EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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HOUSEPARENTS SENIOR BOYS

Le Régent International School is recruiting for December 2021 at the latest –
although an earlier start (ideally in September) would be welcomed:

HOUSEPARENTS FOR THE SENIOR BOYS’ BOARDING HOUSE

Le Régent follows a rigorous academic programme in English in preparation for IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (where results are excellent) while nurturing the individual talents of each student with its diverse extracurricular offering, including sports, arts, music and mountain activities.

Although a day and boarding school, the slight majority of students in classes 8 to IB2 (UK years 9 to 13/US grades 8 to 12) are boarders and the role of Houseparents in one of the three boarding house (Juniors, Girls and Boys) is therefore an important one in setting the tone for the school spirit. The position would ideally suit experienced teachers with residential pastoral experience or current Houseparents.

Working with a small resident team as well as non-resident tutors, and managing the House under the direction of the Head of Pastoral, this is an important opportunity to work in an attractive alpine location.

Application Procedures

Please apply via the TES following the site’s instructions.

Download the full job description

Detailed information will be provided to interviewed candidates.

 

HEAD OF LEARNING SUPPORT & ENRICHMENT

Le Régent International School is recruiting for September 2021:

HEAD OF LEARNING SUPPORT & ENRICHMENT

Le Régent follows a rigorous academic programme in English in preparation for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and for its own diploma, the Régent Graduation Diploma, while nurturing the individual talents of each student with its diverse extracurricular offering, including sports, arts, music and mountain activities.

Junior and Secondary school students follow an adapted version of the UK curriculum leading to IGCSEs and then the IB Diploma or the RGD. Standards are high, class sizes are small and the international student and teaching body ensures an interesting and stimulating classroom and school atmosphere. The school’s exceptional location and outdoor education programme and the chance to ski during the winter season are important attractions for both students and staff.

Standards are high, class sizes are small and the international student and teaching body ensures an interesting and stimulating classroom and school atmosphere. The school’s exceptional location and outdoor education programme and the chance to ski during the winter season are important attractions for both students and staff.

About half of the school population are day students, boarding life is vibrant and many local children take the opportunity to experience boarding on a flexi model. Although probably non-resident, the successful candidate will have the positive outlook required to be part of a boarding community and provide a positive presence in the school. In particular, the candidate will have the drive to foster a love of learning allied with high academic standards.

Application Procedures

Please apply via the TES following the site’s instructions.

Download the full job description

 

PART-TIME LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Le Régent International School is recruiting for September 2021:

PART-TIME LANGUAGE TEACHERS

As part of its growing IB Diploma programme, Le Régent would like to appoint part-time teachers of the mother tongues of its international student body. Although currently following English Language and Literature programmes, many would benefit from the opportunity to follow Literature courses in their first language both at the IB but in the preceding years Although these languages can vary from year to year, they often include Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Italian.

We would like to appoint qualified teachers with a university degree in the language and/or literature concerned ideally from one of the countries where the language is spoken, although we will consider all academic qualifications  since the option exists to share teaching with current Le Régent literature teachers.

Knowledge and experience of teaching IB “A Literature” courses would be a definite advantage but Le Régent will fund online training should this be necessary.

IB Higher Level (HL) and Standard level (SL) courses normally comprise 6 or 4 periods per week respectively and the teachers appointed would be paid a monthly salary based on the number of classes given.

The ability to be present at school for at least some of the classes is important but part of the teaching could take place online. Occasional on-campus accommodation may be possible for visiting teachers.<

Application Procedures

Please apply via the TES following the site’s instructions.

Download the full job description

 

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Le Régent International School is recruiting for January 2021:

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

We are seeking to recruit a social media-orientated content creator as an Assistant/Trainee (or stagiaire) to manage Le Régent International School’s online social channels from January 2021.

General details

The Digital Communications Intern will be primarily responsible for shaping Le Régent’s online communications for its prospective, current and former students and their families. The post would suit a university student looking for an industry placement during their studies, or a recent graduate seeking to gain experience and develop their portfolio in content creation. A passion for working with children, brand communications, supporting the development of others and an excellent understanding of education and digital communications are essential.

Overview of duties

A typical working week will be 40 hours, established between the stagiaire and management. This is an extremely varied role, which will include coordinating, directing, producing, editing and posting content, and the stagiaire may be called to work during the evenings and at weekends as part of the life of a busy boarding and day school.

The Stagiaire’s role

This may include any of the following, and the scope of duties will depend on the person’s skills, abilities and interests, as well as evolving school needs:

  • To produce content for Le Régent’s social channels on the prospective families’ (corporate) and current families’ social channels – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. You should be familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and Apple Final Cut; knowledge of Illustrator and After Effects is a plus.
  • To schedule, post and community manage the aforementioned channels, passing relevant inquiries onto management.
  • To coordinate content production with the LRISAA (Le Régent International School Alumni Association) according to their own content needs.
  • To offer creative content suggestions to evolve the communications with the growth of the school.
  • To work under the coaching of Le Régent and Le Rosey’s marketing and communications team to successfully implement and develop the digital communications strategy for Le Régent.

The person appointed may also be asked or invited on an occasional basis to:

  • Help with outdoor and indoor weekend activities (primarily to capture media).
  • Participate in short and long expeditions, sometimes at the weekend.
  • Assist with Le Régent’s event-planning team.
  • Assist with Régent Camps’ own digital marketing channels. Your contribution may evolve in preparation towards summer.

The Stagiaire’s profile

This is an extremely varied role which offers the opportunity for an enthusiastic content creator to creatively communicate Le Régent International School to its audiences.

You will be:

  • A student looking for an industry placement or recently graduated in the field of communications, media production or any other relevant degree with appropriate experience. You must have an interest in social media, photography and videography and be at ease with multiple platforms.
  • Fluent in English and with a professional proficiency in French.
  • At ease with Adobe Suite, primarily Photoshop and Premiere. Illustrator, After Effects and occasionally InDesign may be called upon.
  • A creative individual who can readily get involved in the life of Le Régent and its surroundings.
  • Familiar with outdoor sports and eager to participate in Le Régent’s varied outdoor program – skiing, hiking, expeditions etc.
  • An independent learner and team player, happy to work alone but alongside the wider relevant teams at Le Régent and Le Rosey.

Le Régent will provide:

  1. A monthly allowance of CHF 1,200.-.
  2. Air travel to and from Le Régent from the airport at the stagiaire’s place of origin at the beginning and end of the contract.
  3. Board (three meals a day), lodging (in a Régent boarding house), use of Le Régent’s sports facilities.
  4. Health and accident insurance.
  5. Right to school holidays as defined by the school calendar.

Le Régent will also offer the Stagiaire:

  1. Mentoring and guidance by Le Rosey’s communication department.
  2. The right to refer to a director for help and guidance as required.
  3. The right to the time necessary for study as part of his or her educational programme if this is still ongoing.
  4. An appraisal of his or her work by the appropriate academic heads both in the course of and at the end of the internship.
  5. An end of internship report signed by the Headmaster.

Length of contract and relevant conditions

This contract begins in January 2021 at the beginning of the Régent term and finishes on 30th June 2021. There will be a one-week trial period; thereafter, it can be terminated by either party with four weeks’ notice. (This contract depends on obtaining a Swiss work permit, the administrative procedure for which will be supported by Le Régent.)

Application procedures

Applications can be via the TES following the site’s instructions. Please note that applications not submitted via TES or sent directly to the school will not be considered. They must include: a cover letter, a CV or résumé, and the names of three referees (for full details refer to regentschool.ch/employment).

Download the full job description

 

UNSOLICITED AND SPECULATIVE APPLICATIONS

 

Le Régent reviews unsolicited applications at any time of the year. Applicants may be contacted if there is a possibility of future openings, but this is rare, although it is standard procedure to send acknowledgement of receipt.

Although Le Régent offers an education in English, the school is located in a French-speaking part of Switzerland and an ability to speak or a willingness to learn French is an advantage. For information or to send an unsolicited or speculative application, please contact: job@regentschool.ch.

 

APPLYING FOR TEACHING POSTS AT LE RÉGENT

Le Régent employs about 50 full- and part-time academic, music and sports teachers, about two thirds of whom are full-time academic teachers on English-speaking programmes. Teachers come from across the world, and it is school policy to maintain a mix of nationalities and approaches to match the international character of the school. The majority are from the UK, but many other nations are represented.

RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES

Vacant posts are registered with our regional employment centre and advertised via the European Employment System (EURES), on social media, on this website and on the Times Educational Supplement (TES) in the UK.

All applications for posts advertised on the TES must be through their website and not by mail to the school.

All applications are acknowledged, but candidates who hear nothing further within the following three weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Candidates whom we decide to interview are contacted by telephone and/or email. Interviews may take place online or in Switzerland. If travel is possible, all successful candidates are interviewed in Switzerland at least once before appointment.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR ALL APPLICANTS

Le Régent’s motto is “truly Swiss, truly international”, so it is not an imitation British or US boarding school “on the continent”, nor is it a simple international school catering to resident locals or expatriates, although it may have elements of both. As a day and boarding school in an exceptional location, Le Régent is forging a distinctive character of its own with a strong emphasis on “future-ready” learning, holistic education and the importance of outdoor education.

Although Le Régent offers an education in English, the school is located in a French-speaking part of Switzerland and an ability to speak or a willingness to learn French is an advantage. Given the school’s setting, a love of sport and the outdoors is also an asset for applicants.

Le Régent expects all candidates to be appropriately qualified, with at least a first degree and a teaching qualification. Relevant teaching experience is of course desirable and we particularly welcome:

 

  • knowledge and experience of the International Baccalaureate and GCSEs
  • experience of international education
  • experience of and/or a commitment to boarding
  • a commitment to holistic educational principles
  • a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • an interest in outdoor education
  • experience and ability in digital learning (Le Régent is one of Switzerland’s few Apple Distinguished Schools)

APPLICATIONS

Applications should comprise:

  • a letter of application, indicating candidate’s educational philosophy
  • a complete Curriculum Vitae (including details of all employment, educational qualifications, as well as personal details such as age and family circumstances which may be important for children’s schooling and or partner’s employment possibilities
  • the names, addresses and relation to the candidate of three referees including their current employer.

All applications will be treated in confidence.

SAFEGUARDING

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, Le Régent holds itself  to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection; background checks are carried out, and any candidate eventually appointed will also be expected to provide evidence of his or her suitability for work with children.

UK Applicants

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) between Switzerland and the EU no longer applies to the UK, and UK nationals are considered third-state nationals (who, contrary to most third-state nationals, do not require a visa in order to enter Switzerland). Unfortunately, regulations to obtain a work permit are considerably tighter for third-state nationals than they are for most Europeans; getting a job offer is just one step of many. Preference has always been given to Swiss nationals, foreign nationals with a Swiss residence permit (C, B, L, S, or F ) and EU/EFTA citizens/permit holders, where candidates are equally qualified; unfortunately, this rule now applies to UK nationals.