University and Careers Counsellor, China

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Dulwich College BeijingChina
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term

Dulwich College Beijing, established in 2005, is a dynamic, high-performing, co-educational independent school catering for 1450 expatriate children aged 1–18 from forty-five different countries across six continents. The College comprises three schools, each with its own Headteacher: Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer an enhanced English National Curriculum and EYFS in Foundation Stage, and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, International GCSEs in KS4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in KS5. We are situated in the capital city of the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world, 45 minutes from both the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. We were awarded British International School of the Year in 2011 and in March 2014 were inspected by the British-based Independent Schools Inspectorate, ISI, who reported that, ‘The quality of the pupils’ achievements is excellent, reflecting the successful fulfilment of the school’s aims. The school develops confidence in its pupils, enabling them to apply their skills and talents across the curriculum. Pupils are supported by excellent teaching and their attitudes to learning are exemplary.’ This year the College won a British International School Award for Teaching Initiative. We have sister schools in Seoul, Shanghai, Suzhou and Singapore, all of which draw on the educational vision and values of Dulwich College London.

DCB1738 University and Careers Counsellor

Dulwich College Beijing is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time faculty position of University & Careers Counsellor to join a team of two other experienced counsellors. Qualified candidates must have expertise with the university admissions process, including demonstrated success in assisting with admission to top US or UK universities, best practices in career counselling, and familiarity with colleges and universities in the US or UK. Knowledge of university systems in other countries is a plus but not a requirement. The University & Careers Counsellor's duties include advising students individually and in small groups on issues pertaining to the transition to university; knowing his or her students well and writing a highly-personalised letter of recommendation for each one; aiding students and families in other aspects of the student’s university research and application process; and occasional travel to visit universities and attend professional conferences. Other responsibilities include parent meetings, workshops, events planning (like college fairs and trainings), and summer enrichment programme familiarity. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication and organisational skills as well as a genuine interest in working with students and parents to meet the needs of our diverse and active school population.

A background in university admissions or college counselling is strongly preferred, as is an existing relationship with professional organisations like NACAC or International ACAC. Working knowledge of Naviance, the Common Application, the University of California application, and standardised testing programs including ACT, SAT, PSAT, and IB, is also an asset. A bachelor's degree and evidence of a commitment to professional development is required.

Teaching Environment

We enjoy the benefits of a diverse, lively, very hard working and well-resourced learning community. Technology enriches this, through our use of Office 365 and our 1:1 laptop policy for Years 6-13. All teachers use a laptop computer and all classrooms are digitalised. Continuing Professional Development has a high profile across all parts of the school. Training in areas of technology is provided in house by our ICT Integrators and Champions, as well as from a range of external providers.

Students sit IGCSEs in Year 11 and the IB Diploma in Year 13. All teachers are expected to make a contribution to the co-curricular life of the school.

DCB operates its own salary scale and the school provides and pays for modern and comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the school. Most teachers find that the very generous package enables them to make significant savings whilst enjoying a high quality of life in a vibrant, safe and culturally rich capital city. As well as a very competitive salary the school offers two flights per year to home destination, full international medical coverage, free school places for up to two dependent children and a contribution to living expenses, for example restaurant and laundry bills.

Application Procedure

Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates to teach in Dulwich College Beijing.

Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: To apply for this position go to

The deadline for application is 31st July 2017.

Contract term: Three Year Contract

Dates: Apply by 31/07/2017, Job start from September 2017 onwards

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to 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. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Job location

More about Dulwich College Beijing
Address: Legend Garden Campus, 89 Capital Airport Road, Shunyi District, Beijing, 101300, China
Telephone: +86 10 6454 9000