Assistant Education Officer (Liberal Studies), Correctional Services Department (Ref: 44467)

Department: Correctional Services Department

Publish Date: 2021-06-11 00:00:00

Job Title: Assistant Education Officer (Liberal Studies)

Salary (Monthly): $31750

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should (a) have a Hong Kong bachelor’s degree majoring in any subject discipline, or equivalent, and a certificate/ postgraduate certificate/ postgraduate diploma in education in secondary education from a Hong Kong tertiary education institution, or equivalent [General Notes (a)]; and (b) meet the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 1’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [Notes (2) – (4) under Entry Requirements]; and (c) be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.


An Assistant Education Officer (Liberal Studies) is mainly deployed on taking up teaching duties up to senior secondary level in penal institutions of the Correctional Services Department and undertaking education related administrative work and diversified professional duties.

A successful candidate may be required to teach any subjects assigned by the Correctional Services Department.
(Note: The appointee will be subject to the provisions of the Prisons Ordinance)

Terms of Appointment:

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

General Notes:

(a) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by post to the enquiry address, with specification of their Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card numbers and on-line application numbers, if applicable.

(b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) 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.
(e) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(f) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the selection interview.
(g) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(h) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(i) Towards the application deadline, our online system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your online application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

How to apply:

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev.3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Candidates should submit their application forms together with the copies of their official transcripts and certificates in support of relevant qualifications obtained (e.g. degree, teacher training, language proficiency level, CRE and Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) results) and a detailed account of their academic work and relevant experience in a prescribed supplementary information form (SIF) which can be downloaded from the homepage of the Correctional Services Department at
Completed application form with the SIF and copies of the required supporting documents should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify “Application for the post of Assistant Education Officer (Liberal Studies)” on the envelope.
To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will NOT be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application.
Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Candidates who apply online should submit the prescribed SIF and copies of the required supporting documents within one week after the closing date for application (i.e. on or before 2 July 2021) by post to the enquiry address. The online application number should be quoted on the envelope and on all the required supporting documents.
Applicants are encouraged to provide their email address on the application forms.
Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete, late, without the prescribed SIF and copies of the required supporting documents or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an email invitation within two months from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for the interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Appointments Unit, Correctional Services Department Headquarters, 23/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 3525 0710

Application Start Date: 2021-06-11 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-06-24 23:59:00