Role Title:                 Teacher of History - High School
Job Category:            Academic
Reports to:                 Secondary Head of Humanities

Collège du Léman is one of Switzerland’s most prestigious international schools, located on the edge of Lake Geneva in view of the Swiss Alps. We welcome children from 2 to 18 years old to become part of a truly international community with more than 120 different nationalities. Our vision is to shape generations that harness differences and empower our students to change the world for the better. 
We nurture individual strengths through our outstanding educators and the sheer breadth of opportunities that we offer as part of our curriculum and activities. 
Collège du Léman is part of the Nord Anglia Education family of more than 80 premium schools, educating students in over 30 countries.

The successful applicant’s role will be to support and encourage students, helping them to enjoy and make the most of the learning opportunities offered by the school. More specifically, they will teach history across a range of high school programmes. Teaching assignments will include IB History and iGCSE History. He/she would also be allocated a homeroom advisory role, thereby assisting the pastoral team by leading an advisory class and being the first point of contact for the families of his/her advisees. 

The Teacher of History will:

  • Promote the school’s mission and vision by assisting students to discover and develop individual strengths, make powerful, lifelong global connections, and be their best selves
  • Contribute to the creation of a caring and inclusive learning environment in which students can flourish, ensuring that each student’s health and well-being are given the necessary priority
  • Embody and promote Collège du Léman’s RISE values of Respect, Internationalism, Spirit, and Excellence
  • Use and develop existing resources to plan engaging, challenging, and rigorous economics lessons
  • Have the flexibility and interest to teach other related disciplines (such as Economics, Business Management and/or Theory of Knowledge) should this be needed
  • Develop curricula and unit plans, taking into consideration the RISE values, the development of a broad range of 21st-century skills (including ICT skills) and specific course-related considerations such as the IB Learner Profile
  • Give regular formative and summative feedback to students and ensure active engagement with feedback
  • Use assessment data to differentiate appropriately, inform lesson planning and ensure that all students are making excellent progress
  • Work in close collaboration with members of the humanities department, sharing best practice, planning in teams, offering feedback, and developing interdisciplinary learning opportunities
  • Engage with the teaching community of external examination courses to keep up to date with course changes, understand assessment guidelines and exchange ideas for best teaching practice  
  • Use the school’s Teacher Appraisal - Professional Development (TAPD), framework to set and meet clear, challenging, and relevant objectives, and participate in ongoing professional development (internal and, if appropriate, external)
  • Manage and regularly update the school’s digital platforms to keep timely record of attendance, student grades, lesson plans, resources etc.
  • Supervise Extended Essays in History or other related domains within the IB programme


Qualifications for this position include a relevant university degree and teaching qualification. It is essential to have some experience in teaching history at the High School level. 

Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in teaching within the IB History and/or iGCSE History programmes. Experience in teaching other IB group 3 subjects such as Economics or Business Management is highly valued as well teaching ToK is. Experience in supervising IBDP Extended Essays and experience as an IB or IGCSE examiner is preferred. 

Prior Skills and Knowledge 
Candidates are required to demonstrate perfect command of English; mother tongue or equivalent fluency, along with the ability to effectively integrate ICT into the curriculum both with educational tools and mainstream software.

Additional skills
A good rapport with students, characterised by a firm yet fair approach, is crucial. Strong organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal, are also essential. Knowledge of French is preferred but not mandatory.

In addition to these qualifications and skills, the successful candidate should exhibit the ability to collaborate effectively within a team and work efficiently under tight deadlines.
The successful candidate should possess clear communication skills, fostering positive relationships with both students and colleagues. Collaborative effectiveness within a team is essential, as is a demonstrated growth mindset, showcasing openness to new challenges and a commitment to continuous professional development. Strong organizational abilities, effective workload prioritization, and the capacity to work seamlessly under tight deadlines are integral to thriving in this role. Resilience under pressure is a key attribute that will contribute to the candidate's success.

Mandatory checks
You understand and embrace the importance of diversity and inclusion and stand against discrimination in any form. Background investigations and reference checks for the past ten years will be conducted during the selection process.

All areas of this job specification are subject to regular review and changes. Creator of job description: J. Bearblock, Executive Principal – High School, Collège du Léman Sàrl