A Premium Innovative market leader of Education

Career Opportunities

When you become a teacher in a GEMS school, you join an international education system with a global network of International schools and over fifty years of education experience.

GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Year 13 operator in the world, educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. Teachers at GEMS schools access our world-famous global teacher network, helping to secure the recruitment and retention of our best staff while ensuring the strongest possible academic outcomes for our students. To find out more about GEMS Education visit: www.gemseducation.co.ug and www.gemseducation.com

The School

Now in its 6th year of operation, GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, offers the National Curriculum for England through the University of Cambridge Primary and Secondary programmes; including the IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations, as well as EdExcel BTEC vocational qualifications. It is a co-educational school for students from pre-Foundation Stage to Year 13. If you are interested in pursuing a career working within a premium innovative market leader of education, please see the vacancy list below, with information on how to apply.

Our Facilities

GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala is located in the pleasant lakeside residential area of Butabika; a suburb of the bustling city of Kampala that boasts a spacious, state-of-the-art 23st century learning environment, with well-equipped teaching facilities incorporating a roof top auditorium, Apple suite, Drama studio, science and computer labs, as well as extensive sports facilities, including tennis courts, full size football pitch, indoor sports hall, basketball court and an 8-lane swimming pool. The school also boasts of two purpose built Boarding Houses. Within this exceptional learning environment, we have a diverse student body with over 26 nationalities, a warm welcoming family spirit, where each and every learner fosters an ethos to aspire to be independent in their learning, embracing the opportunities and experiences facilitated by our team of highly qualified passionate educators.

Find us on Plot 102/104, Butabika road, next to the Royal Palms Estate. You can also contact us on admin_cik@gemsedu.com or call +256 791 480063 for enquiries.


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    Staff Stories

    • After being here for just five months, I can’t imagine not having taken the opportunity to join this amazing community. I have witnessed different teaching styles from around the world which has allowed me to learn and improve as a teacher. GEMS CIK is continually making improvements that benefit staff and our students. I am so grateful that GEMS CIK goes above and beyond to make you feel safe and welcome.

      Gurschon Le Roe
      Primary Teacher
    • Teaching at GEMS CIK is a great experience. I was pleasantly surprised with the many resources available to teachers and students. The returning staff work collaboratively to make sure that new teachers have a smooth transition thus providing a sense of community. This school truly cares about the success and well-being of its students and teachers that is reflected on a daily basis

      Milly Muhima
      Primary Teacher
    • This is my second year at GEMS CIK and have just signed a two-year contract extension, and I am happy to call this place home. The students here are unlike any other. They are the kindest and most hard-working group I have encountered in my teaching career. They make coming to work every day so worth it. The school is very welcoming and goes above and beyond to take care of their staff. Kampala is a great place to be as well, the locals are so warm and welcoming. There is always an adventure nearby.

      Michael Wright
      Secondary Teacher
    • As a first-timer in Uganda, I am still in awe of the help and support of the fine people who work here who I have had the pleasure of meeting. I am blown away by the sincere kindness, generosity and compassion that this school community has shown me and by the respect and care everyone shows to one another. I feel welcomed and valued within this community and I feel safe, secure and not wanting of anything. I am incredibly happy, proud and thankful to work here and I look forward to coming to work every day. This experience has been amazing

      Zoe Wise
      Primary Teacher
    • At GEMS Kampala (CIK) we believe that it is our duty as teachers to ensure that children in our care receive the highest possible standards of teaching so that every child can fulfill their unique potential and embrace lifelong learning. We also aim to develop our students’ personality and character to be a real asset to the community and to the world. We believe that children learn best through enjoyable, engaging experience through real life, meaningful contexts. This together with our curriculum which is child-centred, local community sensitive and most importantly taking into account the holistic approach to child development so that by the end of their Primary school education they become citizens with positive values and a strong moral compass

      Kristian Cejka
      Head of Primary
    • I came to GEMS CIK as Director of Music but had the opportunity of a swift promotion to Head of Faculty for the Creative Arts and Head of Sixth Form, both roles that I was enthusiastic to take on and fulfil. GEMS CIK has supported me grow in my new roles. I am proud of what I have achieved so far and look forward to seeing how we continue to develop in these areas.

      James Ingham
      Head of Sixth Form
    • I joined GEMS CIK as an unqualified primary music teacher. Whilst with GEMS CIK, I completed my iPGCE through Nottingham University and with that qualification, I saw myself grow as a teacher which allowed me to offer more to my students. GEMS CIK gave me the opportunity and platform to achieve all my goals.

      Ruth Karatsi
      Music Teacher