The International School of Berne (ISBerne) has the following opening for the 2024 school year:

MYP and DP English Literature and Drama teacher (100%) Maternity Leave Cover

starting January 2024

ISBerne is a dynamic, friendly and thriving school located close to the Swiss Capital Berne. ISBerne aims for all students to be reflective and responsible life-long learners who are active global citizens. The school ethos is based on the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and advocates a constructivist approach to teaching and learning.
ISBerne is an authorized IB World school, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP, ages 3-11), Middle Years Programme (MYP, ages 11-16) and Diploma Programme (DP, ages 16-18).
The International School of Berne was founded in October 1961. The school has a modern and spacious purpose-built campus which includes three brand new state-of-the-art science laboratories with a dedicated prep room, a big central library, subject dedicated classrooms and a large double gym.
ISBerne currently has an enrollment of 280 students representing around 50 nationalities, with over 50 dedicated faculty and administration staff.

The Position

ISBerne seeks to appoint a teacher of MYP and DP English Literature and MYP Drama. Applicants must have experience of teaching MYP English Language and Literature, DP Literature and MYP Drama. There is a possibility that the role could be split into two part-time roles, one for English and one for Drama.
The successful applicant will be an accomplished teacher with experience, enthusiasm and a passion for teaching which will inspire our students. They will also understand the importance of being part of a subject area team and the wider faculty.


  • A desire to contribute to and foster a positive IB learning community
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Outstanding classroom practitioner and experience with external exam preparation
  • Minimum of two years IB DP experience
  • Appropriate degree and teaching qualification
  • Ability to work as a team member within a subject area and in an interdisciplinary team


  • An appreciation of working in a small school environment
  • Experience working in a European international school environment
  • EU Passport

Salaries and Benefits

  • Nationally competitive salary and benefits
  • Temporary contract
  • Subsidized lunches at the school cafeteria


Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements should apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Please submit the following:

  • A letter of motivation
  • Full CV with photo
  • Passport copy
  • Contact details of three referees, one of which must be your current Head of School (referees will be contacted with your consent)

Interviews will be held virtually and/or face-to-face, as appropriate.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices and appointments are subject to satisfactory references and criminal record/background checks.

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