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Kowloon Junior School (KJS) is one of the primary schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong, and is a very large, well-established five form entry school catering for 900 students from Year 1 to Year 6.  It is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is an IB World School. Teaching and learning at KJS is rich in inquiry and underpinned by a rigorous approach to pedagogy and practice.

At KJS, our staff work in close partnership to realise our School Vision of “Success for Every Child”. Our aim is to help students develop the confidence, self-esteem and motivation necessary to “become lifelong learners who are empowered to take action to make a positive difference in the world”. We are committed to achieving our vision by:

  • Being internationally minded.
  • Our commitment to developing a community of learners.
  • Developing independence and collaboration in pursuit of excellence.
  • Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities and recognising endeavor.
  • Treating others as we would like to be treated.
  • Recognizing, respecting and actively seeking the ideas and opinions of others.
  • Encouraging creativity and innovation.
  • Having high expectations of ourselves and others.
  • Promoting physical, social and emotional well-being across the community.
  • Demonstrating our values through responsible action.

Our school accommodates up to 30 classes, 5 classes at each year level and the maximum class size is 30 pupils. To assist each child to develop to their full potential in all areas, a balanced programme of academic, social, physical and cultural activities is offered at KJS.

All of the classrooms have interactive whiteboards, full wireless connectivity, and access to a bank of laptop computers and mobile devices.

The current staff are outstanding educators. Whilst they originally hail from UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or American, many have been in Hong Kong for many years.

Hong Kong culture values education and at KJS, parents are very supportive. The students are wonderful and the staff are amazing. It is a wonderful place to teach.

2017-2018 KJS Staff Photo

2017-2018 KJS Staff Photo

ESF is an equal opportunity employer.  To know more about working with ESF, please click here.

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Educational Assistant

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Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Non Teaching Staff

Main Scale Class Teacher

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced classroom teacher who can join our professional team from August 2018.

The successful candidate will be talented and accomplished with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. He/She will have an excellent understanding of the Primary Years Programme. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner and excellent team player, the successful candidates will have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the post.

Submission of Job Applications

Open for Applications
Wednesday 25 April 2018

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 13 May 2018

Lead Learner – Class Based (with TLR3 allowance; 2 years renewable contract)

KJS is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar teacher who can join our professional team as a Lead Learner starting from August 2018.

A Lead Learner’s main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students. The Lead Learner is a middle leadership post attracting an additional teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) allowance.

Lead Learners at KJS are an integral part of the school’s leadership team. You will work closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help us realise our vision of “Success for Every Child”. In addition to your own class teaching obligations, you will also have responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school.

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Exemplary classroom practitioner
  • Experience of working within an inquiry based setting
  • Evidence of leadership and experience of building successful teams
  • Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices
  • Ability to mentor / coach staff
  • Minimum years teaching experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Committed to supporting children’s individual needs

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in similar role
  • Experience of more than one curriculum model
  • International and home teaching experience

You will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, you will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

The successful candidate will be employed on a two years renewable contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3).

For details of the role, please click here to download the job description.

Submission of Job Applications

Open for Applications
Tuesday 13 February 2018

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 11 March 2018

Interviews
Tuesday 20 March 2018 (afternoon)

Head of Special Education Needs (with TLR 3 allowance)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Kowloon Junior School (KJS) for an enthusiastic and experienced leader to lead our Learning Enhancement Team (LET) from August 2018. It will be a two-year finite contract from 2018 to 2020.

For this LET leadership post, you must be a qualified primary teacher with recent experience demonstrating the required knowledge, skills and experience of leading a special education team in order to successfully lead an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of teachers, educational assistants and therapists.

We are proud to be a PYP school and would expect all candidates to have experience and understanding of the Primary Years Programme.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and energetic individual, who loves working with children. We are looking for someone who sets very high expectations of themselves and others, is highly organized and evidence driven.

A warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills is essential for this position.

Please click here to download the job description of the post.

Main Scale Class Teacher – two vacancies
(1) 2 years finite contract from 2018-2020
(2) 1 year finite contract or 10.5 months temporary contract in 2018/2019

KJS is looking for two enthusiastic and experienced classroom teachers.

The successful candidates will be talented and accomplished with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. They will have an excellent understanding of the Primary Years Programme. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner and excellent team player, the successful candidates will have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the post.

PYP Co-ordinator – Non Class Based – 2 years renewable contract

KJS is seeking to appoint enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar PYP Co-ordinator to join our professional team starting from August 2018.

As part of our Senior Leadership Team, our PYP Co-ordinator’s main role is to develop the shared pedagogical leadership within the school and wider school community in the effective implementation and ongoing development of the IBO PYP programme within the school.

You will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced PYP Co-ordinator with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, you will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

The successful candidate will be employed on a two years renewable contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR2).

In additional to the main accountabilities as stated in our generic job description, please click here to download the job description for this particular role.

Lead Learner – Class Based – 2 years renewable contract

A Lead Learner’s main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students. The Lead Learner is a middle leadership post attracting an additional teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) allowance.

Lead Learners at KJS are an integral part of the school’s leadership team. You will work closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help us realise our vision of “Success for Every Child”. In addition to your own class teaching obligations, you will also have responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school.

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Exemplary classroom practitioner
  • Experience of working within an inquiry based setting
  • Evidence of leadership and experience of building successful teams
  • Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices
  • Ability to mentor / coach staff
  • Minimum years teaching experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Committed to supporting children’s individual needs

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in similar role
  • Experience of more than one curriculum model
  • International and home teaching experience

You will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, you will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

The successful candidate will be employed on a two years renewable contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3).

For details of the role, please click here to download the job description.

Main Scale Class Teacher – 2 years renewable contract
Main Scale Class Teacher – 1 year contract

The successful candidates will be talented and accomplished with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. They will have an excellent understanding of the Primary Years Programme. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner and excellent team player, the successful candidate will have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates for the above positions please click here to download the generic job description for a teaching position.

Educational Assistant – Library

An exciting opportunity has arisen at KJS for an enthusiastic individual to fill our Educational Assistant vacancy in our library and to start from March/April 2018.

Whilst previous working experience in a library of a primary school would be an advantage, our main goal at KJS is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”.

The successful candidate will be someone who has a love of books and a positive, ‘can do’ attitude with lots of energy and enthusiasm. You will have excellent organisational skills and relish working as part of a team. Your excellent spoken and written English skills, coupled with your warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

For details of the role, please click here to download a generic job description.

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Part Time HR & Finance Assistant
(approximately 30 hours per week; Mondays to Fridays)

KJS is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our HR & Finance team in July 2018.

The post holder will provide quality assistance in all human resources & accounting aspects under the supervision of the HR & Finance Manager at KJS.

The successful candidate should possess:

  • an excellent command of spoken and written English & Chinese (Cantonese)
  • good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • willingness to help people, cheerful personality and positive attitude;
  • an ability to manage his/her time effectively and work under pressure with great initiative and self-motivation;
  • an excellent hands on experience in using Microsoft Office and Excel;
  • preferably previous working experience in a school environment and/or multinational organization
  • preferably a degree or diploma holder

Please click here to download the job description of the post.

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Submission of Job Applications

Open for Applications
Wednesday 25 April 2018

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 20 May 2018

Temporary Cleaner 合約校工

Main duties:

  • Clean and disinfect the overall campus such as classrooms, corridors, toilets and offices, etc
  • Assisting in moving furniture / equipment
  • Assisting in gardening work

主要職責包括校內清潔工作及一切相關雜務。

Requirement:

  • A team player who is hardworking and responsible
  • Past experience in primary schools is preferable

具相關經驗者,可獲優先考慮。

A permanent position may be given to the successful candidate with satisfactory performance during the year.
表現令人滿意者,可獲長期合約。

Working hours:
8 hours per day (plus 1 hour lunch break); Mondays to Fridays; 15 days of annual leave
每天8小時工作 (另1小時午飯時間);星期一至五;每年15天有薪假期

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 20 May 2018

截止申請日期
2018年5月20日星期日

Librarian

An exciting opportunity has arisen at KJS for an enthusiastic and experienced Librarian to join us from February 2018.

Apart from being an experienced librarian with a recognised library qualification, you will also be someone who has a love of books and be sufficiently well read to be able to recommend appropriate reading materials to both students and adults. You will feel confident and comfortable working with groups of children & adults across the primary phase, be a good communicator and be passionate about learning.

In additional to the main accountabilities as stated in our generic job description (click here for a copy), job duties of the successful candidate will include but not be limited to the items below:

  • Author visits
  • Ordering of appropriate resources
  • Book events e.g. book week
  • Attending ESF library meetings

Successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 26 November 2017 – HK Time

Student Counsellor

An exciting opportunity has arisen at KJS for an enthusiastic and experienced counsellor to join our team from September 2017 to June 2018. This will be a part time role – 10 hours a month (negotiable working days).

At KJS, our staff work in close partnership to realise our School Vision of “Success for Every Child”. Our aim is to help students develop the confidence, self-esteem and motivation necessary to “become lifelong learners who are empowered to take action to make a positive difference in the world”.

The successful candidate will be a talented and accomplished counsellor with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care.

We are looking for someone with a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills, which will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

In addition to being an exemplary practitioner and excellent team player, the successful candidate will also be extremely well organised, and possess excellent spoken and written English skills.

Applicants must possess a recognised degree in counselling and have the ability to work within a counsellor’s Code of Ethics.

For further details of the role, please refer to the attached job description.

Closing Date: Friday 25th August
Interviews: Thursday 31st August