Mandarin Language Assistant

For 2019/2020

The opportunity has arisen to join the successful and dynamic Modern Languages Department at this prestigious Independent school. Dollar Academy is set in a beautiful rural location in central Scotland, about 40 minutes north of Edinburgh.

This is a fixed appointment for academic session 2019/2020.

The Modern Languages Department comprises nine teachers, and there are also French, German, Spanish and Italian Language Assistants.  Modern Languages are taught in new purpose-built accommodation.

The successful candidate will assist the Mandarin Language Teachers in the delivery of lessons and will, ideally, have practical experience of preparing lesson plans, and teaching Mandarin to children aged 12 to 17 years. The Assistant should have functional written and verbal English skills, and will be expected to contribute to the co-curricular life of the school through participating in sporting, musical or cultural activities or accompanying school trips.

Accommodation and living expenses will be provided.

Applicants should, ideally, already have the right to work in the UK, or be eligible to do so, under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme with one year remaining on the visa, or under any other appropriate qualifying visa endorsement.

Further details about the role are available by clicking the pdf.

The closing date is 28 March.


How to apply 

Candidates should submit a CV and covering letter, and complete the Academy’s Support Staff Application Form which is available by clicking the link.  Applications should be mailed to: The Rector, Dollar Academy, Dollar, FK14 7DU or emailed to:

Contact: Susan Rice, Head of Modern Languages:

Telephone: 01259 742511

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update from Disclosure Scotland.