Oporto British School offers the fantastic opportunity to be part of a professional and committed team, to be stretched and challenged by dedicated colleagues and students and, most importantly, to have the opportunity to enjoy coming to work each day.

OBS is located in the fashionable beachside suburb of Foz do Douro in the city of Porto. Porto, with its world heritage listed historical city centre, is set along the banks of a stunning gorge close to the mouth of the Douro River. Staff members can enjoy of top-flight football, surfing, hiking, tennis, shopping, among other activities, within a short distance of OBS.

We are always on the look-out for talented professionals who would like to develop their career at OBS. If you would like to join us, please find below our current job openings. OBS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

OBS Current Vacancies

The School Librarian will be expected to take a highly creative and active role in the management, development and promotion of the wide range of services provided by the school library, both in the Library and within Primary and Secondary Sections, in addition to the day-to-day administration of the Library itself.  They will work closely with Teachers, Teaching and Learning Assistants, Heads of Department and Academic Coordinators to ensure the library contributes effectively to the delivery of the curriculum and supports pupils to develop skills necessary to make effective use of resources. 

The School Librarian will be required to keep abreast of new developments in the provision of a school library resource service, and developments in the use of ICT.  They will also be required to manage the library budget/resources effectively and have a high level of organisation. 

Deadline: Tuesday, 31 May.

This is a new post. Oporto British School seeks to expand and improve its co-curricular offering, building new and enduring partnerships, whilst reinforcing its existing partnerships with outside agencies, as well as improving the breadth and quality of what it seeks to offer on-site. OBS believes that a holistic approach to education will bring about the outcomes it advocates through its vision, mission and values, and that students will better access the opportunities to demonstrate this through the fullest programme of co-curricular and partnership projects.

This is a whole-school role, bridging both Primary and Secondary, and the holder will be a full member of the Senior Leadership Team, reflecting whole-school coordination input and the planned involvement of the whole school community in an ambitious, varied and exciting co-curricular programme.  

Deadline: Monday, 23 May

We are looking for a teacher to join an excellent team of teachers to teach Portuguese, both to first language groups as well as a foreign language. You will be a highly effective, innovative and dynamic classroom teacher, with a genuine commitment to putting students first. You are an experienced teacher of pupils aged 4 to 11. The school will provide you with excellent support and professional development that is appropriate to your needs. 

If you feel you meet the above requirements, and wish to apply for this position, please submit your application here. Applications that do not follow this procedure will not be considered.

Deadline: Monday, 23 May

We are looking for Teaching & Learning Assistants to join an excellent team to offer classroom, individual and small group support to students. You will be a great team player, with a genuine commitment to putting students first. Preferably you will have experience supporting students with a variety of needs and in a range of different environments.  

Deadline: Monday, 23 May.

The Oporto British School (OBS) is looking to appoint a Trainee Science Technician to support our Senior Technician with the running and servicing of our laboratories. 

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate/graduate degree in science, as a minimum, with a major in chemistry (or equivalent experience). They will also meet the eligibility requirements for the funded traineeship IEFP programme that OBS will apply for after the suitable candidate is identified (“Estágio ATIVAR.PT”). Further details of the programme can be found at

If you feel you meet the above requirements, and wish to apply for this position, please submit an application via the school website we will not consider applications which do not follow this process.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

We are looking for temporary and cover qualified Teachers and Teaching and Learning Assistants, who are fluent in English to join a pool of supply staff. You will be a great team player, with a genuine commitment to putting students first and available for temporary/sporadic work (with the right to work in Portugal).

If you feel you meet the above requirements please email your CV to