Job Description

Job Title
Substitute Teacher
School / Department
Primary and Senior Schools
Job Status
Salary Code
Work Days / Hours
As needed
Eligible Applicants
Position Start Date
As soon as possible
Application Deadline
Until filled
Reports to
David Bolton, Principal
Requisition Number

The position is primarily responsible for managing and delivering lessons according to the lesson plans developed by regular teachers, in the absence of regular teachers.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the safety and security of children and young people (child protection)

  • Deliver lessons to students as outlined in lesson plans developed by regular teachers

  • Motivate students to learn and participate in the classroom during lessons

  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities

  • Attend DBGS staff meeting if required

  • Supervise students outside classrooms if required

  • Coordinate with DBGS substitute teacher coordinator for DBGS classroom expectations and emergency protocols

  • Maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff at all times

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the teacher, Key Stage Leader, Head of Primary or Principal

Qualifications and Knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree 

  • An excellent command of English, both verbal and written

Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:


  • Previous experience working in a classroom or as a substitute teacher

  • Experience with Google Suite/Microsoft Office


  • Highly developed classroom management skill

  • Maturity to handle a range of situations