French Language Assistant

Posted a week ago by The Perse School

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

French Language Assistant

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £27,963 per annum, pro rata

The Perse is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent day schools, providing a high quality education to pupils aged 3-18 in Cambridge.

Their aim is to be a leading employer of choice. This means they strive to be a school where staff say they are proud and excited to work, and feel valued, respected and motivated.

They are committed to providing a very competitive salary and benefits scheme at the same time as offering a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development. They want their staff to feel engaged and purposeful so that they, in turn, help pupils to be happy and successful

The Role

The School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, well-organised and engaging French speaker to assist with inspiring pupils to develop their French language skills. This is a fixed term role from 1st September 2024 to 31st August 2025. The successful candidate will work to develop students’ spoken French skills and appreciation of Francophone cultures, as well as playing a key role in the preparation for GCSE, A Level and DELF speaking exams.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Preparing and delivering activities
  • Preparing resources, co-teaching
  • Assisting Upper Sixth pupils with their Independent Research projects
  • Providing conversation practice with lower school students

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree level (or equivalent) education
  • Native or rear-native French speaker
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Awareness of GCE and A Level French speaking exam requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of and interest in Francophone cultures and current affairs
  • Genuine passion for working with and teaching young people
  • Demonstrates high standards of behaviour and is able to model the School values (intellectual curiosity and scholarship, endeavour, breadth and balance, and valuing one another and the environment)
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable school, please click apply to be redirected to their website to complete your application.  

Closing date: Friday 19th June 2024

The School actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). All work carried out at the School on a regular basis amounts to regulated activity.  This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. The School is committed to acting in the best interests of the child so as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The School requires everyone who comes into contact with children and their families to share this commitment. Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.

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