Mercy Ships UK
Location: Western Africa / Liberia / Senegal
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Children & Youth, Education & Training
Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Closes: Open-ended

Teacher - French

Mercy Ships UK

The French Teacher volunteer position, part of the Academy department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is two years.

Summary:  Develops and maintains an age-appropriate environment, instructs, and evaluates Preschool to High School students in written, oral, and visual experiences of the French language while providing proper communication with parents and school administration.

About the role:  Our on-board Academy offers the highest level of primary and secondary education to the children of long-term volunteers serving on the Africa Mercy. Our Teachers make this education possible, working with academy students to provide a learning and growing environment unlike any other. Take your teaching skills beyond anything you thought possible.

About you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in French or a related field, plus a minimum of two years working in a related field
  • Two years classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Current teaching certificate / license required
  • Clear criminal records check, background check, and/or working with children certificate (or national equivalent)

Questions about this information? Send us an email: or call 01438 347 480

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

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Mercy Ships UK

Operating the world's largest charity-run hospital ship, Mercy Ships offers the opportunity to bring hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. We need your skills, whether you're an engineer, cook, nurse, teacher, deck officer, surgeon or cleaner!
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