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Recruitment of Primary NETs

 

Recruitment of Native-speaking English Teachers (NETs)
for Primary Schools

 

(Salary Range : HK$26,700 to 54,230 per month)

 

 

The Education Bureau cordially invites you to apply for the Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) positions.

 

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NETs are required to teach English as a second language to  Hong Kong  students and assist in teacher and curriculum development in public-sector primary schools
(for students aged between 6 and 12) and schools for students with special educational needs.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT

 

The applicant should be a native-speaker of English or possess native-speaker English competence ^.

 

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching English as a second/foreign language.

 

For appointment in special schools, preference will be given to applicants who have special education training and/or experience in teaching students with special educational needs.

 

Appointment of NETs should be considered according to the following order of priority:

 

Category 1 (to be appointed at Assistant Primary School Master/Mistress (APSM) rank, MPS pt. 15-29)

 

(i)       a bachelor’s degree in English (i.e. majoring in English Language or English Literature or English Studies or Linguistics# or a Modern Language#) from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;

(ii)      a recognised teacher training qualification in primary education; and

(iii)     a Teaching of English as a Foreign Language or a Second Language (TEFL/TESL) qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognised by EDB*. 

 

Category 2 (to be appointed at APSM rank, MPS pt. 15-29)

 

(i)       a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;  

(ii)      a recognised teacher training qualification in primary education; and

(iii)     a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognised by EDB*. 

 

In the event that candidates meeting the requirements in Category 1 - 2 cannot be recruited, consideration may be given to appoint teachers with the following qualifications:

 

Category 3 (to be appointed at APSM rank, MPS pt. 15-29)

 

(i)      a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;

(ii)     a recognised teacher training qualification; and

(iii)    a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognised by EDB*. 

 

Category 4 (to be appointed at APSM rank, MPS pt. 15-29, with salary bar at MPS Point 20)

 

(i)       a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and

(ii)      a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognised by EDB*. 

 

Category 5 (to be appointed at Certificated Master/Mistress (CM) rank, MPS pt. 14-24)

 

(i)       a recognised teacher’s certificate obtained after at least 2 years’ full-time study or equivalent; and

(ii)      a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognised by EDB*. 

 

For the requirements of TEFL/TESL qualification for appointment of NETs under the NET Scheme in Primary Schools, please click here.

  

 

Candidates who are considered for appointment but possess non-local qualifications need to have their qualifications assessed by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) as to whether their qualifications are comparable to local bachelor’s degrees and local initial teacher training qualifications. The assessment results of the HKCAAVQ shall be final.

 

Notes:

 

^  Native speakers of English are people who acquire the language in infancy and develop the language through adolescence and adulthood within a community where English is spoken as the first language.  Native-speaker English competence refers to the ability to use English fluently and spontaneously, to give grammatically accurate responses in communication and to write or speak creatively.

 

Non-native speakers of English, i.e. people who have not acquired the language in early childhood, are also suitable for employment as NETs if their English competence is not different from that of native-speakers in terms of fluency, accuracy and creativity in language use.

 

# A degree in Linguistics or Modern Languages should be one in which English is the major language studied.

 

* For example, a Post-graduate Diploma in Education majoring in English.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT & SALARY

 

The appointment of a NET will be on a two-year contract basis normally start on 16 August and end on 15 August, subject to renewal after expiry.

 

The salary scale of APSM is from around HK$28,040 to HK$54,230 (approx. US$3,595* to 6,953*) per month (12 months a year).  Those without a local recognised teacher training qualification or equivalent will not be permitted to proceed beyond a salary bar which is at present set at HK$35,780 (approx. US$4,587*) per month.

 

The salary and the conditions of service to be offered are subject to the candidate's qualifications and post-qualification teaching experience as well as the prevailing conditions at the time the offer of appointment is made.

 

15% gratuity less the amount of employers’ contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme will be granted if your performance and conduct during the period of service have been satisfactory.

 

NETs, who have served two years of continuous service and are in the third and fourth years of continuous service, are eligible to apply for receiving a retention incentive at 5% of current base salary, on top of their current base salary for the third and fourth years of service. NETs, who have served four years of continuous service and are in the fifth year of service onwards, are eligible to apply for a retention incentive at 10% of current base salary, on top of their current base salary for the fifth year of service onwards.

 

Passage, baggage, medical allowances and a special allowance of HK$20,989 (*approx. US$2,691*) per month are provided for appointees whose normal place of residence is established as outside Hong Kong.  (A NET will not be eligible for the Special Allowance if he/she or his/her spouse is already receiving the same allowance or any other housing benefits from his/her own employer. Similarly, a NET will not be eligible for passages, baggage and medical allowance if he/she or his/her spouse is provided with similar benefits by his/her employer.)

 


* Based on exchange rate HK$7.8 = US$1 (subject to fluctuation).

 

How to apply

 

Applicants applying for the above position for the 2018/19 school year should send in the completed standard application form with supporting documents by post, by fax or in person to the following address by 26 January 2018Candidates who are shortlisted for interview and written test will be contacted by e-mails.  Those who do not receive any such invitation in eight weeks from the closing date for application may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 

 

NET Administration Team, Education Bureau,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,
Room 1110, 11/F, Wu Chung House,
213 Queen's Road East,
Wan Chai,
Hong Kong.
Fax No.: (852) 2123 1239

 

Dowload Application Form in PDF Format (e-fillable)  

 

Please note: Applications without the required information/supporting documents, or submitted by e-mail will not be accepted.  Late application will be considered for the 2019/20 school year.  Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application.  Any underpaid mail items will be disposed of by the Hongkong Post.

 

Contact us:

Tel No.: (852) 2892 6498 or (852) 3540 6933

E-mail address: netrecruit@edb.gov.hk

 

Further information is available from our web site at http://www.edb.gov.hk/NET.

   

General Notes:

 

(i)  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.


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ii The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.

 

(iiiWhere a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, this Bureau may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing.  In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview and written test.

 

(ivTo ensure our timely processing of your application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible. Some ad hoc interviews may be held before the application deadline. 

 

(v)  You are required to produce documentary evidence of having/not having been found guilty of criminal offence(e.g. a Certificate of No Criminal Convictions(CNCC)) from the countries/cities where you have resided.

 

(vi)  With effect from 1 December 2011, the Hong Kong Police Force has launched the Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) scheme which is applicable to prospective employees seeking child-related work or work relating to mentally incapacitated persons (MIPs) in organizations or enterprises.  The scheme does not cover conviction records of sexual offences that are regarded as “spent” under section 2 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Ordinance (Cap. 297, Laws of Hong Kong) and overseas conviction records.  Schools may request the candidates for the NET position to undergo SCRC at the advanced stage of the employment process.  Applications for SCRC should be submitted by the prospective employees voluntarily.  Details of the SCRC scheme are available at the website of SCRC (http://www.police.gov.hk/scrc).

 

(vii)  Information of unsuccessful candidates will normally be destroyed 24 months after rejection of the candidates' applications.  Candidates who have been selected into EDB’s central candidate pool but not ultimately appointed by schools for the 2018/19 school year may apply for remaining in the pool for one more year (i.e. the 2019/20 school year) by responding to an e-mail invitation issued by EDB in around March 2019.

 

(viii)  Having submitted your personal data, you have the right to request access to and correction of your personal data held by us.  Request for access to or correction of personal data should be made in the Data Access Request Form and sent to the Controlling Officer (Data Protection), 15/F Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.  For details, you may refer to the Personal Information Collection Statement in the application form.  For more information about the privacy policy, please visit the website of Education Bureau.

 

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