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Head of Careers & University Guidance

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Doha College is a high-profile leading British International School in Qatar delivering a well-balanced, all-embracing English National Curriculum to students aged 3–18. The College was also the first High Performance Learning accredited school in the world. With 2,500 students and 350 staff, the School is a vibrant international community that subscribes to equal opportunities for all. An exciting time for the school, last year we moved to a brand-new, 90,000m² state-of-the-art campus, amalgamating two previous sites and ensuring the College’s place at the forefront of educational provision in world-class facilities.

The opportunity

We are looking to appoint a motivated and experienced Head of Careers and University Guidance to join our multicultural organisation that embraces diversity and provides a friendly work environment.

Joining a friendly and supportive work environment, you will be responsible for the administration, organisation and smooth running of all careers guidance and university applications by secondary school students. The role is pivotal and essential to the positive outcomes our students and their parents aspire to and is measured by the Leadership Group and Board in determining the quality of the school’s provision.

About you

Ideally, you will have experience of working in a similar role; however, candidates who have had experience working in an educational environment or with secondary students will also be considered.

You should have demonstrated success in your current role, be highly motivated and organised with good communication and IT skills, and be willing to contribute in a positive manner to all aspects of school life. Experience in supporting students applying to universities worldwide is highly desirable, and a good working knowledge of ‘Unifrog’ would be highly valued.

We are a British international school, and all of our lessons are taught in English; therefore, a high standard of written and spoken English and in-depth knowledge of the application processes for UK, North American and other international university destinations is essential.

Qatar

A combination of old-world hospitality and cosmopolitan sophistication mean that Qatar is a country like no other, and its capital Doha is a city that has something for everyone. Performances, museums and galleries make for a captivating cultural scene; city hotspots such as the busy markets and the waterfront promenade are a great way to spend a day; there is a lively night-life that means that there is plenty to do when the sun goes down; the Pearl Qatar offers luxury and elegance; there are some breath-taking areas of natural beauty, and lovers of sport and adventure can enjoy numerous clubs and activities. The imminent arrival of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 will make it a very special place to be. Whether you will be looking to move with your family or to come on your own, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

In return

Our salary and benefits package is recognised as one of the best in the Middle East. We also have a comprehensive induction and orientation programme, which allows new staff to effectively navigate the challenges that come with an international move. Valuing the importance of recruiting and retaining the best staff, the professional development offered at Doha College is significant.

Please note: Due to government requirements we can only consider applicants who are below 50 years old for this position.

To apply, please visit: www.dohacollege.com/discover/careers 

Closing date: 3 April 2022.

We reserve the right to close a position once we have received sufficient applications to form a shortlist. Early application is therefore encouraged.

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