A Russian-speaking family based in Almaty, Kazakhstan are looking for an English governess their two girls aged 4 and 6. The right candidate will be experienced with Russian families and will speak English to a native level.
The family are looking for a candidate ready to work on a flexible live-out 5/2 schedule for around 45 hours/ week, with two days off: one weekday and one weekend. The final schedule can be decided at interview. This position is live-out and includes an apartment provided near to the family home.
The two girls are generally quite quiet children but can be sensitive, so a background in or understanding of child psychology would be a plus, as well as experience and qualifications in childcare. The family speak English but knowledge of Russian to communicate with household staff would be a bonus.
The perfect candidate will be well-educated, polite and well-mannered; a positive person with a firm, understanding, emotional approach.
Duties for this governess job will include planning lessons, days out and accompanying children to school and other activities. Providing an interactive and constructive learning environment is also important. The candidate should supervise the children’s play, encourage sports and keep the children busy with arts and crafts, music or even other languages – so experience with sports or music would be another plus.
The governess should be ready to interact with the nursery or household staff and ensure the children’s best interests are always at heart. Looking after the girls’ nutritional, clothing and health requirements can also be part of the candidate’s role, but the focus is certainly education and tutoring. Coordination with school teachers and help with homework is essential, as well as keeping an eye on the charges’ general development.
This is a high salary position, negotiable from £1500/ week for the right candidate.
Teaching or childcare qualifications
Native-level English speaker
A positive, active, firm and responsible person
Long-term experience in a similar role
Excellent references from previous families
5/2 live-out schedule with two days off (negotiable)
Worldwide travel (after COVID-19 restrictions lifted)
High salary from £1500/ week
4 weeks’ paid holiday, 10 days sick leave
Flights, visas and work expenses covered by the family
Separate apartment provided