy class air tickets for the teacher and his/her dependants from Bangkok to the teacher’s home base, if the teacher has completed a two (2) year Employment Contract.

 

16. Shipment of Personal Effects
On completion of the Employment Contract the school will make a contribution to the cost of the door to door sea shipment of personal effects/professional items from Bangkok to the teacher’s home base. At present, the school will provide a shipping allowance of Baht 70,000 where the total period of employment of the employee with the school is less than four (4) years or Baht 90,000 where the total period of employment of the employee with the school is four (4) years or more. The amount of the contribution will be dependent on school policy at the time of the shipment.


17. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Allowance
After two years’ service teachers will have the right to claim a Personal Continuing Professional Development allowance of up to Baht 40,000 per year for up to four years to contribute to approved courses.

All of the details mentioned above are for information only. If employed by the school the teacher's terms of employment will be documented in the employment contract.

Additional Information regarding the recruitment process

Bangkok Patana School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff to share the same commitment. As part of the recruitment process applicants must provide:

  • The name and contact details of three referees. One referee should be the applicant's current or most recent employer. In addition to the written references, referees maybe contacted to obtain a verbal reference.
  • An up-to-date CRB Disclosure if from UK or police check.
  • Documentation from universities and colleges verifying attendance and successful completion of courses undertaken.
  • An up-to-date medical.

 


Local Teachers and Leaders

 A Local contract will be given if the Teacher is:

-  a Thai National or;

-  a foreign National who has lived in Thailand for 6 months or more at the time of the interview in Thailand or;

-  is applying for a part-time position or;

-  an accompanying spouse.

* Please note that regardless of status, if at the time of interview the applicant has a spouse already working in Thailand who is receiving benefits then equivalent benefits would not be provided.

 

1. Employment Contract

An initial two (2) year Employment Contract will be offered. Prior to completion of the initial two (2) year Employment Contract, School will orgainse a contract meeting to discuss future contract opportunities.

 

2. Salary

The school will offer an annual gross salary paid in 12 equal monthly installments. The monthly salary will be paid in Thai Baht. The initial salary offer will reflect experience and any special skills.

Thereafter salaries will be reviewed annually and any approved salary adjustment will take effect on 1st September in the applicable year.

 

3. Responsibility Allowance

There are key responsibility positions within the school which have additional responsibility allowances attached to them. Teachers with these responsibilities will be eligible to receive a monthly gross responsibility allowance. This responsibility allowance is determined in accordance with the level of additional responsibility undertaken.

 

4. Bonus

The bonus structure is a follows:

on the successful completion of the two year contract a bonus of two months salary will be paid;
on the successful completion of the second two year contract (four years service)  three months salary will be paid;
subsequent 2 year contracts will attract a bonus of two months.
All bonuses are subject to satisfactory performance by the teacher.

 

5. Graduate Degree Bonus

The school will pay an annual bonus to teachers who earn a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised university. The bonus amount is net GBP 500 for those with a Masters’ Degree and net GBP 750 for those with a PhD or other Doctorate Degree. A teacher may only receive one bonus, whichever is higher, based on their qualifications.

 

6. Medical and Accident Insurance

6.1 Medical Insurance

Teachers and their accompanying children up to the age of completion of Secondary education in Thailand as identified in the employment contract will be covered under the school’s Group International Medical Scheme. The scheme covers both outpatient and hospitalisation. The scheme covers both outpatient and hospitalisation and comprises a co-payment arrangement.

The scheme does not provide coverage for the USA and Canada except in case of accident or emergency. The school will arrange temporary cover for teachers who travel to these locations on business or whose home country is recorded as USA or Canada. The policy has some limitations, conditions and certain exclusions, for example the Medical Benefits provided by the school are subject to a 2-year pre-existing conditions exclusion. The policy is subject to changes as deemed appropriate from time to time by the Foundation Board.

6.2 Personal Accident Insurance

Teachers will be covered under the school’s Group Worldwide 24-hour Personal Accident Scheme. In the event of an accident the insurer would pay a sum of Baht 1,000,000 (below 5 years of service) on permanent disablement or death and/or medical expenses of Baht 100,000. The lumpsum increases to 2,000,000 for 5 years service.

6.3  Travel insurance

Teachers will be covered under the School’s group travel insurance policy, further details are outlined in the Personnel Policies.

 

7. Pension

The school will contribute toward the cost of the school’s provident fund. The school’s contribution will be limited to approximately 9% of salary and to qualify staff must contribute at least 2% themselves. Participation in the provident fund scheme is optional.

 

8. Vacation

Teachers will be entitled to normal school and public holidays as stated in the school calendar.

 

9.  Sick Leave

Teachers can claim up to 30 working days sick leave per year on full pay.

 

10. Maternity Leave

Female teachers giving birth are entitled to maternity leave of 45 (forty-five) days including holidays on full pay and another 45 (forty-five) days unpaid; if required. Female employees may request to extend their leave beyond the period mentioned, however, the granting of such leave would be at the discretion of the school and on the conditions set out in the Personnel Policy. Maternity leave begins on the day the child is born.

 

11. Paternity Leave

Any male teacher whose spouse gives birth will be entitled to a paid leave of absence not to exceed five (5) consecutive working days.

 

12. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Allowance

After 2 years’ service teachers will have the right to claim a personal Continuing Professional Development allowance of up to Baht 40,000 per year for up to 4 years to contribute to approve courses.

All of the above is for information only. If employed by the school, the teacher’s terms of employment will be documented in an employment contract.

 

* Please note that the benefits package for Instructors and Teacher Assistants is not the same as the benefits package for teachers. For more details of the benefits package for these roles please review the individual job descriptions found here http://www.patana.ac.th/recruitment_available.asp

 

Additional Information regarding the recruitment process

 

Bangkok Patana School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff to share the same commitment. As part of the recruitment process, applicants must provide:

• The name and contact details of three referees. One referee should be the applicant’s current or most recent employer. In addition to the written references, referees maybe contacted to obtain a verbal reference.

• An up-to-date CRB Disclosure or police check.

• Documentation from universities and colleges verifying attendance and successful completion of courses undertaken.

• An up-to-date medical.

 

643 Lasalle Road (Sukhumvit 105)
Bangna, Bangkok 10260
THAILAND
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