The International School of Berne (ISBerne) has the following opening for the 2022-2023 school year:

Learning Support Teacher

starting August 2022

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 International Baccalaureate (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), as well as the ISBerne Diploma.
The International School of Berne was founded in October 1961. In April 2017, the school moved to 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 has an enrollment of approximately 300 students, representing around 50 nationalities, with approximately 60 dedicated faculty and administration staff.

The Position

ISBerne seeks to appoint a Learning Support Teacher. Value is placed on connecting with students and building caring professional relationships. The successful applicant will be an accomplished teacher with experience, enthusiasm, and a passion for teaching which will inspire our students. Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to promoting intercultural understanding and diversity are essential.


  • Excellent classroom practitioner with experience and understanding of IB
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Ability to work across the 3-18 age range
  • Minimum of five years learning support experience
  • English as an Additional Language experience
  • Appropriate degree and teaching qualification


  • An appreciation of working in a small school environment
  • Experience working in a European international school environment
  • Master’s degree in Special Education
  • Leadership experience
  • Swiss or EU Passport

Salaries and Benefits

  • Nationally competitive salary and benefits
  • Open-ended contract
  • Enhanced pension plan
  • Subsidized lunches at the school cafeteria
  • Moving/settling-in allowance
  • Visa fees paid

How to Apply

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.  and submit the following:

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

Interviews will be held via Zoom 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.

SGIS do not accept CV's. For information on vacancies advertised or queries about positions available in Switzerland please contact schools directly. Please send your CV to the relevant school site.