Doha British School is an established and independent international school with 18 years of operation in Qatar. We teach our British based education to over 2000 students ranging from 3-18 across two campuses. Cultural diversity is celebrated and currently the student body comprises 84 different nationalities. The school has full accreditation from CIS, BSME and QNSA and almost all of our teachers are UK graduates and PGCE qualified.
We are looking for dedicated and dynamic individuals to join our team and continue to provide a high quality education in a structured environment. Applications are welcomed from professionals who can have a significant impact on Teaching and Learning throughout our school. Recent experience in the United Kingdom is preferred.
The Doha British School offers opportunities for those who are dedicated and committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Presently we have vacancies for:
Primary Arabic & Islamic Studies Teacherposted on 5/9/2018 6:32:00 AM
A Primary Arabic and Islamic Studies Teacher is required for the next academic year, commencing 26th August 2018. The position will be teaching primary children Pre-school (3 years old) to Year 6 (11 years old). The ideal candidate will have the following: Qualifications Attested teaching qualifications in both Arabic language and Islamic Studies are required Experience Minimum 3 years teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies, preferably in Qatar, although experience at an accredited international school is acceptable. The salary package is dependent upon circumstances and a local hire package may apply. To apply for this role, please email your CV to Mr Shehata Mohamed, Head of Arabic, at email@example.com
Arabic TAposted on 3/21/2018 2:11:00 AM
A vacancy has arisen for an Arabic Teaching Assistant, to assist the Primary Arabic teachers. The successful applicant will have a university qualification, excellent Arabic language skills (reading, writing and speaking), good English skills and experience working with children. The position is local hire (own sponsorship is required) and work hours are 7am to 3pm during term time, with school holidays provided. The start date is Sunday, 26th August and interested applicants should email Subject Leader of Arabic, Mr Shehata Mohamed, at firstname.lastname@example.org with their updated CV as soon as possible.
Part time KS3 Geography Teacher required posted on 5/15/2018 3:28:00 AM
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced KS3 Geography Teachers to fill a part time (3 days per week) role in the 2018-2019 academic year. Qualifications: Relevant degree and teaching qualification; Experience: UK experience to Year 9 is essential, although accredited international school experience teaching National Curriculum of England is also acceptable. Please email a letter of application addressed to the Principal, as well as updated CV containing qualifications and experience to email@example.com by Thursday 24th May. A local hire contract (unsponsored) with competitive daily rate will be offered to the successful candidate. Start date Sunday 26th August 2018. Doha British School is an equal opportunity employer. This post is subject to satisfactory reference checks, the provision of attested qualifications and police check from home country (for Work Permit) and any other information deemed necessary.
No vacancies at the moment.
Please submit a letter of application, addressed to the Principal, with your CV clearly stating which position you are applying for. If you are applying as a teaching couple, please send the applications together and indicate that it is a joint application. All current vacancies will be listed in the Vacancies section. Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted.
Living in Doha
Driven by gas and oil, the country has emerged as an important global player. As a result of the fossil fuel boom, as well as the relatively liberal policies established under former Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar now hosts regiments of Commonwealth and South Asian expats. Increasing numbers of foreigners are moving to Qatar to work hard, save money in the tax-free environment, and maintain a standard of living and wealth relatively similar to that of Western Europe.
Sightseeing in Qatar
Sightseeing may not be an expat's primary priority, but Qatar offers many attractions to those who want to explore the city and surrounding areas.
The most famous attractions are the ‘old souqs’ especially Souq Waqif, which is a maze of tiny alley ways loaded with shops, whose wares spill out onto the pavement. They sell an array of goods from spices to traditional Arabic goods.
The Corniche is a focal point in Qatar and runs for seven kilometres alongside the coast from Ras Abu Abboud to the Sheraton Hotel. It’s a pleasant place to stroll (or jog!) and admire the ever developing skyline of Doha!
The Museum of Islamic Art is a breath-taking collection of Islamic artefacts, while the brand new Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art offers a contemporary counterbalance.
Katara is a purpose built cultural village in Doha. Located on the eastern coast between West Bay and the Pearl and spread over 1,000,000 square metres the village contains many restaurants, art galleries, a beach front and even an amphitheatre where plays and music performances are held on a regular basis.
Aspire Park is an eighty-eight hectare oasis located within the Aspire Zone precinct. It includes running tracks, large open spaces, an internal lake, restaurant and café and is a perfect setting to combine sport and leisure.
A popular resort in Qatar, Sealine is an oasis located amidst the dunes of the Arabian desert and the Arabian sea. With an abundance of plants, trees and shrubs Sealine is a favourite destination for locals and expats alike who enjoy camel rides, water sports, scuba diving and "dune bashing" or just relaxing on the white sand beach.
Education in Doha Qatar
Education in Qatar is controlled largely by two bodies – The Ministry of Education and Supreme Education Council. There are also many privately owned and managed independent schools in Qatar. Many of these schools cater for English speaking expatriates, although you will find children from several nationalities attending them.
Education is free for all Qatari citizens in state-funded schools, from kindergarten age up to the end of high school. Educational standards are generally high in private schools. These are fee-paying, and some employers include an allowance in their packages to cover some or all of the costs. If not, private schooling can be an expensive option.
Universities in Qatar
Several universities from other countries have opened satellite campuses in the country. These include Cornell University, Weill Medical College, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Texas A&M University. Universities from Canada include College of the North Atlantic-Qatar and the University of Calgary-Qatar. There is a branch of Dutch Stenden University in Qatar. University College London was the first British University to have opened a campus in Qatar. In addition to all these, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies is the graduate school and international centre of excellence in Islamic Studies that is under the umbrella of Hamad Bin Khalifa University and attached to Qatar Foundation.
Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Qatar has won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and has become the first Middle Eastern country to achieve this. Qatar won the bid, despite stiff competition from United States, Australia, South Korea and Japan to host the most followed sporting event in the world. With its successful bid, Qatar has committed to spending vast amounts of money to improve infrastructure and facilities.
The Qatar Masters Golf Tournament is one of three European Tour tournaments held in the Persian Gulf. It is held in February at the Doha Golf Club.
The Qatar Open Tennis Tournament is very popular and attracts some of the world’s top players. It is played each year in January.
IAAF Diamond League
A round of the IAAF Diamond League is held each year in Doha. It is a one-day track and field athletics event held each year in May.
Weather in Qatar
Expats living in Qatar should brace themselves for extreme heat. The country's hot desert climate creates high peak temperatures. Newly-arrived foreigners should be wary of heat exhaustion and sunstroke. Weather in Qatar is marked by abundant sunshine and little rainfall. Precipitation appears in short, exaggerated bursts during winter (December to February), and rarely totals more than three inches annually.
The brief transitional seasons are by far the most pleasant. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) bring temperatures that hover around 17°C (63°F), and humidity is at a minimum. Qatar's long summer (May to September) yields readings that can reach 50°C (122°F), and average around 41°C (106°F); humidity can be as high as 95 percent. Most expats vacate the country during the hottest months of June, July and August, and planning a holiday during this period is highly recommended.
Winter is an altogether more refreshing prospect. "Dune bashing", camel racing and fishing excursions aboard traditional Dhow boats are only a few of the options available to residents. Qatari homes are ill-equipped to provide heat, so this can also prove to be an unpleasant period. Air-conditioning is the norm and without it, the weather in Qatar would most certainly get the best of both expats and locals. Expats should be sure to bring a light sweater or jumper wherever they go to counter the manufactured temperatures in the malls and workplace.
Cost of transportation for public transport, vehicle fuel, vehicle insurance, vehicle maintenance including in the form of hire purchase or lease of vehicle, petrol or diesel, public transport service maintenance, tyres, vehicle insurance and vehicle purchase is comparatively less when compared to most other cities. Petrol is very reasonable and second-hand cars are also reasonably priced. The general mode of transport for new arrivals in Qatar is through bus, "Karwa" taxi or private taxi services. The average cost of a trip when using a Karwa cab could cost up to QR25 to QR30 one way, depending on your destination. Also popular is personal car hire. If not hiring a luxury car, you will pay on average between QR1300 and QR1900 per month.