Careers at Qatar International School

We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and well qualified teachers to join our successful and supportive team in September 2018. Creative and passionate teachers of all ages and experience are welcome to apply. Qatar International School follows the latest National Curriculum of England for over 1,900 students ranging between 3 and 18 years of age and so experience of teaching or being trained under the UK system is essential.

QIS has an extremely strong reputation within Qatar as one of the premier international schools in both the country and the region. Our long and illustrious history traces its roots back to 1977, which made 2017 our 40th Anniversary year. We are now one of the largest and most successful British International Schools in the GCC, having grown, developed and improved significantly under the leadership of our Principal, Mr. Deane Baker, who took over the running of the school in September 2013. Under his leadership the school has thrived, achieving Qatar National School’s Accreditation at the highest Level, an excellent BSO report in October 2016 (link attached) and numerous high achievement awards for its international examination success. Notably, in the last 3 years, this includes students who have achieved not just the best results in Qatar but some who achieved the best results in the world!

Education is highly valued in Qatar, which means that the school enjoys working with extremely supportive parents and wonderfully enthusiastic and highly motivated students. QIS recognises that its teaching staff are its most precious resource and so we always strive to look after staff both professionally and personally. Teachers at QIS enjoy a competitive tax free salary, free annual return flights and additional allowances for travel, luggage, utilities as well as other benefits. We even now offer an enhanced gratuity package for those staff who teach at QIS for 5 years or more. Fully furnished accommodation is also provided free of charge, along with comprehensive private medical cover. We support staff fully with the move to Qatar and will help to arrange all the necessary paperwork and administration.

Once at QIS we continue to develop staff professionally with a full programme of induction, whole school and individual CPD, backed up and supported by our own UK based appraisal system. We pride ourselves on supporting our staff, both financially and with time, in further educational studies and despite our Middle Eastern location we access the best training opportunities from all over the world, sending staff out and bringing highly skilled practitioners in. In 2017 QIS also became the only Olevi Facilitation School in the Middle East and we offer these fully internationally accredited courses to all staff on a regular basis.

Qatar offers a welcoming, vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle that is equally suited to both young and older members of the profession alike. Proud of its hospitality and rich Arabic history, Doha is a very modern city of contrasts ranging from the fascinating Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art to the towering skyscrapers of downtown West Bay and the ultramodern shopping malls that are liberally scattered across the capital city.

Families are particularly well catered for in a society that values children highly and Qatar offers many interesting activities and facilities for families to enjoy whilst also being one of the safest places in the world to live. Equally, however, those staff relocating on their own will discover Doha has much to offer in terms of night life, sports, pastimes, clubs and societies. The pace of change and development here also means that there is something new almost every week and all of our staff have found that it is easy to settle here and feel at home very quickly. Staff will also tell you that Doha is a brilliant stepping off point from which to explore the world. Doha’s new Hamad International Airport brings many exotic locations within easy and affordable reach. We can assure you, the lifestyle will not disappoint.

We can also promise successful applicants a genuinely friendly and supportive working environment that is appropriately challenging, professional and constantly improving. QIS has significant ambitions to move forward the quality of international education in Doha and the Middle East and we already have a close and strong working relationship with the Ministry of Education. This means that opportunities for further promotions, salary increases and professional development are guaranteed in the coming years as the school continues to develop and improve. If you would like to be part of this dynamic and exciting school then we look forward to hearing from you.

Mr Deane Baker

 Important Applicant Information- Minimum Requirements and Application

Applicants must be UK qualified teachers with a relevant teaching qualification including QTS. Experience of teaching a British curriculum is essential including a proven track record of supporting students through their IGCSE and A-Level exams for Secondary. The school will consider applications from strong Newly Qualified Teachers and we can support them through the full NQT programme to include signing off for full QTS with the DfE.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews may be held immediately via Skype.

To apply for the position, please forward your CV and covering letter by email:

Why Qatar International School?

Although moving abroad can be a bit daunting at first, moving to QIS is a great first overseas location. The school staff are understanding and supportive. Doha is an easy city to live in; everyone speaks English, even the taxi drivers, there are plenty of UK and US brand shops and restaurants as well as the more traditional Arabic places to explore.

It’s also not too long a flight back to the UK, the time difference is only two hours in the summer; so calls and communication with friends back home is easy.

Doha itself is a great place to live and work and Qatar International School is a high quality BSO and Ministry of Education accredited school. Our staff are highly qualified and dedicated professional, predominantly UK trained and experienced.