Assistant Inspector (Graduate) [Post (O) Special Education], Education Bureau (Ref: 43948)

Department: Education Bureau

Publish Date: 2021-02-06 00:00:00

Job Title: Assistant Inspector (Graduate) [Post (O) Special Education]

Salary (Monthly): $46655

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have –

(a) a Hong Kong bachelor’s degree, or equivalent;
(b) a certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent;
© relevant teaching experience and training in special education, or equivalent;
(d) four years’ relevant post-degree experience, including experience in teaching and/or providing support to students with special educational needs, and/or teaching in special schools, or equivalent [See Note (1)]; and
(e) met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 2’ results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Exercise (CRE), or equivalent [See Note (2)].

Candidates should be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic; have a fine character and integrity; be committed to serve in the education field; and be able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

For candidates holding qualifications obtained from academic institutions outside Hong Kong, please attach to their application copies of diplomas/certificates, transcripts of studies and official documents issued by the relevant academic institutions stating the mode of delivery (e.g. full-time/part-time, on campus/distance learning, etc.) of the study programmes. To facilitate the assessment of the qualifications, candidates should provide the above documents for all other relevant qualifications obtained as far as possible. For candidates holding local qualifications, please also attach copies of the documents stating the major and minor subjects studied in their degree courses and/or relevant subject training.


Assistant Inspectors (Graduate) are mainly deployed on the following types of duties :

(a) conducting quality assurance inspection;
(b) assisting in professional training and development of educational professionals;
© assisting in curriculum development and review;
(d) provision of school-based support and school development;
(e) monitoring and provision of special education services; and
(f) assisting in formulation and implementation of other education policies.

Appointees are subject to posting to meet operational needs. Apart from posts in the subject streams they apply for, they may also be deployed to fill posts in the Generalist stream or other related disciplines.

Terms of Appointment:

A new recruit will 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) If a new recruit progresses onto new permanent terms upon satisfactory completion of the probationary/agreement period, he/she will be eligible to join the Civil Service Provident Fund (CSPF) Scheme. The Government’s contributions under the CSPF Scheme, including mandatory and voluntary contributions, follow a progressive contribution rates schedule ranging from 5% to 25% of the basic salary of an eligible officer at his/her substantive rank, depending on his/her completed years of continuous service on civil service terms. In general, the above-mentioned Government’s contribution rate is 15% at the time when an eligible officer who has completed three years of continuous service progresses onto new permanent terms and joins the CSPF Scheme. Further information on the CSPF Scheme may be accessed on CSB’s website (

(b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
© As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all candidates meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(d) 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.
(e) 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.
(f) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and it may be subject to changes.
(g) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(h) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Education Bureau may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(i) 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/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Candidates who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other candidates 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”.
(j) Personal data provided by candidates will be used strictly in accordance with the Education Bureau’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.
(k) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

How to apply:

I. Application by post or in person

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

Completed application forms, together with copies of diplomas/certificates and transcripts in support of the academic qualifications attained, should reach the following enquiry address on or before 19 February 2021. Please do not send in any originals of supporting documents. For application by post, the date of the postmark should not be after 19 February 2021. 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 Bureau and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Candidates will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Candidates should state clearly the post they apply for, e.g. “Application for the post of Assistant Inspector (Graduate) [Post (O) Special Education]” on the application form and the envelope. Candidates who wish to be considered for more than one post should submit separate application for each of the post.

II. On-line Application
On-line application can also be made through the CSB’s website ( Candidates who apply on-line should submit copies of their diplomas/certificates and transcripts by hand or by post on or before 26 February 2021 to the following enquiry address. On-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and the copies of all supporting documents. Please do not send in any originals of supporting documents.

Applications which are not made in the prescribed form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)], or submitted by fax or e-mail, or applications which are late, or without sufficient supporting documents, will NOT be considered.

Qualified candidates are required to attend an Assistant Inspector (Graduate) [AI(G)] Recruitment Examination. Only those who passed the written examination will be invited for interview. Candidates who are invited to sit for the AI(G) Recruitment Examination will receive an invitation by post/email by end-March 2021. Please ensure the mailing/email address is properly provided. The Recruitment Examination is tentatively scheduled for mid-April 2021. As it takes time to verify candidates’ qualifications, an invitation to the Recruitment Examination does not imply that their qualifications meet the entry requirements of the AI(G) posts. Those who are not invited to sit for the AI(G) Recruitment Examination may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Appointments and Personnel Section, Education Bureau, Room 1636, 16/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2892 6175 / 2892 5705

Application Start Date: 2021-02-06 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-02-19 23:59:00