British International School, Phuket (BISP) is the largest international school in Phuket and Southern Thailand, and a leading international school in South East Asia.
With around 800 students from more than 40 countries it provides a top quality international education in first class facilities resourced to a very high standard.
The UK National Curriculum, IGCSE and the IB Diploma are delivered using English as the language of instruction, to pre-school through to year 13 students (children 18 months up to 18 years of age). We currently employ over 90 overseas teachers.
Teaching vacancies for the following school year will be advertised on this website, Search Associates and the TES Job website every year in early October. The school will interview in Phuket and Bangkok by appointment otherwise by Skype.
Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a post graduate teaching qualification or an Education Degree and a minimum of two years teaching experience. Knowledge of the UK National Curriculum, IGCSE or IBDP will be advantageous.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students therefore police checks are mandatory for all successful applicants.
The school aims to attract and recruit the most suitable individual available, with recruitment and selection decisions being made on the basis of how closely an individual matches the requirements of the post, their relevant merits and abilities and the values of the school. The school is an equal opportunities employer.
What can you expect from us?
- Rigorous and transparent recruitment procedures
- To be treated fairly and with respect
- A safe, attractive and friendly working environment
- A generous level of resources and materials
- A reasonable workload
- Opportunities for continued professional development
- Collegiate support from a professional and well-qualified staff
- A good standard of living within Thailand with the added benefit of being able to save
Are you suited to international teaching?
If you haven’t taught overseas before you might like to consider whether you are the sort of person who is able to easily adapt to teaching in another country by considering how you would respond to the following general advice:
- Learn as much as possible about the host country in advance so that you have realistic expectations
- Anticipate a challenging adjustment period of at least three months before making a decision about the move and whether you like it or not
- Do not expect to be able to replicate your current lifestyle – look for what is there, not for what isn’t
- Always try to understand the host country perspective – it will be different!
- Develop a tolerance for ambiguity and frustration by being flexible and open towards the new culture
- Do not expect of the new culture the same sense of urgency or availability of conveniences
- In all things be flexible
- Look for ways to strengthen and maintain your enthusiasm
- Maintain a sense of humour, but most importantly be ready to laugh at yourself
Contract benefits for overseas hired staff
- Salary is paid in Thai Baht. Tax is deducted in the region of 15-25% depending on earnings.
- The initial contract is 2 years followed by one two year contract and then yearly contracts. (1 month signing on bonus is paid prior to a new contract)
- A matched pension contribution of approximately 3% is offered via a Thai Providential Fund – more information at interview.
- Comprehensive medical insurance is provided for the teacher and their dependants.
- Maximum freight allowance is 28,000 baht per contracted member of staff, 28,000 baht for the dependent spouse/partner, with one payment per family of 14,000 baht for all dependent children. Teachers relocating within Thailand are eligible for 50% of these allowances.
- An allowance of 10,000 baht per teacher is paid in cash on arrival to go towards accommodation and other initial costs.
- Economy airfares are provided for teachers and dependants from/to point of domicile at start and finish of contract and mid contract in the second 2 year contract.
- Up to two school age dependants of the teacher who attend the school are eligible for full academic scholarships.
- Boarding staff are housed on campus in accommodation as required by their responsibilities and duties, with subsidised utilities.
- For those living off-site a housing allowance will be paid up to a maximum of 28,600 baht per month for couples and 21,500 baht per month for single teachers dependent on rent. The allowance will be added to the monthly income and taxed at the same rate.