English Teacher, Egypt

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Modern English School CairoEgypt

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Modern English School Cairo offers a dynamic and vibrant learning environment where members of the school community feel cared for, challenged and inspired, just as our school motto proclaims.

We are regarded as a top contender in international education in Egypt and the MENA region, maintaining a reputation for providing quality educational opportunities for our students for almost three decades.  With 2200 students from EYFS to the completion of Secondary school, most of our students are with us for their 14- year journey then leave us to take up places at some of the best universities around the world, including the UK, US, Canada and Egypt. Our purpose is to prepare future generations of leaders through an enriched curriculum which balances academic, creative and social development of the individual.  We boast a teaching community of 165 properly qualified teachers, capitalising on their varied professional and life experiences to inform an approach to teaching that best suits our context, our learners and our purpose.  Our school campus is well-equipped and generously resourced; specialist classrooms and outdoor areas provide learning environments which are conducive to authentic engagement.

We seek to recruit a highly-competent teacher of English Language and Literature to join our successful Secondary English Department.  Alongside evident subject expertise, applicants ought to be confident in their use of technology in the classroom and have a sound understanding of how the study of Language and Literature can help to advance critical thinking and independent learning skills.  The successful applicant will be able to teach both English Literature and English Language to IGCSE Level (CIE); experience teaching A Level Literature and/or IBDP Language A English would be an advantage also.  We seek a teacher of English who can support students in developing their understanding of relevant content and skills, as well as foster a genuine love for the subject by facilitating excellent teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom and Learning Media Centre. Candidates should be energetic, adaptable, enthusiastic classroom leaders with a draw to an active school life in a vibrantly changing, exciting city. 

Our benefits package includes:

  • Tax free salary in Pounds Sterling (25% paid in local currency at the bank exchange rate each month)
  • Monthly contribution to housing
  • Extensive support upon arrival in Cairo - a full induction programme including comprehensive assistance with sourcing and renting accommodation
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Free local and subsidised international health insurance
  • Free education for dependent children
  • Settling-in allowance
  • July & August vacation (paid)
  • Free transportation to and from school
  • End of service gratuity
  • Access to relevant professional development
  • A comprehensive programme of support for NQTs
  • An opportunity to be part of a very professional team of educators

More comprehensive details of our benefits package, including salary, will be sent to those shortlisted for interview. MES Cairo is committed to safe recruitment practices; thorough reference and security checks are undertaken on all successful candidates.

You can learn more about our school via our website www.mescairo.com, or by following Modern English School Cairo on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

To express your interest in joining our teaching staff please access our online application portal at: www.mescairo.com/employment



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More about Modern English School Cairo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: P.O. Box 5, New Cairo, Tagamoa Khamis, Cairo, 11835, Egypt
Telephone: +20 2 2618 9600
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A BSO ‘Outstanding School’, Modern English School Cairo was established in 1990 with just 26 students; today the school population stands at 2100+ students. MES Cairo has gained an array of significant awards, memberships and accreditations. It is ...