College Alpin Beau Soleil is seeking to recruit a
Teacher of English & Drama
Start date: September 2021
At Beau Soleil, we believe it’s what you do that counts. This philosophy holds true from the classroom to the boarding houses and well beyond, for both our students and for our staff. Whether you are teaching an IBDP class, or helping staff 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 our educational and pastoral offer, providing a strong moral compass to our diverse, international community made up of students from nearly sixty countries around the world.
Beau Soleil currently offers curricular programmes in both English and French. Students follow the IB MYP, IBDP (English and French) or IB Courses. Students also participate in a world class programme of service learning, adventure and expeditions, designed to build their personal resilience, character and compassion.
College Beau Soleil is a member of the Nord Anglia Education group of schools which offers staff the opportunity to share in a worldwide network of schools, benefitting from the professional training opportunities of the world’s leading premium schools organisation.
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 and innovation, energy and high expectations shape our approach. Professional development and training opportunities abound, and we believe in growing talent and supporting great teachers in their career paths.
Our pastoral team is devoted to the welfare of boarders. Every effort is made to ensure that students have access to the best services, emotional support and a warm family atmosphere whilst they are at school. All teachers play an important role as tutor in one of the five 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.
English lies at the heart of a Beau Soleil education. Whether it is exploring classic texts, contemporary literature, or studying text messaging and taboo in IBDP Language and Literature lessons, the quality of our English provision defines our students’ ability to enjoy learning and successfully navigate the curricular programmes they follow. Drama and theatre are growing subjects at Beau Soleil and there is an opportunity to play an important role in the ongoing development of this subject area, bringing students creativity to life on the stage. You will enjoy working with a range of abilities, ages and nationalities, and of course, have an infectious love of language and literature.
Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extracurricular aspects of school life including the boarding house as well as the classroom. We have a comprehensive learning programme that includes Saturday morning academics and exciting challenges ranging from climbing 4000m peaks to night time ski racing. Ideally, you will already have a basic level of French language and be keen to develop your language skills.
In addition to being highly successful in its own right, College Alpin Beau Soleil is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of premium international schools. This means you’ll be joining an international team in which thoughts and ideas are shared around the globe as we strive to make our schools the very best in the world. You will have the security and opportunities that come from being part of a high quality global organisation dedicated to education and professional development.
Salary and Benefits
In return for your passion to deliver the highest quality all-round boarding education you will enjoy a competitive salary, and places in the school for your children. You will also have the opportunity to live and work in the stunningly beautiful Swiss Alpine ski resort of Villars sur Ollon.
Here at College Alpin Beau Soleil, we are a close knit team who are proud of our school and boarding community. We educate 280 young people from nearly 60 countries, preparing them for futures as impactful global citizens. If you’d like to be a part of our on-going success, please get in touch; we’d love to hear from you.
How to apply
Applications should be made via Beau Soleil recruitment website at www.beausoleil.ch/en/about-us/employmentopportunities and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees.
We encourage early application; the closing date is 16 April 2021. Successful short listed candidates will be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or video call.
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.