New School: Head of Design and Technology, United Arab Emirates

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Dar Al Marefa Private SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

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Start date: July 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

About Us

An inspiring initiative by one of the most prominent UAE families Al Ghurair, Dar Al Marefa School is a top-ranked and widely recognised bilingual International Baccalaureate® school in Dubai, with a broader academic vision – to make a significant contribution to the next generation of the UAE by partnering with parents, friends and the local community.

Our Vision - is to create a community that fosters lifelong learning, is rooted in its values and beliefs, and is open minded, tolerant and appreciates diversity. Our graduates are principled and courageous individuals, ready to contribute to a more just and peaceful world.

Our Mission - is to build a consistent, challenging and safe learning environment that supports each child in exploring their capabilities, encourages them to respect other cultures and embrace the world with open-mindedness, tolerance and confidence.

Dar Al Marefa is an IB World School offering a bilingual education in English and Arabic. Our curriculum reflects our respect for local and regional cultures while preparing our students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our teaching staff from 17 different nationalities provide a world-class education to our student body from over 35 countries.
In 2019, we will move to a new state of the art campus we have developed alongside Pritzker Price award winning architects RCR Arquitectes of Spain, with the aim of creating a healthy and enjoyable learning environment for our students, teachers and wider community. The new campus will cater to 2000 students across the 3 programs of PYP, MYP and DP.

The role

The Head of Design & Technology will inspire students of all ages and abilities to be the best they can be. You will have presence, experience and vision to create and develop this new department with support of the Leadership Team. You will be highly organised and passionate about your subject, with the ability to lead by example and introducing new trends.

You will join a new team, committed to a creative and stimulating approach to learning and to instilling a passion for the subject in the students.

The successful candidate will help develop an exciting curriculum to engage students in the learning of Design Technology and will work with other members of the faculty to raise attainment.


  • Minimum BA is essential;
  • Recent experience as Design Technology ideally within IB DP or English National curriculum environment, with a proven track record in improving the school’s rating;
  • Demonstrated success in leadership, organization and management;
  • Professional commitment to the successful implementation of an enriched curriculum;
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to contribute to the general welfare of the School and its stakeholders;
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal & written; highly organised;
  • High level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level within the school community;
  • A high degree of initiative and creative thinking;
  • Inclusive and balanced management style;
  • Fluency in Arabic is advantageous but not essential.

Living in Dubai

As one of the world’s most dynamic cities and an international hub, Dubai is one a major players in the international teaching market offering first-class education.
Dar al Marefa seek diversity and inspiring academics who have the same family values as we do.
We provide a generous package which includes; a tax free salary, family residency visa, private family medical insurance, an annual flight allowance home for you and your family and tuition fee concessions. We can help you with the stress of relocation, and can provide you high quality company accommodation equipped with state of the art facilities.

Application Process

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to 

Closing Date: Sunday 27th January 2019

All appointments are subject to interview, successful references and background checks, visa and work permit approval as per UAE Labour law and KHDA approval.

Job location

More about Dar Al Marefa Private School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 112602, Street 58/71 Mirdiff, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 288 5782