Head of Preparatory, United Arab Emirates

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Brighton College DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Brighton College, the UK’s top co-educational school, will open its fourth sister school in Dubai in September 2018, following in the footsteps of Brighton College Abu Dhabi (2011), Brighton College Al Ain (2013) and Brighton College Bangkok (2016).

Brighton College Dubai will eventually educate 2,000 pupils across the 3 to 18 age range on a striking new campus in the centre of Dubai, one of the world’s most innovative and exciting cities. It will offer its pupils a world-class British education in a co-educational setting, leading to IGCSE and A-level studies, and entry to the world’s leading universities.
Brighton College Dubai will be comprised of a Preparatory School (for pupils aged 3 to 11) and a Senior School (11-18). It will be led by Marco Longmore, currently the Rector of The Edinburgh Academy (HMC) in Scotland, who takes up his post in September 2017.

The Head Master is seeking to appoint an experienced, charismatic, innovative and well-qualified Head to lead and manage the Preparatory School of Brighton College Dubai. The successful candidate will have considerable teaching, leadership and management experience in a Junior, Primary or Preparatory school for pupils aged 3 to 11, and will be an authority on the latest developments in British curriculum education. This is a substantial role for an inspirational educationalist excited by the prospect of founding this exceptional new school.

This is an exciting time to join the Brighton College family of schools as it continues to develop its profile in the Gulf region and beyond. The successful candidate will teach a reduced timetable.


Candidates wishing to apply for this post are invited to do so as soon as possible in the form of a letter addressed to the Head Master, Mr Marco Longmore, outlining why you think you are suited to this post.

A Teaching Staff Application Form should also be completed in full.

Please state clearly in your letter and in the Application Form your subject area, and outline any subsidiary subjects you can offer, together with details of your co-curricular strengths.

Your letter and Application Form, together with a full CV naming two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, should be sent by email to mlongmore@brightoncollege.ae.    

References will be sought prior to interview.

The successful candidate will be required to provide original documentation, including but not limited to proof of identity and attested educational/professional certificates.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered and that Brighton College Dubai reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.


Interviews are likely to take place at Brighton College in the UK in September/October 2017.

Brighton College Dubai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that should your application be successful a police check will be undertaken in the country of origin; in the UK, a disclosure will be requested from the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Brighton College Dubai
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Al Barsha South, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 02 696 9500

Brighton College, one of the UK’s top schools, will open its fourth sister school in Dubai in September 2018, following in the footsteps of Brighton College Abu Dhabi (2011), Brighton College Al Ain (2013) and Brighton College Bangkok (2016).