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Junior School Teacher

The British International School Cairo


Job Details

Role Start Date

1 August 2024

Applications Close

9 October 2023

Min. Qualification

Bachelor Degree

Min. Experience

3 Years

Cover Letter

Not required

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The school seeks to appoint Key Stage 1 and 2 Classroom Teachers for August2024. Class teachers at BISC deliver high-quality teaching and are focused on improving the standards of learning and achievement of all pupils, while ensuring high standards of pastoral care and the effective use of resources. If you are a dynamic, flexible and ambitious professional, with a passion for and a real commitment to a holistic education, then BISC could be the school for you. All staff are expected to show a genuine commitment to supporting co-curricular activities, school events and school trips.

The British International School, Cairo is a co-educational school with 1,160 pupils aged 3-18 (580 pupils in the Junior 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. It provides a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum, guided by the National Curriculum for England, pursuing excellence in both learning and teaching. Further details are available on the school’s website:

Located on the fringes of Cairo, the School enjoys the benefits of a modern, purpose-built, spacious campus with state of the art facilities. 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.

This video will give you some insights into the school community and living in Egypt.

Person Specification

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

● enthusiastic and innovative teacher with a genuine passion for teaching, who can motivate and inspire students using a variety of strategies;

● includes Assessment for Learning as an integral part of classroom practice;

● understands how to stretch more able and support weaker students;

● works as a member of a team in a collaborative manner;

● committed to her/his own professional development;

● committed to contributing to a holistic approach to education

● enjoys the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities;

● meets our CHILD PROTECTION and SAFEGUARDING requirements in full.

To comply with Egyptian employment law, applicants must have QTS and a MINIMUM of three years teaching post qualification 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 £34,000 p.a. while the salary of the majority of staff (six years experience or more) is over £40,000 p.a.

In addition all overseas contract teachers benefit from a generous housing allowance, private BUPA Gold medical insurance, annual return flights to the UK, and 2 free places for children of school age.

How to apply

Applications must include the contact details for at least two professional referees one of whom should be your current principal.

The initial deadline for receipt of applications is 9th October 2023. The school reserves the right to interview potential appointees and to make an appointment before the deadline date. Thus early applications are encouraged. Longlist interviews will be virtual and will take place from Monday 9th Oct 2023. Final interviews will be in London on the 19th and 20th Oct 2023.

The ability to provide a 20 minute teaching video would be advantageous.

Employer: The British International School, Cairo (BISC)

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Contract type: Full time

Start date: 1st August2024

Contract term: 31st July 2024 renewable

Closing date: 9th October 2023


The British International School, Cairo is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and young people. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment practises, 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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