Careers

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Thank you for your interest in joining the BSB team. To apply for a teaching or non-teaching role at The British School of Barcelona, please see below.

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. Appointments are subject to Spanish and Overseas criminal record checks for all the countries in which the applicant has lived for three months or more in the past ten years.

How to apply

Unless otherwise specified, to apply for a vacancy, please complete the Application Form below and forward it along with a covering letter to jobs@bsb.edu.es indicating the job title in the subject line.

About us

The British School of Barcelona is a great school in a wonderful location. We are accredited as one of the best British Schools in the world following our recent BSO (British Schools Overseas) Inspection judging BSB as outstanding in every category.

BSB is a large, very popular school for children aged 3 to 18. Over 1700 pupils from more than 65 nationalities attend the school and over 250 staff work at BSB. Our curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum and we offer a wide range of GCSEs, A levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), all alongside a significant enrichment programme.

Barcelona is one of the most vibrant, culturally rich cities in the world. Our school is based over four campuses located in the area of Barcelona. The BSB City campus enjoys a prime location in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district of the city, and the BSB Castelldefels and the BSB Sitges campuses, just outside the city, are minutes away from beautiful beaches and are excellently connected by public transport.

Significant investment in recent years has seen the building of a Pre-University Centre (Nexus), a theatre, new science laboratories, a full-sized 4G rugby and football pitch and, most recently, a state-of-the-art STEM Centre.

Please explore the rest of our website for more information.

Our staff members

We aim to attract the best teaching and support staff to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for outstanding teaching and learning.

In particular, we seek to appoint teachers who recognise the diversity of our student body, teach from a multi-cultural perspective and practise the highest standards of professionalism.

All positions are offered with attractive packages including very competitive salaries, places for children in BSB, and other local benefits. Full induction and help with settling in Barcelona will be provided.

Current Vacancies

We are looking to recruit a Temporary, full-time Primary Teacher starting in October 2024 until June 2025 due to a maternity cover. This position will be based at our Castelldefels campus.

Required qualifications:
  • UK qualifications and relevant experience teaching at either Key Stage 3, GCSE, A level or IB, either in the UK or overseas, are essential for all posts.

  • We require our staff to be English-speaking teachers (native-speaker level).

  • A commitment to the wider life of the school and our enrichment programme, is also an essential expectation of the job.

Main functions:
  • 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.

All positions are offered with attractive packages including very competitive salaries, places for children in BSB, and other local benefits. Full induction and help with settling in Barcelona will be provided.

Join a team of dedicated, enthusiastic, inspirational individuals who appreciate the rigour of the English curriculum, but embrace the freedoms offered by an international setting, to plan for, and deliver outstanding results for our students.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications: 9am Friday 28/06/2024

Applications will be considered upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled as soon as mutually convenient.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it, along with a covering letter to jobs@bsb.edu.es. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.

We are looking to recruit a Temporary Teacher of Mathematics starting in November 2024 until June 2025 due to a paternity cover. This position will be based at our Castelldefels campus.
The school places great emphasis on extracurricular activities, including various mathematical competitions and clubs, and seeks an individual willing to contribute to and enhance these initiatives. Our campus boasts exceptional facilities, including dedicated mathematics classrooms equipped with advanced resources to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

Required qualifications:
  • Proficiency in teaching Mathematics up to and including GCSE and IBDP or A level is crucial for this role.

  • The ideal candidate will have experience teaching these levels successfully and be adept at delivering engaging lessons that foster understanding and enthusiasm for the subject.

  • A strong foundation in mathematics is essential, and experience with examination boards and curriculum frameworks is highly valued.

  • UK qualifications and relevant experience teaching at either Key Stage 3, GCSE, A level or IB, either in the UK or overseas, are essential for all posts.

  • A commitment to the wider life of the school and our enrichment programme, is also an essential expectation of the job.

Main functions:
  • Deliver engaging and challenging lessons to all key stages that link with the real world and which are aligned with department schemes of work.

  • Assist in the process of curriculum development and delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality curriculum program at all key stages.

  • Use homework and assessments to monitor and track pupil progress. Identify and support underachieving students and challenge the high achievers, implementing intervention as needed.

  • Provide feedback and communicate effectively with parents, ensuring that both the student and parents are aware of student strengths and targets, across the year.

  • Work collaboratively with the members of the department to ensure this thriving department continues to improve.

  • Work with colleagues and members of the SLT to ensure that the school improvement plan priorities are effectively implemented.

All positions are offered with attractive packages including very competitive salaries, places for children in BSB, and other local benefits. Full induction and help with settling in Barcelona will be provided.

Join a team of dedicated, enthusiastic, inspirational individuals who appreciate the rigour of the English curriculum, but embrace the freedoms offered by an international setting, to plan for, and deliver outstanding results for our students.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications: 9am Wednesday 26/06/2024

Applications will be considered upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled as soon as mutually convenient.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it, along with a covering letter to jobs@bsb.edu.es. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.

We are looking to recruit a Temporary Teacher of History starting in November 2024 until June 2025 due to a paternity cover. We offer History at GCSE, A level and as part of the IB Diploma. The school’s location provides excellent possibilities for visits to sites of historical interest, and it is expected that the successful candidate really makes the most of the local opportunities available to students. This position will be based at our Castelldefels campus.

Required qualifications:
  • UK qualifications and relevant experience teaching at either Key Stage 3, GCSE, A level or IB, either in the UK or overseas, are essential for all posts.

  • A commitment to the wider life of the school and our enrichment programme, is also an essential expectation of the job.

Main functions:
  • Deliver engaging and challenging lessons to all key stages that link with the real world and which are aligned with department schemes of work.

  • Assist in the process of curriculum development and delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality curriculum program at all key stages.

  • Use homework and assessments to monitor and track pupil progress. Identify and support underachieving students and challenge the high achievers, implementing intervention as needed.

  • Provide feedback and communicate effectively with parents, ensuring that both the student and parents are aware of student strengths and targets, across the year.

  • Work collaboratively with the members of the department to ensure this thriving department continues to improve.

  • Work with colleagues and members of the SLT to ensure that the school improvement plan priorities are effectively implemented.

All positions are offered with attractive packages including very competitive salaries, places for children in BSB, and other local benefits. Full induction and help with settling in Barcelona will be provided.

Join a team of enthusiastic, inspirational individuals who appreciate the rigour of the English curriculum but embrace the freedoms offered by an international setting in order to deliver outstanding results for our students. Alongside the History curriculum, there would be opportunities for a suitable applicant to contribute to the teaching of either Politics or Business.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications: 9am Wednesday 26/06/2024

Applications will be considered upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled as soon as mutually convenient.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it, along with a covering letter to jobs@bsb.edu.es. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.

We are looking to recruit an outstanding teacher of Spanish for September 2024. Candidates should hold a degree (Filología Hispánica) and a teacher qualification (CAP or MA Profesor/a de secundaria) obtained in Spain, and a level C1 or C2 certificate in Catalan. Experience teaching the IBDP curriculum would be an advantage.

Required qualifications:
  • Candidates should hold a degree in Filología Hispánica.

  • Candidates should hold a teacher qualification (CAP or MA Profesor/a de secundaria) obtained in Spain.

  • Candidates should hold a level C1 or C2 certificate in Catalan.

  • Experience teaching the IBDP curriculum would be an advantage.

  • A commitment to the wider life of the school and our enrichment programme, is also an essential expectation of the job.

Main functions:
  • Deliver engaging and challenging lessons to all key stages that link with the real world and which are aligned with department schemes of work.

  • Assist in the process of curriculum development and delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality curriculum program at all key stages.

  • Use homework and assessments to monitor and track pupil progress. Identify and support underachieving students and challenge the high achievers, implementing intervention as needed.

  • Provide feedback and communicate effectively with parents, ensuring that both the student and parents are aware of student strengths and targets, across the year.

  • Work collaboratively with the members of the department to ensure this thriving department continues to improve.

  • Work with colleagues and members of the SLT to ensure that the school improvement plan priorities are effectively implemented.

All positions are offered with attractive packages including very competitive salaries, places for children in BSB, and other local benefits. Full induction and help with settling in Barcelona will be provided.

Join a team of enthusiastic, inspirational individuals who appreciate the rigor of the English curriculum but embrace the freedoms offered by an international setting in order to deliver outstanding results for our students.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications: Friday 14/06/2024

Applications will be considered upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled as soon as mutually convenient.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it, along with a covering letter to jobs@bsb.edu.es. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.

We are recruiting a full-time, permanent, Key Stage 3 Learning Support Coordinator for our Secondary Castelldefels campus, to support the education and social development of pupils under the direction of the Headteacher, Director of Student Support and Learning Support Lead for Secondary and Nexus - Castelldefels. This is a permanent, full-time position.

The successful candidate will start on August 26th, 2024.

Required qualifications:
  • Native level of English

  • Bachelors Degree. Further formal qualifications in Psychology and child development (desirable)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in teaching/giving support in teaching. Experience as SENCO or equivalent (desirable)

  • A commitment to the wider life of the school and our enrichment programme, is also an essential expectation of the job.

Main functions:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how young children best learn.

  • Coordinating individual and small group support tailored to individual students’ needs.

  • Facilitating professional development conversations and contributing to professional learning to promote inclusive practices.

  • Supporting staff to enable a consistent approach across the school, adapting teaching and learning to meet the specific needs of each pupil.

  • Communicating effectively and sensitively with pupils and their families.

  • Carrying out effective assessment and planning to enable the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress.

  • Ensuring wellbeing is at the heart of our provision.

  • Having good interpersonal skills and able to work well as part of a team.

  • Being committed to on-going professional development.

All positions are offered with attractive packages including very competitive salaries, places for children in BSB, and other local benefits. Full induction and help with settling in Barcelona will be provided.

Join a team of enthusiastic, inspirational individuals who appreciate the rigor of the English curriculum but embrace the freedoms offered by an international setting in order to deliver outstanding results for our students.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications: 4pm Monday 30/05/2024 (CET)

Applications will be considered upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled as soon as mutually convenient.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it, along with a covering letter to jobs@bsb.edu.es. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.

We are recruiting a full-time, temporary, Learning Assistant for our Sitges campus and a permanent/temporary position for our City campus, to support the education and social development of pupils under the direction of the Headteacher, Director of Student Support, Learning Support Lead and class teachers.

The successful candidate will start on August 26th, 2024.

Required qualifications:
  • Native level of English

  • Qualification in support teaching (desirable)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience providing support in teaching (desirable)

  • A commitment to the wider life of the school and our enrichment programme, is also an essential expectation of the job.

Main functions:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how young children best learn.

  • Communicating effectively and sensitively with pupils to adapt to their needs and support their learning.

  • Contributing to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role.

  • Knowing each individual child and supporting teachers to adapt teaching and learning to meet the specific needs of each pupil.

  • Maintaining an interactive and inspiring learning environment.

  • Ensuring well-being is at the heart of our provision.

  • Having good interpersonal skills and able to work well as part of a team.

  • Being committed to on-going professional development.

All positions are offered with attractive packages including very competitive salaries, places for children in BSB, and other local benefits. Full induction and help with settling in Barcelona will be provided.

Join a team of enthusiastic, inspirational individuals who appreciate the rigor of the English curriculum but embrace the freedoms offered by an international setting in order to deliver outstanding results for our students.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications: 4pm Monday 30/05/2024 (CET)

Applications will be considered upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled as soon as mutually convenient.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it, along with a covering letter to jobs@bsb.edu.es. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.

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