How to Apply

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To recieve alerts when new jobs are posted for Teachers, DOS and Academic Managers, Summer School Teachers, or Teacher Trainers, please click on Alerts.


How to Apply

To use this jobs site you will need to create a login and profile. (See button in top right hand corner.)  The profile asks for some personal details, skills and experience. You can attach a CV and other supporting document. Each time you apply for a job you can use the same profile or update it for each job.

Please look at our privacy policy before creating a profile and applying for a job. 

Requirements for Initial EFL Qualifications

To be considered for employment at an IH school as an EFL teacher, you must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, IHC or equivalent* qualification. For other languages, similar qualification requirements apply.

*Equivalent means that the qualification must have at least 110 hours of input, 6 hours of observed and assessed teaching practice, and is externally assessed by a reputable examination body. We also require that it has an entry requirement of IELTS 8/CEFR C1. Most online TEFL courses are not acceptable; some MA TESOL are acceptable.  

If you would like to study for a CELTA or Trinity TESOL, International House Teacher Training Centres are scattered across the globe. Use our directory to find the closest centre to you, or take the opportunity to study and travel by staying at a centre further afield.

Seeing your Application Progress

To see the status of your application as it is processed, click on the “Applications” link. You can see if you have been longlisted, shortlisted etc. (You should also receive an email confirming this.) 

  • Pending means your application is waiting to be looked at. 
  • Not Successful means your application will not be taken any further We wish you the best of luck with achieving your career goals.  
  • Longlist means the school is considering your application.
  • Shortlist means the school is seriously considering your application. 
  • Interview means the school has decided they would like to interview you.
  • Withdraw means you have chosen to withdraw your application.

If you are no longer interested in a role please withdraw. (Just choose the “Withdraw” option.) This is only fair to the school and other candidates who may be very keen on it.   

Working with Children

International House is committed to looking after the wellbeing and safety of every young person in an IH school. By this we mean anybody under the age of 18.  We expect all teachers and staff to share this commitment.

To apply for a job with an IH school you will be required to confirm that you are of a suitable character to work with young people.

Depending on the legal requirements in the country in which you work, a police check of any criminal convictions may be required.