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Head of European Languages

Doha CollegeDoha, Qatar

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. It is an exceptionally exciting time for the school as we recently opened our brand-new pioneering, 90,000m² state-of-the-art campus and marked our 40th year anniversary.

The opportunity

We are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Head of European Languages to start in September 2021, joining our Modern Foreign Languages faculty. 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 three European languages: French, German and Spanish to GCSE and A level. The Modern Foreign Languages faculty includes the European Languages department and the Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History department.

The faculty offers a wide range of co-curricular activities including Film and Cooking Clubs as well as a vibrant mentoring programme. Educational trips to Germany and Spain and a well-established exchange programme with a French partner school are also integral parts of student learning experiences.

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

About you

To be successful, you 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 and experience of teaching Spanish to GCSE and A Level and another language, preferably French, to GCSE or higher.

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

We are a British international school and all of our lessons are taught in English, therefore a high standard of written and spoken English is essential, along with a detailed knowledge of the UK National Curriculum.


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 and the arrival of the FIFA World Cup in 2022.  Whether you will be looking to move with your family or to come on your own, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

In return

Doha College’s 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: 13 March 2021.

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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