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Graduate Assistant
Collège Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Job reference: 008886

Location: Collège Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Closing date: 31/08/2020

Department: School Support

College Beau Soleil is seeking to recruit  Graduate Assistants starting in September 2020

Our Philosophy

At Beau Soleil, we believe it’s what you do that counts. This philosophy holds true both for our students and our staff, from the classroom to the boarding houses, out into our extraordinary alpine environment and way beyond. From working hard in an IBDP class to taking part in one of our amazing expeditions, we are a school that believes in the power of action, engagement and participation.

Students at Beau Soleil experience a unique holistic education which is built around four core values: respect, responsibility, ambition and determination. These values underpin all that we do, providing a strong moral compass for our diverse international community, which is made up of students from nearly sixty countries around the world.

Beau Soleil offers curricular options in both English and French. Students follow the International Baccalaureate or High School Diploma programmes. Students also have world class opportunities for service learning, adventure and expeditions, designed to build their personal resilience, character and compassion.

Beau Soleil is a member of the Nord Anglia Education group of premium international schools which offers staff the opportunity to become part of a worldwide network as well as benefitting from extensive professional training opportunities and career development.


Our Community

High quality teaching and learning lies at the heart of the ongoing development of the Beau Soleil educational experience. Our teachers are passionate about their subjects and work together to produce exceptional results. Creativity, innovation, energy and high expectations shape our approach. Professional development and training opportunities abound, and we believe in growing talent and supporting our staff in their career paths.

As a full boarding community, we ensure that students have access to great service, challenge, emotional support and a warm family atmosphere whilst they are at school. All teachers play an important role as a tutor in one of our boarding houses, coaching students and supporting the boarding team.

Students and staff share a real sense of pride in the school and its achievements, a pride that we hope you will see if you visit us for interview.

Your Profile

Are you (or are you soon to be) a recent graduate who is looking for the opportunity to experience life in a bilingual boarding school in the Swiss Alps? This may appeal to those thinking about a career as a teacher or working with young people, as well as those wishing to improve their language skills.

The school is located in a small alpine village in French speaking Switzerland. The village itself provides ample opportunity for skiing in the winter and outdoor pursuits in the summer. Geneva airport is 2 hours by bus and train, and Lausanne, Montreux and Geneva are all within easy reach.

The primary role of our Graduate Assistants is to act as a residential assistant in a boarding house, but there are also extensive opportunities for involvement in other areas of school life, such as supporting students in lessons and helping to run extra-curricular and weekend activities (including the ski programme during the winter term).

General duties will include:

  • Working as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the boarding house and the wellbeing of the students in the house

  • Morning and evening duties in the boarding house

  • Overnight supervision in the boarding house as required

  • Various boarding and school supervision duties as required

  • Study supervision

  • Help supervise the library or small study groups

  • Assist with extra-curricular activities

  • Work alongside the school nurses to provide support and take students to doctors/dental appointments

  • Reception duties

  • Airport transfers

  • Attend weekly training and support meetings

  • Any other duties which may be required from time to time by the school


How to apply

Applications should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees, and should be made via the Beau Soleil website at

The closing date for applications is 27 March 2020, although we welcome early applications too. Successful short listed candidates will be contacted with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or Skype.


College Alpin Beau Soleil is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.



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