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Spanish Teacher (January 2022)

3 June 2021

Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa

What’s the most valuable thing about an education?

It’s not a certificate or a degree. It’s knowing that we can. Knowing that dreams can be achieved, no matter where you start or come from. Knowing that peace can be forged, no matter how far apart you are. Knowing that solutions can be found, no matter how daunting the problem may be. 

Our shared world faces real challenges. Inequality. Climate change. Movements that divide us. Intolerance. And in Africa, we have the youngest population in the world, with almost 60% below age 25. To address these problems, we need to be united, committed, focused—and prepared. 

That’s why Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA and the United World College movement exist. Not to give students all the answers, but to give them the skills and confidence to seek solutions and to be positive change makers, in both Africa and the World. 

We warmly welcome your interest in joining us. 

The Community of Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA


Waterford was founded in 1963 in order to provide nonracial education in opposition to the bigotry and injustice of apartheid. Starting with just 16 boys, the school grew rapidly and attracted the children of some of South Africa’s best-known activists, including Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Walter and Albertina Sisulu, and Leah and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 

In 1981, Waterford became the 4th UWC when we joined the United World College movement, which now comprises 18 Colleges around the globe. As a United World College, we believe strongly in the power of “education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”. We place a high value on deliberate diversity, including economic diversity. Currently, 26% of our students receive financial assistance, and we are committed to raising this number to 40%. 

Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA has an incredible history, from its beginnings in 1963 during the apartheid era, to the present challenges of this unique decade marked by a global pandemic and the continued quest to transform the world through education and service. 

Waterford Kamhlaba offers both the Cambridge IGCSE qualification and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. More than 95% of our IB diploma graduates go on to tertiary education, with most receiving scholarships to attend universities in Africa, Europe and North America. We have approximately 7,000 alumni. 

Engaging with, serving and learning from our broader community is a critical part of our students' educational development and our staff’s working experience. We believe strongly in holistic education and embrace learning both in and outside the classroom. 

Waterford Kamhlaba’s legacy is firmly rooted in Southern Africa, in this ancient continent, and in the world. Our name reminds us of our place and purpose and the urgency to create the conditions for equity, sustainability, justice and peace to thrive.

“We are all of the earth, which does not see differences of colour, religion or race. We are Kamhlaba — all of one world.” His Majesty King Sobhuza II, Ingwenyama of Eswatini.

Position Description

Job Title: Spanish Teacher 

Location: Mbabane, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), with international travel

Reporting to: Head of Department 

Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and delivery of lessons and will be highly driven, self-motivated and have the experience to deliver excellent results and motivate students.


You are warmly invited to apply for the post of Teacher of Spanish at Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA. We are seeking an experienced, committed and passionate practitioner to teach Spanish across IGCSE and IBDP SL and Ab Initio. The suitable candidate must have a passion for the curriculum, have excellent subject knowledge and be able to inspire and motivate students through exceptional teaching practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and delivery of lessons and will be highly driven, self-motivated and have the experience to deliver excellent results and motivate students. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented teacher to join a supportive, collaborative and ambitious team with a strong track record of results who will play a key role in moulding languages as part of the culture of the college. Applicants who demonstrate the highest professional standards, coupled with outstanding practice and want the best for every student will be considered. 

The successful candidate must possess a Degree in Languages (Spanish) or equivalent and a professional teaching qualification. A Master’s Degree in Languages or equivalent will be an added advantage. The position will suit an experienced Spanish teacher, with a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience. 



If you would like to know more about these positions, please contact our Head of HR via / +268 24220867/8/9. 

Our procedure 

When applying, send a motivation letter and detailed CV to: 

Please do not attach any academic qualifications at this stage. After shortlisting, we determine the suitability of candidates to work in our school through a thorough recruitment process which includes various interviews (via zoom) and reference checks. 

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2021

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements will be considered and contacted. If we do not contact you 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. 

Waterford Kamhlaba is an equal opportunity employer.