Higher Education Counsellor, Hong Kong

Closing date:

Renaissance College Hong KongHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Basic Salary ranges from GBP 44470 to GBP 77800 per year.
Contract term: Fixed Term

Renaissance College 

Website: http://www.renaissance.edu.hk 

Renaissance College opened for students in August  2006 and is providing an all-through education for 2,100 students aged 5  to 18 years. With advanced design and facilities, Renaissance College  is testament to ESF’s continuing contribution to the future of quality  education in Hong Kong, featuring first-class amenities such as a  dedicated sports centre with sports hall and swimming pool, cafeteria,  library and performance arts centre; and high-level infrastructure for  Information and Communication Technology. We have a fully developed 1:1  Apple laptop programme for over 1100 students and further 500 school  owned Apple laptops and desktops. We also have a growing iPad programme.

Higher Education Counsellor 


The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2018, renewable by mutual consent.

Reports to: Secondary Vice Principal / IBDP Coordinator

The Counsellor - Higher Education should:
• develop and regularly update the tertiary and careers information  resources available in the Careers & Further Education Centre
• inform and instruct students on using the internet & other media to gain access to tertiary and careers information
• organise the in-school further education fair and invite guest speakers from institutions of further education
• ensure that senior students are aware of and enabled to attend  education fairs such as the Linden Tour, World Education Fair, British  Education Exhibition, & Australian Education Fair
• develop and  maintain an understanding of the Chinese, British, North American,  Australian, Japanese, Korean and Indian tertiary application systems,  and gain information on tertiary requirements of other countries as  appropriate
• be active in establishing links and promoting the College with representatives of universities and colleges
• run information evenings for Years 11, 12, & 13 parents and  students about the college and university applications process, what  grants and financial aid is available, housing issues, issues regarding  the transition to university
• create monthly careers and further education newsletters for the website
• develop and annually update the school’s Academic Profile
• advise students on their College applications
• guide students through the applications process and check applications
• liaise with the Careers Advisor to provide guidance for students on  writing a coherent, clear, well presented curriculum vitae and personal  statement
• liaise with the Careers Advisor to provide guidance and practice opportunities of interview situations
• liaise with the Careers Advisor regarding career-related areas of interest for Years 12/13 students
• ensure that all graduating students have a copy of their academic transcript for their previous four years of academic study
• liaise with all tertiary institutions regarding references and transcripts
• write references in support of students college/university applications as required
• develop procedures for students requesting teacher references and  provide guidance and support for teachers in writing those references
• inform and facilitate student access to all necessary and relevant information regarding SAT, TOEFL,  IELTS tests, etc
• administer PSAT tests as required
• keep updating students through the IBO universities website.

Candidates will be expected to have:
• fluent communication skills in English, both spoken and written;
• well developed counselling skills with students;
• presentation and group facilitation skills;
• a well developed understanding of information technology systems that support higher education guidance;
• a determination to develop professionally and keep up to date with developments in
higher education guidance.


• Bachelor’s Degree

• Previous experience in a higher education counselling role

Closing Date: 22 Mar 2018 

For enquiries, please contact Lucia Lam at laml3@rchk.edu.hk

Applications must be submitted online through https://recruit.esf.edu.hk
Step 1: Go to the Registration tab and register. You will then receive an email with an activation link.
Step 2: When your account has been activated, login to the system and click "Job Listing"
Step 3: Check the box next to the job(s) that you wish to apply for and click "Apply & Continue".

ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Personal  data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance  with the ESF's Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided  immediately upon request.

Aligned with the  recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we  hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with  specific attention to child protection.

Job location

More about Renaissance College Hong Kong
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: No.5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 3556 3556