English Teacher (Key Stage 3 & 4)

UK Main Pay Scale + generous benefits
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
September 2024
Apply by:
13 May 2024

The British Embassy School Ankara is an award-winning British International School situated within the grounds of the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The school follows both the English National Curriculum and the International Primary & Middle Years Curriculum for pupils from Nursery to Year 9. From September we will be opening our first Year 10 cohort.

Children at BESA are happy, well behaved and achieve high academic standards.

The school was established in 1959 and is delightfully situated in modern buildings set in a rolling landscape of playgrounds and woodland in the heart of Turkey’s capital city.

BESA is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), a founding member of the Black Sea Schools Group and an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

We are regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. You can read our most recent ISI report and find a lot more information about the school by visiting our school website www.besaturkey.org

BESA is currently seeking an outstanding English Teacher (KS3 &4) to join our team from September 2024. This position is a full-time role and is initially contracted until the end of August 2026.

In return we can provide a competitive package including: generous salary comparable to UK STPCD pay scales, personal professional development allowance, health insurance and additional benefits in line with the school’s pay and conditions policy. Our package also includes provision for up to 2 dependent children.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be a fully qualified teacher (Bachelor of Education or PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status)
  • Be an experienced secondary English teacher with at least 2 years experience working in a UK or British International School. Experience of teaching within Key Stage 3 & 4 is essential.
  • Be experienced in delivery of the English National Curriculum and teaching iGCSE
  • Have excellent planning, organisation and communication skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be confident in the use of technology to enhance children’s learning
  • Be able to lead their curriculum subject within the secondary school and be a model of good practice
  • Be committed to regular and ongoing professional development
  • Be a fluent English speaker

Please note this role requires experience with the UK National Curriculum KS3 & KS4 programmes of study for English Language & Literature. It is not an ESL teaching role and as such we will not be considering candidates who possess only ESL qualifications (TEFL, CELTA etc).

BESA is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to full Criminal record & Prohibition checks.

Please read through the attached job description and person specification for more information about the requirements of the post.

BESA reserves the right to interview suitable candidates ahead of the closing date. Early application is therefore advised.

Email us with any enquiries: recruitment@besaturkey.org

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