We are a rigorous, happy, thriving two-site school that has high expectations and a high and growing reputation. BST is run as a not-for-profit trust located in the heart of Tokyo and we are the only school in Japan offering the National Curriculum of England. We currently have around 800+ 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. Since we  follow the National Curriculum of England we expect all teachers either to have qualified in the UK (with a B. Ed. or PGCE) and have Qualified Teacher Status and/or to have recently spent at least one year in the UK teaching the National Curriculum.

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.

Current Vacancies

Primary School

No current vacancies

Secondary School

No current vacancies

Business group

Currently recruiting

Bus Driver & Assistant Facilities Officer

For all 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.