English Teacher

Posted 4 February by Global Recruitment Solutions

Vacancy: Primary English Teacher AND Secondary English Teacher Location: BRUNEI

Our clients are now looking for both Primary English Teachers and Secondary English Teachers to work in Government Schools in Brunei.

We would now like to accept applications from teachers from the UK, South Africa, Australia, Canada and New Zealand as per the MoE’s requirements in Brunei.

As a Primary English Teacher or Secondary English Teacher, you will be working alongside local teachers within Primary or Secondary Government Schools teaching English to Bruneian school children aged 4 to 17.

Although these are English Teaching positions, the Ministry of Education will only accept candidates with one of the following Qualifications. Teachers need to meet the following requirements, which are NOT negotiable: All teachers applying will need to have the following.


To be eligible to apply you must have the following:

·Degree and Teaching Qualifications from a University in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or South Africa.

·For the Secondary Teaching posts, candidates must have an ESL Qualification in addition to a Degree & PGCE (Secondary).

oBrunei has a list of accredited universities and will only accept degrees from those universities.

oOnline / Distance / Correspondence Degrees and Teaching Qualifications will not be accepted for these positions.

·Qualified teacher status/teacher accreditation (PGCE, BEd, DipTetc.)

oTEFL/CELTA/ other ESL certificates alone or with a Degree are not accepted (regardless of teaching experience)

·Minimum 3 years relevant classroom teaching experience post PGCE qualification. All teachers must have current English teaching experience. The MoE will not accept candidates that have too many 'shortterm’ / 'temporary’ posts. They select teachers with proven long term contracts within schools.

·At least one year's recent EFL/ESL teaching experience for secondary and KS1 experience for primary

oTheMoE will not approve applications from teachers with extended career breaks unless it is for maternity leave or child care.

oTeachers on sabbatical/extended leave should not be out of the classroom for more than 6 months.

·All candidates must be under the age of 55 for MoE approval.

Additional Information

  • ·All teachers must have a current driving licence and must be willing to drive in Brunei or be able to rely upon someone in their household who can drive.

·Brunei operates a four term year, each of 10/11 weeks, with a 10 day or 2 week holiday between each term and then 4 or 5 weeks in December. The school year comprises a total of about 200 days.

·The weekend falls on a Friday and Sunday (Saturday is a work day)

·The Ministry of Education will not accept visa applications unless teachers meet the above requirements.

PACKAGE & BENEFITS (Primary English Teacher)

·The Average Salary is (BDN 3,500 - 5,0000 per month) approximately calculated at £24,000 - £36,000 yearly depending on currency exchange at the time of application, qualifications and experience. An additional one sixth of salary (i.e. four months) will be paid on completion of the two year contract.

The benefits package is extensive and teachers enjoy the following:

·Free or heavily subsidised spacious furnished accommodation

·Return airfares and baggage allowance

·Annual flight allowances

·Heavily subsidised private education in Brunei at schools approved by our client (ages 5-18) for up to 2 children or 3 children for teaching couples

·Allowances for accompanying spouse and up to two children until they start primary school

·Thorough pre-departure Briefing and Orientation Course in Brunei before taking up teaching duties

·In-service Cambridge ICELT course

·Malay language and ICT training

·Education Centres with libraries, teaching resources with computer/internet facilities

·Professional, administrative, housing and welfare support

·Interest-free car loan

·Subsidised private group health insurance scheme


· Email your c.v. in word document

(Please send us a fully updated and detailed c.v. with your experience AND supporting documents)

oPlease note that the MoE will require transcripts of your Degree & PGCE (or BA Education) as

Application questions

Have you noted we do not accept ESL qualifications in place of a PGCE or BA Education?
Do you have a Degree PGCE or BA Education from UK, Ireland, Canada or South Africa?
Do you meet the requirements and do you have primary or secondary school teaching experience?
Do you have recent experience in the post applying to teach?
Do you have over 3 years recent experience (Primary or Secondary) for the post applying for?

Reference: 33437608

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