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Outdoor Education Intern

Le Régent International School is recruiting for September 2021:

OUTDOOR EDUCATION INTERN

We are seeking to appoint an Outdoor Education intern for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a residential position from September 2021 until the end of June 2022.

Duties may include:

After School Clubs (all terms)

  • Lead two weekly activities, one in the Junior School and one in the Secondary School
  • Assist in the management of registration lists for after school clubs

Wednesday Afternoons

  • Lead a Wednesday afternoon activity for the Junior School (autumn & summer)
  • Lead a group of Secondary students on the ski slopes depending on level (winter)

Forest School

  • Assist on the Forest School Programme

Weekends

  • Lead Junior School weekend activities
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the Junior School Weekend Programme

Expeditions

  • Participate in all expedition training and expeditions

Outdoor Education Stores

  • Maintain and clean on a regular basis
  • Organise and update equipment and repair broken equipment
  • Complete 6-monthly equipment checks
  • Prepare expedition equipment and food for groups
  • Sign in and out equipment during expedition season

School Day/Boarding Duties

  • To contribute to boarding provision through weekly duties and a contribution to the broader life of the school

Le Régent will provide:

  • A monthly allowance of CHF 1,200
  • Air travel (if required) to and from Le Régent from the airport at the stagiaire’s place of origin at the beginning and end of contract
  • A ski pass for the season
  • Board (three meals a day in term time), lodging (in a Régent boarding house), use of Le Régent’s sports facilities
  • Full Swiss health and accident insurance
  • Right to school holidays as defined by the school calendar

Le Régent is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and candidates will be expected to provide evidence of their suitability to work with children.

Application Procedures

Applications can be via the TES following the site’s instructions.

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Graduate Intern

Le Régent International School is recruiting for September 2021:

GRADUATE INTERN

We are seeking to appoint up to six graduate interns for the 2021-2022 school year. These are residential positions from September 2021 until the end of June 2022. They would suit recently qualified graduate students looking to take a break after their studies or someone who is considering the teaching profession in the future.

Duties will be varied and tailored to the skills and ambitions of those engaged, but would cover many aspects of school life. These might include any of the following: classroom or sports assistant, library duty, accompanying students in sports or outings, boarding duties, creating content (photos & videos) for our social media.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with interest or specialism in the following areas:

  • Junior and Infant School (children aged 3-12) teaching assistant
  • Junior School (children aged 7-12) boarding assistant
  • Senior/Secondary school boarding assistant
  • Sports and boarding assistant all ages
  • Outdoor Education (further details in separate ad available on school website

We are looking for flexibility, energy and experience of working with children; some knowledge of both English and French as well as a liking for outdoor activities and sports (especially winter sports) would be a distinct advantage as would a readiness to live in an alpine environment and a driving licence.

Le Régent will provide:

  • A monthly allowance of CHF 1,200
  • Air travel (if required) to and from Le Régent from the airport at the stagiaire’s place of origin at the beginning and end of contract
  • A ski pass for the season
  • Board (three meals a day in term time), lodging (in a Régent boarding house), use of Le Régent’s sports facilities
  • Full Swiss health and accident insurance
  • Right to school holidays as defined by the school calendar

Le Régent is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and candidates will be expected to provide evidence of their suitability to work with children.

Application Procedures

Applications can be via the TES following the site’s instructions.

Download the full job description

 

HEAD OF MUSIC

Le Régent International School is recruiting for September 2021:

HEAD OF MUSIC

We are looking for an inspiring and full-time Head of Music to invigorate and lead the musical life of a young, ambitious and growing school.

Currently, all students from Kindergarten to class 8 (UK year 9/US grade 8) at Le Régent have one or two periods of music per week as part of their curriculum, but choir, activities and clubs and instrumental lessons add to this.

The person appointed should also be able to teach one other subject, ideally EAL or French and/or take on pastoral responsibilities to complete their timetable. The post will therefore comprise a 75% music allocation initially (i.e. the equivalent of 21 45-minute periods per week) and 25% one other subject or the equivalent pastoral responsibilities. We would expect the music component to rise as Le Régent continues to develop, and possibly in the medium term to include IGCSE or even IB Music.

Please refer to the TES advertisement for ‘Head of Music’ for full details.

As well as teaching, the role will involve:

  • Being the defender and representative of music at the school
  • Engaging and directing a team of external and internal instrumental teachers and following up on the administrative aspects of our private classes system
  • Helping other members of staff to mount school productions and concerts
  • Promoting music making of all sorts in the school by forming or encouraging the formation of groups, bands, ensembles, etc.

It is important that the person appointed should be present on campus as a full-time teacher throughout the week and participate in the extra-curricular and weekend programmes. They should also be ready to raise the number of hours of music taught if there is the demand or need.

We are seeking a fully qualified and experienced teacher and musician, ideally with the following qualities:

  • Dynamism, zest and approachability
  • The ability to work in and, where necessary, lead a team
  • Organizational ability
  • The ability to play and teach at least two instruments to a high level
  • The ability to teach Music as an IGCSE subject
  • Complete and confident fluency in English or French with the other language at good working knowledge level
  • The ability to teach another subject at primary or secondary level

Applications should clearly state:

  • what instruments could be taught at which level,
  • ability to teach music as a practical academic subject,
  • experience and ability to contribute to the musical life of the school,
  • other subjects of responsibilities that would be offered.

A residential position, involving a number of boarding duties and expectations, may be available for the right candidate.

Application Procedures

Applications can be via the TES following the site’s instructions.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 28th February but interviews of suitable applicants will begin immediately and an appointment made as soon as possible. Le Régent International School reserves the right to appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date.

Le Régent International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. All new employees are required to undertake a security clearance, which includes providing criminal records reports as well as a special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records for people working with children.

Download the full job description in English and French

 

TEACHER OF CHEMISTRY

Le Régent International School is recruiting for September 2021:

TEACHER OF CHEMISTRY

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring Chemistry Teacher to join our team from September 2021. The successful candidate will have the positive outlook required to be part of a boarding community and ensure they deliver the best possible lessons and results. In particular, the candidate will have the drive to foster a love of Chemistry and bring an infectious enthusiasm to the classroom.

The position of Head of Science may be available for the right candidate. Please refer to the TES advertisement for ‘Head of Science’ for full details.

Principal requirements

  • To be a Chemistry specialist, able to promote a love for the subject and create dynamic and engaging lessons
  • To be able to teach other Science subjects up to and including at (I)GCSE level
  • To facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and creating an effective and stimulating learning environment
  • To work as part of a departmental team, reviewing and developing the curriculum and producing resources and schemes of work to support learning for the full ability range
  • To assist the Head of Science in meeting the requirements of the (I)GCSE and IBDP syllabuses and to ensure all students are thoroughly prepared for public examinations
  • To teach across the full age range from grade 6 to grade 12 (IB2)
  • To enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Department and wider School through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observations, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in continuing professional development
  • To contribute to our boarding provision through weekly duties and a contribution to the broader life of the school.

Person specification 

You must possess a good honours degree and a teaching qualification – PGCE or equivalent. IB experience is desirable.

Excellent subject knowledge and a clear enthusiasm for nurting a love of Chemistry and Science is essential; commitment to, or evidence of, continuing relevant professional development and proficiency in ICT for teaching, learning and administration are required. A proven track record at (I)GCSE and IB in addition to knowledge and understanding of current (I)GCSE/IB reforms is desirable.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a wilingness to offer some extra-curricular provision. You can see tasks through to a successful completion and prioritse; you can command the respect of young people and staff and maintain positive relationships with staff, pupils and parents. You agree to uphold the school’s central values.

Le Régent is based in the alpine town of Crans-Montana and an interest in skiing and the outdoors is an advantage.

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.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 5th December but interviews of suitable applicants will begin immediately and an appointment made as soon as possible. Le Régent International School reserves the right to appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date.

Le Régent International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. All new employees are required to undertake a security clearance, which includes providing criminal records reports as well as a special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records for people working with children.

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HEAD OF SCIENCE WITH SPECIALISM IN CHEMISTRY

Le Régent International School is recruiting for September 2021:

HEAD OF SCIENCE WITH SPECIALISM IN CHEMISTRY

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring Chemistry Teacher to join our team from September 2021. The successful candidate will have the positive outlook required to be part of a boarding community and ensure they deliver the best possible lessons and results. In particular, the candidate will have the drive to foster a love of Chemistry and bring an infectious enthusiasm to the classroom. Please refer to the TES advertisement for ‘Chemistry Teacher’ for full details.

The Head of Science will be responsible for the following:

  • The Health and Safety of all colleagues and students whilst in the Science Department.
  • The academic performance of students within the Science Department, including their performance in external examinations.
  • The continuation of high standards for teaching and learning across the Science Department at both Junior and Secondary levels.
  • The development and implementation of rigorous and challenging SOW to enable achievement and performance at all academic levels. SOW and on-going curriculum development must be kept up–to-date and reflect the best of modern thinking and approaches to teaching Science.
  • The management of the lab technician to ensure that the department is suitably equipped for practicals within the schemes of work developed.
  • The behaviours and attitudes displayed by the students whilst in the Science Department.
  • The deployment of all staff, the appropriate delegation of tasks and the effective use of all finances.
  • The annual Department Development Plan, ensuring it feeds into the Academic Development Plan.
  • To be responsible for any other aspects of school life associated with the Science curriculum
  • The integration of ICT within the Science curriculum.

In addition, the Head of Science will be expected to:

  • Identify and run opportunities/trips for students to learn outside of the classroom.
  • Support colleagues in dealing with behaviour incidents within the department, ensuring all follow the school’s processes. This will include the regular analysis of ISAMS, ensuring departmental colleagues are recording issues correctly, monitoring sanctions and house points, and holding restorative conversations.
  • Have an input into all departmental colleagues’ appraisals.
  • Highlight and recognise good practice and successes achieved within the subject area. Address any underperformance and provide support to departmental colleagues when issues arise.
  • Identify and run opportunities/trips for students to learn outside of the classroom.
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

This list is not definitive and is likely to evolve as the post holder develops their particular professional strengths. Le Régent International School is a boarding school and the post holder will be asked to contribute to the weekend activity programme and oversee an evening duty once a week.

Person specification

You must possess a good honours degree and a teaching qualification – PGCE or equivalent. IB experience is desirable.

Excellent subject knowledge and a clear enthusiasm for nurting a love of Chemistry and Science is essential; commitment to, or evidence of, continuing relevant professional development and proficiency in ICT for teaching, learning and administration are required. A proven track record at (I)GCSE and IB in addition to knowledge and understanding of current (I)GCSE/IB reforms is desirable.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a wilingness to offer some extra-curricular provision. You can see tasks through to a successful completion and prioritse; you can command the respect of young people and staff and maintain positive relationships with staff, pupils and parents. You agree to uphold the school’s central values.

Le Régent is based in the alpine town of Crans-Montana and an interest in skiing and the outdoors is an advantage.

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.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 5th December but interviews of suitable applicants will begin immediately and an appointment made as soon as possible. Le Régent International School reserves the right to appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date.

Le Régent International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. All new employees are required to undertake a security clearance, which includes providing criminal records reports as well as a special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records for people working with children.

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).

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UNSOLICITED AND SPECULATIVE APPLICATIONS

 

Le Régent welcomes applications at any time of the year. They are passed on to the appropriate Director of Studies who files those of interest. 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.