Senior Curriculum Officer [School-based Curriculum Development (Primary) – Chinese Language] (EDB/QASBS/073/21), Education Bureau (Ref: 44141)

Department: Education Bureau

Publish Date: 2021-04-02 06:00:00

Job Title: Senior Curriculum Officer [School-based Curriculum Development (Primary) – Chinese Language] (EDB/QASBS/073/21)

Salary (Monthly): $93710

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

(a) A Hong Kong bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language or Chinese Language Education, or equivalent [See Note (iii)];

(b) A certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent;
© Met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 2’ in the two language papers [Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE)] in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [See Note (iv)];
(d) At least 10 years’ relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and/or curriculum development in primary schools [See Note (v)];
(e) Preference will be given to candidates who have: (1) a higher degree related to Chinese Language or Chinese Language Education, or equivalent [See Note (iii)]; (2) knowledge of current trends in Chinese Language education in both local and international settings; (3) proven leadership, excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; (4) experiences in supporting non-Chinese speaking students in learning Chinese Language; (5) good knowledge of the local education systems and the recent curriculum reform; and
(f) Candidates may be required to take a written test on the day of selection interview.


(a) To assist the Section Head in the coordination, planning, implementing and evaluating the support services provided by the School-based Curriculum Development (Primary) Section;

(b) To provide professional support to schools and oversee a team of officers in providing advisory and professional development support services to Chinese Language panel heads and teachers of primary schools to help them implement the curriculum reform;
© To lead, implement and evaluate projects related to the development of curriculum leadership in primary schools;
(d) To conduct and coordinate in-house and territory-wide professional development activities;
(e) To coordinate the dissemination of good practices in Chinese Language learning and teaching and effective resources for use in school;
(f) To liaise with school heads/relevant parties of the schools to review the progress in school-based curriculum development; and
(g) To perform any other duties as directed by the Permanent Secretary for Education.

Terms of Appointment:

Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for 2.5 years.

General Notes:

(a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Senior Curriculum Officer [School-based Curriculum Development (Primary) – Chinese Language] (EDB/QASBS/073/21). (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:

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 Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Application should reach the following enquiry address (Quality Assurance & School-based Support Division, Education Bureau, Room 1222, 12/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong) on or before the closing date for application. 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. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.

Enquiry Address:

Quality Assurance & School-based Support Division, Education Bureau, Room 1222, 12/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2892 6509

Application Start Date: 2021-04-02 06:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-04-16 18:00:00