Full-Time Teacher of English in Torres Vedras

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Start Date
1st October 2024
Duration or End Date
30th June 2025
Basic salary is 1,365€ gross plus statutory bonus at Christmas and end of contract. Bonus at end of successful completion of contract. Increments for IHCYLT, IHCAM, Delta (or equivalent), and length of service.


Essential Requirements 

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.

You must also be able to provide:

  • A cover letter explaining why you would like to work with us
  • A detailed and up-to-date CV
  • A scanned copy of your CELTA or other certificate
  • Your end of CELTA (or other) report (if available) 
  • Contact details of at least two professional referees, including your last or current employment. 

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Description 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed teacher for the coming academic year to join our friendly and highly motivated team. This full-time post is 20 contact hours of teaching classes of a variety of ages and levels from Tuesday to Saturday. Most weekday classes take place in the late afternoon and evening, although there are also a few in the morning or early afternoon. Saturday classes are between 09.00 and 13.00. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • at least one years’ full-time teaching experience; 
  • experience of and enjoyment in working with young learners and teenagers, or a positive desire to start teaching this age range; 
  • the ability to inspire, manage and motivate students; 
  • the ability to work well in a team and show initiative and responsibility; 
  • a proactive and positive attitude to teaching, students and colleagues; 
  • the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently; 
  • an understanding of clients’ needs and expectations; 
  • good administrative skills (keeping records, writing reports); 
  • experience in teaching Cambridge PET and First exam classes.

"At IH Torres Vedras you’re fully supported by all your colleagues – teachers, academic managers, director and admin staff.  Teacher Development is exceptional, and there’s an abundance of materials and resources, as well as years of knowledge at your disposal."


Other Benefits

Flights: Cheap flight if necessary at the beginning and successful completion of contract

Accommodation: The school will provide assistance in looking for accommodation

Holiday: 7 days at Easter, 8 days at Christmas, minimum of 2 days at Carnaval, and all local and national public holidays


About the school and city

IH Torres Vedras opened its doors in 1990 and currently has 400+ students. Approximately 70% of the student population is aged between 9 and 18. We currently have five full-time teachers, three part-time teachers, an Assistant Director of Studies and a Director of Studies, as well as Director and admin staff. There are two premises, both of which are a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Most teaching takes place in IH One – a modern ground floor purpose-built school with eight classrooms; IH Two is also used as an exams and teacher training centre. We enjoy an excellent reputation locally, and many of our students are second generations of the same families who have studied here.