The British School in Tokyo, located on two sites at the heart of this vibrant, exciting city, is a happy thriving school that has built a reputation for excellence and high standards over twenty-five years. Run as a not-for-profit trust, BST is the only school in Japan offering A Levels and the National Curriculum of England. All instruction is in English and we currently have around 900 British and international students aged 3 to 18.

We follow the UK academic year from September to July and our recruitment for teacher positions follows this cycle. All BST teachers, with a few subject-specific exceptions, are expected to have qualified in the UK, or to have taught in the UK or at another British International School within the past five years. As an accredited COBIS member school, compliant with BSO standards and inspected every three years, we welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers who are now able to achieve full Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) during their first year with us.

For Teachers interested in working at the British School in Tokyo please see here for additional information about living in Tokyo and working at BST.

Please also read our Recruitment FAQs before applying.

Primary School

Teaching Assistant – for May and September starts
Deadline for applications, Friday 6th May

Learning Support Teaching Assistant – for September start
Deadline for applications, Friday 13th May

Secondary School

School Counsellor – September start
Deadline for applications, Friday 20th May

Peripatetic Singing Teacher – September start
Deadline for applications, Monday 23rd May
Please note this post is not for direct hire with the school

Business group

Administration Officer – June start
Deadline for applications, Friday 20th May

For any of the above positions please apply by sending the application form above, a current CV, recent photograph and a cover letter stating why you are suitable for the position to bstrecruit@bst.ac.jp. Please be aware that this email address can only support up to 1mb of data per email, therefore please do not include large files such as images of degree certificates or references.


Please note:

For Classroom Teacher positions we accept applications from candidates in Japan, the UK and overseas.

For Teaching Assistant and Business Group roles we are only able to consider applications from candidates who are in Japan and have a university degree (or have valid permission to work in Japan).

We receive a great many applications for a limited number of openings. While each applicant will receive a response confirming their application, we apologise in advance that we are not able to respond to each applicant individually after that and will only contact those candidates whose applications we wish to take further.

The British School in Tokyo is an equal opportunities employer.

The British School in Tokyo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Short-listed candidates will undergo regular screening, including following-up references with previous employers and Disclosure & Barring Service (or equivalent) checks.