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Life @ RGS

INTRODUCTION

BEING A TEACHER

BEING AN EXECUTIVE / PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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Ignite your talent with RGS
We pride ourselves for having the distinct honour of being one of Singapore's leading institutions for the education of talented young women, offering the unique Raffles Programme. As a member of RGS, you will be part of a close-knit community consisting of students, staff, parents and alumni, known for its fine tradition and reputation for excellence both locally and internationally.


If you believe that learning should be about 
- forging good character 
- nurturing the intellect 
- firing the imagination and 
- developing the body 

You might just be the person we are looking for to join our family. 

A good Teacher explains.
A great Teacher inspires.

Teachers are highly valued by the students, who are in turn creative, disciplined and exceptionally motivated. We, at RGS, are a vibrant school community, sharing a stimulating and challenging work environment where emphasis is placed on providing continuous professional development and personal enrichment for our teachers.
A tree is not a tree
without the trunk.

Executive and professional staff play a critical role in ensuring that the daily operations of the school are run efficiently and seamlessly. Not only do they continuously develop the school's infrastructure, they also assist in the progression of teacher's expertise through training and development courses, and improve on the facilitation of student's administration to RGS. Being a close-knit family, the various departments collaborate and unite together to create a desirable learning environment for the students.



Career Opportunity

Every staff who joins the RGS family will undeniably be rewarded with an enriching career path from the moment they enter. A myriad of tracks are available for each of the staff to choose from or grow into laterally or upwardly, depending on interests, aptitude and opportunities. With exposure, professional development and stellar performance, you will have the opportunity to rise to leadership positions of the three career tracks in RGS.

If you believe that learning should be about

...forging good character,

...nurturing the intellect,

...firing the imagination and

...developing the body


And if you relish the opportunity to work with colleagues in designing cutting edge curriculum for gifted and talented students, and in being part of a vibrant and dynamic school culture in RGS.

You might just be the person we are looking for to join our team

We invite highly passionate individuals to join us as:


Non-Teaching Position

School Counsellor

You will report to the Deputy Principal, Student Development in the following areas:

  •  Establish, implement and evaluate the school counseling programme which involves
    • Customise activities and resources that will complement the school’s guidance programme in supporting identified
      needs in the students’ social and emotional development
    • Implementing strategies for early identification of students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties for early intervention
    • Devising an effective referral system for helping students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
    • Planning and conducting training in counselling-related issues for staff and parents based on identified student needs
    • Documenting counselling work done through suitable case records and reporting to school management school-wide counselling trends and observations
    • Establishing network with other professional agencies and relevant social service agencies with a view of easing referrals and accessing specialist consultations
  • Provide socio-emotional counselling and consultation support through:
    • Providing direct individual and group guidance to students
    • Working with relevant school personnel regarding students being counselled
    • Working with families of students being counselled and conduct home visits where necessary.
    • Referring students and their families to community resources for specialised assistance where ne
  • Provide consultation to school management and staff on counselling matters and strategies to support students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties  through academic or personal difficulties.
  • Support Head School CARE Officer in managing crisis by providing crisis intervention directly to identified students in distress.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders in planning and implementing the school’s guidance programme by providing input and advice based on knowledge of child and adolescent development gained in training and observations from counselling cases.

Requirements:

  • Relevant Postgraduate qualification  in counselling, psychology, social work or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in counselling
  • Passion for working with young people
  • Possess an open mind, flexibility and cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills
  • Strong collaborative and time management skills
  • Ability to develop system and structures
  • Experience in education and career counselling and /or volunteer work involving children

Teaching Position

TEACHERS 

  • Art (Part time)
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language & Literature

Reporting to the Assistant Head/Head, you will be expected to develop and implement an instructional programme to meet the learning needs of gifted and talented students and lead the students achieving academic success. You will also attend to the affective growth of the students by liaising and networking with other professionals, parents and careers to meet the pastoral and cognitive needs of the students.  

Responsibilities:

  • Apply pedagogy that attends to the different learning needs of the gifted students.
  • Assess work, give appropriate feedback and maintain records of pupils' progress and development.
  • Undertake pastoral duties, such as taking on the role of form teacher, and support pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties.
  • Participate in and organize co-curricular activities.
  • Participate in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and school-wide training events.

Requirements:

If you are a person of integrity and possess,

  • A good relevant Honours degree in the subject content area is required
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills, Class Management Skills, Takes Initiative, Effective Communication
  • Strong verbal communication and written English
  • Good Team player


Be part of the dynamic creative and innovative RGS teaching & learning experience. At the same time, build a meaningful and rewarding career with us.

Interested candidate, please send a detailed resume & a recent photograph to: -
The Human Resource Department
Email: rgs.recruitment@rgs.edu.sg 

(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)

Professional development


At RGS, an extensive array of learning and development opportunities is offered to encourage staff to constantly develop and enhance their professional and personal competencies, skills and knowledge through:

  • Management and Leadership in Schools Programme
  • Professional Development Continuum Model Master Degree Programme and other relevant Master Degree Programmes
  • Overseas Professional Learning Scheme
  • Professional Development Leave Scheme
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Specialist Diploma in Educational Assessment
  • Teachers Work Attachments

Upon joining us, you will embark on an enriching on-boarding experience ranging from the RGS Staff Induction Programme and the Gifted Education Foundation Course. You will also be assigned a mentor who will help you adjust to working life and adapt to the RGS culture.

School-wide staff development is actively promoted to keep teachers abreast of the latest trends in education including the Raffles Programme curriculum which is based on exemplary gifted education principles and may be initiated and achieved by staff through local and overseas conferences, school-based or external workshops and seminars, sharing sessions by peers returning from training and the reading of circulated professional articles.

At every stage of your career with RGS, you will interact with peers and senior management from across the school through your involvement in various committees and task forces.

    career advancement

    Every staff who joins the RGS family will undeniably be rewarded with an enriching career path from the moment they enter. A myriad of tracks are available for each of the staff to choose from or grow into laterally or upwardly, depending on interests, aptitude and opportunities. With exposure, professional development and stellar performance, you will have the opportunity to rise to leadership positions of the three career tracks in RGS.

    CareerTracks

    ACADEMIC


    Teachers may advance their career into three paths such as the Leadership Track, Teaching Track or the Specialist Track. Each of these tracks has different characteristics which allow teachers to achieve deeper talent in their area of specialization and discover veiled abilities.

    3 CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACKS - BRIDGES & LADDERS

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    Academic

     LEADERSHIP TRACK

    Staff who demonstrate the ability to guide and lead a team may be selected for the Leadership track. Taking up a higher level of appointment, these leaders oversee key portfolios and depending on their leadership role, staff the various management forums such as Senior Management Meeting, EXCO, Council, Academic Board and Pupil Development Meeting.

    SPECIALIST TRACK

    Teachers who have a deep fervor for gaining profound knowledge on specific areas in Education may embark on the Specialist Track to be developed as an RGS Centre for Pedagogical Research and Learning key staff.

    The specialist has the pivotal role of:
    • Translating of research findings into actual protocols for impact in the classroom
    • Anchoring RGS educational skillsets in training on evidence from the classroom
    • Codifying a repertoire of educational skillsets to enable upward scaling
    • Being the in-house service provider for RGS-specific training
    • Providing consultation and expertise for the wider education fraternity

    TEACHING TRACK

    All Education Officers start their career with the teaching track and as they obtain sufficient experience and competence in instructional methodology in their subject domains, they may progress to be domain expert as a Senior Teacher, Lead Teacher or Master Teacher in the Teaching Track.

    The Senior Teacher will serve as a mentor to all teachers in their professional development You will develop effective teaching strategies for the subject and be the role model for the use of effective pedagogy for teachers, and guide students both academically and in character development.

    As a Lead Teacher, you will build the professional capability within the school team in the areas of subject content, pedagogy and assessment. Being a subject matter expert, you will guide Senior Teachers in the area of pedagogical expertise and mentor other teachers.
     Executive / Professional
     Executives and professionals form about 20% of the workforce in RGS. They have a near endless career route during their stay here. Opportunities and leeway will always be paved for the individual to grow personally and professionally. Advancement of competence and dexterity comes with each achieved level. You may join the scheme under the administrative or technical track. Technical and administrative staff may progress into the leadership track once they have established leading virtues.

    Suitable candidates may be selected or groomed to take up senior leadership positions in the school. Fine-tuning of talent to perfection is emphasized in this track for RGS to triumph. Paving the way for fresher blood is essential for if there is no direction, there will not be success.

    Under the administrative track, you may be deployed to various departments such as Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Student Services and School Administration among others. Regardless of where you may be deployed, you will be working with teams on projects, analyzing, reviewing, planning, innovating and executing policies and processes.

    If you possess a specialized skillset or professional qualifications, you may join us under the technical track in departments such as IT or Science Laboratories.

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    Benefits

    LEAVE BENEFITS

    • Annual Leave up to 21 days per calendar year
    • Medical Leave of 14 working days or 60 working days per calendar year if hospitalisation is required
    • Elderly Care Leave
    • Marriage Leave
    • Maternity Leave
    • Paternity Leave
    • Unpaid infant care Leave
    • Examination Leave

    MEDICAL BENEFITS

    • Outpatient Treatment / Specialist Consultation / Hospitalisation benefits for staff and family
    • Dental Treatment
    • Maternity Benefits
    • Health Screening Subsidy

    STAFF WELFARE

    • Computer Purchase Scheme for Teachers
    • Flexi Care benefits which can be used for Learning Development , Personal care, Health Care or Family Care
    • Seminars/Workshop on mental/physical well being