Primary Specialist Teacher Trainer Part-time – 20 Hours

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.
Date limite de candidature14/05/2021
Date de début16.08.2021
Type de contratPart-time – 20 Hours

Foundation The Institute of Learning and Teaching


Seeks for 16th August 2021

The International School of Geneva offers an Initial Teacher Training Course which gives the opportunity to achieve a postgraduate qualification (PGCE International)  through a collaborative partnership with Durham University. The programme runs each year in Geneva at Campus des Nations and is undertaken by trainees accepted on to the course by Durham University who wish to train to teach Primary or Secondary students in an international context.

To complete our team, we are looking for a:

Primary Specialist Teacher Trainer
Part-time – 20 Hours


  • Work as part of the professional training team to plan and deliver workshops linked to the Primary and Early Years section of the Initial Teacher Training Programme
  • Facilitate primary-focused professional workshops delivered by external and internal speakers
  • Hold bi-weekly tutorial meetings with trainee teachers
  • Participate in mentor training sessions
  • Conduct formal lesson observations of Primary trainee teachers during school placements
  • Participate in final tutorials for primary trainees
  • Provide feedback on Primary Professional Module Final Standard Portfolios.

Candidate requirements


  • Passionate about learning and teaching
  • Excellent knowledge of and extensive experience in teaching in the Primary Years Programme in an international environment
  • Experience in teaching the Early Years
  • Experience of and commitment to the Reggio Emilia Approach
  • A teaching qualification
  • Experience in running adult training workshops
  • Track record of engagement with educational research
  • Fluent English or French and at least C2 level in the other language


  • Advanced International Baccalaureate® Educator Network (IBEN) role - Workshop leader, consultant, etc.
  • Knowledge of all four programmes of the IB Continuum
  • A Master’s in Education

Disposition, attributes and behaviours:

  • Energy, dynamism, determination and professionalism
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Flexible, resourceful and able to meet deadlines
  • Able to show initiative and innovate while assuring compliance with agreed procedures
  • IT literate and experience in worthwhile use of technology for learning
  • Sincere respect and understanding of cultural differences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A team player

Candidates are requested to apply online with their CV, three references, one of which should be from the current or most recent employer (who can be contacted should you be invited for an interview) and a covering letter to be addressed to Ms Tanya Day Clark, Director of Professional Studies, International School of Geneva by 14th May 2021 mentioning the reference number 0 147.

Apply Online

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.