Teacher of Spanish, Cairo, Egypt

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The British International School, CairoCairo, Egypt

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


Spanish is the second-most widely spoken language in the world. With 450 million native speakers spanning Hispanic America, the USA, Spain, parts of Africa and SE Asia, Spanish is one of the key languages of commerce, education and communication. With increasing numbers of out students learning the language, we need to satisfy that growing demand and seek experienced, flexible and well-qualified Teachers of Spanish able to share their linguistic passion and love of Hispanic culture with our students. Previous experience of teaching Spanish within the National Curriculum for England is desirable as is knowledge and experience of the IB Diploma. An ability to teach a second language, preferably French, would be an advantage. The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the School’s co-curricular programme.

The successful candidates will be expected to support the development of the subject, and will:

● be a graduate in Spanish Language/Literature or related subject, and with qualified teacher status;

● have an outstanding knowledge and understanding of a range of Spanish language, literature and culture;

● be an enthusiastic and innovative teacher who can motivate and inspire students using a wide range of teaching strategies.

Applications are welcome from teachers with 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 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 one of whom must 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 20th February 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited to interview in London, Cairo or via Skype in early March.

Early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to make an appointment early if suitably qualified candidates apply.

Applicants must:

● have at least three years’ teaching experience preferably in a British-curriculum school;

● hold Qualified Teacher Status or its equivalent.

Contract type/term: Full time/two years renewable

Start date: 1st September 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...