Teach English in Hong Kong China
We are looking to recruit a full time Kindergarten Teacher for our Early Childhood English Centre. You must have a recognised Early Years qualification (e.g. BEd, or PGCE in Early Years Care), a degree, and at least 2 years experience of working with Kindergarten children. We are keen to appoint someone who can demonstrate good professional skills, is willing and able to learn and develop, and will be a good team member. You should also indicate any English Language Teaching (ELT) experience or other specialist areas of interest or skills you offer. We offer a range of development opportunities for staff including in-service training, a job shadowing scheme, a mentoring scheme, and other appropriate training. We offer a busary scheme for staff undertaking further relevant training, and also provide self access study material such as professional EFL publications. There are a number of possible working weeks for full-time teachers including Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday to Thursday. We anticipate that this post will work a Sunday to Thursday week. This will be discussed with you at interview. The preferred starting date is 18th August 2008 for induction for a term starting in early September. For an application form please contact Samantha Yeung at email@example.com . Deadline for applications is 9th May 2008. Desirable criteria may be used during the selection process. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.
We are looking to recruit a full time Kindergarten Teacher for our Early Childhood English Centre. You must have a recognised Early Years qualification (e.g. BEd, or PGCE in Early Years Care), a degree, and at least 2 years experience of working with Kindergarten children. We are keen to appoint someone who can demonstrate good professional skills, is willing and able to learn and develop, and will be a good team member. You should also indicate any English Language Teaching (ELT) experience or other specialist areas of interest or skills you offer. We offer a range of opportunities for professional development including a bursary scheme for staff undertaking further study. There are also opportunities for project work. There are a number of possible working weeks for full-time teachers including Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday to Thursday. We anticipate that this post will work a Sunday to Thursday week.Â
Local restrictions on employment
Work visas are required if you are not a permanent resident in Hong Kong.
The salary scale is: Point Monthly HKD 1 27,308 2 28,128 3 28,971 4 29,841 5 30,736 TEFL-Q BAR 6 31,658 7 32,607 8 33,586 9 34,593 10 35,632 As at April 2008 the exchange rate is 15.5 HKD to 1 pound sterling.Â
Income tax and national insurance
Income Tax: Salary and all allowances are assessed as inclusive of any local taxes of whatever kind that may be levied by the Government of Hong Kong. The maximum rate of salary tax payble is currently 17%, however the British Council will not adjust your salary and allowances to take account of any taxes changes. Any UK Income Tax charged will be your sole responsibility and will not attract compensation or extra payment from the British Council. National Insurance: UK Class 1 National Insurance payments may be compulsory for the first 52 weeks of this agreeent. If so the Council will pay the employer’s share and will deduct the employee’s share from your salary at source OR It may be permissible for you to continue to pay UK Class 1 National Insurance payments through the period of this agreement. In this event, the Council will pay the employer’s share and wil deduct the employee’s share from your salary at source.
Fares and travel
Airfares on transfer: Economy class for member of staff, accompanying partner and children from previous post or the UK, paid by receiving centre. (Where a member of staff leaves Council rather than moving to another post, the last Centre will be responsible for the cost of flights back to the UK.) Travel arrangemetns are to be booked through the British Council Hong Kong travel scheme. Home leave fares: Economy class returns to the UK for member of staff, accompanying partner and children at the end of 2-year contracts (or where contract is extended, after two years). Air tickets to Hong Kong from London will be arranged by the Hong Kong office through its staff travel scheme with Virgin Atlantic. Any alternative arrangements will need to be specified by the teacher and agreed with BC Hong Kong. Visas, work permits, vaccinations required for employment. BC to pay.
Accountable allowance of GBP1,200 for single staff; GBP2,000 for staff with accompanying partner and/or children per transfer paid by receiving centre. This allowance is accountable.
Annual leave allowance
35 days per annum paid leave not including public holidays. A pattern for standard leave will be outlined in the academic calendar mainly blocked around the major public holidays: Christmas, Easter and Chinese New Year, with a break in the summer. HK public holidays are observed.
All staff on globally mobile networkcontracts, and accompanying family members, are covered by ExpaCare scheme which covers medical and hospital treatment, repatriation costs, personal liability and other items.
A settling-in allowance of 13,000 HK dollars if single or 19,500 HK dollars for accompanied staff to help you to meet your initial expenses on first arrival in Hong Kong. You may also receive up to two weeks’ hotel accommodation and up to two weeks’ subsistence where appropriate if permanent accommodation is not available on first arrival. On first arrival an advance of up to two months salary is available if required.Â
None. Assistance to find accommodation is provided plus reasonable time off in first two weeks (i.e. up to 2 days in the first two week period).
Pension Support: BC will match contribution to pension scheme up to GBP1,500 pa. To qualify for this payment, you need to set up a pension scheme which meets the specified requirements and have completed 3 months service with the British Council. Hong Kong MPF and Gratuity: Hong Kong has a Mandatory Provident Scheme which requires contributions from employer and employee at 5% of salary (maximum contribution: HKD1,000). The total put into the fund may be withdrawn by the employee before leaving Hong Kong. The fund accumulates interest and is tax deductable. The employerâ€™s 5% contribution is funded from a gratuity payment of two months salary paid on completion of a 2-year contract/1 months salary on completion of a 1-year contract. The balance of gratutity is paid to the teacher on completion of contract.
Whilst the above information was accurate at time of writing, specific details and entitlements are subject to change.
Location: Hong Kong Hong Kong