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Biology Teacher

Biology Teacher

British International School - Ho Chi Minh City - Secondary

Viet Nam

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
17 January 2018

Job overview

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 50 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 45,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy—we are ambitious for our students, our people and family of schools. This means that we want every student to achieve more than they may have ever thought possible, which we ensure through personalised learning enhanced with unique global opportunities.

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of 50 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.

The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City is a Nord Anglia Education School. The British International School is the largest international school in Vietnam and a leading international school in South East Asia. With over 2,000 students from more than 55 countries it operates from three campus sites in Ho Chi Minh City. The school provides a top quality British style education in first class facilities resourced to the highest level. The National Curriculum for England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma are taught to English speaking students from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 13. The secondary campus currently serves around 900 students from age 11-18 and is continuing to grow as larger year groups’ progress through the school.

BIS offers the IB Diploma Programme to an increasing number of highly able and exceptionally well-motivated Sixth Form students. Our 2017 cohort of 65 IB Diploma Programme graduates achieved an average score of 36.3 points with 29% of the students scoring 40 points or more. Further information can be obtained from our web site at

The school is currently looking to recruit a:

Biology Teacher

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, qualified and experienced teachers. A minimum of three years recent experience of teaching Biology to GCSE/IGCSE and either A level or the IB Diploma programme is essential. The Science Department is a dynamic and innovative team of 12 teachers supported by three science technicians housed in modern well-equipped specialist laboratories. Our motivated and high achieving students are involved in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom.


When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of approximately 9,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
  • A culture which is fair and consultative
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Selection Process

The closing date for application is Wednesday 17 January 2018 although we reserve the right to pursue good applications as soon as we are ready.

Please apply for this vacancy using our recruitment portal operated by Job Tracker at You will need to upload a letter of application and an up-to-date CV, which must include a recent professional photograph and the contact details of two educational referees, one of whom must be your current employer.

First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 29th January 2018 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

Start Date: We offer a professional working environment and an attractive remuneration and benefits package. Initial contracts are for two years with a start date of August 2018.

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.

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About British International School - Ho Chi Minh City - Secondary


The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, is a Nord Anglia Education School and has been functioning very successfully since 1997. From modest beginnings the school has grown to become the largest international school in Vietnam and a leading school in the South East Asia Region. With over 2,200 students aged 2-18 years from more than 55 nationalities and located on 3 modern campus sites in the city, it provides a first –class British style education to families in the vibrant and exciting Ho Chi Minh City.

Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 69 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.

Our philosophy for education rests on the 4 pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a 21st Century, personalised, learning experience for all students.

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. NAE schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.

All of the school campuses have excellent facilities: large libraries, music suites, indoor swimming pools and large sport halls.

The vast majority of Teachers are full-time, British qualified and trained with relevant UK experience. All EYFS and primary teaching classes have English speaking Vietnamese teaching assistants, many of whom are qualified teachers.

We provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to meet the wide ranging needs of our students.

Our school offers Early Years Foundation Stage (2 years) through to Year 13 (17 years). We operate within the framework of the National Curriculum for England which is adapted to meet the needs of the international community through the use of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The English National Curriculum is segmented into "Key Stages".

At Secondary level, our curriculum will prepare your child for both the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Working within the structure of the British system allows us to make meaningful comparisons with UK national data, to have realistic expectations of what an individual child can achieve and to develop individual targets for improvement.

The school is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools and is registered with the UK Department for Education as an Overseas School. It is a registered Centre for the UK examination board CIE and is also an IB World School, authorised to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. The school is a leading member of FOBISIA and has recently been rated as “outstanding in all categories” in a British Schools Overseas inspection.

Mary's Story - Becoming an International Teacher in Vietnam

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