Teacher of IGCSE and A-Level Mandarin Chinese & Chinese Pupil Welfare Officer, Athens, Greece

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St. Lawrence CollegeAthens, Greece

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Start date: 31/8/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The position

St. Lawrence College, Athens, Greece is currently seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Teacher of First Language IGCSE and A-Level Chinese to meet the growing demand for these qualifications within our senior school. In addition to teaching duties, this individual will also undertake a new role; that of Chinese pupil welfare officer. 

Brief Job description

The successful applicant will be responsible for the teaching of First Language IGCSE Mandarin Chinese and A-Level Mandarin Chinese to pupils aged 14-18 who select these subjects. He or she will work closely with colleagues in the modern languages department and elsewhere in the school, developing schemes of work, creating and sourcing teaching aids, developing and implementing assessment tasks engaging all pupils in the attainment of skills related to this subject.

St. Lawrence College places great importance on the excellence of the delivery of pastoral care and on the provision of extracurricular activities for all pupils. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to these vital spheres of British education fully and with enthusiasm. Most importantly, the successful applicant will specifically undertake the role of Chinese pupil welfare officer. As such, he or she will help maintain and promote the full integration of our Chinese pupils into our broader school community and will assist in meetings and discussions relating to all aspects of education and pupil progress with pupils and parents whose English language skills are limited.

Brief person specification

In addition to appropriate teaching qualifications and, preferably, experience teaching Chinese in a British or international school, the successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an appreciation for working as a member of a school community. The successful applicant will possess strong oral and written English skills. Greek language skills are not a pre-requisite. 

The successful applicant will be available to work from 31st August 2020.


Our new colleague will receive a competitive salary by standards of British education in Greece plus Christmas, Easter and summer bonuses and other benefits. The successful applicant will work alongside friendly and supportive colleagues across our 20-acre school campus set in the stunning natural surroundings of the suburbs in southern Athens.


A full recruitment pack is attached to this advertisement, containing 1. An introduction to the position. 2. A full job description. 3. A full person specification. 4. The St. Lawrence College ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’, 5. Our GDPR policy regarding the protection of applicants’ personal data during the recruitment process and 6. An electronic application form. Interested applicants should complete and return the application form as an attachment to the Headmaster, Phil Holden, at careers@slc.gr to arrive by 09.00am (Athens time) Friday 21st February 2020.

Applicants should also send their current cv and a covering letter.

Applicants should note that the pdf application form should be saved to a device before being completed and returned.

St. Lawrence College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service in the UK.

More about St. Lawrence College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Anemon Street, Koropi, Athens, Attiki 19400, Greece. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +30 210 8917000