Working at UWCSEA
There are around 1,200 teaching, educational support, administrative and operations staff are employed across both UWCSEA campuses in Singapore, who work together with 1,300 allied staff. Our UWCSEA Community Agreements underpin and guide interactions between all our community members each day.
In much the same way that we consider all applications from qualified students, we welcome applications from prospective colleagues who will contribute to our diverse community; for example, first language English is not a requirement for any role unless otherwise stated; nor is IB experience a requirement for teaching roles unless specified.
Our Leadership Standards are applicable to all staff in the context of their roles, while all teachers are guided by the UWCSEA Teaching Standards.
Our entire workforce, including allied employees, are guided by our Safeguarding Code of Conduct and required to complete appropriate training.
All incoming staff are welcomed via a comprehensive onboarding programme, tailored to the job and the campus community you are joining.
New teaching staff joining us in August each year have an extensive orientation programme, both professional and personal, to help those who are new to Singapore settle in. This includes professional workshops to introduce our Guiding Statements and the five elements of the UWCSEA Learning Programme, which all staff contribute to. We'll also take you through our Teaching Standards and provide information on College-wide initiatives such as Teaching for DEIJ.
I feel that community spirit is the best part of working at UWCSEA.
Working with people from so many backgrounds is extremely uplifting and enriching.
Vikneswaran Krishnan Murthi, Head of High School Learning Support, East Campus
Personally, the mission has given me the drive to do my best for the main stakeholders of the school - the students!
I feel that community spirit is the best part of working at UWCSEA. Everyone is unique as an individual and this is well acknowledged here. I feel safe and secure to be myself as I am accepted for who I am. That is a honestly the gift of UWCSEA.
Gilles Collong, Teacher of High School French and IB CAS Coordinator, Dover Campus
Since I joined UWCSEA, I have enjoyed working with the whole community - students, staff and parents - from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. The five elements of the Learning Programme resonate with me and I believe that everyone who is taking part in them has been able to develop as a professional as well as a person. Certainly, it has taken me out of my comfort zone and I have enjoyed the challenges of outdoor education, service and activities. As I have taken on these challenges and opportunities, it has given me more self-awareness about my own abilities, and hopefully helped inspire students to take the risk of exploring seemingly new interests too.
I am currently involved in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) working group. It is a very exciting project as we focus on creating a more diverse and inclusive environment at school, where everyone feels safe, supported and heard. Working with people from so many backgrounds is extremely uplifting and enriching and I am very proud of being part of being a part of this working group.
Five years ago, two students approached me help with the creation of an LGBTQ+ group for students. It is a testement to the College and its enviornment our students felt safe enough to speak to me and were willing to improve the visibility of the LGBTQ+ students and staff community. Our group “Prism” has been incredibly influential in bringing an aspect of diversity to UWCSEA Dover, and has continued to evolve with growing student support. We have been working to improve the understanding of the struggles that those in the LGBTQ+ students may face, including organising several “Diversity Days”; advising on amending and diversify the PSE element of our Learning Programme; discussing issues that staff may face and helping to equip teachers to better support LGBTQ+ students. We are currently working alongside teachers who are willing to make their subject curriculum more inclusive. I am fortunate and grateful to be part of a supportive environment amongst staff and students, and their parents.