Staff recruitment


What kind of people are we looking for?

Finding the right people is our top priority.  

We are looking for positive, energetic people, passionate about challenging and helping young people to succeed, who are serious about their personal and professional development and are keen to share best practice with others.

Essential Criteria

Since we are a British style school we will only consider applications from candidates who  

·         have QTS status recognised for the purposes of teaching in the UK and a DfES Teaching reference number

·         have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a school in the UK or British style school overseas

·         British International School of Ljubljana is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence. (This will be required to be presented at any future interview)

·         demonstrate in their letter of application how they will use their experience to address the challenges of teaching expatriate and local children in a British style school in Slovenia

We only wish to receive applications from people who are truly attracted to and interested in working at our school in Ljubljana. Therefore speculative, generic CV's unaccompanied by a letter will not be considered.


BISL Teachers:  are passionate about education, we are looking for staff who


·         inspire their pupils through their engaging and demanding teaching,

·         participate in all aspects of school life creating a warm and safe community to which parents and pupils are proud to belong

·         are flexible and have a sense of humour 

·         all staff are expected to subscribe without reservation to our Constitution (Mission, Vision and Values Statements) and the "Caring for Each Other" Policy. We are passionate about our school's ethos and positive atmosphere and need people who share this vision and want to live and breathe the Mission Statement.

·         enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools with all the consequent benefits this brings.

Our people are characterised by attributes such as: qualified, experienced, positive, adaptable, dedicated, enthusiastic, highly capable, considerate, supportive, team players, highly motivated to help young people strive for excellence. We look for evidence of these attributes in applications for employment and when taking up references.

Staff selected for employment should be ready to arrive in Ljubljana by early August. Term starts for teachers on Tuesday 16th August 2015 and for students on Monday 22nd August 2016.


If you are interested in joining the team

Please email the Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and send a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with a current CV, photo and names of three referees who may be contacted by email or phone  in the first instance (at least one of these should be  your current employer). The Principal will consider each application on its individual merits but will also be talking into account the overall complementary composition of the team. Potential candidates’ details may be retained on file, with permission, for future consideration.

Our rigorous recruitment process typically includes the following components, intended to assure the right fit of potential candidates into our close-knit team:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae which has no unexplained employment gaps
  • Online research including a look at Facebook profile, Google search, website of current school, etc.
  • Initial interview by Skype (preferably with webcam) including ascertaining period of notice required at current position
  • Taking up three formal references (usually by email, including asking if there is any reason why the applicant should not work with young people - with a follow-up phone call where appropriate)
  • Verifying general "To whom it may concern" references
  • A check of identity, date of birth and nationality (normally sight of original and taking a scan of the passport)
  • A check of academic credentials and teaching qualifications
  • Whenever possible a second round face-to-face day in school, including meeting with some of our staff, parents and students. Candidates may be asked to teach a demonstration lesson and will be invited to participate in a lesson and immerse themselves generally in the relevant part of the school so we can evaluate the quality of interaction with colleagues and children.
  • A police records check will be required (e.g. UK DBS check). Previous offences will not automatically lead to disqualification, but will be the subject of a frank discussion and the Principal reserves the right to ascertain whether the offence would compromise the candidate’s suitability. Any appointment is considered conditional, subject to satisfactory criminal records check outcomes.

The selected candidate will be invited to join the team verbally or by email. After receipt of consent the Principal will prepare a Letter of Appointment and then a Contract in both Slovene and English languages. The Slovene language contract is the only legally enforceable one.

This includes a declaration that the appointee is mentally and physically fit to discharge the responsibilities of the post (known disabilities notwithstanding).

The normal working conditions for full-time teachers include:

  • approximately 28 x 45-minute periods of contact time per week
  • extra-curricular activities
  • lunch and recreation time supervision duties
  • coordination, preparation, assessment, reporting and meetings with colleagues and parents
  • continuing professional development (CPD/INSET)
  • assistance with the Secondary Section Adventure Weekends programme

Attendance for up to ten days outside term time per year will be required for planning and development, in-service training, reporting and evaluation.

Remuneration Package

Full time staff

Staff are appointed on the BISL 4 point salary scale. New staff are normally appointed on Point 2 and progression is based on successful annual appraisal. There are tax allowances for dependents and generous travelling and lunch allowances for each working day. Salaries are paid on the first working day of the month in arrears and reviewed annually.

In addition to the salary:


  • Prior to arrival (for those coming from outside Slovenia):
    • assistance with finding accommodation
    • assistance with preparation of paperwork for official permits etc.
  • On arrival in Slovenia:
    • assistance with orientation and finalisation of registration paperwork, opening a bank account etc.
  • On-going:
    • tax-free daily travel allowance (per working day, according to distance travelled)
    • tax-free daily lunch allowance (currently €6 per working day)
    • contributions to entitle public healthcare and state pension scheme
    • annual holiday bonus (taxable, currently €1000) - Part payable in January and part at the end of June

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