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Job details
Employer Doha College
Location Qatar
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts August 2017

Can you lead our Science team within a pioneer school in High Performance Learning?

Are you an enthusiastic, well qualified and experienced teacher who has a love of learning, is passionate and full of energy? Are you keen to further develop the skills of your team and be a driving force in delivering High Performance Learning in Science? Then this is the right opportunity for you!

Please review our site and watch our short recruitment videos to find out more about Doha College

As a high profile British international school, for children aged 3-18, we focus on developing a growth mindset within our students and staff. As Head of Science you will lead a team of 15 like-minded staff, all highly qualified, working in fully serviced laboratories supported by 3 talented full-time technicians.

Doha College offers a well-balanced all-embracing curriculum.  In Science, at Key Stage 3, we have developed our own teaching programme which is based on the UK curriculum tailored to the needs of our international student body. We teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics to all levels from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5 leading to iGSCE and iAdvanced Level examinations and support student’s transition between the Key Stages, including from Key Stage 2 to 3. At Key Stage 4, we offer a two-year linear iGCSE course with Edexcel for students who all choose either 2 or 3 individual sciences.

At Key Stage 5, all 3 sciences constitute some of the most popular options for A Level. In Physics, for example, there will be as many as 75 students in 5 sets; in Chemistry there are also 5 groups and in Biology there are 4.

Our Science laboratories are equipped with interactive smartboards used by students and staff for a range of simulation and research applications.  In addition to that, all students at Doha College are furnished with an iPad upon entry.

The Science department also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities including a highly popular annual Medical Review Conference promoted by COBIS (Council of British International Schools). We also offer science clubs and biennial fieldtrips to Malaysia.  The department has strong commercial links with some of the major companies operating in Qatar which provides students with ample experience of science in action.

This is a very exciting time to join our Science Department with further expansion and the move to a new campus planned for September 2019. Once in situ, the Science Department will be housed in state-of-the-art, fully equipped laboratories with generous alternative learning spaces and preparation areas.
As head of a thriving flagship department, which is well respected in the British international educational field, you will be an inspirational leader and trend setting teacher, who will be responsible for overseeing the creative teaching of all science subjects, monitoring and evaluation of student achievement and ensuring that the department continues to thrive and contribute to accomplishing the college’s vision and mission. As the successful candidate, you will be an outstanding role model within the Science Department and Doha College as a whole.

You will have:

  1. An ambitious vision for academic excellence
  2. A keen interest in further developing our extra-curricular opportunities
  3. The ability, stature and gravitas to attract, enable and develop outstanding teaching practice for all science teachers at Key Stages 3, iGCSE and iAdvanced Level
  4. A growth mindset and an interest in developing high performance learning skills
  5. A first or 2:1 (honours) degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification or equivalent as well as experience of teaching Science in the UK or a British international school abroad 

We are a British international school. All our lessons are taught in English, hence a high standard of spoken and written English is an essential criteria.
Our salary and benefits package includes a generous expatriate allowance which is recognised as one of the best in the Middle East. We also have an effective induction programme for all new staff to support relocation.
 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 Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Application closing date is December 8th

Interviews to take place in London in December
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Applicants should complete a Doha College teaching application form and include a 2 page letter of application all in one file.

Please call Penny Kontopyrghou on +44 (0)207 259 8771 or +44 (0)7595 968 600 for more information or please email if you have any questions

About the employer

When you choose to work at Doha College, you choose a long established school with a unique heritage in Qatar.  We pioneer High Performance Learning in the Middle East, and our students all develop what we call a growth mind-set that will equip...

Information about Doha College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Secondary & 6th Form Campus
PO Box 7506
+974 4468 5720