Boarding House Parent starting 23rd August 2021

John F. Kennedy International SchoolSaanen, Switzerland

About JFK

Small School, Big Heart

Founded in 1971, we are now a home to 95 students (aged 2.5 to 14) and 26 expert faculty and staff — a community representing over 22 different nations. We are proud of our international and multi-cultural ethos, and the way our community collaborates to make a difference. Our world-renowned curriculum is built on the best of global standards.

We offer a unique, family-oriented, educational environment where all students are motivated to fully develop their talents and skills in order to prepare them for acceptance into the best and most demanding secondary schools and also for the challenges of the world in which they will live and work.

The school is a co-educational English-language boarding and day school for children ages 4 to 14, culminating in the Year 9 (Grade 8). The growing student body is made up of around 60 students from over twenty different countries.

Boarding enrolment is limited to 25 students in order to maintain first-rate quality of care in our family-like environment.

Interested in joining our JFK family?

Please note that only EU / Swiss nationals' applications will be considered due to strict Swiss working permit regulations. The ability to drive a minibus would be an advantage. References will be checked from your previous employers.


Following the UK’s exit from the EU and the end of the withdrawal period agreed between the two parties on 31 December 2020, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) between Switzerland and the EU no longer applies with the United Kingdom. From 1 January 2021, UK citizens are no longer citizens of the EU; instead, they have the status of third-country citizens.

Priority will be given to Swiss nationals, foreign nationals with a Swiss residence permit (C, B, L, S, or F ) and EU/EFTA citizens/permit holders, where candidates are equally qualified.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 30th April 2021. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted, interviews will take place in May 2021 via Zoom. 

Please review the attached Job Description and Information Pack for full details of the job role, terms of service and person specification.

We reserve the right to appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date. Appointment to take effect from 23rd August 2021.

Please apply through TES directly.

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