Teacher of French, Cairo, Egypt

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

The British International School, CairoCairo, Egypt

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No



We are currently seeking to appoint a Teacher of French in the Senior School (Key Stages 3, 4 and 5) for September 2018. Additionally an ability to teach Spanish at Key Stage 3 would be a distinct advantage. If you are a dynamic, flexible and ambitious professional, with a passion for French language, literature and culture, a real commitment to academic excellence and a holistic education, then BISC could be the school for you.

The British International School, Cairo is a co-educational school with 1,060 pupils aged 3-18 (460 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.

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. In addition all teachers appointed from outside Egypt on an overseas contract benefit from rent-free 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 submitting a letter of application, addressed to the Principal (Dr. Carlo Ferrario) accompanied by a copy of your curriculum vitae. The latter should include contact details for at least two professional referees as well as a photograph.

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 20th March 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and 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 before the deadline if suitably qualified candidates apply.

Applicants must:

● hold Qualified Teacher Status or its equivalent;

● have at least three years’ teaching experience post qualification;

● have some teaching experience in a British-curriculum school.

Contract type: Full time

Start date: 1st September 2018

Contract term: Two years, renewable

Closing date: 20th March 2018


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...