Teacher of English (Secondary), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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British School of UlaanbaatarUlaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Post

The British School of Ulaanbaatar seeks an experienced and fully qualified Teacher of Key Stage One for the 2020-2021 Academic year and beyond.  Prior experience of teaching the National Curriculum of England and Wales to children at this level is an essential requirement.  Previous employment in the UK or International Schools following a British curriculum is highly desirable, although NQTs will be considered. We are looking for professional, flexible, independent teachers possessing cultural dexterity and a sense of adventure.

The School

The British School of Ulaanbaatar is ambitious and aspirational school, with a shared vision of academic excellence, personal development and challenge for all our pupils, from the ages of three to eighteen.  We have a strong extra-curricular enrichment programme in which all teachers play a crucial role.  The School has now entered a phase of considerable development in terms of both facilities and the numbers of staff and students, and thus new colleagues are required to be part of this journey.

The School welcomes expatriate and Mongolian families alike, with students from a wide range of nationalities whilst retaining a family and community atmosphere.  Children in the Primary School follow a modified version of the EYFS and National Curriculum of England and Wales, whilst the Secondary School prepares students for CAIE IGCSEs and ‘A’ Levels, after which the vast majority of our graduates matriculate to international universities of high-standing across the globe.  

BSU is a fully accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), having been awarded ‘Patron’s Accreditation’ in 2018, one of the first ten schools worldwide to achieve this.    

The Location

Mongolia’s cosmopolitan and diverse capital city, Ulaanbaatar is where an ultra-modern cityscape lies adjacent to ancient lamaseries.  The city offers many opportunities for fine dining and supports a diverse social life ranging from events based on compounds, diplomatic missions or hosted by local people.  Ulaanbaatar is surrounded by striking landscapes which offer considerable opportunities for outdoor pursuits and unique cultural experiences.  The surrounding countryside provides excellent opportunities for trekking, riding, skiing and cycling, enabling the adventurous to explore the lakes, forests, steppe and deserts.

The climate in Ulaanbaatar is one of extremes, but the low relative humidity makes both summer and winter far more bearable than the numbers would otherwise suggest!  Frequent periods of high pressure give rise to clear, blue skies which allow you to enjoy the dramatic scenery.  

The airport in Ulaanbaatar is well served by a variety of international carriers with direct flights to many global hubs (Seoul, Tokyo, Istanbul, Moscow, Beijing, etc.) with new destinations being added on a regular basis.

Terms and Conditions

BSU offers colleagues an internationally competitive salary and relocation assistance on arrival.  We also offer furnished accommodation on the School campus, full remission of tuition fees at the School for dependent children, medical insurance and flight allowances at the start and end of the contract period.  A two-year contract will be offered at the onset of employment, with options to renew in the future.  Induction and onboarding will begin on 10 August for new colleagues to prepare for the start of term on 17 August 2020.

How to apply

To apply for this position, the following documents are required.

  • A completed TES on-line application form, with contact details of at least three referees, one of whom must be your current or last employer (Head of School or Chair of the Board of Governors);
  • A full CV detailing all previous employment post-qualification and including a recent photograph;
  • A letter of application of no more than two pages of A4, detailing your interest in the position and all relevant skills and attributes you wish to bring to our attention. 

All required documents should be submitted to the School via the TES Portal.  
Additional documents could be sent by email to recruitment@britishschool.edu.mn.      

The closing date for applications for this position is Saturday, 15 February 2020, although earlier applications are recommended as initial interviews via Skype or telephone may take place before then.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The British School of Ulaanbaatar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to a police background check, written and verbal references and other personal investigation as required for entrance to Mongolia.  British applicants will be required to present an ICPC prior to arrival in Ulaanbaatar, with equivalent documentation required from those of other nationalities.  Furthermore, certificates of good contact will be required from each country applicants have been resident in.  Any form of criminal activity on an applicant’s permanent record is likely to bar entry to working in Mongolia.

You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • A degree related to subject taught.
  • B. Ed, Bachelors with Teaching Qualification, PGCE or PGDE, UK Qualified Teacher Status or similar teaching qualification.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • References, Medical check, Criminal background check


More about British School of Ulaanbaatar
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 80, Branch 30, Khan-Uul District, 4th Khoroo, Naadamchidiin Road 50, Ulaanbaatar, 17081, Mongolia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +976 7004 7788
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To educate global citizens in pursuit of personal excellence in an ever evolving community to become lifelong learners.

The British School of Ulaanbaatar is uniquely placed to make a significant impact on the developing educational system in Mongolia...