Director of Sport, Cairo, Egypt

Closing date:Expiring soon

The British International School, CairoCairo, Egypt

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 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 net. This post will also come with a significant responsibility allowance.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


This is a unique career opportunity for an exceptional individual to lead both curricular and co-curricular sport in a premium British-curriculum international school, playing a key role in taking a highly regarded Sports faculty to the next stage of its development. The successful candidate will have a proven track record as well as the ambition and capabilities to consolidate the School’s sport provision as one of the very best in Egypt and the region.

The person appointed will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team as part of an ongoing commitment to the highest possible provision in all aspects of Physical Education and Sport. The appointment represents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to contribute substantially to the ongoing development of the School.

The British International School, Cairo is a co-educational school with 1,090 pupils aged 3-18 (590 pupils in the Junior School, 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 including extensive sports 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 next inspection is scheduled for November 2019.

Further information about the School can be found at

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 post-QTS.


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 net. This post will also come with a significant responsibility allowance. In addition all teachers appointed from outside Egypt on an overseas contract benefit from rent-free, furnished accommodation, private BUPA 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 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 February 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in London, Cairo or via Skype on a rolling basis. Although the closing date for applications is 22nd February, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier upon the right candidate being found. Interested applicants are thus encouraged to apply without delay.

Applicants must:

  • 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: September 2019

Contract term: Until the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, renewable

Closing date: 22nd February 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.

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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...