Seeking THE best Mandarin teacher for Years 11 & 12 (FTE 0.4)

Ultimo, New South Wales 
  • Seeking the best Mandarin teacher for Years 11 & 12 
  • Academically elite. STEM-focused. IB-only. Co-ed.
  • Small select cohort (max. 30 students per year level) chosen for their ability AND attitude 
  • Start date negotiable. Start Term 1, 2022, latest 
  • Pay and conditions second to none. 
The UK’s 2019 ‘IB School of the Year’ (and ranked 25th in the world in 2021) opened a Sydney campus in January 2021, focusing solely on academically elite, highly motivated, STEM-focused Year 11 and 12 students. Our students have already chosen to pursue their careers in STEM sectors, and on a global stage. And for all our success in the UK over many, many years, both the current 2021 and incoming 2022 classes are the best we have ever seen. 

Based in the heart of Sydney’s rapidly developing ‘Innovation and Technology Precinct’, just 8 minutes’ walk from Central, we use a ‘city office’ format and tertiary facilities to deliver to our students a ground-breaking ‘mixed secondary/tertiary’ experience without peer, providing an unmatchable, tangible context for their studies, university options and career planning. The curriculum enrichment opportunities provided by being immersed in such a professional, STEM-focused environment are unparalleled. 

We are not a ‘school’ in a traditional sense. Westbourne is a professional/enterprise work environment. The incoming Year 11 students are treated as young professionals from Day 1. From our business attire dress code, to joint projects with their UK colleagues, our sole goal is to prepare our students as leaders of the future, on the international stage, in STEM careers. Both student and teacher short-term exchanges with the UK will commence as soon as travel restrictions are relaxed. 

Westbourne College Sydney students will graduate to the very best universities in Australia, the UK and around the world … and will then go on to run the show. Fully 90% of their UK colleagues go on to Russell Group universities, predominantly the G5. 

We are seeking quite simply the best Mandarin teacher in Sydney to join our highly experienced team. While very much a STEM-focused college, an additional language forms a central part of our IB Diploma Programme (offered at both B Standard and ab initio Levels) and you will have an equal voice in our team. 

Experience teaching the IB Diploma is certainly desirable, but not essential. 

Accelerated training will be provided if new to the IB. 

Our leadership team includes the same people who have led our success in the UK, ranking at the very top of the UK league tables since 2015, as well as highly experienced Sydney and Asia-based professionals that have previously worked at MLC and for the IBO itself. This is an inspiring, driven, dynamic and truly world-class team. We are fiercely proud of our history … but we are unshackled by it – we are at the very forefront of modern education. 

Westbourne College Sydney is the second in our well-developed plans to create the world’s first truly global network of academically elite colleges. We have plans to open in Singapore and an online-based college for the English-speaking world in 2022 … and 1-2 colleges a year thereafter, establishing 6-continent coverage by 2024. 

The opportunities for ongoing career development and international collaboration are limited only by your desire, drive and commitment. 

To find out more about: 

- the Westbourne College Sydney proposition, visit 

- our UK ‘mothership’, visit 

- our vision for 2024 and beyond … please apply and we will tell you more. 



1. Application deadline Tuesday 7th December (earlier applicants will have a scheduling advantage) 

2. Please email directly to our Principal, Ken Underhill, at [email protected] your: i. CV – 2pp max  ii. Application letter – 1p max (11-point font minimum) – addressing the role specifically iii. 200 words on how you see yourself contributing to our broader global vision


Applications closing Tuesday 7 December 2021