Careers at Qatar International School

We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and well qualified teachers to join our successful and supportive team. Creative and passionate teachers of all ages and experience are welcome to apply.

About us

QIS is one of the best international schools both in the nation of Qatar and in the wider GCC region. Our students achieve some of the highest results not just in the country but also the world.

We follow the latest National Curriculum for England, and all our teachers have either taught or been trained under the UK system. We have 2,000 students ranging from 3 to 18 years of age.

Our long and illustrious history traces its roots back over 40 years to 1977, making us the oldest British International School in the State of Qatar. Under the leadership of our Principal, Mr. Deane Baker (who joined us in September 2013), we have achieved Qatar National School’s Accreditation at the highest level. In addition, we received an excellent BSO report in October 2016 and hold numerous high achievement awards for our international examination success.

Education is highly valued in Qatar. This means our school enjoys working with extremely supportive parents and wonderfully enthusiastic, highly motivated students.

About you

To be considered for a position, you must hold a relevant teaching qualification including qualified teacher status (QTS).

Experience of teaching a British curriculum is essential. For secondary teachers, this must include a proven track record of supporting students through their IGCSE and A-Level exams.

We will also consider applications from strong newly-qualified teachers (NQTs), whom we can support through the full the duration of their NQT programme. This includes signing off for full QTS with the UK Department for Education.

In addition to your qualifications and experience, we expect all our staff to have a positive, highly professional attitude and plenty of enthusiasm.   

Working here

We recognise that our teaching staff are our most precious resource. The professional and personal welfare of our team are of utmost importance, so we offer one of the best employment packages around. This includes:

  • A competitive, tax-free salary and end-of service gratuity.
  • Free, annual return flights with initial excess baggage allowance.
  • High quality, fully furnished accommodation.
  • Comprehensive private medical cover.
  • Additional allowances for travel to work and utilities.
  • Generous paid annual leave, including public holidays.
  • Complete support with relocation to Qatar, including arrangement of all necessary paperwork, administration and some additional financial support on arrival
  • An unrivalled package of induction and continuous professional development, supported by our own UK-based appraisal system.

In addition, we pride ourselves on supporting our staff – both financially and with time – in their further education. We access the best training opportunities from all over the world, sending staff out and bringing highly skilled practitioners in. In 2017 QIS 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.

QIS has significant ambitions to improve the quality of international education in Qatar and the Middle East, so we already have a strong working relationship with our Ministry of Education. This means fantastic opportunities for promotion, salary increases and professional development as we continue to evolve and advance.

We can also promise successful applicants a genuinely friendly and supportive working environment that is appropriately challenging, professional and dedicated to constant improvement.

Moving to Qatar

The capital city of Doha offers a welcoming, vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle suited to professionals of all ages and backgrounds. It’s an easy city to move to – English is widely spoken, and you can find familiar brands of groceries, clothes and other home comforts in many shops.

Qatar is one of the safest places in the world to live. Thanks to its central location and award-winning international airport, it’s often considered the traveller’s gateway to the world. Many exciting destinations are within easy, affordable reach.   

Families are extremely well catered for in a society that values children highly. Equally, however, those relocating on their own will discover Doha has just as much to offer in terms of nightlife, sports, pastimes, clubs and societies. The pace of change and development here also means that there is something new to discover almost every week.

Our supportive, experienced team are committed to ensuring new staff settle in as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Application process

To apply for a position, please email your full and detailed CV plus a covering letter to recruitment@qis.org.

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed in the section ‘About you’. We will contact all shortlisted candidates (only) to arrange an interview over Skype.