If you are looking to work in a bright friendly international school, with a great team of teachers, teaching well-behaved, academically bright students from over 30 countries, we would encourage you to apply for the positions below. In return we are able to offer the right candidate a very competitive remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
We are always interested to hear from:
Outstanding classroom practitioners with a proven track record of excellent results
Staff who love teaching and have a genuine passion for their subject
Staff who are life-long learners and as such good role models
Staff who are open-minded, effective communicators
Staff who are flexible, willing to take on additional responsibilities across the school, and who show lots of initiative
Staff with a sense of humour who are good team players
We can offer:
A competitive salary with additional benefits
A school with excellent students and small classes
A school with a strong community spirit
Professional support from experienced teachers
The International British School of Bucharest is fully committed to safeguarding its children and young people and expects the same level of commitment from its employees. As a BSO Accredited AoBSO/COBIS school, all new staff will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks, and employment checks, including an explanation of any employment gaps, and three employment references covering the last five years of employment. The school has a detailed Child Safeguarding Policy, a clear Code of Conduct Policy and Whistle Blowing Policy for Staff, undertakes annual Child Safeguarding Staff Training, and has two Designated Safeguarding Leads in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.
To apply, please complete this online application and attach all the mentioned necessary documents.
*EU passport holders will be given priority.
We are now accepting applications for possible openings in the primary school, to start August 16, 2022.
Why come to teach in Romania?
Romania is without a doubt one of the nicest countries in Europe to work in. You have 4 seasons, beautiful beaches to enjoy in the summer, the last remaining mountain wilderness in Europe, a wide range of ski fields located just 90 mins from school in the winter, and many more sunny days than rain. You can also save a considerable portion of your monthly salary.
Romanians are also a very warm and friendly people, well educated, with most speaking 3 or more languages. The students are generally above the UK average in ability and well-behaved, so teaching in Romania is a pleasure, with plenty of support from both the school and the parents – we are fortunate to have one of the most supportive Parent Associations I have experienced to date, who for example organised a surprise morning tea for all the staff at the end of Term 1a last year to thank us for a successful first half term.
What is life like in Bucharest?
Bucharest, the capital city, is clean and safe with a good public metro and tram system. You can walk around at night on your own safely and there is lots to do on the weekends. You have malls located throughout the city with all the western brand shops and restaurants you would expect, but at prices far below western Europe, so you money goes much further. Teachers are paid 3-4 times the average salary, so it is easy to save and eating out is cheap, costing around 15 euros for an entre, main, dessert, and drink, which is why many of our international staff eat out 3 or more times a week. It is also a place where you can buy your own apartment within one year of arriving, saving on rent, as many staff have done.
Teach in one of the top British International Schools in Europe
Opening in 2000, IBSB quickly established a reputation as a school with high academic standards, as the first COBIS accredited school in Romania, the first ECIS accredited school, the first CIS school, the first international school to be accredited by the Romania Ministry of Education, and more recently the first and only High Performance Learning School in Romania. Deeply committed to supporting student wellbeing and extracurricular enrichment, IBSB is considered to be one of the top international schools in Romania. The school was judged Good-Outstanding in the most recent Quality of Education ISI/BSO inspection. We have also just started on the HPL journey to World Class Schools membership, with the school campus doubling in size over the past 2 years. In every way, it is an exciting time, with plenty to look forward to in the next few years in the school development plan.
There are currently 230 students registered in the Secondary School, with a 65% Romanian, 35% international mix. Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 22 students per class in a KS3 & 4 and smaller class sizes in the IGCSE optional subjects and Key Stage 5 classes, allowing for a high degree of teacher-student contact time and personal support, with many successful programmes set up to support and extend students at both ends of the spectrum. Student baseline assessment is well above the national average in the UK, resulting in 100% of graduate students continuing on to university in 2021, including 95% of graduates receiving offers from a university ranked in the top 5% of universities worldwide. As this data indicates, behaviour is generally excellent with little more for teachers to deal with than minor low level disruption.
The staffing mix at IBSB is approximate 50% international, 50% local. Staff turnover is typically very low, with many staff having brought apartments and houses, owing to the comfortable lifestyle offered in Romania. The staff environment within school is welcoming and supportive, with regular staff socials and weekends trips away from school to explore the beautiful old Germanic-styled towns scattered across the Carpathian Mountains (Google search Brasov, Sibiu, and Sighisoara to start with), skiing in the winter, visiting the Black Sea coastline in the summer, or taking the opportunity to use one of the many the low cost airlines passing through Bucharest to visit Greece, Italy, Turkey, and many other countries a short flight way.
The successful candidate will be an qualified teacher and an outstanding classroom practitioner, with a minimum of 3 years experience teaching the National Curriculum of England, however, a teacher with less experience and the right attitude will be considered, including NQT applicants. Experience relating to teaching EAL students would be welcome as a high percentage of our students are EAL students.
- A competitive after tax salary
- Return airfare
- Relocation allowance
- Private Medical Insurance
- Housing allowance and assistance
- Placement for dependants up to 2 (determined by availability of space)
- Degree and QTS
- Native level English speaker (essential)
- Clear DBS Check/Police Report
- EU Passport Holder (preferred, but not essential)
- 3 positive references from previous schools
- All paperwork relating to the residence permit and work visa will be organised by the school.
- Three references and a clear police report will be required prior to any offer being made.