BSB Jobs

Are you interested in helping The British School of Barcelona achieve excellence? Please check the available job offerings and become part of our school community

Work at BSB

The British School of Barcelona’s success depends on our people. Please take a look at the “Current Vacancies” section on this page and if you are interested, please follow the instructions below on how to apply. The package for each post will include:
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Full induction package
  • Free children places in The British School of Barcelona
  • Membership of local sports club
  • Help with settling in the Barcelona area (if applicable)
If there are no vacancies which match your profile, you may register your interest for any future openings by completing the Application Form below and sending it to

How to Apply

To apply for our current vacancies, please fill in the Application Form that you can download below and send it to along with a covering letter indicating the job title in the subject line.


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Current Vacancies

The British School of Barcelona, Sitges, is seeking to appoint an inspiring, child-orientated Primary class teacher. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join an innovative and high-performing team who continually strives to be “the best at getting better” across all aspects of their outstanding, creative, culturally-conscious curriculum.

This is a temporary position, initially covering two terms, starting in January 2020.

The job holder has responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head or indeed to the Regional CEO so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.

The British School of Barcelona

The British School of Barcelona (BSB) is a great school in a great location. We are an HMC school and were judged by BSO (British Schools Overseas) Inspection, to be outstanding in many areas, including Safeguarding, pupil welfare, pupil progress and outcomes.

BSB is a large, very popular, all-age school for children aged 3 to 18. Our curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum and we offer a wide range of GCSEs, A levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, all alongside a significant enrichment programme.

Nearly 1600 pupils from over 50 nationalities attend the school and over 250 staff work at BSB. We are based in two locations just outside the city of Barcelona – in Castelldefels, and in the cosmopolitan town of Sitges.

Significant investment in the school in recent years has seen the building of a state-of –the art Pre-University Centre (Nexus), a theatre, new science laboratories and 2019 will see the opening of a full-sized AstroTurf sports pitch and sports stadium.

The Location

The school enjoys a location to the south of Barcelona, one of the most vibrant, culturally-rich cities in the world. Both the Castelldefels (Primary and Secondary) and the Sitges (Primary) campuses are minutes away from beautiful beaches and are excellently connected by public transport.

The Role
We are looking for teachers who have experience of:
* Teaching the English Primary National Curriculum
* Setting high expectations which engage, motivate and challenge pupils.
* Planning and teaching lessons which are creative and inspire awe and wonder.
* Monitoring and being accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes.
* Setting high expectations of positive attitudes to learning.
* Communicating effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and wellbeing.
* Making a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of a school.
* Continuously challenging themselves to improve, progress and be the best teacher they can possibly be.

What we can offer you:
* A fantastic team of staff who are committed, supportive and collaborative, but most of all amazing children who are excited about learning!

Working with Cognita:
Achieving more than you believed possible – that’s what constitutes a quality education. At Cognita it is what we strive for in our schools. We want it for our children, and we want it for the people who work for us.
Since Cognita’s launch in 2004, we’ve built an international network of 72 schools that serve some 30,000 pupils across seven countries in the UK, Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia. 

Cognita’s international network of schools and regional offices, combined with our ongoing investment in the professional development of our people, means we can offer first-class career opportunities with a global dimension. If you want to take your career further, we want to support you in achieving that goal within Cognita.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Download the Job Description here: Job Description

How to Apply 

See “How to Apply” section above

You may also apply for this position through our TES site

Cognita Vacancies

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks, to the maximum extent permitted by law, will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity if the candidate has lived in the UK and/or criminal policy checks for all other countries where the candidate has lived or worked in for a period of 3 months or more, over the last 10 years. As well as that, the verification process includes the cross-check of the requested references, which must cover the last five years of work.

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