Head of Professional Studies

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.
Application closing date03/03/2022
Starting Date31/08/2022

Head of Professional Studies
Full-time – 40 Hour(s)

View the detailed job description here.


  • Alignment of PGCE curriculum with the mission and vision of the Foundation, the Institute of Learning and Teaching and recent research in education
  • Promotion, recruitment and interviewing of PGCE candidates
  • The PGCE (International) trainees, associated members of staff (2-3) and all aspects of the course, professional and pastoral

Candidate requirements

Person Specification Qualifications


  • Master’s in Education or related discipline
  • Experience in teacher training
  • Experience in international education
  • Recognised postgraduate qualification in teaching
  • Track record of engagement with educational research
  • Native English, full proficiency in French


  • PhD in Education or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of all four IB Programmes
  • A successful track record in informal leadership, motivating teams and individuals, in delegating, and in holding individuals to account.

Disposition, attributes and behaviours


  • Energy, dynamism, determination, professionalism, flexibility
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Self-sufficient, independent, 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
  • Enjoys a sense of humour

Candidates are requested to apply online attaching their CV and a covering letter. The application must be addressed to Mrs Karen Taylor, International School of Geneva, Campus by 1st March 2022 mentioning the reference number 0 203.

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.