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Teacher of English and/or Head of Department

Ecole Internationale de Geneve
Genève, Switzerland, Europe
Start date
Start August 2022
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Master

Candidate requirements

  • Experience of teaching the IB Diploma Programme for English A or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the IB programmes in English Language and Literature, and Language B
  • A recognised teaching qualification at graduate or postgraduate level
  • English native tongue; working knowledge of French
  • A passion for teaching and learning with a drive to achieve the highest possible standards
  • A genuine interest in students, with a caring sensitive attitude towards them and to cultural variance
  • Excellent classroom management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent ICT skills and a knowledge of their effective use to support pedagogy
  • Commitment to self-reflection and professional development
  • Experience in TOK would also be an asset

Relocation package for expatriates

La Grande Boissière


Seeks for 23rd August 2022

Founded in 1924, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint educates 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing over 130 nationalities. Each of our eight schools is dedicated to the development of seven life-worthy, future-ready global competences: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, the ability to interact with the world, with others and with resources so as to develop transdisciplinary, multiliterate thinking. Through this, we drive our mission, which is to educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the Model United Nations system and the International Baccalaureate. We have around 1250 employees representing more than 60 nationalities, united as one core of dynamic professionals, committed to our mission.

La Grande Boissière (LGB) campus is centrally located in Geneva and blends a mix of 18th Century buildings with cutting edge STEM and Arts facilities. The bilingual (French and English) campus is home to close to 1,900 students across the Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools. Our unique Universal Learning Programme, co-designed with UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education, seeks to anchor learning in deep conceptual understanding and the assessment of Ecolint’s global competences, to ensure that the outcome of learning makes some positive social impact.

Please note that only applications via our website will be considered


To complete our team, we are looking for a:

Teacher of English and/or Head of Department
Full-time – 24 Period(s)


  • We are seeking an enthusiastic English Teacher to complete our English team and help our students in the secondary school develop a lifelong enjoyment of literature and the tools to express themselves with accuracy and flair in their use of the English language
  • To teach English A, intermediate and B to 11-18 year olds, including the IB Diploma Programme for English A
  • To regularly assess the progress of students and record and report those results to parents
  • To ensure curriculum entitlement and progression is achieved for all students
  • To collaborate closely with colleagues in the department to develop the teaching and examination resources in the department and contribute to curriculum enrichment
  • All aspects of leadership of a dynamic and skilled English Department. Development of a culture of inspiration, enjoyment and success
  • Position to be combined with a teaching role. The post carries a level 4 responsibility allowance and 4 periods of decharge


Candidates are requested to apply online attaching their CV  and a covering letter. The application must be addressed to Conrad Hughes, International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière Campus by 7th November 2021 mentioning the reference number 340 196.

Please note that only applications via our website will be considered


The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.


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This is a Direct to School Job

We prepare students for membership of communities that are socially and culturally diverse, for citizenship, and for engagement with the political, ethical and environmental challenges of their times. We expect them to want to take an active part in making their world a better place and one that is based on the mutual understanding, respect and shared values to which the school has been committed throughout its long history.

The International School of Geneva serves both the international and local communities of the Geneva area. We are committed to preparing students to live in a multilingual and multicultural world and, as a bilingual Foundation, to developing their fluency in both English and French.

The school exists for the sake of its students and is committed to a continual re-evaluation of their needs in the light of social, economic and cultural change. The school strives continually to promote excellence in all aspects of its provision, to do better than its previous best, and to model the values that it encourages in its students.

The main principles of an international education

A key element of this unity is a commitment to a particular kind of international education.

The Foundation has defined those main principles as follows:

Encouraging important international values Supporting the student’s language development Ensuring an international dimension to the curriculum Recognising the importance of global issues Showing respect for, and integration with, the host country
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Teach in Switzerland to experience a first-class education system and some of the highest teaching salaries in the world. With growing demand for international teachers in all subjects, there is plenty of opportunity while living and working in Switzerland.

German, French, Italian, Romansch
Swiss franc
Temperate but varies with altitude
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This is a Direct to School Job

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