How to Apply to Work at BHS

1. Employment Policy

Our policy is to employ full-time staff rather than part-time, and preference is given to applicants with a relevant degree, relevant experience, a teaching diploma, fluent English, computer literacy, and a willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular programme. Since many subjects are taught in English, we welcome applications from native English speakers.

2. Nationality and Working Permit

The law in Lebanon will not allow the employment of a non-Lebanese if there are Lebanese who are able to undertake the same work. All appointments of non-Lebanese staff are subject to the satisfactory completion of the necessary paperwork, including work permit. It is, at present, proving difficult for a non-Lebanese to obtain a working permit unless the applicant has qualifications, skills, or experience which are not commonly available in Lebanon, for example, a native English speaker with experience in teaching internationally recognised examination programmes.

3. How to Apply

Applicants are asked to submit the following documents to the Administrative Officer:

  • A BHS application form (completed in English) with a recent passport photo.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (in English).
  • A letter of application (in English) addressed to the Principal. A letter of application, also known as a cover letter, is a letter written by you to the Principal, and it should include the position applied for, a summary of your suitability for the post, what you can contribute to the school and a list of documents you are sending in support of the application. It is sent with your CV and application form and is intended to provide additional information about your skills and experience and why you are a qualified candidate for the job. There are many examples of such letters on the internet. It should be sent as an attachment and not in the body of an email.
  • Applicants for teaching positions where the language of instruction is not English should submit a separate letter of application (lettre de motivation) in the language of instruction, e.g. Arabic or French or both.
  •  Photocopies of Diplomas.
  •  Letters of recommendation, if available (photocopies acceptable).
  •  For applicants with Lebanese nationality: a copy of a Lebanese ID card, passport or Social Security Card.

4. Review

All applications are reviewed. If an application does not meet the criteria described in our employment policy, the applicant will be informed. Otherwise, the applications are held for two years and passed forward for shortlisting if there is a vacancy. After two years, the applications are destroyed.

5. Interviews/Sample Lesson

Shortlisted applicants for teaching positions will be invited to attend a panel interview and to teach a sample lesson. For teaching staff, the panel usually includes the Principal, the Vice Principal Academic and the Head/s of Section. The main language of all interviews is English. On the same day as the interview, teaching applicants are invited to teach a sample lesson to students observed by the Head of Department. We do not generally offer travel expenses for interviews.

6. References

Prior to an interview, three references will be taken up.

7. Appointment Offer

Subject to satisfactory references, and a satisfactory sample lesson (for teaching applicants), you may be invited to attend a meeting to discuss an appointment offer.

This information may be subject to amendment without prior notice.