Seeking Key Stage 3-5 Geography Teacher, Romania

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International British School of BucharestRomania

Date posted:
Start date: August 21, 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The International British School of Bucharest is a COBIS, ECIS, CIS Accredited school, with 3 yearly BSO inspections. The school was last inspected in November 2014, and was rated Good-Outstanding.

Class sizes are small, with up to 22 students in KS3 and usually around 3-10 students in KS4 & 5, allowing for a high degree of teacher-student contact time and personal support.

The school has a 65% Romanian, 35% international mix, with around 170 students in the secondary school. The teaching environment is personalised and friendly, with many successful programmes set up to support and extend students at both ends of the spectrum. 95% of students graduating continue on to university, with UK being the main destination of choice, followed by the Netherlands. Approximately 25% of graduates are accepted into top tier universities. Behaviour is excellent with little more for teachers to deal with than minor low level disruption.

Staff turnover is very low at IBSB, with most staff having brought apartments and houses, owing to the comfortable lifestyle offered in Romania, a country with 4 seasons, mountains, a beautiful coastline, and the ability to save a large portion of your monthly salary. This is therefore an excellent opportunity for the right person looking for a great school in a really lovely city.

The staff environment is welcoming and supportive, with groups of staff regularly attending Wednesday Quizz Night and the traditional end of week Friday staff social. Staff also regularly head away on the weekends together and during school holidays exploring one of the many beautiful old Germanic-styled towns scattered across the Carpathian mountains, skiing in the winter, visiting the black sea coast in the summer, and taking the opportunity to use the low cost airlines to visit Greece, Italy, Turkey, and many other countries a short flight way. All new staff are offered Romanian lessons each week to help teachers settle in quickly, though most Romanians in Bucharest speak English well.

The successful candidate must proficient in English, be an outstanding teacher, a reflective practitioner, a lifelong learner passionate about teaching geography with strong classroom management skills and a minimum of 3 years' experience teaching IGCSE/A Level Geography.


  • Positive outlook on life
  • Good communication skills
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching
  • Minimum 3 years teaching IGCSE/A Level Geography.
  • Advanced English speaker
  • UK/EU passport holder [This is essential]

Additional requirements sort, but not essential:

  • Previous experience teaching in international schools

Terms and Conditions of the appointment:

An initial 2 year renewable contract offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.

All applications to be forwarded to

IBSB, as an Accredited COBIS school, follows safer recruitment procedures requiring all applicants to provide a clear DBS/police check.

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More about International British School of Bucharest
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: 21-25 Agricultori Street, 2nd District, Bucharest, 021481, Romania
Telephone: +40 21 253 16 98
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