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Head of Section: French Section
Collège Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Job reference: 002864

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

Closing date: 30/06/2017

Department: Teachers

College Alpin Beau Soleil is a world renowned boarding school  located in the heart of the Swiss Alps.   We welcome students from around the world, offering them the chance to follow either an international or French curriculum pathway.    Around thirty per cent of the student body currently study in the French Section, preparing for their Brevet or Baccalaureate examinations.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational school leader, keen to work in a successful and expanding school.   The role of Head of Section is an important position within the school, with the post holder leading our French Section staff and students. This post provides significant autonomy and responsibility, as well as the opportunity to work as part of a strong leadership team. We welcome applications from exceptional, self-motivated and reflective professionals with the right blend of energy and experience, and a passion for teaching that embraces change and innovation.

As a qualified teacher you will be bilingual in French and English, familiar with the French Baccalaureate and Diplôme du Brevet, and the relevant French curriculum requirements for students aged 14 to 18.  You will additionally enjoy working in and have experience of the international education sector.    You will be confident leading students from diverse backgrounds, an excellent communicator and someone who is capable of inspiring and motivating 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 extra-curricular aspects of school life including the boarding provision as well as the classroom.  

In addition to being highly successful in its own right, the 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.

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 in and work in the stunningly beautiful Swiss Alpine ski resort of Villars Sur Ollon.

Here at the College Alpin Beau Soleil, we are a close knit team who are proud of our school and boarding community. We educate 230 young people of more than 40 nationalities, preparing them for futures as 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.

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Applications should be made via the Nord Anglia Education recruitment website at and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees.  Any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical as well as clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB).

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June.   Successful short listed candidates will be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or Skype. A second round of interviews will take place soon afterwards at the school.


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