Teacher of History, United Arab Emirates

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Safa Community SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCS Scale
Contract term: Fixed Term

Reporting to: Head of History

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher of History to join our highly successful department. The successful candidate would be expected to teach across the age and ability range, up to and including A-Level.

General professional responsibilities

The professional duties of a teacher shall be deemed to include the following duties:

  • Teaching, including planning and preparing courses and lessons, setting and marking of work and assessing, recording and reporting on development, progress and attainment in line with the school’s expectations and policy. 
  • Using data to inform classroom teaching, monitoring and tracking student progress and putting in place timely interventions.
  • Preparing students for public examinations, assessing students for the purposes of such examinations, recording and reporting such assessments and attending meetings connected with the conduct of public examinations. 
  • Communicating and consulting with the parents of students, including the writing of reports and
    attendance at parents’ evenings and open evenings. 
  • Maintaining good order and discipline among the students he/she is teaching. 
  • Participating in departmental meetings and Open Evenings. 
  • Working as a member of a team in the shaping of departmental policy and practice, introduction of curricular initiatives, the preparation and development of programmes of study and methods of teaching and assessment. 
  • Participating in administrative and organisational tasks in order to ensure the smooth running of the department. 
  • Keeping up to date with curriculum innovation, participating in arrangements for CPD, contributing to his/her own professional development. 
  • Working collaboratively with support teachers in the classroom.
  • Taking responsibility for the monitoring and support of a beginning teacher taking his/her class, if appropriate. 
  • Setting work for his/her classes where absence is known in advance and setting work for absent colleagues where required. 
  • Taking responsibility for a designated area of the curriculum, administration or curriculum innovation or project. 
  • Carrying out other tasks as reasonably directed by the Head of Department. 
  • Familiarising themselves with the DSIB inspection framework and the expectations of outstanding teaching and learning in the UAE. 
  • Being supportive of the UAE initiatives and cultural expectations.

Candidate Profile

It is desirable that the successful candidate:

  • Will hold relevant qualifications and QTS.
  • Has had previously successful teaching experience up to A-Level 
  • Most importantly be enthusiastic about the subject and be able to convey this to students 
  • Have an understanding of assessment and examination requirements for KS3, KS4 and KS5 
  • Be an outstanding teacher with the ability to demonstrate outstanding practice and progress of students. 
  • Works effectively as part of a team. 
  • To actively keep up to date with the developments in the teaching of History. 
  • A willingness to develop as a professional, taking opportunities to train further within the department, or outside to progress in the career. 
  • Leadership opportunities are available at SCS for the right candidate. 
  • The ability to teach other subjects should be stated in the application.


This job description will be reviewed regularly and may be subject to modification and amendment.

The application process is:

  1. All applications must be submitted via email on secondaryrecruitment@safacommunityschool.com 
  2. Submit a full resume / CV. 
  3. Submit a covering letter of no more than two A4 pages. 
  4. Provide the names, telephone numbers (with international dialling codes) and email addresses of at least three referees. One must be a current employer. 
  5. Please provide your Skype contact details (if you have these). 
  6. You are welcome to visit the school, informally and by arrangement with the Principal’s PA, Leander Le Grange (pa@safacommunityschool.com)
  7. The closing date for all applications is Monday, 18th February 2019 at 12 noon UAE time. However, applications will be processed as received and initial Skype interviews will be arranged for successful candidates as applications are received. 
  8. Once initial Skype interviews are concluded, arrangements will be made individually with those candidates who will proceed to the second round of interviews. 
  9. The ability to teach other subjects should be stated in the application.

Job location

More about Safa Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, (E311 Road), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 385 1810
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