Teacher of English and/or Head of Department

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.
LocationLa Grande Boissière (Secondary/secondaire)
Application closing date07/11/2021
Starting Date23/08/2022

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

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

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.


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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.