Head of European Languages, Doha, Qatar

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Doha College (Al Waab Campus)Doha, Qatar

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Attractive tax-free salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About us

Doha College is a high-profile leading British International School, for children aged 3-18, offering a well-balanced, all-embracing curriculum that follows the UK National Curriculum. We are also the first High Performance Learning accredited school in the world. Doha College is opening a brand-new pioneering, 90,000m² state-of-the-art campus, which will see us grow to a 10-form primary school, operating across two campuses, and a 10-form secondary school. The new campus will open in September 2020, which will be an exceptionally exciting time for the school, as the year will also mark its 40th anniversary.

The opportunity

We are now looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Head of European Languages to start in September 2020.  As the Head of European Languages, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the department, with responsibility for monitoring and evaluating student achievement, as well as contributing to accomplishing the College’s vision and mission.  We currently offer four foreign languages: French, German, Spanish and Arabic at both IGCSE and A Level.  The department also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Film and Cooking Clubs as well as a vibrant mentoring programme. Educational trips to Germany and Spain as well as having a well-established exchange programme with a French partner school are also integral parts of student learning experiences.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing and supporting a team of staff to raise standards and will also be an advanced practitioner, who sets a standard that other teachers look to emulate, and
should have the ability to teach German and/or Spanish to GCSE and A Level and another language, preferably French, to GCSE or higher.

All our classrooms are equipped with interactive smartboards and displays, and all students are furnished with an iPad upon entry. 

Applicants should be willing to contribute in a positive manner to all aspects of the school vision including extra-curricular activities.

A high standard of written and spoken English is an essential requirement for all our positions.


A combination of old-world hospitality and cosmopolitan sophistication mean that Qatar is a country like no other and its capital Doha is a city that has something for everyone. Performances, museums and galleries make for a captivating cultural scene; city hotspots such as the busy markets and the waterfront promenade are a great way to spend a day; there is a lively night-life that means that there is plenty to do when the sun goes down; the Pearl Qatar offers luxury and elegance; there are some breath-taking areas of natural beauty and lovers of sport and adventure can enjoy numerous clubs and activities. The country is also preparing for the arrival of the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Whether you are looking to move with your family or to come on your own, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.  

In return

Our salary and benefits package is recognised as one of the best in the Middle East. We also have a comprehensive induction and orientation programme, which allows new staff to effectively navigate the challenges that come with an international move. Valuing the importance of recruiting and retaining the best staff, the professional development offered at Doha College is significant. We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers who have relevant experience and excellent references.

Please note that due to government requirements we can only consider applicants who are below 50 years old for this position.  


To find out more, please visit: https://www.dohacollege.com/recruitment 

Applicants should complete a Doha College teaching application form.Closing date: 7th January 2020

We reserve the right to close a position once we have received sufficient applications to form a short-list. Early application is therefore encouraged.  

Doha College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal records check. Teaching staff will also be subject to a Barred List and Prohibition from Teaching Check.

More about Doha College (Al Waab Campus)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: AL Waab Secondary & 6th Form Campus, Al Bustan Street, PO Box 7506, Doha, Qatar. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +974 4407 6777
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About Doha College

As one of the oldest British Schools in Qatar, Doha College boasts a rich history of educational excellence based on firmly embedded values, a passion for learning and an international environment which inspires through its sheer d...