DP Coordinator


Lugano, CH

Date:  17 May 2024


The International school of Ticino is seeking to appoint a DP Coordinator to join us in August 2024.

Candidates should be well qualified and experienced in DP leadership. The successful candidate should also be committed to high standards, interested in using innovative and inquiry-based approaches to learning and be enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.


Our School


Our school was founded in September 2014 as part of the ISE network of schools, spanning Italy and Switzerland. The school has had year on year growth, and now has 270 students across the age range of 3-18.

In January 2021 the International School of Ticino became the only IB continuum school in the area and had our first DP class graduate in July 2023 with a high value added. Our cohort this summer looks set to achieve a high average score, with university admission process for Cambridge held, and entrance confirmed to Universities such as Bocconi, Lausanne and other leading institutions.

The school is one of several very successful Swiss and Italian schools belonging to Inspired, a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development.


Why work with us: 


  • A knowledgeable and talented staff body committed to supporting the very best in student achievement. 
  • IB professional development during employment 
  • A very competitive salary in the region 
  • Support settling in to Switzerland or Italy 
  • Further leadership and professional development 
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a new school build and development 
  • Cooked lunches provided free daily.



The ideal candidate would be excited by the opportunity to help grow and develop a young DP school and experienced in teaching a range of ages and abilities across the entire secondary school age range (11-18 years).

A candidate with experience in teaching DP Biology and or ESS would be at an advantage.

The contract is a permanent contract and our location offers the opportunity live on Lake Lugano in Switzerland or Lake Como in Italy.




  • to be in possession of a university degree in a related subject and an appropriate teaching qualification; 
  • to have had recent, demonstrable experience leading a DP programme; 
  • to be an enthusiastic and passionate teacher with a love of teaching and the ability to convey this successfully to students; 
  • to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Switzerland. 
  • Previous experience with IB programmes is an advantage. Further IB training will be offered, together with relocation assistance.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should apply including:
•    Letter of application (No more than 2 pages); 
•    CV with photo; 
•    Contact details of three referees (one of which must be the Head or Principal from your most recent appointment), who you give your consent for us to approach before interview.

More information about the school can be found on our website at http://www.isticino.com/.



Inspired Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.