The Vacancy

English Teacher – UWC

Over its nearly 55 year history, Waterford straddles two distinct but complimentary identities. Established at the height of apartheid racism and injustice, the school rose phoenix like as a beacon of hope heralding a future of peace and diversity in this conflict ridden region. Its prophetic identity was enhanced by our acceptance as the  4th United World College in the world based on the philosophy of German educationist Kurt Hahn, UWC follows a mission of deliberate diversity aiming as its mission states to “make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”. As it navigates the vagaries of international development the college remains true to its founding vision, a school committed to the achievement of the UWC mission producing graduates who will play a significant role in the African Renaissance due to the high quality education that has been and is the hallmark of this great institution.

Working at

Waterford Kamhlaba is a United World College with a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and for producing well-rounded students committed to making a difference.

We passionately believe that all young people must be given access to an education of the highest standard to enable them to realise their potential. Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA is proud to deliver that opportunity to disadvantaged yet talented African students through its Scholarship Programme.
Waterford highly values its socio-economic and cultural diversity. In 1967, His Majesty King Sobhuza II, Ingwenyama of eSwatini, granted Waterford the title “Kamhlaba”, eloquently describing Waterford’s culturally rich and diverse community:

How to Apply

Enquiries and applications (together with an abbreviated CV) should be emailed to the College.
Please do not attach any supporting documents.

Agency – Leopardfish

Contact – Roger

Email – [email protected]

Full Details –  

Date posted
April 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Agency details

  • Date Posted
  • April 25, 2020 2:09 pm
  • Salary
  • Competitive


Are you qualified to teach in a UK, US or IB Curriculum School?

The Majority of vacancies advertised on require you to have either a US teachers license or UK qualified teacher status (QTS). Different types of International Schools look for specific qualifications depending on the curriculum they offer, UK Schools require QTS,  US Schools will need a US teachers licence and IB Schools will be mainly looking for teachers with a teaching qualification from one of the countries listed below or South Africa.

If you qualified in the UK your qualification (BEds, PGCEs, GTP,) will include training for QTS. Teachers who have qualified  from the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, can apply for QTS here… It may take up to 4 months to process your application. If you’re successful, you’ll be awarded QTS or partial QTS. You won’t need further training and will be exempt from having to serve a statutory induction period. 

Teachers who do not hold a US teacher license or QTS and who qualified in countries not listed above will normally need to complete an accredited training programme to achieve QTS. If you are interested in teaching internationally more details of how you can qualify are available here… 

Details on the US teacher certification process can be found here…