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Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by CaraShaldon, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. CaraShaldon

    CaraShaldon New commenter


    Does anyone have any experience of supply teaching in Hong Kong? Any indication of pay and benefits? I have seen roles advertised at ESF. Are these jobs easy/difficult to get? My partner is a maths teacher with 8 years experience. May also apply for full time maths jobs, but exploring options at the moment.

    What private medical insurance is best for expats?

  2. lifeinthe852

    lifeinthe852 New commenter

    Do you already live in HK? Or are you moving here with your job? Otherwise you will have a hard time getting a visa that allows him to work on only supply.
  3. CaraShaldon

    CaraShaldon New commenter

    Moving in a few months, and he will be on a spouse visa.

  4. lifeinthe852

    lifeinthe852 New commenter

    In which case, yes, ESF would be a great option. If he takes a full-time role with them, their benefits package is excellent and pay would be between £65k-90k per annum.
    I’m not sure what medical package they have but they will definitely have one for full time staff.
    Teaching here is a lucrative option - especially if it’s on a full time contract. I would be tempted for him to look off his own back, rather than through your visa, for a better deal.
  5. gyselsolerswim

    gyselsolerswim New commenter

    What is ESF?
  6. Helen-Back

    Helen-Back Occasional commenter

    English Schools Foundation. They have many schools in Hong Kong.
  7. gyselsolerswim

    gyselsolerswim New commenter

  8. CaraShaldon

    CaraShaldon New commenter


    Does anyone have any insight into supply with ESF?
  9. clovispoint

    clovispoint Occasional commenter


    Decent supply teachers are hard to find in HK. Pay rates are fine, not great. Supply is an excellent foot in the door to getting a full time job. Longer term contracts (maternity etc) offer better terms and pay.
  10. msmillreef

    msmillreef New commenter

    ESF tend to use their own retired or semi-retired teachers and I know that they have the usual anal bureaucracy that is well known here in Hong Kong. I would say it is one of the best jobs for a daily rate though. BUT you don't get any of the usual teachers package such as medical/bonus etc....AND you will need to have a PGCE AND a visa that allows you to work.
  11. cdinhk

    cdinhk New commenter

    Lots of supply work in HK if you're on a dep visa and your paperwork is in order

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