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To offer, in an international context where language teaching is valued, teaching in accordance with the programmes and standards of the French National Education System at all families, French-speaking or of other nationalities, who request it, within the limits of our capacities.
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The laws we must respect amongst others are:
Employees working in schools under AEFE abroad network are recruited based on three types of contracts:
The decree No. 2002-22 of 4 January 2002 on the administrative and financial situation of staff of French educational institution abroad determines the contracts for expatriates and residents.
The so-called “locally recruited” staff sign contracts with the International French School under Singapore law (which is not subject to French law).
These types of contracts differ in:
The type of contract can not be negotiated by the candidate at the time of recruitment.
Resident positions are mainly reserved for teachers from First and Second level teaching positions. In some rare cases, it might be applicable for administrative or Student’s affairs positions.
It is compulsory for the candidates to remain for at least two years on effective public service at the time they take the decision to potentially work overseas. For those who are already been working in the network of French schools abroad can apply for a new position only if they are at the end of their secondment.
To summarize, for a candidate to resident position, you must:
The employer for resident contracts is the AEFE. Teachers recruited under a resident contract are on secondment.
For further explanation and characteristics of this contract (remuneration, secondment), click here.
Please note that applications must be sent online only via the IFS website.
Priority is given to local contract staff but depending on the number of available positions and the number of applications received, we may select external candidates.
The list of vacant positions or likely to be vacant under a resident contract will be published on the IFS recruitment page as from 18 December 2020.
It is an employment contract under Singapore law. The employer for local contracts is the IFS. It determines the characteristics of the employment contract and the remuneration points.
The teachers holding French National Education Diploma recruited under a local contract are on extended leave.
The teachers holding French National Education Diploma and non-certified teachers can apply for a local contract position. The required qualifications are defined in the Jobs description for all vacancies posted on the IFS recruitment page.
Applications must be sent online only via IFS website.
A complete iprof is the copy of iprof career with all categories listed below:
You can see the status of the employment contract of the proposed position below each job title on the IFS recruitment page and at the top of each posting (see the images below).
You have the possibility to apply for several positions on local contracts and / or resident contract. For that, you need to click on the job offers you are interested in and fill out the form associated with these postings.
Please note that the application form and the supportive documents to apply for a position under resident contract and a position under local contract are different.
As a reminder, the resident contract requires certification with the National Education. It allows for secondment under the AEFE. Local contract can be obtained without this certification and the contract is then subject to local law (Singapore in our case).
In contrary for the local contract applications, for a resident one you are required to download and complete two documents before you apply via IFS website, they are available on the AEFE web site:
You will find the said documents on the recruitment page of our website or on AEFE website at the following link: https://www.aefe.fr/rechercher-une-ressource-documentaire/campagne-de- recrutement-des-residents-2019-dossier-de
The AEFE is in charge to process the posting request.
Upon reception of the employment letter, you must request to your academy or rectorate an extended leave.
No, it is not necessary to confirm by email an acknowledgement of receipt of your application. All applications have to be received via the recruitment page of the IFS website (http://ifs.edu.sg/quicklinks/recrutement).
You will see a pop-up window indicating that your application has been received upon successful submission.
No, applications will only be received electronically. The candidates applying for one or more offers through our website have to complete the form associated with each job offer and submit the required supportive documents.
It is not possible to save your application as a draft, it will be sent once you submit it, therefore you need take the time to read the entire questionnaire and provide all supportive documents , before answering the questions and submitting the application.
It is not possible to modify your application once you have answered and submit the questionnaire. In case of an error, you can reapply for the same position, fill in the same form one more time and attach the documents. Please note you need to provide the same email address so that you can be easily identified and this will avoid to receive two different applications with the same last name.
Yes, the recruitment campaign is annual.
The job postings published for the recruitment campaign are for positions that may be vacant following departures announced by teachers, or new positions: some of these open positions are confirmed, others are pending confirmation.
Every application is reviewed following certain criteria in particular the skills described in each job offer.
Candidates from all nationalities can apply. The conditions related to fluency in French and foreign languages are specified for each job offer.
Do note that in order to be able to apply for a position under resident contract, the eligibility conditions must be fulfilled (see question on resident contracts).
You will find below the agenda for the recruitment process for campaign 2021-2022:
We have established a remuneration system allowing our teachers to adapt of the local cost of living based on:
Teachers’ salaries follow a specific grid based on the number of years of teaching ranging from SGD 4,650 for non-certified teachers to more than SGD 9,000
In addition to the remuneration, the IFS provides health and welfare coverage, housing allowance could be offered to full-time teachers recruited from oversea specifically by and for the IFS and a relocation allowance under specific requirements could be provided as well.
In the same way, employees on local contracts, whose spouse does not receive school allowance (supporting documents will be requested), and whose contract is greater than or equal to 50 % and its duration is for more than one year, can benefit from the following:
Remuneration details will be announced during the recruitment process.
You will find useful information about the tuition fees and enrolment procedure on: http://ifs.edu.sg/sinscrire/les-frais-de-scolarite
For IFS staff under local contract there are several benefits, certain fee exemptions (refer to question above on the remuneration components of local contracts
However, you have to consider that tuition fees will constitute a significant expense in your expatriation project.
To enrol your child in the IFS you simply need to:
As we do not have capacity restrictions for now, we can accommodate all children applying in IFS. We accept children from 2 to 18 years old.
The cost of living in Singapore is higher than in other countries. We advise you to conduct some research about the cost of living before you apply.
Housing rental and school fees are significant expenses to consider as part of your expatriation project.
Useful websites to help you understand and consider your expatriation project: French Embassy in Singapore, French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, French Association of Singapore, The French House – Maison des Français de l’Etranger, Portal for practical information on Singapore, Le Bottin
Teacher’s positions offered under local contract grant in general an access to work visa called “employment pass” or “EP”. This type of visa, under certain eligibility conditions, can allow the issuance of a visa for the spouse as well as for the children (Dependent Pass or Long-Term Visit Pass). More information for the visas can be found on the Singapore Government’s website http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits.
For IFS employees and dependents, the visa application is made by HR department to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The visa approval and the issuance of work permits are possible only upon decision and validation from MOM.
In case of a technical problem or if you have an additional question which was not answered from the above-provided answers, please contact us at [email protected]