Governess Job

Location Other, Other, International
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Governess / Governeur
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  50056
Created 04 February 2019

Mandarin Speaking Governess Hong Kong


Wonderful returning clients are looking for a Mandarin and English Governess to join the family and be part of their children’s lives. They have 4 boys ranging from 6 years to 12 years. They are needing someone who will be a personal assistant to each of the boys and support them academically and in their day to day lives.

The children attend International school and have very busy lives and have lots of interests, so the family are looking for a bubbly, interesting Governess who is sporty, nurturing and organised, tech savvy is a must. Someone who will be happy the school runs, there is a driver to support.


The Governess must have the ability to promote Mandarin language so need to be fluent in both Mandarin and English.


A proactive team player who is flexible, fun, kind and understands the demands of an international family. You must be able to get on with other staff and collaborate with other staff, PA’s and drivers to facilitate the children’s every day activities and be super organised and make sure there is a reporting structure to the parents.



The role:

  • This is a role for a qualified teacher, tutor or PA who has experience with children of these ages.

  • The role is varied but usually 5 days a week, hours are flexible but being there from when they finish school at 3pm to 8pm is a must.

  • Activities, calendars, parties, tutors, sports, exams all need to be organised and run efficiently

  • Uniforms, clothing, sports equipment, activities gear, the family have domestic help so no washing and ironing! But definitely should the need arise to shop for gear or top up uniforms, and items for projects etc.

  • Meal preparation  - fresh simple meals occasionally but there is a domestic support.

  • Flexibility to travel with the family if required all the holidays in the year


The candidate:

  • Fluent Mandarin and English

  • Driver –definitely, there is a car to use.

  • Positive, discreet team player

  • Professional Governess with child centred experience and a teaching degree and teaching experience a must


Accommodation and Salary


The family are happy to put a package together that suits you. Tell us what you would need and expect to do your role and we can negotiate this.


Job ref no: 49855

This position is being managed by International Consultant Nadine Swartz. Please submit applications to

Due to the volumes of applications we are receiving at present, sadly, we can only guarantee a response to successful applicants. We will always endeavour to respond to every applicant where possible.

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