- Working at Berkeley
Thank you for your inquiry about employment at Berkeley.
Berkeley is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on nationality or race. All applicants for a teaching position at Berkeley International School must have at least a teaching degree and/or a post-graduate certification in education and licensure from their home country. Berkeley accepts up to 8 years of experience for placement on our salary schedule. There is a pay differential assigned to the attainment of a Master's Degree.
Applications should consist of a CV/résumé including an embedded passport style photograph and letter of application. Each of these documents should be no longer than two sides of A4. The CV/résumé should contain the names of at least two professional referees, one of whom must be your current head / employer and the second your previous head / employer. The CV should not contain any chronological gaps. If there is a period of non-employment, please indicate the nature of the activity during that period.
We receive many applications throughout the year both speculative and in response to published vacancies. In order to give yourself the best chance of obtaining an interview please make sure that your CV/résumé and letter of application contain all the following information.
- Full name
- Date of Birth
- Marital / partnership status
- Name of spouse / partner and any accompanying children
- Whether or not your spouse / partner will accompany you
- Email address
- Name of each degree completed
- Dates of study for each degree
- Main subjects studied and class of each degree
- Institution awarding each degree
- Additional qualifications (sports coaching / International Award Leader etc.)
- Names and addresses of all schools where you have previously taught
- Subjects / age levels taught at each school
- Extracurricular activities you can offer
- Interests / hobbies / sports
- Training undertaken in the last five years
- Date available to commence work if appointed
- Last date to give required notice to current employer
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
LIVING IN BANGKOK
Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and stylish cities where visitors are constantly immersed in both the contemporary and historical. The modern skyline of towering skyscrapers and world class public transportation systems is dotted with beautiful temples and palaces. This eclectic mix of the traditional and contemporary attracts people from every corner of the globe who are eager to experience life in this bustling metropolis. From top class 5 star hotels, with rooftop pools, to on the street food stalls with all manner of dishes on offer, Bangkok’s intense energy never stops and the city really enforces a 24/7 mentality for those who have lived here for some time.
If you are inexperienced with Southeast Asia, living and working in Bangkok will be something completely different; and should you so wish, every day can be an adventure. Expats are always intrigued by the friendliness and genuine smiles of the local Thais. Working at Berkeley will allow you to experience this cosmopolitan, dynamic and exciting environment, while always having a friendly pool of fellow teachers to share your experiences with.
Bangkok is Thailand’s cultural, political and financial centre, and the city is one of Asia’s busiest and most-connected hubs, especially when it comes to air travel. Home to a diverse population of Thais, Mon and other Asian ethnic groups, the cultural hearth of people built up here over time is immense. Add the immigrants and expats from Europe, Australia, Americas and other parts of the world to find the mix complete. Surrounding the Chao Phraya River, the city vibrates with endless traffic jams, markets and festivals.
The new Metro and BTS Skytrain lines have become an integral part of getting around Bangkok, with new lines being built to connect more districts to the central core by 2029. Most of the main destinations are close to a BTS station, meaning that cars are unnecessary, and that getting around the city is easy, convenient and affordable. Berkeley is close to Udomsuk BTS station, and the extension of the line will see a station close to the school in the coming years.
The gorgeous beaches of southern Thailand are favourite getaways, particularly the resort town of Hua Hin which is in easy reach of the capital some 200km south of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand. Phuket island is also another firm favorite, about 850km south on the Andaman Sea, with its clear waters, beautiful scenery and exciting nightlife.
The temple-filled city of Chiang Mai, capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom of northern Thailand, is also a popular destination about 600km north of the city near the Burmese border. It is surrounded by green mountains, hilltop temples, bubbling hot springs and rice fields. Elephants are also to be observed in great quantities in and outside of the city.
Bangkok is serviced by Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which sees mostly international flights, and the older Don Mueang International Airport, which handles domestic, regional and low-cost carriers. Flights to Chiang Mai are a little more than an hour, Singapore and Hong Kong are about a two-and-a-half hour flight away, while flights to Shanghai and Beijing will take about four hours.