Employment Opportunities

Director of Boys' Boarding

Le Rosey is seeking a Director of Boy’s Boarding for September 2017.

A complete candidate briefing with details of the application procedure is available here.

Music Teacher

For September 2017, we have a full-time post available for a specialist Music Teacher (in English) also able teach instrument classes.

Le Rosey has exceptional music facilities, with a remarkable concert hall and programme (see: http://www.roseyconcerthall.ch) and its own “resident orchestra” in the shape of the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), a group of young string virtuosi with Maxim Vengerov as its Musical Director.

We are seeking a teacher who:

  • is able to teach the equivalent of pre-GCSE, GCSE and Music Technology classes
  • can offer piano lessons and possibly singing or another instrument (not strings)
  • is a confident leader of musical ensembles such as a jazz band and rock group
  • enjoys working with all age groups and abilities in a multicultural environment

Part of the successful candidate’s timetable will depend on his/her skills, qualifications, experience and interest. This could take the form of classes and/or activities either within or outside the normal academic schedule.

Candidates should note that the post is residential and will involve some boarding-house duties, ideally living and working with 8- to 12-year-olds. On campus accommodation is provided and conditions of work are attractive.

Applications, which should be addressed to the Headmaster at job@rosey.ch, must be by email and will comprise:

a letter of application, a CV, (including personal details such as age and family circumstances which may be important for residential considerations), the names of three referees, and a recent photo.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 24 February 2017.

Further details will be sent to all suitable candidates and interviews will take place in March and (if necessary) April.

Teacher of Biology & Environmental Systems and Societies

For September 2017 we have a full-time post available in our Science Department for a secondary teacher of Biology (ideally up to and including IB at Higher and/or Standard level) and Environmental Systems and Societies  (ESS). The ability to offer another science subject, would be an advantage particularly lower secondary general science.

 

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.

 

Applications, which should be addressed to the Headmaster, at job@rosey.ch, must be by email and comprise:

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.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 February 2017.

Further details will be sent to all suitable candidates and interviews will take place in March and (if necessary) April.

Teacher of Computer Science to IB

For September 2017, we have a full-time post available for a specialist Teacher of Computer Science and able to contribute to IT teaching and learning across the school  (in English) or to teach another academic subject .

 

Computer Science has not been taught as an IB subject at Le Rosey for over ten years, while IT at the school has been integrated into subject teaching under the leadership of our Educational Technology Leader, but we are modifying this policy in the light of two factors.

The first is increased student interest in technology and technology activities as well as demand for Computer Science at the IB. The second is the start of an ambitious project leading to the construction of a science and entrepreneurship centre.

 

We are seeking a candidate with:

  the ability and experience to teach IB Higher and Standard level Computer Science.
  the experience and interest necessary to help set up a Computer Science programme on our pre-IB programme in UK years 10 and 11 (US Grades 9 and 10).
  the energy, enthusiasm and creativity to inspire an international student body to develop IT skills both as part of an academic curriculum and as an adjunct to it
  an interest in international education and the outlook required to teach children from over 60 nationalities

Part of the successful candidate’s timetable will depend on his/her skills, qualifications, experience and interest. This could, for example, mean academic teaching in science or Maths; alternatively, it could take the form of technology classes and/or activities such as programming, robotics, mechatronics, etc. either within or outside the normal academic schedule.

Candidates should note 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, and a willingness to contribute to the co-curricular programme and support the pastoral life of our school is essential.

 

Applications, which should be addressed to the Headmaster at job@rosey.ch, must be by email and will comprise:

a letter of application, a CV, (including personal details such as age and family circumstances which may be important for residential considerations), the names of three referees, and a recent photo.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 February 2017.

Further details will be sent to all suitable candidates and interviews will take place in March and (if necessary) April.

Teacher of Burmese Literature

We are looking for a part-time teacher of Burmese literature, with appropriate academic and teaching qualifications, to prepare for the Language A in the IB diploma.

Applications, which should be addressed to Mme D. Llewellyn, secretary to the Director, at job@rosey.ch, must be by email and comprise:

  • A letter of application
  • A CV
  • A recent photo
  • The names of three referees.
Un(e) assistant(e) du directeur hôtelier (Pourvu)
Développeur Informatique (Pourvu)
Computer Science and Robotics Assistant (Filled)

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 IB 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, 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.

 

 

 

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@rosey.ch.

 

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

 

Applications (which should always be by email : job@rosey.ch) 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 residential considerations
  • a recent photo
  • the names, addresses and relation to the candidate of three referees.

 

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.

 

 

 

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, although it is standard procedure to send acknowledgement of receipt.