Chatteris Native-speaking English Tutor (CNET)
ORGANISATION: Chatteris Educational Foundation
ORGANISATION INFORMATION: The Chatteris Educational Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation aiming to help Hong Kong students improve their English, develop young leaders with a global vision and promote cultural exchange. Chatteris works in partnership with schools in Hong Kong to sponsor young people from around the world to experience a year of personal and professional development. This year we have 63 university graduates mainly from the UK, US and Canada placed in Hong Kong schools.
JOB TITLE: Chatteris Native-speaking English Tutor (CNET)
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Foundation operates the Chatteris International Graduate Programme that allows recent university graduates from any discipline to contribute directly to the life and learning experience of Hong Kong students. As a CNET, you will be placed full time in a Chinese school to help improve the English language environment and motivate students to speak English. You will also have the opportunity to develop a lasting insight into the Hong Kong and Chinese culture and to form lifelong international friendships with the team of CNETs working alongside you.
Teaching in a Chinese school environment is a challenging and rewarding experience and will develop many life skills, such as confidence, flexibility, patience, cultural diversity and communication. In addition to professional experience working in schools, the Chatteris International Graduate Programme offers optional opportunities including Project Management, Career Development and Community Work. These provide graduates with transferable skills as well as personal and professional development suitable for any future career they may choose. Extensive support and training is provided throughout the year. For more details please visit the Chatteris website.
TYPE OF VACANCY: 9-month contract – commences 1 September 2012
(Mandatory orientation training begins on 13 August 2012)
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Outgoing, creative and energetic graduates who are keen to be part of an international team in Hong Kong. An interest in Chinese culture and desire to be immersed in a different way of life is a necessity. Applicants must be keen to learn from their various experiences and be both positive and open towards the various challenges they may encounter. Collaboration and teamwork is also strongly valued within the Chatteris International Graduate Programme.
REQUIREMENTS: University graduates in any discipline; native English speaker or native-level English competence; excellent clarity of speech; must have a keen interest in working with children, teenagers, young adults or perhaps considering a teaching career. No previous experience needed - we are looking for the right personality.
METHOD OF APPLICATION: Online application at http://www.chatteris.org.hk, Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae/Resume. Before application, we advise you view the Chatteris International Graduate Programme video by following this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aug-6aTM5S4
CLOSING DATE: Year round application. Early application is advised as places are limited. The best period of application is between November and March.
SALARY: HK$13,000 per month, untaxed (Approx. USD$1660)
LOCATION: Hong Kong
FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.chatteris.org.hk
CONTACT INFORMATION: Chatteris Educational Foundation,
33 Sycamore Street,
Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2520 5736 Fax: (852) 2865 2815