2721Jobs in Tristan, and other news
- Feb 6, 2014Extraordinary opportunity for a teaching couple trying to survive in the frozen north!
Situations Vacant on Tristan da Cunha
Two teaching posts for September 2014
Edited from advertisements published in the UK Times Educational Supplement on 30/01/2014
Senior Teacher and Primary Teacher in St Mary’s School Tristan da Cunha
Full Time, Fixed Term Contract of Two Years starting Autumn 2014
The school is looking for both a Senior Teacher and a Primary School Teacher and may suit a couple.
(Both positions have been advertised separately)
St Mary's School has just 30 children aged between 3 and 16, and 6 teachers. The average class size
The Senior Teacher will help provide and develop leadership to the school, develop the science
curriculum and deliver teacher training across a range of subjects. Some teaching will also be
required. The successful applicant will have had experience in teaching science up to IGCSE.
The Primary Teacher will have a minimum 2 years teaching experience and a passion for learning.
Experience in teaching/coordinating numeracy would be an added advantage. Both successful applicants
must have a very good knowledge of current best practice and will have outstanding interpersonal
skills being able to integrate, adapt and overcome living in such a remote location.
The ability of the applicants to work successfully with the other staff and community is essential.
They will also have an openness to the complexities and demands of Tristan's unique setting and
history and a willingness to share their skills.
The school follows the UK curriculum.
The Island: Tristan is one of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories and is the world's remotest
inhabited island. There is just one village where the population of 263 live. This is an opportunity
to work in a unique community where you will have a chance to make a real difference. See other
website pages for further information on the island.
Terms: Attractive package available including free accommodation and travel. Salary negotiable
dependant on experience and qualifications.
For further details contact The Tristan da Cunha Administrator: administrator@...
Update to Parish Priest Advert on 1st February 2014:
The Diocese of Cape Town has not yet recruited for this vacant post since the advert appeared in
2012 and St Mary’s Anglican Church has been without a resident priest since Father Chris Brown left
in July 2010. This is the longest gap without a resident priest since Rev Martin Rogers arrived in
1922 following Rev Graham Barrow’s departure in 1909.
Parish Priest for St Mary’s Church, Tristan Da Cunha
St Mary’s Church is situated on the Island of Tristan Da Cunha in the Atlantic Ocean, south west of
Cape Town. The majority of the 262 islanders are members of the Anglican Church.
Applicants should be active and energetic and should have experience of Anglican Parish Ministry.
A keen interest in church music and the ability to play an instrument would be an asset.
Duties include the teaching of Religious instruction in Primary School.
Ministry to young people on the island is a priority.
The island provides a wonderful environment with good schooling for children up to the age of 16.
For an informal chat about life and ministry on Tristan da Cunha, contact Lorna Lavarello-Smith,
Ordinand, Peterborough Diocese, UK on 01536 763691 (evenings and weekends) or email:
Official Enquiries should be directed to:
The Bishop of Table Bay
P O Box 1932
Tel No +27 21 469 3774
Fax No +27 21 465 7686
Email: bishop.suffragan@... or tablebay@...
Further details will be supplied to those who request them.
Gough Island in the summer!
Administrator visits Gough Island and experiences the 'Roaring Forties'
Administrator Alex Mitham, a team from the Tristan Conservation Department led by Trevor Glass,(and
including Kirsty Repetto and George Swain), and Marine Biologists Sue Scott, Holly Latham & Rohan
Holt left Tristan aboard MV Edinburgh on 24th January arriving at Gough Island the following day.
The trip was planned to be about eight days but may extend to up to a month as Gough is experiencing
the 'Roaring Forties' that are expected at this latitude.
A team including Alex and the three Tristan Conservation Department colleagues camped on the Gough
highlands during the first week to carry out the annual Tristan Albatross count and were caught in a
storm with winds of over 160 mph. Alex reports having to brace the tent with his feet to prevent it
ripping apart and experiencing ' a very, very long night' in these circumstances.
Shipping and visiting yacht news:
Revised shipping schedule:
Robert S. Conrich, ACIArb
British West Indies Tel: 1 264 497 2505