Brillantmont students are very international and their international outlook is reflected in their university choices. Many graduates enter UK universities, many stay in Switzerland, whilst others will explore options in the US, Canada, Italy or elsewhere.
The role of the Guidance Counselor is to raise awareness of career and study paths, widen the students' perspectives and advise and support them in their choice of path. The potholder will work with students from 10th Grade onwards but most closely with those in the final year.
This position would best suit someone living in Switzerland, with excellent understanding, knowledge and contacts within the Swiss and UK university network as well as a wider knowledge of universities across Europe and other parts of the world.
Part-time Guidance Counselor (with or without boarding duties)
The post holder will be expected to:
- Implement a programme which prepares students from 10* Grade onwards to think about future life choices.
- Work closely with the 11' graders to explore careers and opportunities and introduce them to higher education options.
- Offer workshops which develop skills and strategies for strong applications.
- Support and guide the 12' graders in every aspect of their higher education choices and the admissions process.
- Ensure that student choices are clearly documented.
- Work closely with the Academic Head to support the students.
The successful candidate will:
- Have a proven track record and significant experience in helping students enter universities across Europe and beyond.
- Have experience in working with international students.
- Be a dynamic individual and a great team player.
- Be organized and efficient.
- Potentially be able to join the boarding team and take on some boarding duties.
- Hold a European or Swiss passport.
- Be committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of young people and adhere to and ensure compliance with the School's Safeguarding Policy at all times.
Applications are to be submitted exclusively via the form below and should include a CV and a cover letter of one page maximum.
The closing date is Friday 18th May 2022.
Owned and run by the same family since the school’s foundation in 1882, Brillantmont is a leading Swiss boarding and day school, offering an internationally recognised programme.
Our mission is to provide a supportive family environment which enables our students to discover and develop their passions and talents, building the confidence needed to lead happy, meaningful lives. Our core values focus on Learning, Well-Being, Community and Internationalism; these are the cornerstones which underpin the Brillantmont experience.
Every year, we welcome around 80 boarders and 20 day students from aged 13-18 into Grades 8-12. Global citizenship and intercultural learning lie at the heart of the Brillantmont experience. Over 30 different nationalities are represented and the school applies quotas to ensure a diverse student body. Living amongst so many nationalities enables students to learn about other cultures, speak new languages and develop a global network of contacts.
Brillantmont is in the centre of Lausanne, a beautiful city in French speaking Switzerland. Close to Geneva airport, the majestic Swiss Alps are less than an hour away. The quality of life is exceptional. All students learn French and through the co-curricular programme can discover and enjoy the natural sporting and cultural wealth of Switzerland. As befits the Olympic Capital, there are numerous sports facilities in the region and skiing is integral to Brillantmont life.
The school overlooks Lake Léman and the Alps. It is spacious with excellent, up to date facilities, including an incredible multipurpose hall offering a full-sized gymnasium and a 100m2 stage area. Accommodation is of the highest standard with students sharing a room with someone from another culture, promoting intercultural understanding. Brillantmont has been fully accredited by NEASC and CIS for over 30 years and is committed to accreditation as a tool for improvement.
Brillantmont’s small size ensures that the student remains the focus of all that is offered, both academically, but also in terms of personal development. We nurture collaboration and leadership skills through challenge, building courageous, confident, critical thinkers. We want our students to take ownership of their learning journey. The average class size is 9 students, the maximum class size is 15 students. This creates a stimulating learning environment, reflected in the excellent examination results.
Brillantmont prepares students for US examinations (with SAT) and British examinations (IGCSE, A Level). On completion of their studies, Brillantmont students enter top-ranking universities across the world, with a majority continuing their studies in the UK or Switzerland.
A strong co-curricular programme covering sports, creative, humanitarian and critical thinking activities enables students to develop strengths and talents beyond the classroom. The school takes advantage of its location in the heart of Europe to develop a sense of internationalism through trips to neighbouring countries and through language acquisition.
Outstanding pastoral care, excellent facilities and spacious accommodation help create a home from home in which students feel part of the Brillantmont family, no matter how far from home they are. Our focus on the individual raises self-esteem, helping our students become effective learners and balanced young people.
Whether students are with us for just one term or a complete year, their Brillantmont experience will be unique and life changing.
Brillantmont staff are committed and dedicated and fully understand what it means to work in a boarding school, where life continues 24/7. Our culturally aware, caring community is based on mutual respect and upholding values. It is an inspiring and enriching place to work, with opportunities for growth and professional development.
There is only one Brillantmont in the world. Do you have what it takes to become part of its 140 year old story?
Apply via the form above, we look forward to hearing from you.