Job Opportunities

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Posts at Elizabeth College are advertised in the Guernsey Evening Press and, for teaching staff, in the Times Educational Supplement. For more information on our location, click here.

Use the tabs below to find out more about current vacancies, conditions of service and life in the Channel Island of Guernsey:

Current Vacancies:

 

There are no current vacancies

Conditions of Service

Pay scales in Guernsey are negotiated by the States of Guernsey and are higher than the UK Inner London Salary Scales. From the point of view of taxation, personal allowances are roughly equivalent to the UK (currently £20,000 pa for a married couple; £10,000 for a single person) and there is a flat rate of income tax of 20% above this, with no higher rate as in the UK.  House owners may also claim tax relief (capped at a maximum loan limit of £400,000) on mortgage interest payments on their principal private residence in Guernsey. Teaching posts are pensionable and teachers can easily transfer their pension rights from the UK into (and out of) the Guernsey scheme. Class sizes are relatively small (typically under 20 at KS3 & 4).

Quality of life

Guernsey is a very pleasant island to live on with good links to the UK and France. The lack of major cities means that many of the problems and threats of urban Britain are absent. The incidence of all types of crime is very low on Guernsey and this helps to contribute to making this a safe and happy environment in which to raise children. Furthermore with its temperate climate, sandy west coast beaches and spectacular south coast cliffs quality of life on the island is high. For further information please see http://www.locateguernsey.com/

Residency

Whilst there are restrictions upon residency in Guernsey teaching posts at College qualifying for 5 or 15-year housing licences, depending upon seniority. 15-year licences effectively grant permanent right of residence on the island. Applicants with a partner should note that there is a shortage of labour on the island (both skilled and unskilled) and that your partner would automatically receive the right to work.

NQTs

NQTs at the College are encouraged to gain qualified teaching status (as recognised in the UK) via a scheme externally validated by the Guernsey Education Department. In some circumstances College may be willing to employ candidates who do not possess a teaching qualification provided they are able to offer good academic qualifications and experience. Such candidates are encouraged to complete a PGCE by distance learning.


 We are always happy to receive CVs from teachers seeking employment, which we will hold on file against possible future vacancies.

Guernsey is part of the Channel Islands, which are situated in the Bay of St Malo, 20 miles from the French coast and 70 miles south of Weymouth. The Bailiwick of Guernsey is comprised of the islands of Guernsey, the largest, Alderney, Sark and Herm, as well as many smaller islands and islets.

The Island is roughly triangular in shape, 24 square miles in area, with cliffs in the south, and a coastal common at sea-level in the north. Guernsey enjoys a mild climate, with no extremes of temperature. Snow is rare, and severe frosts infrequent. There are ten parishes in the island and a population of approximately 63,000.

Housing Laws have evolved since around the 1960s, and allow for new residents to buy homes as well as protecting the Island’s housing stock for local people. Those wishing to move to Guernsey to take up employment in specialised areas, which the local employment market cannot fill, may be granted Housing Licences, which will allow them to occupy a local market home. Those without licences would be required to buy one of the 1700 open market homes which are open to citizens of the United Kingdom and European Union to purchase.

In Guernsey, there is no VAT, death duty or capital gains tax. Income tax is levied at a standard rate of 20% after generous personal allowances are taken into consideration. It is always advisable to take professional tax advice when considering a move to Guernsey.

Guernsey is part of the British Isles, but not the United Kingdom, and owes her allegiance directly to the Crown. This privilege has existed since 1204, and Guernsey enjoys a special status, which is celebrated and commemorated by not infrequent visits from Members of the Royal Family.

Guernsey is a good place to raise a family – safe and picturesque. Examination results throughout the Island are better than those in the United Kingdom, and children have a thriving community in which to live and take their part.

See the Visit Guernsey video here.