Working at NLCS Jeju

NLCS Jeju provides the same academically ambitious education and outstanding range of co curricular activities for which NLCS UK is well known. It is a selective, co-educational, boarding and day school that caters for students aged 4–18.

The School is located on the beautiful island of Jeju, off the southern coast of South Korea and boasts some of the most impressive purpose-built educational facilities to be found in this part of Asia.

Stimulating Academic Environment

Following in the footsteps of its English partner School, NLCS Jeju is academically selective, with the aim of providing an ambitious education for all its students and to enable each one to make the most of his or her own gifts. An equally high priority is to maintain a team of professional teachers to whom each student is important, and who can introduce their subjects with enthusiasm and drive.

The students at NLCS Jeju are taught in relatively small classes, an average of 24 students in the Junior School, decreasing to an average of 21 in the Senior School and 14 in Sixth Form IB classes.

Well Resourced

All departments are extremely well resourced with textbooks and equipment. Generous departmental budgets ensure that resources are kept up to date and innovative teaching initiatives can be funded. Teachers share offices with colleagues from their own and other departments in order to preserve the collegial atmosphere which is a vital part of the School's philosophy and founding.

The School is fully computer networked and all teaching staff are provided with a Macbook Pro. Each classroom has an interactive white board, equipped with a sound system. The School's technical supports teaching staff with reprographics, audio-visual and ICT resources as well as subject specific needs in art, science and technology.

Co Curricular Activities

All members of staff are expected to make a voluntary contribution to the co curricular life of the School. The breathtaking programme caters for a wide range of interests from chess to football, gymnastics to singing but there is always be scope to introduce a new club or activity and share your particular expertise and interest with the students.

Staff are also required to contribute to our Bryant Programme, an extensive range of challenging and fulfilling activities taking place every Saturday morning.

There are plenty of opportunities to help with outdoor activities and staff are expected to help with School trips which could range from skiing to canoeing, museums to mountain climbing.


Teaching is a stressful occupation and taking time out to relax is very important. We have a top of the range sports centre with fitness suite, swimming pool, squash courts and facilities to play many sports.

Support, Training, and Professional Development

We provide an extensive programme of support and training for all new staff, including a thorough induction process to introduce staff to the various aspects of NLCS Jeju.

Our generous Inset budget ensures that staff can keep up to date with educational issues and encourages professional development.

Contract Package

  • Fully furnished accommodation close to the school site (option to live in Jeju City)
  • Annual return flights to country of residence for you and your family as well as flights at the beginning and completion of your contract
  • Private medical coverage for expatriate teacher and dependents
  • MacBook for use with interactive whiteboards that are situated in every classroom
  • Tax incentives up to 100% tax paid for first two years of contract (for teachers who have not previously worked in South Korea).   75% of tax paid after second year of contract and 50% in the third year.
  • Free meals during term time for spouses and children of boarding staff
  • Utilities paid in full for boarding staff
  • Two year initial contract with one year renewable for extension of contract
  • Severance pay at end of contract in line with Korean Labour law currently approximately one month pay for every year of completed contract
  • School facilities for teacher and family use that include fitness suite, swimming pool and squash courts
  • Free places at the school for up to 3 employees' children.

Travel Opportunities

Jeju’s international airport provides easy access to other major cities in Asia such as Seoul (50 mins), Shanghai (1hour 20mins), Beijing (2hours 35mins) and Osaka (1hour 20mins). There are also direct flights to Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand. 

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