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  • A Premium Education

    We provide a rigorous but nurturing environment in which our students will become active and capable citizens of tomorrow.

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    Our students will leave school prepared to enter a very competitive world where they will need all their academic ability, strength of character and personal skills to be happy and successful.

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  • Dedicated, skilled and committed teachers and support staff

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Working For Us

Are you a highly skilled and passionate teacher ready to inspire the next generation of world leaders and 21st-century thinkers?

BIS Hanoi provides opportunities beyond the ordinary for both our students and our teachers. If you are excited at the possibility of doing meaningful work in an exciting new destination, all the while making incredible new friends and learning about new cultures, international teaching in Hanoi could be for you.

International Teaching

If you have not taught overseas before you might like to consider whether you are the sort of person who is able to easily adapt to teaching in another country by considering how you would respond to the following general advice:

  • Learn as much as possible about the host country in advance so that you have realistic expectations

  • Anticipate a challenging adjustment period of at least three months before making a decision about the move and whether you like it or not

  • Do not expect to be able to replicate your current lifestyle. Look for what is there, not for what is not

  • Always try to understand the host country perspectively. It will be different!

  • Develop a tolerance for ambiguity and frustration by being flexible and open towards the new culture

  • Do not expect of the new culture the same sense of urgency or availability of conveniences

  • Look for ways to strengthen and maintain your enthusiasm

  • Maintain a sense of humour, but most importantly be ready to laugh at yourself

What you can expect from us

  • To be treated fairly and with respect

  • A safe, attractive and friendly working environment

  • A purpose-built school with first-class facilities

  • A generous level of resources and materials

  • Fantastic children

  • To work hard – we have high expectations of our teachers

  • Opportunities for continued professional development

  • Collegiate support

  • A good standard of living within Vietnam

Qualifications and Requirements

In order to be considered for a teaching post each candidate must:

  • Hold a good university degree

  • Hold a UK recognised teaching qualification

  • Have a minimum of two years teaching recent experience of teaching the National Curriculum for England either in the UK or in a good overseas school

  • Be competent and confident with the use of ICT in the classroom

  • For secondary posts, experience of GCSE/IGCSE is essential

  • For primary posts, experience of teaching IPC is an advantage

Professional Qualities Sought

  • Positive attitude

  • Flexible approach

  • Accepts responsibility

  • School comes first

  • Appearance – look good and be good (Dress Code)

  • Deep pride in the quality of their work

  • Committed to the students

  • Positive role models

Personal Qualities Sought

  • Fluent, native English speaker

  • A positive and professional approach to school life

  • Personal confidence and determination

  • A willingness to go the “extra mile”

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Good communication skills both orally and in writing

  • Reliability and integrity

  • Sense of humour

  • Creativity and vision

  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Able to manage own time and workload

  • Highly organised and able to prioritise

  • Awareness and sensitivity to Asian culture

Salaries and Benefits

Basic salaries within Southeast Asia rarely match those of schools in the UK. However, the cost of living in Vietnam is so inexpensive that our teachers usually declare that they have a higher standard of living on the lower salary and are still able to save.

The British International School, Hanoi has a 15 point salary scale. New teachers are placed on the salary scale according to previous relevant experience and move up the scale annually.


The salary scale is reviewed annually to take account of inflation and to keep the school competitive. It will be presented at the interview where it will be put into the context of life in Vietnam and the other benefits we provide for teachers.

The current benefits available for overseas teachers include:

  • Furnished accommodation or a cash housing allowance

  • Medical insurance for the teacher and dependents

  • Annual return air tickets for the teacher and dependents

  • Two free places for dependent children are available in the school for each teacher

  • A settling-in allowance

  • An end of service bonus

  • A contract renewal bonus is offered for second and subsequent contracts