The post might be particularly attractive for a recently retired teacher or someone looking for an entry into international education. The school will provide accommodation for a teacher not recruited locally and this may be on campus – in which case, experience of or a commitment to boarding (the post would include boarding house duties) would be of considerable benefit.
The conditions of work for Le Rosey boarding teachers are attractive, and normally include accommodation, food and laundry facilities, an excellent living and working environment, and travel to and from Switzerland at the beginning and end of contract.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 19 May 2017. Interviews will take place in May.
Knowledge and experience of the IB are desirable but the school will organize and fund official IBO training if appropriate.
Candidates should note that Le Rosey is a boarding school and that the post is residential.
On-campus accommodation is provided and conditions of work are attractive. The successful applicant will be expected to play an active role in boarding life.
a letter of application, a CV, (including personal details such as age and family circumstances which may be important for residential considerations), a recent photo, and the names of three referees.
Further details will be sent to all suitable candidates and interviews will take place in March and (if necessary) April.
Applications, which should be addressed to Mme D. Llewellyn, secretary to the Director, at email@example.com, must be by email and comprise:
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.
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:
To our great regret, 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 administrative process, we are ready to undertake it.
All applications are acknowledged, but candidates who hear nothing further within the following three 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 (which should always be by email : firstname.lastname@example.org) should comprise:
All applications will be treated in confidence.
Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection (www.icmec.org/education-portal), Le Rosey 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.
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, although it is standard procedure to send acknowledgement of receipt.