Head of Design Technology


Hartland International School seeks to appoint an exceptional Head of Design Technology to lead and support our expansion and provision across this phase of the school.

Our School

The school which opened in September 2015, has already established a reputation for excellence in learning, teaching and leadership in the region. Located in the heart of Dubai in a developing residential community, Hartland’s unique vantage point is the iconic landmark of the Burj Khalifa and the downtown business and financial area of the city.  Our student body consists of just over 1,000 students from over 70 nationalities, making Hartland a truly international community where a strong blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support for all, targets and inspires excellence. All that we do is underpinned by a values-based family community of teachers, children and parents providing the best possible education for every child in our care

The Post

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals who are passionate and forward thinking and who will thrive in the vibrant learning environment of Hartland. By being ambitious, not only for students but for yourself, you will help us build and maintain a successful programme of study in Design Technology, by sharing in the responsibility for teaching, learning, enrichment and pastoral care. The successful candidate will be required to show leadership in securing standards of excellence in teaching and learning and will have the necessary skills needed to devise a curriculum which will stimulate and motivate students to achieve.  The successful candidate will also be expected to make a contribution to our unique and strong enrichment programme which ensures that learning and opportunity and diverse for all. The department will consist of three full time teachers and a DT technician. Design Technology is taught from Year 2 in the primary phase and all members of the team teach across all phases.

The department has seen enormous success in the past few years, with winning teams from primary and secondary at world level in the F1 in Schools programme. The successful candidate would be expected to continue this aspect of school life.

The successful candidate will:

• Hold a relevant degree in the areas of Resistant Materials or Product Design and a teaching qualification

• Have experience of teaching the National Curriculum for England in the UK or in an international setting, with evidence of examination outcomes for students at GCSE and A-Level.

• Have a minimum 5 years teaching experience

• Have exceptional communication skills

• Be confident using computer aided design software, including Fusion 360

• Be confident using computer aided manufacturing, including laser cutters and 3D printers

• Have a good understanding of electronic systems

• Be committed to the Hartland Values which can be found on our website

In return you will have the opportunity to work in a premium state-of-the-art modern school with a committed and dedicated staff. We have a pro-active approach to continuing professional, personal development and wellbeing, and the successful candidate will join a school where our values and our community are integral to our ethos. You will receive a competitive and attractive tax-free salary, high quality fully furnished accommodation, private medical insurance, annual airfare to home country and an ‘End of Service Gratuity’.

Policies for safer recruitment are aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. At Hartland International School we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices in relation to child protection and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to various background checks including, receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification and police checks, including overseas checks.

The school is also committed to equality of opportunity and to the culture and principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply

The closing date for this position is 1 May 2022.  Early applications are encouraged as we may interview on receipt of applications, prior to the closing deadline.  Interviews will take place in Dubai and London in May. Start date for this position is August 2022.

Candidates wishing to apply should complete the application form and upload it with a copy of their CV and a covering letter addressed to the HR Manager, Mrs Elizabeth Riley. Please include a recent photograph.

Your application should contain the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional referees and include your current Head of School.

Please click on the apply button below to submit your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Previous applicants need not apply and will be reconsidered.

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