ABC Teacher Recruitment

Welcome to the ABC

As you would expect from a values based school, the ABC is an equal opportunities employer. If you make an application, it will be acknowledged, and you will be contacted during the process even if your application proves unsuccessful. We hope you will at least get to know a little about our school, our values, and why we think our community is special.

We seek committed open minded, professional teachers who best fit the job description, with relevant prior experience and are committed to helping educate young people in El Salvador. Through our recruitment procedures we will check your suitability to work with young people, we will follow through and check previous schools and references, we will check your background in line with our Safeguarding Policies and the best recruitment practices of a CIS (Council of International Schools) school. Further information on these procedures and checks is available on the Safe Recruitment tab. Any false information or deceitful actions will immediately lead to disqualification of the candidate and the offer of a position will be withdrawn. The ABC is totally committed to being a fair and safe recruitment employer. On appointment staff will be observed and supervised to ensure they meet our high expectations.

The ABC recruits expatriate and local staff usually to start work in August, the start of the school year. Expatriate staff must be recruited to nominated "expatriate" positions agreed with the Ministry of Labour. All positions of responsibility are open to expatriate, and local staff and whenever a position of responsibility is advertised, existing staff are always welcome to apply. 

All applications for positions are handled through the Human Resources Team who help ensure openness and fairness in the recruitment process. The ABC Recruitment Policy is further elaborated in the other links on the Recruitment section of this website.

Welcome from Steve Lang - Director of the ABC

On behalf of the whole ABC Community, I would like to welcome you. We are a values-based international community school committed to achieving the very best for our community of learners, and we really appreciate your interest in joining us. I hope you will find us friendly and fair in all our dealings throughout your application process, but if you have any concerns at any point, please do not hesitate to contact one of our recruitment team or me. If you decide to make an application, we expect you to understand the importance of being a positive role model for young people. If you join us, you will be expected to use our ABC values to promote positive, responsible attitudes throughout our community and be willing to share your ideas and learn from your peers. On these pages, you will find further details, which hopefully will help you decide whether or not you are going to apply but there is much more available on our website much of which you have access. 

We consider the ABC to be the premier British international school in the region, situated in a fascinating rapidly developing country which retains its own culture, has beautiful sights and is an excellent base for exploring the continent. We have a proud tradition of academic success in a friendly, supportive, purposeful environment. Our vision is to develop responsible outstanding citizens who will make a positive difference in the world today, tomorrow and in their future lives.

The ABC has approximately 1,400 students with 750 in the primary and 650 in the secondary school. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage leading into Key Stage 1 and the International Primary Curriculum as a vehicle to promote learning in KS2. Secondary students follow the IB's Middle Years Programme (MYP) and then the IB Diploma before going on to attend some of the best universities in the US and elsewhere around the world.

El Salvador is a fascinating country with many interesting places to visit. Lonely Planet recently rated it as a  top destination. You can read the article here.

Our staff is a combination of largely UK based expat teaching and local teaching and non-teaching staff. The school is international in curriculum and outlook. We are members of the Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC), an IB World School and are CIS accredited. We were recently awarded the Values based Education quality Mark following a visit and an audit by Dr. Neil Hawkes ( The school seeks staff who are committed to working in a positive manner and understand the importance of their own contribution to promoting the shared values of the school based on respect, tolerance and a growth mindset. 

The ABC is unique, like all schools, with its own special character. We seek to draw on the richness of all the constituent parts of our community to build a caring and positive learning environment which prepares our students to be responsible outstanding citizens in their future lives. If you share this vision, please explore our website for a fuller flavour of who we are and what we do and then apply! We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you.