Native-speaking English Teachers (NET Scheme Support Team) (EDB/CDI/046/21) , Education Bureau (Ref: 43991)

Department: Education Bureau

Publish Date: 2021-02-27 06:00:00

Job Title: Native-speaking English Teachers (NET Scheme Support Team) (EDB/CDI/046/21)

Salary (Monthly): $31750

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should be native-speakers of English or possess native-speaker English competence(See Note #), and must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment and should possess:

(a) A Hong Kong bachelor’s degree majoring in English Language or English Literature or English Studies or Linguistics (See Note *) or Modern Languages (See Note *), or equivalent;
(b) A certificate in education majoring in the teaching of English at the primary level from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent;
© A Teaching of English as a Foreign Language or a Second Language (TEFL/TESL) qualification at certificate level, or equivalent; and
(d) At least five years’ post-degree teaching experience in the subject of English.

Preference will be given to applicants with local teaching experience at the primary level. Experience in school-based curriculum development and/or as English panel head is preferable.

Applicants who possess a Hong Kong bachelor’s degree in other academic subjects, or equivalent AND a certificate in education majoring in the teaching of English at the primary level from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent AND a TEFL/TESL qualification at certificate level, or equivalent AND at least five years’ post-degree teaching experience in the subject of English may also apply. These applications may only be considered when there are positions left unfilled by applicants meeting all the qualification requirements.


(a) To act as a curriculum leader and collaborate with Native-speaking English Teachers (NETs) and other English teachers to implement the English Language curriculum at the primary level;

(b) To advise schools on the effective deployment of NETs;
© To conduct regular school visits and provide on-site support to primary schools in the planning and implementation of the school-based English Language curriculum;
(d) To develop effective strategies/activities and resource materials for English language learning and teaching;
(e) To facilitate and monitor the application of effective teaching strategies and curriculum resources in primary schools;
(f) To organise and conduct English learning activities, such as English Day activities for special schools, as and when necessary;
(g) To organise and conduct district-based seminars, experience-sharing workshops and networking activities to disseminate good practices;
(h) To plan and conduct professional development activities for all English teachers, including NETs;
(i) To collaborate with other members of the NET Scheme Support Team (NSST) and contribute to the work of the NSST as an effective member;
(j) To consult and report regularly to the supervisors on work progress; and
(k) To undertake any other duties assigned.

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract term for 2 years. The appointment is expected to be effective from 16 August 2021 until 15 August 2023, subject to renewal after expiry.

General Notes:

(a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Native-speaking English Teachers (NET Scheme Support Team) (EDB/CDI/046/21). (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 applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (d) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (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) 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 recruitment examination and/or 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/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. 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) 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 mail to the enquiry address below.

How to apply:

You may obtain an application form [G.F.340 (Rev. 3/2013)] from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. You may also download the application form from the Civil Service Bureau’s Internet website ( To apply, please send ALL of the following supporting documents to the address below on or before the closing date for application.

(1) the completed application form;
(2) copies of diplomas/certificates and transcripts in support of the academic qualifications attained; AND
(3) a two-page statement (A4 size, single-line spacing, in English): a) detailing how your experience in developing and implementing school-based English Language curriculum will add value to the work of the NET Scheme Support Team; and b) identifying one issue relating to English Language Education in Hong Kong and explaining how the NET Scheme Support Team can enhance the impact of the NET Scheme in Primary Schools by addressing it.

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. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Please state on the envelope “Application for the post of NET (NSST)”.

Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

The Native-speaking English Teacher Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Room 1120, 11/F, Tsuen Wan Multi-storey Carpark Building, 174-208 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 3549 8332

Application Start Date: 2021-02-27 06:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-03-26 18:00:00