This year staff are paying between LE4,000 and LE5,000 on average (2 people sharing).
No, not as a matter of principle. However, we will advise you at interview.
Please see our Cost of Living document.
We help you by introducing you to the different areas and go with you along with agents to view several apartments before you make any decisions.
No, you don’t, but it is not as easy to find small single apartments. Similarly, if you share, you will pay less and probably find a better flat.
Yes, they are. They will be fully furnished including kitchenware and bedding. Apartments will have phone, TV, properly equipped kitchen, washing machine and air-conditioning, usually satellite TV and internet connections.
We usually fly everyone out around August 20th. The actual date will depend on Ramadan and the Eid holiday. This gives you a week’s settling-in and one week pre-opening. School usually starts during the first week in September. The school uses reputable airlines and arranges your ticket.
Yes, you will buy a tourist visa (refundable from us) on arrival at Cairo airport. Do not buy your visa from your local Egyptian Embassy, better to get it on arrival in Egypt. However, make sure you go to the little bank kiosks to buy your visa before queuing up for immigration! We have to inform immigration that you are arriving for work so we will give you details later of the documents you must prepare for us, and we will remind you again about buying-before-immigration.
Yes, fear not! We try to bring out all new staff together but in any case we will meet you.
In a hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Currently we are using the Flamenco, in Zamalek.
We do. Bar bills and phone calls are at your expense and must be paid when checking out.
The limit is usually one week, however we can be flexible with a day or two if you are still trying to move into an apartment.
The first week is getting you settled in, orientation seminars, opening a bank account and flat hunting. The second week you are in school preparing for the children’s arrival.
In the Primary School, the timetable is 40x40 minute periods. Staff usually get around 7-8 free periods a week wehn specialists take the class. In the Senior School, there are 30 1-hour lessons each week. Staff usually teach around 21-22 lessons.
The maximum allowed is 24.
You might, we will advise you at interview.
Early July or before we will email you. We always review at the end of the year and make any necessary changes.
No, you don’t, but obviously bring your favourites. We will put you in touch with a Head of Department, Subject Leader or colleague before you come, so you can take advice.
Yes, I’m afraid so!
You will receive a salary estimate and copy of contract if you are offered an interview.
Yes, you do. We give you LE1,000. You do not have to account for this, so you are free to spend it as you wish.
Yes, indeed. We have several teachers in the school with a spouse and spouse plus children. Children, for example, are given free places in the school. We will give you more detailed information, but please tell us.
The salary is in two parts - local currency and sterling (or US dollars if requested). The Egyptian Pounds are paid into your Egyptian bank account with HSBC and wepay the sterling into a UK bank account if you wish. If you want it paid in Egypt in cash, we can do that too. For other parts of the world we open a sterling (or US dollar) account for you in Cairo. The amount of sterling supplement is not affected by exchange rates as we guarantee this. Please talk to us if you want to make special arrangements.
No. we do. We pay for up to 30 kilos to be sent in advance by unaccompanied airfreight and make the arrangements. You pay for your visa and we refund you on arrival. When you fly, if you are over the limit, the excess baggage is your responsibility. You will receive our HR manual which explains such items.
Yes, if you need it. We advise bringing £1,000 with you to get you through the first month. We can lend you the first month’s rent and flat deposit, and help you if you need more money.
es. The local situation with Islamic Fundamentalism is much better and carefully controlled by the government. Women are safe here -- much more than cities like London. Please ask us.
No, good local beers and wines. Local spirits awful
Egypt is conservative so dress sensibly and modestly. Don't be afraid to ask other staff -- they can advise you.