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The School

Established in 1894, Oporto British School is proud of the fact that it is the oldest British School in mainland Europe. It follows the Cambridge Curriculum at KS3 leading to IGCSE and later the IB Diploma programme. Our pupils have achieved outstanding IB Diploma results in recent years, which have been amongst the best in Portugal. The school, while being conscious of its British foundation and traditions, is very much an international school of the 21st century. The school has undergone a very successful ISI inspection and is DfE and CIS accredited. Oporto British School is open and friendly. Excellent relationships are evident throughout its close knit, supportive community, which is often described as being ‘like one big family’.  Our enrolment at Secondary is approximately 200 students.


The Position

Teacher of Chemistry and KS3 General Science

The ideal candidate will have experience of teaching General Science at KS3, and Chemistry at IGCSE and IB Diploma level.  Due to the urgency of the appointment, however, we will consider A Level Chemistry teachers and general scientists who have taught Chemistry to GCSE/IGCSE, who are willing to be supported and trained to teach Chemistry at IB Level.  All applicants must be well-qualified and graduates.

Student achievement is above UK and international benchmarks, and the department has a strong profile across the school. You will be a highly effective and dynamic classroom teacher, with a genuine commitment to putting students first.  The school will provide you excellent support and professional development that is appropriate to your needs.

Application Procedure


If you feel you meet the above requirements, and wish to apply for this position, please go to  and email your application form to;  we will not consider applications which do not follow this process.

Oporto British School offers an attractive package and support for teachers moving to OBS.

The post is open to EU passport holders only.

Please do visit the school website for further information about the school  and the Secondary Section   

The deadline for application is 6th October although interested teachers are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.  Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by Skype initially with face-to-face meetings to follow.

Oporto British School is committed to safeguarding all children. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record checks or country equivalent.  Oporto British School is an Equal Opportunities employer.