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Job details
Employer Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts August 2017

About the School

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) opened in August 2015 and is a candidate school for all three academic International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes with the goal of becoming an IB continuum school. We seek to inspire students beyond the classroom to become lifelong learners and global citizens of the 21st Century by developing their talents in a multilingual environment. The school currently serves approximately 650 students up to Grade 9. Student numbers will eventually rise to a targeted total of about 2,200 of whom 300 students will be boarders. Our generous, state-of-the art campus with significant sports facilities is located in Dubai Healthcare City, Al Jaddaf, Dubai.

Find out more about SISD at

About the Position

We are looking for an outstanding, dynamic and enthusiastic Head of Boys’ Boarding House to join our team in August 2017.

This role is unique in that the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the introduction of boarding in the first phase. For the successful candidate, then, this role has the potential to evolve into the Head of Boarding at SISD.

The Head of Boys’ Boarding House will establish, develop and model a Boarding House ethos that is consistent with SISD’s values. He/She will support excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care for boarding students. He/She will take a personal interest in all boarding students individually, with particular reference to their aptitudes, background, prospects and intended career, particular virtues, any special problems and, in the light of this information, direct and advise them so that they can make the best use of the opportunities available to them within and beyond SISD. The Head of Boys’ Boarding House has a key role in developing and implementing SISD’s pastoral policy.

Extensive international boarding house experience preferably as a Houseparent or at the very least as a Deputy/Assistant Houseparent is required. Degree and Boarding Qualifications (e.g. BSA PDC) would be an advantage. Proficiency in English (both written and oral). Fluency in French, German and/or Arabic is desirable.

About the Package

The salary and benefits package reflects the fact that the school is committed to excellence. In addition to a tax-free globally competitive salary, SISD provides furnished accommodation (exclusive of utilities) or a generous housing allowance to overseas employees under school sponsorship, an annual flight allowance, discount on school fees and medical insurance.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit:

  • A letter of application addressed to the Head of School
  • A current CV including a recent passport size photograph and details of two professional referees, of which one should be a current or most recent employer, line manager or supervisor

Email applications are preferred and should be sent to
It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the two week period commencing 9 January 2017

Closing Date  31 December 2016

About the employer

About the School

We have created a school in Dubai which offers an outstanding education focused on both academic excellence and personal growth to enable our students to fully embrace their future opportunities. We spark our students’ curiosity, sup...

Information about Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 12 years
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Locations and contacts

Dubai Healthcare City
Zone 2
Al Jaddaf
United Arab Emirates