Apr 15, 2024

Primary English Teacher in Brunei August 2024 - Up to 66,000BND ($50,000USD) Tax free + other benefits

  • CfBT
  • Brunei
Full time ESL Primary Homeroom

Job Description

Exciting International Teaching Opportunity in Brunei!

Are you ready for a unique teaching adventure in a tropical paradise? CfBT is seeking passionate and qualified Primary English/ESL Teachers to join our team in Brunei from January 2024. This is an incredible opportunity to experience a remarkable work and life experience while making a positive impact on the education of local students.

Why choose CfBT and Brunei?

  • Immerse yourself in a safe, peaceful, and unpolluted environment surrounded by friendly and hospitable locals.
  • Teach motivated students who genuinely want to learn in local primary or secondary schools.
  • Enjoy a competitive tax-free salary and benefits package, including family-sized housing.
  • Explore the beauty of South East Asia with Brunei as your perfect home base.
  • Experience genuine opportunities for professional development and career growth.


Our English language programme in Brunei Darussalam in the island of Borneo in South East Asia could be your next overseas adventure!

As an English teacher for CfBT you will have the opportunity to:

  • Focus on the essence of teaching and learning
  • Make an impact and share your professional experiences
  • Lead on professional learning opportunities and collaborate on national initiatives
  • Develop cross-cultural professional relationships
  • Work with highly motivated pupils where behaviour is not an issue
  • Be part of a global organization that works with governments, schools and other partners across the globe to provide excellent education for all
  • Work for an organisation which offers free membership or International Affiliate status of the Chartered College of teaching


You will receive an excellent salary and benefits package for this role including: 

  • Genuine opportunities for continued professional development and progression
  • A competitive tax-free salary up to BND66,000 (up to £38K)
  • Contract Completion Bonus of 1/6th of salary
  • Low cost of living
  • Generously-sized living accommodation


If you are interested in finding out more please look at our Brunei site https://www.cfbt.org and read the FAQs at https://www.cfbt.org/frequently-asked-questions . Please also view some videos of living and working in Brunei at https://www.cfbt.org/elt-video-interviews/, follow our Facebook page, CfBT Education Services and discover the work of our parent organisation at www.educationdevelopmenttrust.com. 


To be eligible you must:

  • Hold a degree from a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, USA
  • Hold Qualified Teacher Status/teacher accreditation (PGCE, Bed, DipT etc.) A TEFL cert with degree is not sufficient
  • Have a minimum 3 years relevant classroom teaching experience post qualification with at least 1 year's experience of teaching English/ESL for secondary and lower primary (Key stage 1) experience for primary
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Be able to drive. Note that the test to obtain a Bruneian driving licence will take place in a manual car



Covid-19 : We are following the guidance provided by the Brunei Government. We will ensure we keep all applicants updated with any changes. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and relevant child protection agencies

Start Date

Aug 01, 2024

Various start dates through the year?


Is government issued teaching license required?


Is school provided for dependents?



BND45,000 - BND66,000 ($33,000USD-$50,000USD) Tax free + Free accommodation & other benefits

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