A friendly family living in Strumica, Macedonia is looking for a governess/ tutor to work with them long-term. The family have 3 kids – boys aged 7 and 12 and a 10-year old girl. The elder children already speak English and attend school full time, and the family speak English in general. The younger boy will be introduced to the language by the governess.
The governess should speak English and/ or French to a native-level and ideally have a good command of both languages. The candidate should be ready to work with the children on academics and support their schoolwork, so teaching qualifications are preferred – the candidate should be educated to degree-level as a minimum and have at least 2 years of experience in a similar role. Command of a musical instrument would also be a plus.
The ideal governess will be a fresh, fun, positive and active person able to engage in hiking, swimming and outdoor activities with the children. The parents would like their kids to lead a fit and active lifestyle. The family live in a fully-staffed house but the candidate will be able to live out, with an apartment provided close to the family home. A candidate with a driver’s license would be preferred but this is not essential.
The candidate should be ready to travel with the family (after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted); the family travel extensively to locations including Dubai, Switzerland, Greece and yacht trips in the Mediterranean during summers.
The start date for this role is ASAP. The salary on offer is £1000/ week negotiable + accommodation provided.
Ideally, the governess will generally work Monday to Friday for around 8 hours per day, although some flexibility may be required during travel time or school holidays. The candidate will work around 40 hours per week.
The governess should be ready to help the children with:
Getting ready for school
School drop off/ pick up (if not a driver, car service will be provided)
Managing the children’s schedules
Preparing afternoon/ weekend/ outdoor activities
Help with homework
Fluent English/ French language ability, command of two or more languages would be a plus
2 years+ teaching or governess experience
Kind person with lots of energy and patience
Active, outdoorsy person, confident swimmer
Excited about travelling and living abroad
Separate apartment nearby provided
Salary: Negotiable (depending on experience/education) from 1000gbp/ week NET
Start date: ASAP