Director of Science, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS)Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Due to internal promotion Al Ain English Speaking School is looking to appoint an outstanding Director of Science who will lead the Science department with committed, enthusiastic and experienced teachers.  We welcome applications from outstanding, self-motivated and dedicated professionals.  We are looking for passion, enthusiasm and experience, and a love for out of the box teaching!

As a qualified Biology, Chemistry or Physics teacher, you will have significant experience of teaching the UK National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.  You must have a minimum of 5 years' experience of teaching and experience of iGCSE and A Level is desirable.

You will be an excellent communicator and confident with your subject knowledge and craft, and be someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. You will be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life as well as the classroom. You won’t be afraid of hard work and will be relentlessly focused on giving our students opportunities for success both in and beyond the classroom. You will have something unique in your tool kit that will light the fires in the imagination of our young students.

Al Ain English Speaking School is a very successful all-through school that was established in 1979 and is one of the oldest schools in the city. It is held in high regard by the local community and has some amazing facilities and buildings. The school has a lovely campus and more importantly, brilliant students and staff from all over the world. The latest inspection grade in October 2017, has acknowledged the vision of the SLT and the improvements made over the last 2 years on its journey to becoming 'Outstanding' by moving the school up a whole inspection grade.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join this amazing team?


The successful candidate will benefit from a career working with a senior leadership who come from Outstanding School backgrounds. You will enjoy CPD opportunities that will allow you to grow as well as opportunities to be involved in ground breaking projects and innovation that will not only put this school on the map, but your career and name too! The leadership team is visionary and enjoys fresh approaches to teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package. You will have the opportunity to live in and work in one of the worlds' UNESCO Heritage sites which is almost equidistance from Dubai and Abu Dhabi which can be reached in approx. 1.5 hours. 

Al Ain, whilst a city, is relatively peaceful and exceptionally family friendly and we welcome applications from husband and wife teaching couples.

We will provide you with accommodation, health insurance, return flights per year to your home country and a tax free salary. A sun tan is also guaranteed as the sun always shines!

Selection Process

Applications and further details should be made to Caroline Reader at: and should contain a CV, recent photo, letter of application and completed application form and the details of two professional referees. Any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical as well as clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB).

Job location

More about Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 17939, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 37678636
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