If you are a dynamic, flexible and ambitious professional, with a passion for History and a real commitment to a holistic education, then BISC could be the school for you. We seek an experienced and well-qualified Teacher of History for September 2019. Previous experience of teaching History within the National Curriculum for England is desirable as is knowledge of the IB Diploma. For the right candidate there is the possibility of a Head of Department position.
The British International School, Cairo is a co-educational school with 1,090 pupils aged 3-18 (500 pupils in the Senior School). An accredited member of COBIS, BSME and IAPS, and an IB World School, BISC is one of the leading academic schools in the region. Located on the fringes of Cairo, the School enjoys the benefits of a modern, purpose-built, spacious campus with state of the art facilities. Since relocating to the current site in 2008 the School has enjoyed continuous growth, doubling in size in ten years.
Cairo itself is a bustling city, home to some of the world’s most iconic ancient monuments, with good access to other countries in the region, Europe and Asia. It is a city with a rich cultural heritage, a crossroads between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. With a population close to twenty million Cairo is a city of huge contrasts and provides endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.
The School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in February 2015. The quality of pupils’ achievements, learning, attitudes and skills were judged to be excellent as were the quality of teaching, pupils’ personal development, pastoral care and the quality of leadership and management. The School’s next inspection is scheduled for November 2019.
Further information about the School can be found at www.bisc.edu.eg.
Applications are welcome from teachers who have experience of teaching in a British-curriculum school. To comply with Egyptian employment law, applicants must have a MINIMUM of three years teaching experience.
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. The minimum NET salary for a teacher with three years’ experience is currently £33,200, while the basic salary of the majority of staff is £38,300. In addition all teachers appointed from outside Egypt on an overseas contract benefit from rent-free, furnished 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).
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply by completing the online application form on the TES website. In addition please upload a letter of application (addressed to the Principal - Dr. Carlo Ferrario) as a pdf document.
Applications must include the contact details for at least two professional referees one of whom should 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 22nd March 2019.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in London, Cairo or via Skype in March/April.
Early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to make an appointment early if suitably qualified candidates apply.
- have at least three years’ teaching experience preferably in a British-curriculum school;
- hold Qualified Teacher Status or its equivalent.
Employer: The British International School, Cairo (BISC)
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Contract type: Full time
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract term: Until the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, renewable
Closing date: 22nd March 2019
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.