General Employment Information for Teachers

When full-time or part-time teaching posts come up, they are posted first in Norway through www.nav.no.

Then, typically, ISS is represented at international teaching recruitment fairs sponsored by the Council of International Schools in London in January and International School Services in the United States in February.

General minimum requirements to be considered for teaching posts include:

  • An earned bachelor's degree with a preference of a master’s degree
  • Current PGCE, State Teaching Certification or equivalent
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to use technology to support learning
  • Two years of teaching experience
  • Candidates for teaching posts must also either have, or be eligible to apply for, approval of their teaching qualifications through NOKUT, the Education Directorate or both (as appropriate). 
  • The successful candidate for each position will be required to submit a police statement, following Norwegian law. 
  • For teaching positions, the school can ONLY consider applicants with earned university degrees, current teaching qualifications and school teaching certification. Individuals without these qualifications are respectfully asked not to apply as they cannot be considered for teaching posts.

Specific Job Vacancies

For specific job vacancies/openings at ISS please Click the link below and follow the application process.

Finance Manager

We are looking for a highly qualified Finance Manager (Økonomisjef), who will have financial and business organization responsibilities in both operational and strategic areas.

We seek an individual who is motivated, proactive and detailed oriented, with desire to work in an exciting international environment with varied tasks in finance, business and accounting.

Preferably the individual will have a proven track record of successfully managing the finances of a relatively large organization. Working previously in a school is not a requirement – previous work in industry will also be compatible for many of our goals.

ISS offers a central role in the finance department, where you will be the leader of a small team of skilled workers and will report to the Director. 

ISS would like to appoint someone to this position as soon as possible and application will be processed as they are received.

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Due to maternity leave, we seek an individual for a full time temporary position who has a number of years of experience as a cook and running/managing a cafeteria. Working previously in a school is not a requirement, but working knowledge and experience of best practice and regulations is vital. The position will be available from early October 2016 to January 2018.

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Gareth L Jones B.Ed Hons, MBA, Director
International School of Stavanger

General Enquiries/Substitute/Supply Work

ISS also accepts general applications from local & international applicants for both regular and substitute/supply teaching. Please note that the school only draws substitute/supply teachers from the talent already legally resident in the Stavanger Region. English fluency is a requirement for all substitute teaching opportunities. Candidates must attend an orientation session at the school and have legal Norwegian residency. The school cannot assist those who wish to be a substitute in gaining Norwegian residency. For additional information and for general enquiries please email recruitment@isstavanger.no. Unfortunately, applications made to other e-mail address cannot be processed and responded to.

Child Protection – Safe Recruitment Practices

As part of our recruitment practices at our school, employees are required to possess and validate appropriate qualifications for all positions.  In order to teach in Norway and at ISS all  teaching certifications need to be approved by NOKUT (www.nokut.no) and The Utdanningsdirektorate (www.udir.no).  In addition, all employees must pass a Norwegian government background check as well as the appropriate checks from the countries in which they have previously worked.  For all applications, we require written confidential references and communicate directly with previous references to ensure due diligence within the recruitment process. Once at school, ISS has a professional code of conduct that is reviewed with employees and signed annually.


Unfortunately, several scams relating to non-existent teaching jobs at the International School of Stavanger have circulated on the Internet in past years, which include information taken from our official website. The school actively works with the authorities to stop and prevent such scams. ISS never charges fees to apply and candidates should carefully consider the requests made when applying to any reputable international school.