Deputy Project Director (Language Learning Support/English) (EDB/QASBS/056/15)
(a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree or equivalent in English Language and / or English Language education is essential, and a higher degree or equivalent in English Language and / or English Language education or related discipline is preferable [see Note (i)];
(b) A certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution or equivalent is essential;
(c) Met the language proficiency requirement of Level 2 or above in English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [see Note (ii)], or equivalent;
(d) At least 10 years' relevant post-qualification experience in teaching, supervision, resource management, conducting educational research, training or providing direct support to schools to enhance English Language learning [see Note (iii)]; and
(e) Preference will be given to candidates who have: (1) Good knowledge of the local education system and the curriculum reform; (2) Knowledge of current trends in English Language education in both local and international settings; and (3) Proven leadership, excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
(i) Candidates should mark clearly on their application forms the major and minor subjects studied in their degree courses. Candidates possessing additional qualifications (e.g. a higher degree in a relevant subject) should include details in their applications.
(ii) For appointment purpose, 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 2' in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(iii) Candidates should state the nature and relevancy of the post-qualification experience.
(a) To assist in the coordination, planning, implementation and evaluation of the support services to be provided by the Language Learning Support Section;
(b) To lead a team of officers in providing advisory and professional development support services to primary / secondary school heads, English panel heads and teachers to help them implement the curriculum reform with focuses on catering for learner diversity, facilitating students' smooth transition across key stages, fostering whole school language curriculum planning and curriculum leadership development;
(c) To organise in-house professional development programmes;
(d) To coordinate the dissemination of good practices in English Language learning and teaching and effective resources for use in primary / secondary schools;
(e) To monitor research and development projects related to English Language learning and teaching in primary / secondary schools; and
(f) To liaise with external institution / educational bodies to enlist their assistance in supporting English Language learning in Hong Kong.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for 1 year.
(a) 14 days annual leave and full pay sickness allowance whereas rest days, statutory holidays, (or substituted holidays),maternity leave, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. (b) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, if granted, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 10% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Deputy Project Director (Language Learning Support/English) (EDB/QASBS/056/15). (b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (c) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (d) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (e) 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. (f) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview. (g) It is Government 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/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. (h) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/ Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address below.
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Application should reach the following enquiry address (Language Learning Support Section, Education Bureau, Room E401, 4/F, East Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.) on or before the closing date for application. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Language Learning Support Section, Education Bureau, Room E401, 4/F, East Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Mingpao (27 March & 10 April 2015) and SCMP (28 March & 11 April 2015)