Job Vacancies

Southbank aims to attract the best teaching and administrative staff, to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for excellent teaching and learning.

Job Vacancies

Southbank aims to attract the best teaching and administrative staff, to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for excellent teaching and learning.

About Southbank

Southbank International School is a high achieving independent school based in central London. We aim to attract the best teaching and administrative staff, to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for excellent teaching and learning.

We are a truly international school with a diverse student population of more than 70 nationalities. The school is based over three campuses in the centre of London and we teach almost 20 languages. We seek to appoint staff members who have the willingness to recognise the diversity that exists in the student body, to teach from a multi-cultural perspective and to practise the highest standards of professionalism.

We follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum and whilst previous experience with one or more of the programmes is an advantage, it is not essential:

  • Primary Years Programme – Hampstead and Kensington (ages 3-11)
  • Middle Years Programme – Westminster (ages 11-16)
  • Diploma Programme – Westminster (ages 16-18/19)

Our aim is to put teaching and learning at the forefront of our mission to provide excellent services to the international community of students and teachers. The school has an exceptional teaching salary scale, and we endeavour to recruit teachers from across the world.

Southbank International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointments are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and overseas police checks from any countries a candidate has lived or worked overseas for three months or more in the past ten years or completed their teacher training outside of the UK.

How to Apply

You can apply for the vacancies listed below by completing the application form found in the Downloads section below and email it to

Current Vacancies

Job Role: Early Childhood Class Teacher
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Kensington Campus
Salary Range: £43,797pa – £66,2700pa (depending on experience)

Southbank International School is London’s leading IB world school. With over 40 nationalities on campus, our beautiful Kensington school educates 220 children from the ages of 3 – 11. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic class teacher to join our well-established Early Childhood (ages 3 and 4) teaching team from late August 2019. This is an ideal opportunity for someone to work in a highly supportive and dynamic IB PYP Early Childhood learning environment. The successful applicant will be a team player who collaboratively plans and works with another teacher and a classroom assistant.

With a liberal ethos, an emphasis on academic excellence and a commitment to the values of the IB, Southbank offers the opportunity to further extend your teaching and learning skills in a friendly, supportive but hard-working team. We offer excellent professional development opportunities linked to our Let’s Talk programme which provides all teachers with quality feedback. We want all our teachers to develop professionally and to help develop the school. We are particularly interested in candidates able to demonstrate outstanding teaching and learning practice informed by educational research.

Applications from PYP teachers or teachers with international teaching experience are particularly welcome.

Person Specification

The successful applicant will:

  • have Qualified Teaching Status (or equivalent) in Early Years
  • have relevant experience as a teacher in Early Years (age 3 and 4), preferably in an international school
  • have a proven record of excellent teaching and learning
  • have strong IT skills and an ability to deliver integrated digital learning
  • have a strong track record in the teaching of language and mathematics skills for early years
  • demonstrate an understanding of play-based learning
  • demonstrate a clear understanding of the DfE and UK Independent Schools Standards and Regulations for Early Years

The School is unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for this role. Please ensure that you already have the legal right to work and reside in the UK.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and return to Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. Further details regarding the role can be found in the candidate brief.

When returning your completed application form please ensure that your application form is saved as Surname, First Name – Early Childhood Teacher.

Closing date for applications 25 02 2019

Please read our Application Form Guidelines before completing the form: Application Form Guidelines

SB Cognita Application Form  May 2018 (PDF)

SB Cognita Application Form May 2018 (Word)


The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding: Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, they must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Principal, or make a referral directly to the local child protection authorities.