Master Pay Scale Point 15 (HK$32,545 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 33 (HK$75,620 per month). [See Notes (a) and (b)]
Candidates should have -
(a)(i) a Hong Kong bachelor's degree majoring in the relevant subject discipline, or equivalent; or
(a)(ii) a degree (majoring in the relevant subject discipline) other than that specified in (a)(i) above, plus a postgraduate certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary education institution, or equivalent;
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of 'Level 2' results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [See Notes (c) to (e)]; and
(c) a 'Pass' result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) (degree/professional grades)[See Notes (f) to (g)].
Potential applicants may also apply if they do not meet the entry requirements set out above but are expected to obtain the following qualifications to meet the aforementioned entry requirements no later than the summer of 2023 –
(1) a bachelor's/master's degree majoring in the relevant subject discipline, or equivalent; or
(2) 'Level 2' results in the two language papers in CRE, or equivalent; or
(3) a postgraduate certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary education institution, or equivalent.
These applicants are required to provide documentary evidence such as letters, certificates and transcripts to prove that they have obtained the requisite qualifications and met the entry requirements in the aforementioned period by the deadline to be determined by the Education Bureau. Applicants who fail to provide the necessary evidence as required will not be considered further. To facilitate processing, they should clearly state the expected date of obtaining the said qualifications in the application form.
(a) There is a salary bar for new appointees without a certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary education institution, or equivalent. Those with a certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary education institution, or equivalent, will enter at Master Pay Scale Point 17.
(b) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to change.
(c) The results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the CRE are classified as 'Level 2,' 'Level 1' or 'Fail,' with 'Level 2' being the highest.
(d) 'Level 5' or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade 'C' or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) are accepted as equivalent to 'Level 2' in the UC paper of the CRE. 'Level 5' or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade 'C' or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade 'C' or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level), are accepted as equivalent to 'Level 2' in the UE paper of the CRE.
(e) Candidates with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test result is accepted as equivalent to 'Level 2' in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.
(f) All applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their knowledge of the Basic Law and the National Security Law. A pass result in the BLNST is an entry requirement for all civil service jobs. Only those candidates who have passed the BLNST will be considered for appointment.
(g) For candidates who have not taken the relevant BLNST or have not attained a pass result in the relevant BLNST at the time of application, they may still apply for the job and arrangements will be made for them to take the relevant BLNST during the recruitment process.
(h) Irrespective of the means of application, applicants' attention is drawn to the following for compliance where appropriate:
(h)(i) Applicants should state clearly on their application form the subject applied for and also the major and minor subjects studied in their degree and/or teacher training courses. Applicants who wish to be considered for more than one subject should submit separate applications including a separate Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and copies of all supporting documents for each subject.
(h)(ii) To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, applicants should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to the Education Bureau and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage.
(h)(iii) Applicants holding qualifications obtained from academic institutions outside Hong Kong should provide copies of diplomas/certificates, transcripts of studies and official documents issued by the relevant academic institutions stating the mode of delivery (e.g. full time/part time, on campus/distance learning, etc.) of the study programmes. For such candidates who also hold local qualifications, they are required to provide copies of the relevant supporting documents as well. As these documents will facilitate the assessment of qualifications, candidates are advised to provide them to support their applications. Applicants holding local qualifications should attach copies of the documents stating the major and minor of their degree and any qualifications of teacher training.
(i) Applications which are not made in the prescribed form, i.e. the Application Form for Employment [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], or submitted by fax or e-mail, or applications which are late, or without sufficient supporting documents, will NOT be considered.
(j) Applicants who are selected for interview will receive an invitation before the end of December 2022. Those who are not invited for interview by that time may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
(k) Those who have participated in the Early Retirement Scheme for aided or government school teachers will NOT be considered for appointment to the Assistant Education Officer post.
Assistant Education Officers are mainly deployed on the following types of duties –
(a) to undertake teaching duties in a government secondary school;
(b) to be a Class Master/Mistress;
(c) to organise and conduct extra-curricular activities;
(d) to assess and to record students' attainment; and
(e) to co-ordinate/undertake diversified professional duties, including assisting in the performance of special responsibilities, administrative work and non-teaching duties of the school, such as school curriculum development, civil/moral/sex education, school discipline, student counseling, career guidance, school/public examinations, etc.
A successful candidate may be required to teach any subjects assigned by the Education Bureau.
Candidates should be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; have a fine character and integrity; be committed to serve in the education field; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
Terms of Appointment:
A new recruit will be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
(a) For general awareness, a locally-accredited Hong Kong bachelor's degree is at Level 5 under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF). While there are other qualifications under HKQF Level 5, for the purpose of this recruitment exercise, only bachelor's degree in the relevant subjects is acceptable. Further information on HKQF may be accessed on HKQF's website (http://www.hkqf.gov.hk) or by phone (Tel: 3793 3955).
(b) If a new recruit progresses onto new permanent terms upon satisfactory completion of the probationary/agreement period, he/she will be eligible to join the Civil Service Provident Fund (CSPF) Scheme. The Government's contributions under the CSPF Scheme, including mandatory and voluntary contributions, follow a progressive contribution rates schedule ranging from 5% to 25% of the basic salary of an eligible officer at his/her substantive rank, depending on his/her completed years of continuous service on civil service terms. In general, the above-mentioned Government's contribution rate is 15% at the time when an eligible officer who has completed three years of continuous service progresses onto new permanent terms and joins the CSPF Scheme. Further information on the CSPF Scheme may be accessed on CSB's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
(c) Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(d) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancies advertised are open to all candidates meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Education Bureau may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In the circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the interview.
(f) It is Government's policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet "Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities" which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under "Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments."
(g) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Applicants selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(h) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(i) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
(k) Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Education Bureau's personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.
How to apply:
To apply, applicants are required to submit the following –
(a) a duly completed Application Form for Employment [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)];
(b) a duly completed Supplementary Information Form (SIF); and
(Note: The SIF may be downloaded from the Education Bureau website (http://www.edb.gov.hk > "About EDB" > "Bureau's Information" > "EDB Recruitment") or from the on-line application facility on Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk)
(c) copies of certificates and transcripts in support of all relevant qualifications attained (e.g. degree, teacher training, language proficiency level and CRE results).
Applications should be submitted in one of the following means -
(a) through the on-line application facility on Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk) -
Applicants who have completed an on-line Application Form for Employment should submit the SIF and copies of all supporting documents required by post or by hand on or before 26 August 2022 to the Appointments and Personnel Section, Education Bureau, Room 1636, 16/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong. The applicant's on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and on the copies of all supporting documents. Originals of supporting documents should NOT be submitted.
(b) by post or by hand -
(i) The completed Application Form for Employment should be sent together with the SIF and all supporting documents in one envelope. Applicants should state clearly on the application form the subject applied for, e.g. "ASSISTANT EDUCATION OFFICER/GEOGRAPHY" and should also mark "Application for the post of Assistant Education Officer/Subject" on the envelope. Originals of supporting documents should NOT be submitted.
(ii) All applications should reach the Appointments and Personnel Section, Education Bureau, Room 1636, 16/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong on or before the closing date for application. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application.
(iii) The Application Form for Employment [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] in paper format is obtainable at any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. Its electronic format can also be downloaded from Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
The Appointments and Personnel Section, Education Bureau, Room 1636, 16/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
2892 5958 / 2892 5705
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao and SCMP (30 July, 6 August and 13 August 2022)