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European School of Helsinki is a state school which started its operation in autumn 2008. There are three language sections in the school: English, French and Finnish. The two-year nursery cycle starts at the age of four, the five-year primary cycle at the age of six and the secondary cycle at the age of eleven. The school follows the syllabi of the European Schools.


The following post is vacant as from 15.9.2017


Part-time Irish language teacher (2 weekly lessons)

French as national language in primary level




-          Fluent Irish language speaker

-          A pedagogical degree for teaching Irish in primary school

-          Experience in the field of education and more specifically with Irish language teaching in primary school.


A successful candidate is innovative and willing to contribute to the development of the school. We appreciate working experience from multicultural environment, flexibility and ability to work in cooperation with colleagues from other language sections of the school. Fluent language skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, Finnish or other European language is an asset.


The qualifications of teachers are determined in the Government Decree on European Schooling Helsinki 15/2008. The terms of employment and salaries of teachers are set in the Collective Agreement for teaching staff of the state schools and in the specific agreement for the European School of Helsinki (www.esh.fi).


Applications comprising a CV, copies of diplomas and degrees should be filled in on website https://www.valtiolle.fi à Vacancies or à Avoimet työpaikat or by sending the application to the following address: European School of Helsinki, Bulevardi 18, FI-00120 Helsinki, by 1.9.2017 at 4pm (GMT+2).


Only applications respecting the procedure will be taken into consideration.


Inquiries:        Director Minna Laatu, Tel 029-5332452 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deputy director Kristiina Siimes, Tel 029.5332454 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Before accepting the position the persons elected will have to present an extract on criminal background according to the Act 504/2002.