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.
Please also read our Recruitment FAQs before applying.
Music Teacher – January 2016 start
Deadline for applications, Friday 2nd October, 2015
Music Teacher – September 2016 start
Deadline for applications, Friday 9th October, 2015
Part-time Japanese Teacher – November 2015 start
Deadline for applications, Friday 16th October
We will shortly be advertising more vacancies for September 2016 and we are always pleased to receive expressions of interest. If you are considering a move to Tokyo and think you might be right for our team at BST, please feel free to send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.