The Vacancy


Job Description

Principal. Dubai. United Arab Emirates

We been given the mandate by a leading worldwide education provider to search for a Principal for one of its American schools in Dubai. The school is very well established, located close to a popular residential area of Dubai and currently has over 1200 students on roll. The schools runs an enhanced American curriculum from K-12, aligned to Common Core standards. Students graduate with an American accredited high school diploma and have the option to take AP courses. Facilities are good on this large campus which encompasses sports hall, grass sports pitch, spacious cafeteria, swimming pools, one to one devices. Staff are recruited mainly from North America, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the wider MENA region.

Top reasons to apply as Principal for this Dubai school:

  • Highly competitive tax free salary linked to USD
  • Generous accommodation allowance
  • Flights for you and dependants
  • Medical for you and dependants
  • End of service gratuity
  • Free tuition for candidates with children
  • Supportive governing body and links with worldwide member schools

Summary of candidate profile

  • Experience leading a K-12 American school within an international context
  • Proven track record of school improvement
  • Experience of inspection frameworks and positive outcomes with respect to ADEK/DSIB or related bodies.
  • UAE/ Gulf experience preferred
  • MA in Educational Leadership or higher
  • US teacher/Administrator certification required.

Full job spec and candidate profile will be shared with longlisted applicants.

Contact [email protected] 

Consultant – Rory

Agency – Galvin Global Education

More details

Date posted
April 3, 2020 7:09 pm
Agency details

  • Date Posted
  • April 3, 2020 7:12 pm
  • Salary
  • Competitive


Are you qualified to teach in a UK, US or IB Curriculum School?

The Majority of vacancies advertised on require you to have either a US teachers license or UK qualified teacher status (QTS). Different types of International Schools look for specific qualifications depending on the curriculum they offer, UK Schools require QTS,  US Schools will need a US teachers licence and IB Schools will be mainly looking for teachers with a teaching qualification from one of the countries listed below or South Africa.

If you qualified in the UK your qualification (BEds, PGCEs, GTP,) will include training for QTS. Teachers who have qualified  from the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, can apply for QTS here… It may take up to 4 months to process your application. If you’re successful, you’ll be awarded QTS or partial QTS. You won’t need further training and will be exempt from having to serve a statutory induction period. 

Teachers who do not hold a US teacher license or QTS and who qualified in countries not listed above will normally need to complete an accredited training programme to achieve QTS. If you are interested in teaching internationally more details of how you can qualify are available here… 

Details on the US teacher certification process can be found here…