Head of English, Dubai

Closing date:Expiring soon

The English College DubaiDubai

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and dynamic Head of English to join our English department and teach across the Middle and Secondary years. The successful candidate will have the ability to lead and drive the department forwards and will join an outstanding team which has student success at its centre. All teaching staff are expected to contribute towards the extra-curricular life of the school.


The English College, Dubai is an established, independent, and co-educational school that opened in 1992. We offer a curriculum that accesses the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for FS1 and FS2, then addresses the National Curriculum of England from Year 1 to Year 13, with courses leading to GCSE and GCE A level examinations.


Our exceptional teachers, motivated students and highly supportive parent body create a vibrant learning community that works together to achieve results far above those expected. Our dedicated, UK qualified staff create innovative lessons and maintain high standards, enabling our students to achieve 36% A**-A, 78% A**-B and 93% A**-C at GCSE; as well as 85% A*-C and 100% A*-E at A Level last academic year.


Currently 760 students with an increasing roll, our student body is both international and energising. This creates a vibrant learning environment with diversity and tolerance at its core. Students maintain strong links with The English College long after leaving and our links with the local community are clear.

The English College, Dubai has a well-established pastoral system and a strong academic tradition. Our teachers form an integral part of maintaining our high standards. The English College, Dubai provides innovative, inclusive provision for our students and plans for expansion and further development are an on-going priority for the college. As such, we are seeking applicants for teaching positions at the college, for the academic year 2019-20.

Successful applicants will:

• Be enthusiastic, talented and dedicated practitioners with excellent subject knowledge

• Hold PGCE or equivalent teaching qualifications from the UK

• Have a minimum of two years’ experience teaching and have QTS

• Be able to provide a UK enhanced DBS or equivalent police check

• Be professional in appearance and conduct

• Be willing to contribute to the wider curriculum and support the vision of the college

Our remuneration package includes:

• Tax free salary

• Furnished accommodation in a central Dubai location

• Medical insurance

• Annual flight allowance

• Baggage allowance for initial relocation

• Tuition fees for up to two children

• Visa costs

• End of service gratuity in line with UAE Labour Law

Application Process:

Please apply by completing the online application form. 

The application deadline for this vacancy is 24 March 2019.  We look forward to receiving your application. As we are likely to interview applicants upon receipt of application, please apply at your earliest convenience and do not wait until the closing date.


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More about The English College Dubai
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: P.O. Box: 11812, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 394 3465
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