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Château du Rosey
1180 Rolle, Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 822 55 00

Winter Campus
(January to March)
Chalet Rex
3780 Gstaad, Switzerland
Tel. +41 33 748 06 00
 
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
Last update October 6, 2014
 
LE ROSEY
 
For immediate start, part-time posts are available for mother-tongue teachers of the following languages: Norwegian
 
 
 
 
Applying for teaching posts at Le Rosey
Le Rosey employs nearly a hundred full- and part-time academic, music and sports teachers, about half 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 bilingual and international character of the school. The majority are from the UK, but many other nations are represented, especially the USA and Australia. Le Rosey also employs an important number of French-speaking teachers recruited from France, Switzerland, Canada and Belgium. The teaching faculty is also enormously enriched by native-speaker language and literature teachers from across the world who teach a remarkably high number of foreign language classes, many of them as IB A literature courses.
 
Important Considerations for All Applicants
Le Rosey is a bilingual (English and French) international boarding school with a strong commitment to excellence. The school is not a British boarding school on the continent, an American prep school in Europe or a Lycée français à l’étranger avec internat – and, although it may have elements of all of these, Le Rosey has a strong and distinctive character of its own. Le Rosey 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 (preferably with IBO training)
experience of international education
a working knowledge of French
experience of and/or a commitment to boarding
a commitment to holistic educational principles
evidence of energy and adaptability – this in a school which changes campus twice in the course of a year.
 
Non-European Applications
To our great regret, recent changes to Swiss law have made it extremely difficult for international schools like Le Rosey to obtain work permits for non-EU citizens. For this reason, applicants without EU passports or Swiss work permits are advised that this greatly reduces their chances of being put on a short list. We will, nevertheless, consider all such applications seriously; and if the nature of the post and the quality of the application make us optimistic about the outcome of what can be a long legal process, we are ready to undertake it.
 
Recruitment Procedures
Vacant posts are advertised on this website, in the local press, the Times Educational Supplement (or TES) in the UK www.tes.co.uk, and on the Council of International Schools website www.cois.org.
 
All applications for advertised posts should be sent by email to the address indicated in the advertisement and/or to the Secretary to the General Director email JOB.
 
All applications are acknowledged, but candidates who hear nothing further within two weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Those candidates who are placed on the first short list are sent further details, outlining the nature of the post and conditions of work. Candidates whom we decide to interview are contacted by telephone and/or email. Interviews usually take place in the UK or Switzerland.

All successful candidates are interviewed in Switzerland at least once before appointment. Travel expenses to Switzerland from within Europe are automatically and fully reimbursed. We have occasionally interviewed outstanding candidates in the USA and in the Far and Middle East, but applicants from outside Europe are advised that it is not usually practicable to interview them unless they are willing to undertake and at least partly fund the journey to Europe. We recommend such candidates to indicate in their applications whether and when they are able to travel to the UK or mainland Europe.

 
Applications
Applications (which should always be by email) should comprise:
a letter of application, indicating candidates’ 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 residential considerations)
a recent photo
the names, addresses and relation to the candidate of three referees.
 
Any candidate eventually appointed will also be expected to provide evidence of his or her suitability for work with children. All applications will be treated in confidence.
 
Unsolicited and speculative applications
Le Rosey 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, and, given the number of applications the school receives, it is not standard procedure to send acknowledgement of receipt.