The Opportunity This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a talented and qualified Science Teacher to join our newly founded school. You must have recent experience working as a Science Teacher in a UK curriculum school internationally or within the UK.
The role is due to start from school opening in August 2022. Candidates must be available from the 1st of August 2022 to commence employment.
United School International is the first and probably only school to be built on the Pearl, providing education for children within the local community.
Our Secondary School is expected to open with up to 100 students, although will grow quickly as a result of enrollment and progression within the school All teaching groups are small and supported by TAs, LSAs, SEN and EAL specialists.
The school has a number of state-of-the-art facilities to support exceptional teaching including the latest touch screen technology, technology labs, art facilities and easy access to carefully landscaped indoor and outdoor play areas. Additional facilities at the school include a 450 seater auditorium/theatre, STEAM & robotics room, swimming pool, training pool, badminton, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts and a full size football pitch.
Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, able to lead in the classroom by example. The candidate must:
· Have a relevant Batchelor degree from a reputable university and qualified Teacher status, either PGCE or B.Ed from the UK
· Have previous teaching experience in a UK curriculum school teaching Science - please specify in your application if you have experience teaching ALL sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) or only experience teaching one or two of these specialisms.
· Have a passion for education, able to communicate clearly with good collaborative team working skills.
In return for your outstanding teaching and care for our students you will receive a very competitive tax-free salary and benefits package. This will include accommodation on the Pearl and in close proximity to all the amenities.
The school prides itself on professional development and mentoring new staff to become leaders in their field of expertise or curriculum interest. The role will provide opportunity for curriculum / department management responsibilities for the right candidate.
As a British International School specialising in providing the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from speakers of English will be preferred.
For more details about the role, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
About the School
United School International is a newly founded school on the prestigious Pearl Development in Doha, Qatar, a residential development reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf. There is a combination of spacious high-rise apartments and luxurious villas currently housing a population of 33,000. When finally completed in two years’ time this will have risen to around 50,000.
It is a result of an exciting partnership between Orbital Education and United Development Company, a highly successful Qatari organisation and the developer of The Pearl. It is the second major school in the city of Doha to be established by Orbital Education, with the highly acclaimed and beautifully appointed Oryx International School established in partnership with Qatar Airlines, already operating within the city.
The school provides a British style of education based upon the English National Curriculum, whilst retaining the value of local culture and tradition within its curriculum offering. The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, will allow the school to stand out as a leading international school in Qatar.
Living and working in Qatar
Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.7 million residents, has a huge international community that choose to live and work here. Doha is preparing to host the Football World Cup in 2022 with new stadiums already completed and others still under construction. Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of cultures mixed with the best of Qatar’s past and present.
Being in the Middle East, the weather is good all year round with extreme heat in the summer months. If you want to explore Qatar you will find plenty of opportunities to explore. There are excellent education facilities, transportation and amenities across the city.
Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It is an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.
If this describes you, you meet the requirements for this position and are keen to join our excellent and friendly school we would welcome an application from you.
Applications should be made by CV in the first instance, with all relevant details of your experience and education history, accounting for any employment gaps. Please head your e-mail with the subject ‘Science Teacher’ to ensure that your application is appropriately directed.
Please also detail in your application whether you have ability and experience to teach Physics, Biology and Chemistry, or alternatively only one or two of the specialisms.
Your application should include a cover letter outlining how you would utilise your knowledge, skills, and experiences to ensure success in the role, and how you meet the requirements set out within the Job Description and Person Specification. You should also detail the names, email contacts and contact numbers of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
Applications should be submitted to the Executive Principal, Mr. I Temple at email@example.com
Closing date: 17th December 2021
Successful candidates will be contacted as soon as we have drawn up a shortlist for interview which we hope to hold during the course of January. If you have not heard from us before 31st January 2022, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Safeguarding – United School International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure.