Headmistress, Doha, Qatar

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Sherborne QatarDoha, Qatar

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: An attractive tax-free salary
Contract term: Permanent


The Principal of Sherborne Qatar is looking for an outstanding educational professional to join him and the executive team at an exceptional time of growth and expansion, and to work in partnership with him, as Headmistress, to start and lead the brand new Sherborne Qatar School for Girls, a STEM school, opening in September 2020.

The school will be divided into 3 sections: Pre-Prep (EYFS & KS1), Juniors (KS2) and Seniors (KS3 & KS4, the senior girls will take IGCSE’s and AS level. The whole school will follow the English National Curriculum.

As the Headmistress of Sherborne Qatar School for Girls, you will become a member of The Executive Team for Sherborne Qatar Schools, made up of the Headmasters and Headmistress of all schools, the Bursar, the Director of Arabic and Islamic, The Managing Director and Principal. This group works on the development of all Sherborne Qatar Schools but also provides help, guidance and support when necessary. You will not be alone!

We hope the new Headmistress can start in April 2020 to prepare the school for opening in September 2020 – however we can be flexible for the right candidate. The successful candidate will also be invited to assist with recruitment of teaching staff in London in February 2020 (if you are available).

We encourage prospective candidates to contact the Principal to discuss the position. This can be arranged by contacting Mrs Emma Keefe, Executive Secretary, execsec@sherborneqatar.org  to arrange an appointment for a phone call to discuss the wider vision and expectations of the post. You can also visit the website for the new Girls’ School here 

Further details about the post and about living in Qatar can be found in the candidate brief. Completed application forms (via TES) and any accompanying documents, should be sent by email to hr@sherborneqatar.org

Please use the APPLY NOW button to access the online application form.

Closing date: 12pm UK time - 15th November 2019

Long List Interviews: 24th and 25th November in London (Candidates in UK), 27th and 28th November in Doha (Candidates in Qatar). Arrangements for candidates from other parts of the world to be confirmed. 

Short List Interview: 7th to 9th December (Doha) – Candidates will fly to Doha for final interview.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in line with Sherborne’s policies and procedures. The school will request references before interview.

More about Sherborne Qatar
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Senior School, Bani Hajer, Al Terhab Street, Doha, Qatar. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +974 4459 6400
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Sherborne Qatar Senior School opened its doors to its first pupils in 2011 and since then it has established itself as a one of the high achieving premier independent schools in Qatar. With pupils from over 60 different nationalities, we are a truly ...