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Job details
Employer Harrow International School Hong Kong
Location Hong Kong
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts August 2017

The School seeks to employ a highly professional Teacher of Spanish with a minimum of three years teaching experience to join a strong Languages department with high academic expectations and a rich, varied enrichment programme. Communication lies at the heart of the School’s vision statement Leadership for a Better World and opportunities to learn languages are integral to the School’s curriculum.

At Harrow Hong Kong, we seek to employ highly professional teachers with the ability and commitment to enhance the life of an ‘all through School’ which has a strong boarding ethos in the Upper School, and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team dedicated to further establishing and developing the School’s curriculum. The department currently provides teaching in Chinese, French and Spanish from Y1 in the Lower School to Y13 in the Upper School.  This role will involve a timetable of academic Spanish classroom teaching in all sections of the School.

The emphasis on pastoral care and boarding in the Upper School, however, means that all members of staff are also expected to contribute to the pastoral care of a group of students as a Tutor in a House; if this is a boarding House, this includes boarding duties in it. Similarly, the emphasis on activities outside the classroom means that an effective and varied contribution to the extra-curricular programme will also be required. As a result, teachers in the Upper School are currently expected to reside in accommodation provided by the School on-site or close to it for the better performance of their duties.

All Upper School teachers are offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including accommodation benefits and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.


Suitable candidates will have:

  1. The ability to inspire others and lead by example, role modelling the School’s vision statement 'Leadership for a better world' in relationships with students, teachers and parents.
  2. Appropriate academic degree and teaching qualification.
  3. The ability and commitment to be excellent classroom teachers, usually with a minimum teaching experience of three years.
  4. A strong commitment to high academic standards.
  5. A genuine commitment to the wellbeing and pastoral care of children.
  6. Interests and abilities that can enhance the School’s extra-curricular programme.
  7. Excellent inter-personal skills with students, teachers and parents.
  8. Excellent administrative, organisational, and ICT skills.

Harrow International School Hong Kong

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Year 13 in custom-built facilities in a stunning physical location in Hong Kong. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse student body in Hong Kong. Having opened in September 2012, the School roll is now 1180 and further expansion will continue to take place over the next few years.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening.

How to apply

To formally apply for the position and/ or to download an information pack, job description and any other relevant information please follow this link:

Application deadline: Friday 2nd December 2016 (early applications are encouraged). All enquiries should be directed to Gemma McSweeney, Recruitment Manager at TIC Recruitment, who is handling the process on behalf of the School. Contact details are as follows:

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 212083


'Leadership for a better world'

About the employer

Information about Harrow International School Hong Kong
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

38 Tsing Ying Road
Tuen Mun
New Territories
Hong Kong
+852 2824 9928