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Our School Philosophy commits to both academic excellence and unity. We therefore strive to employ highly motivated, international and talented teachers with outstanding creative minds to make learning a lively and fulfilling experience for our students. We are currently seeking teachers with experience in Early Years and Kindergarten Teaching as well as the IB PYP and MYP.

Applicants must have a relevant degree and teaching qualification as well as a minimum of two years’ qualified teaching experience in an international context and/or a Swiss Primary School in either French or German.

If you are interested in becoming part of our dynamic team, please apply for the relevant vacancy below.

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The role of Deputy Head of Boarding shares in the pastoral responsibility for the well-being of students and will support the Head of Boarding to ensure the smooth day to day operations of the boarding houses. They report to the Head of Boarding. The successful candidate will have experience working in a boarding school, and have obtained, or be willing to study for, a BSA qualification. They will have excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to students, aged 11-18 years. The Deputy Head of Boarding will be an integral part of the Boarding Leadership Team and must adopt a leadership and management style that is ‘hands on’ and which establishes a physical presence in the boarding houses. The Deputy Head of Boarding can expect to be asked to assist students with their academic studies alongside leading activities both during the evenings and at weekends. The Deputy Head of Boarding will possess patience, empathy and understanding to provide the very best of care to our boarders.

The role of the French Language Specialist Teacher is to deliver the language support/acquisition course to improve reading, writing, and speaking skills to students with French as a second language within the IB Primary Years (PYP) framework, offering the best possible linguistic and academic educational experience. He/She is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents. In addition to teaching, the French Language Specialist Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Business Management & BTEC Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Business Management & BTEC Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The Secondary Language Support Assistant at SISD is expected to support the French teachers in ensuring high quality education for all students in their specialist area and to help to improve the quality of learning and standards of achievement. In that, the Secondary Language Support Assistant works with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction, guidance, and mainly direct supervision of the classroom teacher. He/She should conduct themselves in an appropriately professional manner at all times to support and foster the aims and ethos of SISD.

The School Digital Strategy Leader is a key member of the Academic School Leadership Team and will take responsibility for setting the strategic direction and implementation of Digital Technologies to support a 21st Century education for the academic development of all students through innovation and technology. He/she will take responsibility for overseeing the provision of high-quality digital learning and teaching protocol, assuming responsibility for the academic enrichment of students across the school. He/she will always conduct himself/herself in an appropriate professional manner to support and foster the aims and ethos of SISD.

The Pedagogy Specialist is a key member of the Phase 1 and 2 Leadership Team. As an expert in teaching and learning pedagogy, and a passionate educator, he/she will be responsible for designing, implementing, coordinating, leading, and ensuring effective a pedagogic plan adapted to the IB PYP curriculum for Phases 1 & 2, in close collaboration with the Head of Phase 1 and 2 (Teaching and Learning) and Deputy Head of Phases 1 & 2 and IBPYP Curriculum Coordinator. He/she will support and assist and contribute to the academic strategic planning of Phases 1 & 2 with a special focus on a bilingual approach to teaching and learning as well as excellence in all areas relating to the academic and pastoral care of Phase 1 and 2 students.

The role of a Weekend Boarding Coordinator is to work as part of the Boarding Team to ensure weekend operations and strategic goals of the boarding houses are met. Weekend Boarding Coordinators provide outstanding pastoral care and support, as well as appropriate supervision in the general routine of boarding students. You will play an important role in creating a warm, friendly, homely environment for our boarding students, which encourages full involvement in academic and extra curricular programs within Swiss International Scientific School and the boarding community. This is a part time weekend role from Friday to Sunday inclusive. The Weekend Boarding Coordinator will work under the direction of the Head of Boarding who is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Boarding Houses, its students, and staff. Weekend Boarding Coordinator’s duties involve general supervision of the Boarding Houses, organization of weekend activities and coordination of weekend trips from Friday to Sunday inclusive.

The Deputy Head of Early Years (Pastoral) is a key member of the Phase 1 Leadership Team with a key role in providing support to the Head of Phases 1 & 2 and contribute to the strategic planning of the Early Years department as well as excellence in all areas relating to pastoral care and support for students.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Integrated Sciences Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

We are looking to add to our list of supply teachers who cover for our permanent teachers when they are absent from school.
• French native speaking Early Years & Primary Class Teachers
• German native speaking Early Years & Primary Class Teachers
• English native speaking Early Years & Primary Class Teachers
• Specialist Teachers (Art, Music, PE)

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Safeguarding

The Swiss International Scientific School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal records check. Teaching staff will also be subject to a Barred List and Prohibition from Teaching checks.

Recruitment Disclaimer

We have recently become aware of individuals and/or employment/recruitment agencies offering false employment opportunities in the name of Swiss International School Dubai (SISD).These perpetrators pose themselves as representatives of the Human Resources Department at SISD or recruiters acting on behalf of SISD by sending emails to persons offering them attractive jobs with our school or providing them with contracts of employment purporting to be from SISD. Candidates who respond to such emails or register with these employment agencies are asked to pay a sum of money by way of a guarantee for the placement. SISD does not collect interview fees from applicants nor does it authorise any employment/recruitment agency to offer and/or execute any employment contracts on behalf of SISD. All employment offers and contracts are handled by our Human Resource Department directly with the potential employee. All available career opportunities are posted on our website through the Careers page.

We recommend that you do not:

  • Respond to any unsolicited employment propositions and/or offers of employment from people or organisations that are unfamiliar or who have approached you which claim to represent SISD.
  • Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone or any organization you do not know or whom you have not approached directly;
  • Send any money;
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If you receive such proposals, we would advise that you contact your local police and provide them with all information you may have from the senders (email addresses, phone/fax details, employment contracts, etc).