Employment Opportunities


Elizabeth College – Teacher of Spanish and French

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) with the ability to teach Spanish and French, from 19th April 2021.  Applications must be submitted on the Elizabeth College application form by noon on Tuesday 10th November.


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 £23,150 pa for a couple; £11,575 pa for a single person) and there is a flat rate of income tax of 20% above this, with no higher band as in the UK.

Home owners may also claim tax relief on mortgage interest payments (capped at a maximum loan limit of £400,000, with a cap on the mortgage interest allowable depending on whether the property is being purchased jointly or individually), although this will be phased out by 2025.

Social Insurance contributions by employees are set at 6.6% (the UK National Insurance contribution for employees is currently 12%).

Teaching posts are pensionable (optional for a part-time post).  Teachers are members of the States of Guernsey Superannuation Scheme for Teachers and Civil Servants and can easily transfer their pension rights into (and out of) the Guernsey scheme, subject to the Scheme Rules.  Class sizes at Elizabeth College are relatively small (generally around 20 at KS3 & 4).

Whilst there are restrictions upon residency in Guernsey, teaching posts at the College automatically qualify for an Employment Permit, the duration of which is dependent upon teaching subject and/or seniority.  Subject to completion of the qualifying period, Long Term Employment Permits lead to permanent residency.  Applicants with a partner should note that your partner would automatically be granted the right to work.

Teachers relocating from the UK having completed a PGCE can complete their NQT year in Guernsey, which provides QTS recognised by the DfE.  On occasion, graduates have been employed who are not teacher trained.  Such staff would be supported by the College in gaining the PGCE qualification at the University of Buckingham, which leads to independent schools’ QTS and is recognised in the UK.


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 areas 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.

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.

For information on moving to Guernsey please visit http://www.locateguernsey.com/