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Native-speaking English candidates to take up teaching positions in Hong Kong

Vocational Training Council
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Native-speaking English candidates to take up teaching positions in Hong Kong

We are looking for native-speaking English candidates to take up teaching positions as Lecturer or Teaching Associate in Hong Kong



VTC is a vocational education, training and professional development group established in Hong Kong in 1982.

With some 250,000 students across our 13 member institutions, this not only makes us VIBRANT but VITAL to the Hong Kong educational landscape.

We provide a spectrum of opportunities through multiple pathways for graduates to determine their own destination, whether it is employment or further studies. If you believe that acquiring the values, skills and knowledge for lifelong learning and enhanced employability is a worthy mission, then consider joining us.

Native-speaking English Teacher (NET)


We are looking for native-speaking English candidates to take up teaching positions as Lecturer or Teaching Associate in Hong Kong.

Major Duties:

(a) To perform teaching duties, including supervision of students¡œ projects and fieldwork;

(b) To carry out duties in relation to student and academic administration;

(c) To organize campus-wide extra-curricular English activities for students;

(d) To coordinate language enhancement activities;

(e) To develop course curriculum and teaching / learning / assessment materials;

(f) To implement the VTC¡œs quality assurance policy; and

(g) To participate in departmental projects and functions, including research studies, seminars and exhibitions, where necessary.


The applicant should:

(a) be a native-speaker of English (English being the person¡œs native language) or possess native-speaker¡œs competence;

(b) have a relevant recognized undergraduate degree or equivalent* (e.g. English Language / Language Studies or Linguistics (Majoring in English) / English Literature / English & Communication / Translation (English subject)), preferably with post-graduate qualifications;

(c) have at least three years¡œ relevant teaching experience#;

(d) possess good interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills; and

(e) be a good team player but also be able to work on own initiative and willing to meet challenges.

* Applicants with a recognized degree in a non-relevant field but a recognized and relevant English-teaching qualification may also apply, subject to the number of hours of instruction and practicum. Such relevant English-teaching qualifications include Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma in Education (Majoring in English) and other programs with assessed practicum (e.g. English for Specific Purposes (ESP), CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL and English-teaching certification recognized by TESL Canada).

# The three years¡œ relevant teaching experience should be full-time teaching of English subject at the level of Grade 10 or Form 4 or above. Candidates with less experience may be considered for the post of Teaching Associate.

Salary and Conditions:

(1) The monthly salaries are

Lecturer: Around HK$37,000

Teaching Associate: Around HK$22,000

(2) Initial appointment will be on a 2-year contract from end August 2014.

(3) Employees may receive performance pay at the Council¡œs discretion.

Fringe Benefits:

(1) Medical insurance will be provided.

(2) Staff quarters on shared accommodation basis in Chai Wan, passage and baggage allowance will be provided for eligible appointees whose current / normal place of residence is proven to be outside Hong Kong.


Applicants who have responded to the advertisement in November 2013 need not re-apply as complete applications submitted to VTC are still under consideration.


(a) Duly completed and signed application form [VTC-1N (Rev. 11/2013)], together with a full curriculum vitae and copies of relevant documents, should be sent either by post to Manpower Planning and Appointment Section (Team 3), Human Resources Division, Vocational Training Council, 18/F, VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, by email to, or by fax to (852) 2575 3967. Please specify the Post Reference on the application form and the envelope. Incomplete application will not be processed.

(b) The application form [VTC-1N] is available from the website

(c) Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview and a written test in Hong Kong (on the same day).

(d) Please indicate in your application letter whether you will be available to attend the interview + written test in Hong Kong if you are shortlisted. Tentatively, they are scheduled for February / March 2014.

(e) Partial Travelling Expenses will be reimbursed up to HK$1,000 for eligible interviewees traveling to Hong Kong from overseas.

(f) For any enquiries, please send them to

Closing Date for Application (latest postmark date): 9 January 2014

Applicants not invited for interview within 10 weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. The Council reserves the right not to fill the post(s). Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only and will be destroyed within 24 months.

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