Working at BSB

Why work at BSB?

Rated as 'Outstanding' by BQA, our goal is to provide a high-quality education for all students. This aim is achieved through an inspiring, dynamic, motivated, and innovative cohort of teachers, who have a passion for high levels of learning, have high expectations and aspirations for all students and commit to young people's overall development.

The British School of Bahrain has an international reputation for pastoral excellence and academic success combined with exceptional co-curricular achievements. The School is a supportive, collegial, and ambitious environment that maintains its sense of fun and happiness.


Do you want to be part of the BSB?

Our Staff Wellbeing

Our staff wellbeing is central to the BSB ethos, and as such we offer a competitive tax-free international remuneration package, outstanding professional development, excellent leadership opportunities, a high-quality staff induction programme, and a chance to be a part of a school with its roots in Bahrain and now growing with a global community.

The British School of Bahrain is committed to safeguarding and promoting children and young people's welfare under our care. We adhere to safer recruitment practices; thus, appointments are subject to rigorous identity checks, prohibition checks, reference checks, and police checks. 

Why live in Bahrain

Bahrain topped InterNations' 2018 list of the best ex-pat countries. It is certainly one of the most friendly and welcoming of all the countries within the Middle East. Among the highlights noted were how well ex-pats are able to communicate, the country's overall friendliness, how easily ex-pats are able to make friends and settle in. Working hours, job security, and overall job satisfaction also received high rankings internationally. Bahrain is considered the most liberal of all Gulf States and prides itself on its open and inclusive culture with a more relaxed atmosphere and society.
The Kingdom of Bahrain holds a unique place thanks to its geographic location in the Arabian Gulf and to its deep-rooted history. Both elements have created one of the most liberal cultures within the Middle East. It also enjoys an excellent regional and international reputation with regard to its efforts that aim to establish regional peace thanks to the initiatives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

As far back as 3000BC, the Dilmun civilisation was a trade centre between the Indus Valley and Ancient Mesopotamia. The former capital of Qal'at al-Bahrain was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Bahrain was taken over by the Assyrians, the Persian Empire and various Arab and Mediterranean countries. Since 1783, the Al Khalifa family have ruled Bahrain, and in the 1830s Bahrain became a British Protectorate. In 1968 Britain ended its treaties in the Gulf, and in 1971 Bahrain became an independent country.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has many different attractions to cater to a myriad of interests. There is the rich heritage of ancient civilisations, with many temples, while Forts at Riffa, Arad and Bahrain Fort are remarkable examples of ancient architecture. Recently restored houses of Muharraq depict Bahraini style during the last century. The island has a history of pearl diving which is still a popular experience for visitors. Nature lovers visit the Al Areen wildlife sanctuary where they will see flamingos, ostriches, camels and Oryx. The Tree of Life which has survived for hundreds of years in the desert is a popular attraction. 

Bahrain has become a hub of sports in the Middle East, including, golf, horse racing at Sakhir and of course the annual F1 Bahrain Grand Prix in March. As you would imagine, water sports are common, and diving is a popular pastime with a recently opened Diving Theme park featuring a Boeing 747 as well as many natural and artificial reefs.

The climate of Bahrain is typical of the Middle East with mild winters (average 22°C) and hot summers (average 41°C). Rainfall is light and mostly confined to the more temperate winter months.
The winters in Bahrain feel like a European springtime, with crisp, cool but sunny days.

Bahrain has a population of 1.6 million, of which approximately 50% are Expats. This makes for a very friendly country that welcomes ex-pats from all countries. The resulting diverse community it warm, caring, and easy to settle into as a single person or as a family. 
Life as an ex-pat tends to focus on a person or family's interests. Socialising is common within the numerous British social and sporting clubs; the Dilmun Club, Rugby Club, British Club, among many others.

Bahrain has many different areas to live in. 
The capital city of Manama is a juxtaposition of the historical old Bahrain and the modern development of this thriving city. The area of Muharraq contains the ancient houses of the pearl traders and is worth visiting to learn the diverse cultural history of the country. The district of Adliya is known for its vibrant nightlife, and many restaurants and bars can be found. The Diplomatic area and Financial Harbour are home to tall modern glass buildings, bright lights and luxury hotels.
The School is located in a more suburban part of Bahrain in the district of Al Hamala. This is a developing part of Bahrain, and the School is fortunate enough to benefit from the adjacent Al Liwan luxury neighbourhood development. This area provides luxury apartments above a thriving shopping and restaurant district.

Employment Opportunities

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To apply for a job, please see Job Listings and click "quick apply".

For speculative applications and expressions of interest, please fill out the BSB Online Application form.  

The School's application form must be completed in full before any interview for a position can occur.