We are a learning community, passionate about providing an International Education, which inspires and encourages learning and intercultural understanding.

We facilitate self-discovery and the development of unique interests, gifts and talents.

We promote service learning as a force for good in the world.


Making the right career choice for you and for your new school is very important. Recruitment in international schools is no longer simply about finding the right location: it is about great schools and great teachers finding a mutual passion, a common approach and shared values.

SIS is committed to recruiting and developing excellent educators from around the world to form a dynamic and highly motivated team to become part of a community of learners that has at its core the SIS Values that shape our behaviour, inform our decision-making and provide a shared focus for all our actions.

SIS is renowned for its innovative approach to learning, its sense of community and the professional opportunities we provide for our staff. Our special corner of southern Spain is famous for its perfect climate, rich Andalucian culture, spectacular countryside, relaxed and safe lifestyle, and is a great place for individuals or families to enjoy life at its best.


Openings for September 2018:

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please click on the title to find out more.

Are you an innovative, creative and dedicated teacher?

Do you want autonomy to teach your students in the best ways possible?

Do you have dreams and aspirations to make teaching and learning fun, engaging and attractive for students and want a supportive SLT to help you achieve this?

Sotogrande International School is for you!

The School: Situated on a spacious, leafy campus with impressive facilities, Sotogrande International School is a growing IB World day and boarding school offering the IB programmes throughout from PYP in our Primary School, to MYP in our Middle School and through to the IB Diploma in our Upper School. Now in its 39th year, the school has grown steadily and enjoys a strong reputation for quality education in Spain. The student body will grow to over 1000 students by September 2018.

We are currently full in a number of year groups and have waiting lists. We have over 130 students studying the IB Diploma Programme in our Upper School, where academic standards are high.

The most recently graduated cohort scored an average IB Diploma score of 33 points, with 10% achieving 40 points or more, which we are really proud of considering we are non selective. We are not however, just an academically focused school. Our drive is to educate the whole child and support students to explore their own gifts and talents, helping them to find their passions and purpose in life.

In our recent programme visit from the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), we were praised on our teaching and learning, our student engagement, our teacher well being and energy, our leadership and vision.

Due to increased student numbers we are seeking applications from energetic, creative and innovative teachers with a recognised teaching qualification and degree (both are essential).

A commitment to personalised learning in the classroom is imperative, as is a belief in continual self-improvement. Professional development at the school is well supported, complemented by a strong internal support programme.

We are looking for innovative, positive, flexible, outstanding teachers who go above and beyond to make the learning experience for the student truly inspirational. As an Apple Distinguished School, a commitment to using IT within the classroom is essential. Experiential learning and global citizenship are both core to our philosophy and, along with service learning, these elements drive our curriculum.

We are a high-energy school with an extensive extra curricular programme, including our own student led NGO, The Kindred Project. Applicants are encouraged, in their letter of application, to highlight how they might enhance our thriving boarding, extra-curricular, service and global citizenship programmes.

If you want to make a difference to the education of students and thrive on making a positive impact, we want to hear from you.

VACANCIES 2018/2019

We are looking to recruit an innovative, flexible and creative teacher to teach French and German mother tongue students in order to enhance and improve their German mother tongue skills. We are seeking an enthusiastic subject specialist who is able to meet the needs of a diverse range of students from very young learners to teenagers. Ideally candidates should have some teaching experience, particularly teaching young learners and teenagers. The position is part-time teaching 3 to 5 hours per week in the afternoons from 4 pm onwards.

Application Process: If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students, then we would very much welcome your application.

To apply for this position, please send an email to with your CV with photo, formal letter of application and a brief outline of your educational philosophy, referencing the role you are applying for in the subject of the email.  An up-to- date CRB check and 2 referees will also be essential to complete the application process. Please note, in the event of an outstanding applicant, SILA reserves the right to employ before the advertised deadline.  It is therefore essential that you send applications as soon as possible.

Shortlisted candidates will either be invited to attend an interview session in Sotogrande at a date to be confirmed or be invited to complete the interview through Skype, prior to the final decision being taken.  For more details and additional vacancies, please see our website.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who can bring additional skills to our department. The school is Mac based, uses Adobe CC, Arduino, Swift Programming, Xcode and a wide variety of free online programs.

Passion in experiential learning is a must, as is a commitment to work collaboratively and seek ways to extend and enthuse students through our extra-curricular programme.

We have a strong belief in collaborative learning and creative curriculum design and are always interested in bringing in inspiring and committed individuals who can enrich what the the department has to offer to our student cohort.

The successful candidate must have a passion for driving design, both inside and out of the classroom.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will have a confidence in the use and implementation of virtual learning platforms to inform students of progress, targets and to maintain close, regular contact with parents/guardians.

If you are interested, please send a CV, letter of application and statement of your philosophy of education to The deadline for this role is Monday 13 April. Please note, in the event of an outstanding applicant, Sotogrande International School reserves the right to employ before the advertised deadline.  It is therefore essential that you send applications as soon as possible.

Initial interviews will be completed through Skype. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview session in Sotogrande at a date to be confirmed, prior to the final decision being taken.  For more details and additional vacancies, please see our website.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Sotogrande International School takes safeguarding very seriously.  There is a rigorous process involved as part of recruitment. Police clearance will be required for all countries of employment and a reference from your current Head Teacher.


Please download the available documents below.

Sotogrande International School