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Teacher of Spanish with French - September 2022

The British International School, CairoEgypt

If you are a dynamic, flexible and ambitious professional, with a passion for teaching foreign languages and a real commitment to a holistic education, then the British International School, Cairo could be the school for you.

We seek an experienced and well-qualified Teacher of Spanish who can also offer French up to IGCSE. Previous experience of teaching foreign languages within the National Curriculum for England is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Spanish across the Senior School including IGCSE and IB. The school has excellent facilities and resources for teaching modern languages. The MFL Department works effectively as a team sharing ideas and promoting learning.

BISC offers opportunities for personal professional development and all members of staff actively contribute to school improvement. Teachers are expected to show a genuine commitment to promoting student welfare and a desire to participate in the co-curricular programme.

A not-for-profit organisation, BISC is one of the leading academic schools in the region. Located on the western fringe of Cairo, the school enjoys the benefits of a modern, spacious, purpose-built campus with state of the art facilities. BISC is an IB World School and is a member of COBIS, BSME and IAPS. Further details are available on the school’s website:

Cairo is a bustling city, home to some of the world’s most iconic ancient monuments, with good access to other countries in the region. 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.

Person Specification  

  • graduate in Spanish or MFL-related degree with qualified teacher status;  
  • enthusiastic and innovative teacher with a genuine passion for teaching, who can motivate and inspire students using a variety of strategies;  
  • recent experience teaching Spanish within the National Curriculum and (I)GCSE, IB or A level;  
  • includes Assessment for Learning as an integral part of classroom practice;  
  • understands how to stretch more able students and support weaker pupils;  
  • works collaboratively as a member of a team;  
  • committed to her/his own professional development;  
  • understands an inquiry-based approach to learning;  
  • committed to a holistic approach to education;  
  • enjoys the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities;  
  • meets the school’s Safeguarding requirements in full.

To comply with Egyptian employment law, applicants must have Qualified Teacher Status and a MINIMUM of three years post-QTS teaching experience.


The British International School, Cairo (BISC) operates a similar teaching scale to schools in the UK which increases with teaching experience. All salaries are tax free and paid in Pounds Sterling. The current basic salary for a teacher with three years’ experience is £34,560 p.a. while the salary of the majority of staff is just under £40,000 p.a. In addition all teachers on an overseas contract benefit from rent-free, furnished accommodation, private BUPA Gold health insurance and annual return travel to the UK. For teachers with school-aged children, there is full fee remission for the first two children.


Please apply by completing the online application form on the TES website including  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 initial deadline for receipt of applications is 6th December 2021. The school reserves the right to interview potential appointees and to make an appointment before the deadline date. Thus early applications are encouraged. Interviews for the post will most likely take place by zoom.

Employer: The British International School, Cairo (BISC)

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Contract type: Full time

Start date:  1st September 2022

Contract term: Until 31st August 2024, renewable yearly thereafter

Closing date:  6th December 2021


The British International School, Cairo is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and young people. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment practices, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. UK and EU-based passport holders will be required to obtain an ICPC check. Previous employers will be contacted.

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