Employment

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 since 1989. 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 over 1,000 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.

Secondary School

At the end of this academic year we will lose two members of our outstanding PE team as they move on from Japan to lead their own departments. While it is gratifying to see teachers who have given so much to the school progressing so rapidly in their careers, theirs will be difficult shoes to fill.

This is an exciting time to come to Tokyo as we look forward to the imminent arrival of the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and sport in its many guises is at the very heart of the school’s development plans. If you feel that you have the ambition, enthusiasm and commitment to make your mark here, we would like to hear from you.

Secondary PE Teacher – deadline for applications, Monday 30th April
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Primary School

Key Stage 1 or 2 classroom teacher – deadline for applications, Monday 23rd April
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Head of Early Years – deadline for applications, Monday 23rd April
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Immediate start
Supply Teacher, please apply now
Supply Teaching Assistant, please apply now

Business Group

No current vacancies


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.