Working at the International School of The Hague

The International School of The Hague is an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools and the International Primary Curriculum. The International School of The Hague is a member of the Rijnlands Foundation, a prestigious group of schools in The Netherlands and abroad which form a Dutch non-profit making organization, subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education and supported by the Municipality of The Hague, as well as by local business interests.  The school is subject to Dutch social and working conditions, which are among the best in the world, the national pension scheme applied to the school is extremely beneficial to the international traveller. The school itself is a pleasant working environment, situated in the dunes of Kijkduin, one of The Hague’s quieter beach resorts. The Hague is a cosmopolitan city with a large expat population and as such offers excellent housing, health and transport facilities.

As an employer, we offer excellent professional development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. As a successful applicant, you will be welcomed by an amicable, sociable and thoroughly international team. Applicants must be eligible to work within the European Union and suitably qualified. In addition, we can provide free education for up to two dependents for teachers hired from abroad*. Initial employment is for one year, followed by a permanent contract subject to satisfactory appraisal and completion of paperwork.

The International School of The Hague is a highly successful, innovative and energetic semi-public school located in a state-of-the-art building in an area of natural beauty on the edge of the city of The Hague, near Kijkduin. The school falls under the Stichting Het Rijnlands Lyceum (Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation).

The entire school currently has over 2,000 students and hosts over 100 nationalities with teachers from around the world. The school is divided into Primary and Secondary with a Principal for each section. 

* in order to qualify for free education for their children staff must meet certain tax criteria and the arrangement is  for a maximum period of 5 years as of 2019.

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Application Process

  • Applicants interested in teaching and academic vacancies are required to complete their application via the TES portal.
  • Applicants for non-teaching vacancies need to follow the steps in the specific vacancy. 

If shortlisted, we will contact referees prior to interview. For teachers, we require one from the head of school or deputy head. Once short-listed, interviews will be conducted by Skype or in person, depending on the nature of the position and the applicant's location. 

The International School of the Hague is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

All applicants must either be EU citizens or have a valid permit to work in The Netherlands.

What we offer

Please see our Primary School and Secondary School Recruitment Packages on the TES portal.

In addition, we offer excellent professional development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. As a successful applicant, you will be welcomed by an amicable, sociable and thoroughly international team. 

If you are internationally-minded and have the desire to help shape the exciting future of our school, we would love to hear from you.

Child safeguarding

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

To this end, the leadership team is required to conduct an oral reference check by directly contacting the current or previous employer. Furthermore, those who are appointed at The International School of The Hague are required to obtain a Certificate of good conduct (in Dutch: VOG).  

Dutch Law requires a Certificate of Good Conduct (in Dutch: VOG) for positions in primary and secondary education. The decision to issue this certificate lies with the Ministry of Justice (in Dutch: Dienst Justis). Your appointment with The Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation takes place on condition that you obtain a VOG. The original certificate of good conduct needs to be submitted to the HR department in time and within the deadlines given by Dienst Justis. This procedure will be explained in further detail by your HR contact person together with others terms and conditions of your employment. Needless to say, Rijnlands will reimburse all costs in relation to the above.