Head of School, Salalah, Oman

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British School SalalahSalalah, Oman

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Start date: Start in August 2020 (or earlier)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Tax Free Salary
Contract term: Permanent

Join our experienced and supportive team working in Salalah, Oman – a friendly hidden gem on the Arabian Peninsula.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of School to work with our highly engaged students and parents. British School Salalah has recently formed a partnership with British School Muscat, one of the leading schools in the Middle East.  The position reports to the Principal of BSM and the role is fully supported by the Principal and the team at BSM.  The role is located in Salalah, Oman’s second largest city, which offers pristine white sand beaches, impressive mountains, stunning waterfalls and traditional Omani hospitality. Salalah is also known for its unique Khareef (monsoon) Festival, between June and September and attracts visitors from all around Oman and the Middle East region.


We offer high quality British education to enable our students to be the best that they can be both academically and personally and prepare them for their international future.

The National Curriculum for England is enhanced by an enrichment programme that inspires our students to develop their passions and explore and discover Oman’s beautiful mountains, wadis, deserts and coast. Students are taught in small classes by excellent and enthusiastic teachers in well-resourced classrooms. Students are supported to develop their leadership skills and encouraged to become active global citizens.


We hire the best and most inspiring teachers. We share with and learn from the best: we have strong partnerships with leading international schools and universities. We apply the latest research, exceed expectations and constantly go the extra mile.  Our school leaders have worked hard to gain a global reputation for excellence. Our remuneration package includes:

  • Competitive terms of employment
  • Tax Free Salary
  • Accommodation allowance or high quality accommodation provided by the school
  • Medical insurance
  • Annual return airfare to home country
  • Freight allowance
  • Opportunity to work within a team of highly supportive, creative and innovative colleagues
  • Excellent professional development, support and guidance
  • Free tuition for up to 3 Children at BSS
  • End of Service Gratuity

What We Are Looking For

We are seeking to appoint an energetic, experienced and visionary leader who shows independence of thought, creativity and innovation, whilst maintaining the highest standards of integrity, accountability and commitment.

As the Head of School for British School Salalah, you will need to lead with clarity, determination and sensitivity to achieve your vision for the development of School. We expect that you will be an excellent classroom practitioner and you will have the gravitas, knowledge and understanding to lead and inspire others.

The ideal candidate will have experience as a Deputy Head or Head of School however, we will also consider an experienced leader looking for their first Headship.

How to Apply

Please visit our website to find out more about British School Salalah and to submit your application. You can also read about our values and innovative approach to British international education at: blog.britishschoolmuscat.com.
British School Salalah is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All appointments to British School Salalah are subject to police/ISA checks.

The closing date is Thursday 12 December 2019. Longlisted candidates will be invited for a Skype interview and, if shortlisted, successful candidates will have a face to face interview in Salalah early in 2020.

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified.

More details of how to apply for this role are available at the link below. Please note that the application process is being managed by British School Muscat.


More about British School Salalah
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Al-Rekha Street, Dahariz, Salalah, Oman. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +968 2323 5242
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About British School Salalah

This is a unique opportunity to join our dynamic team and lead a growing not for profit British international school in a beautiful corner of Arabia. British School Salalah (BSS) is an expanding and delightful school on t...