Science Teacher, Portugal

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Oporto British SchoolPortugal

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Oporto British School in Portugal has asked Teacherhorizons to lead the search for an inspiring Chemistry and KS3 General Science teacher to join their prestigious international school to in January 2018. This is a great opportunity to develop your teaching with an attractive remuneration package in a beautiful and vibrant location.

The school

OBS is an IB World School and the oldest British school in continental Europe. It is accredited by the Council of International Schools and in March 2013, was the first school in Portugal to host a successful inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. In addition, it is a member of the College of Teachers, COBIS and HMC.

The Oporto British School has a distinct ‘family feel’ with enthusiastic bilingual pupils who are engaged in their learning. Whilst proud of its historical roots and traditions, the school is embracing change and innovation and has an exciting vision for the future. You can find out more about OBS here or watch this video about teaching at OBS

The opportunity

The ideal candidate will have experience of teaching General Science at KS3, and Chemistry at IGCSE and IB Diploma level.  We are open to A-level Chemistry teachers and general scientists who have taught Chemistry to GCSE/IGCSE if they are willing to be supported and trained to teach Chemistry at IB Level.  All applicants must be fully qualified and graduates.

Student achievement is above UK and international benchmarks, and the department has a strong profile across the school. You should a passionate and dynamic classroom teacher, with a genuine commitment to putting students first.  The school will provide you excellent support and professional development that is appropriate to your needs.

This Science position offers an attractive remuneration package and plenty of opportunity for professional development.


The school is situated in the stunning coastal district of Foz do Douro – ten minutes from the city centre. Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Europe's hidden gems - situated dramatically on the 'river of gold' with seven magnificent bridges leading out to the city’s beach-lined coast.  Medieval squares and alleys separate its grand architecture where tucked away cafes and restaurants can be discovered.

Application process

All applicants must be fully qualified teachers, have an EU passport, or a valid work permit, and at least 2 years teaching experience post qualification. Experience of teaching the IB DP would be an advantage although candidates with A Level/GCSE or equivalent experience will also be considered.

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Email Tiffany - to confirm your application.

The deadline for application is 17th October although interested teachers are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.  Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by Skype initially with face-to-face meetings to follow.

Oporto British School is committed to safeguarding all children. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record checks or country equivalent. Oporto British School is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Job location

More about Oporto British School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Rua da Cerca, 326/350, 4150-201 Porto, Portugal
Telephone: +351 2261 66660
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Oporto British School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational independent, international, bi-lingual, all-through school in Portugal, serving students from the age of 3-18. The all-through school is situated in Proto.

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