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Psychology Teacher
Collège Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Job reference: 011959

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

Closing date: 30/11/2021

Department: Teachers

College Alpin Beau Soleil is seeking to recruit a
Psychology Teacher

Start date: January 2022


Our Philosophy

At Beau Soleil, we believe it’s what you do that counts. This philosophy holds true in all that we do as staff and for our students. We are a community that believes in the power of action, engagement and participation, inside and outside of the classroom.

Our unique holistic education is built around four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Ambition and Determination, which provide a framework to community life for our international student body. Our students come from over fifty different countries, with diverse academic backgrounds and a wide range of future aspirations.

With curricular programmes in both English and French, students graduate with an IB or Advanced Studies Diploma. Within this framework, small class sizes allow for a flexible programme and staff are encouraged and supported to bring new ideas to all that they do

Our Staff

As a full boarding school, our staff are involved in all aspects of school life, sharing time in the classroom, in the boarding houses, out on the mountain and travelling the world. You may find yourself teaching an IBDP class in the morning, helping to staff one of our amazing expeditions in the afternoon, or accompanying a group to surf in Bali during the holiday period.

Professional development and training opportunities abound, and we believe in growing talent and supporting great teachers in their career paths. As a member of the Nord Anglia Education group of schools there are opportunity for ongoing professional training and exchange amongst the world’s leading premium schools organisation.

Our Community

Our location in the heart of Villars-sur-Ollon, offers an enviable lifestyle with access to skiing in the winter months and a multitude of outdoor and sporting activities throughout the year. Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva are all within easy reach for cultural adventures and inspiration.

The Beau Soleil campus is an inspiring place to work with facilities that are second to none. Our ongoing campus development and maintenence programme ensures that our students and staff thrive in an environment of which they can be rightly proud.

Your Profile

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about the study of behaviour and mental processes? Do you aim to give the students you teach a greater understanding of themselves and a deeper appreciation of the diversity of human behaviour?

Would you love to lead a field trip to a cultural melting pot such as New York to help develop an understanding of how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied and are you equally at home advising a Grade 12 IB student on the fine tuning of their Internal Assessment?

Do you have a holistic approach to teaching psychology with biological, cognitive and sociocultural analysis, teaching it in an integrated way which ensures that students are able to develop an understanding of what all humans share, as well as the immense diversity of influences on human behaviour and mental processes.

Do you want to spend winter in a Swiss ski resort? Being part of a boarding school allows opportunities to share experiences and enthusiasm with students inside and outside the classroom, and you will be keen to see education as something deeper than just lessons or a syllabus. 

We believe it’s what you do that counts – and this carries over from classroom to village to mountain – and we are looking for people who share our enthusiasm for holistic education, experiential learning and community engagement.

With the opportunity to work within a creative and forwardlooking Humanities faculty, this post is perfect for teachers who are passionate about their subject, enjoy engagement with young people, keen to share ideas, learn from others and who set the highest expectations of themselves and their classes.

As a qualified teacher you will be a fluent English speaker, familiar with the IBDP curriculum and confident working with students from diverse backgrounds. You will be an excellent communicator and confident with technology; someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. 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

International Opportunities

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 50 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 30 November 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.

 

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