International Teaching Jobs Abroad


Compass recruits inspiring teachers and leaders for international teaching jobs abroad. Founded in 2011, we have assisted schools in over 50 countries, spanning continental Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and North & South America. In this time we have placed hundreds of teachers, middle managers & Heads seeking to teach and lead overseas.





We have developed our client base by visiting international schools, attending education conferences and meeting with school leaders. Click here to see some of the international schools we have recruited for over the years. We are also governed by Federal & Cantonal permits to conduct recruitment in Switzerland. Click here for further information.



For candidates seeking international opportunities, we welcome you to complete our registration by clicking below. Firstly however, we recommend all candidates review our CV Writing page for guidance before registering and submitting a CV.





For international schools who wish to enquire about our recruitment services, refer to our Contact section. Our network of teachers and school leaders are typically qualified from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and North America. We have experience working with many members of COBIS, BSME, FOBISIA and similar organisations.




Tom Arnold Director

Tom is a qualified teacher having taught in both the UK and Switzerland. He also gained substantial experience of education recruitment before founding Compass. In this time he has recruited for and visited many international schools worldwide.


Ian Kerr MBE Consultant

Ian has over 40 years of experience as an educator in England, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. During this time he was Head of an international school and in 2004, he was honoured with an MBE for services to education and the Malaysian Community.


Honoria Arnold Marketing

Honoria is an accomplished educator with over 30 years experience in primary schools, 16 years as a Head and more recently as an Executive Head across two schools. Honoria has significant experience in  recruiting teachers and senior leaders.


Heather Thompson Consultant

Heather joined us in 2015 bringing with her 25 years of recruitment experience. Heather’s expertise has been placing candidates in the Middle East and Africa and she herself has relocated many times with her husband who is an international Head.


Kevin Page Consultant

Kevin began his teaching career in his native New Zealand and has been working in IB international schools across Switzerland, Germany and Austria. As a former international Head of School, he is widely experienced in recruiting teachers.


Rachel Wright Consultant

Rachel has an extensive background in recruitment. Having worked within UK based recruitment consultancies and taken the step of relocating overseas, Rachel is suitably placed to support the many candidates looking to take this vital step.



King’s College Murcia

  Compass is proud to have been providing recruitment services to King’s College, The British School of Murcia, for several years. The school provides a British education from ages 3-18, offering all aspects of the English National Curriculum, EYFS through to A-Level. Attracting students from both Spanish and international families, the school has continued to […]

British School Gran Canaria

Compass is delighted to be supporting The British School of Gran Canaria with their recruitment for a fourth consecutive year.

Operating across two sites, the larger school educates students from EYFS through to A-Levels and is located in the north of the island, near to the capital Las Palmas and in the south of the island, BSGC has a satellite feeder primary school.

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Compass is committed to child safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children through safer recruitment. We advise all candidates and schools to read about our safer recruitment to understand the vetting processes we have in place.





Click here to read more about our safeguarding.








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