School Counsellor, Cairo, Egypt

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The British International School, CairoCairo, Egypt

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


We seek to appoint a School Counsellor to provide a professional, confidential counselling service to pupils throughout the School (3-18 years). S/he will also provide staff with advice and support to help them respond to the emotional and pastoral needs of pupils in their care.

The person should be a qualified counsellor with solid post-qualification experience as a practising therapist, psychiatrist or counsellor with children and adolescents. S/he will have exceptional skills in building effective relationships with pupils, parents and staff, possess a good understanding of child and adolescent development and have a thorough understanding of the issues and problems relevant to young people today.

Working in close cooperation with the Senior Leadership Teams, the Designated Safeguarding Leads and the Head of Curriculum Support, the School Counsellor will be responsible to the Principal for the provision of professional counselling support. S/he will have well-developed and proven organisational and communication skills (in written and verbal forms), and be able to win the respect and confidence of all members of the school community. The School Counsellor should be caring, flexible, adaptable and patient, with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with all members of the School community and outside agencies.

This is a new position at BISC and will be effective from 1st September 2018.

The successful candidate will be:

● a graduate with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology or Sociology and preferably a Master’s Degree in Counselling or Psychology;

● experienced in working with the 3-18 age range;

● able to access a clinical supervisor/mentor;

● BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered or registered with another recognised professional body.

Applications are welcome from counsellors who have experience of working in a school and have at least three years experience post qualification.


The British International School, Cairo (BISC) operates its own teaching scale, which mirrors that in the UK, and is related to teaching experience. All salaries are paid in Pounds Sterling and are tax free meaning you can expect to take home 20-30% more than you would in the UK. In addition all teachers appointed from outside Egypt on an overseas contract benefit from rent-free accommodation, private medical insurance, annual return travel to the UK, and generous fee remission for school-aged children (100% for the first two children, 50% for each additional child).


Please apply by submitting a letter of application, addressed to the Principal (Dr. Carlo Ferrario) accompanied by a copy of your curriculum vitae. The latter should include contact details for at least two professional referees one of whom must be your current employer.

Completed applications should be submitted electronically via ‘Apply Now’ on TES Online. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 p.m. GMT on 20th February 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited to interview in London, Cairo or via Skype in early March.

Early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to make an appointment early if suitably qualified candidates apply.

Applicants must:

● have at least three years’ experience preferably in a British school context;

● hold Qualified Teacher Status or its equivalent.

Contract type/term: Full time/two years renewable

Start date: 1st September 2018


The British International School, Cairo is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

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More about The British International School, Cairo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: km 38, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Beverly Hills, 6th of October City, Cairo, 12451, Egypt
Telephone: +20 2 38270444
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The British International School, Cairo is a selective, co-educational, academic day school committed to excellence in all of its activities in and out of the classroom.  It aims to be a first-class school in which children are prepared to go on...