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Assistant Head - Key Stage 5

Doha CollegeDoha, Qatar

About us

Doha College is a high-profile leading British International School in Qatar delivering a well-balanced, all-embracing English National Curriculum to students aged 3-18. We are also the first High Performance Learning accredited school in the world. With 2,500 students and 350 staff, the school is a vibrant international community that subscribes to equal opportunities for all. An exciting time for the school, last year we moved to a brand-new, 90,000m² state-of-the-art campus, amalgamating two previous sites and ensuring the College’s place at the forefront of educational provision in world-class facilities.

The pastoral team consists of a dedicated group of Heads of Years and Deputy Heads of Years, alongside the school counsellor, Head of Careers and University Guidance, nursing team and Learning Support department. Within Key Stage 5, there are dedicated Heads of Years 12 and 13, and a team of 15 tutors supporting around 250 students.

Our academic team consists of six experienced Heads of Faculty who, in turn, lead the Heads of Departments and enrichment coordinators. With over 20 different subject options available to students throughout the Key Stages, there are many pathways open to students. Our examination results are a testament to the outstanding level of teaching and holistic learning approach that allows each and every child that is part of our community, take the path to their chosen future. 

The opportunity

Our pastoral and academic teams at Doha College believe that wellbeing sits at the heart of everything they do with students, and through celebrating diversity and inclusion, all students should feel a sense of belonging within the college. 

Joining us, you will demonstrate leadership qualities of the highest order to ensure students are supported to achieve at the optimum level. Working collaboratively with other members of the secondary school leadership group, you will develop a dynamic and leading international school that is committed to High Performance Learning, leading to academic excellence and strong student wellbeing.

About you

To be successful, you will be an outstanding, highly motivated role model and successful practitioner with demonstrable success in their current role.


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 imminent arrival of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 will make it a very special place to be. Whether you will be 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 program, 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. 

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

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Closing date: 9 January 2022. We reserve the right to close a position once we have received sufficient applications to form a shortlist. 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.

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