vice principal - al ain - january 2022

al ain, abu dhabi
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international teaching
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the middle east team, teachanywhere
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job description

Role: Vice Principal

Location: Al Ain, UAE

Region: Middle East

Start date: January 2022

Curriculum: US

Experience: 8 years post qualifying, 3 years Leadership

Salary: 20,000 - 23,000 AED per month TAX FREE and dependent on experience

Sponsorship: Single or married teaching applicants preferred. Up to 2 dependents welcomed.

School Vision / Ethos: This highly regarded international schools group have been asked to support the UAE Vision and National Agenda 2021, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in their commitment to establishing a 'First Rate Education System' for all students. As part of this new initiative they have been awarded 3 schools in Al Ain to manage and operate, with the aim of raising the quality of education; playing a significant role in shaping the present and future lives of Emirati youth, with support from their parents.

To achieve this target the aim is to recruit exceptional, highly skilled teachers who have the enthusiasm and ability to make a difference in these new international curriculum schools. The schools are KG level up to Elementary Grade 8, with capacity for 3300 students across the three schools.

It is in one of these Charter schools that a Vice Principal is required. Primary background required - ideally in US curriculum. Previous UAE experience is preferred but not essential.

The group heading up these schools is renowned for running some of the most reputable and well regarded international schools in the UAE and joining this group and this specific reform project is potentially career defining.

Location overview:

Al Ain is known as the garden city of the Gulf and is a very green, fertile city equidistant from Abu Dhabi and Dubai (One hour fifteen) close to the border with Oman. It nestles amongst the rugged peaks of the Hajar Mountains with a back drop of amazing red sand dunes! Al Ain offers a quieter pace of life but is equally suited to those sports fanatics with a love of the outdoors. Its a city where many come for activity based holidays. Life is more traditional and yet offers modern amenities, shopping malls and café culture with the ease of travelling in to Dubai at weekends for the buzz of big city life.


  • A proven leader able to immerse themselves in the project and "hit the ground running"
  • A Bachelor of Education in Primary or Early Years as per ministry regulations
  • A minimum of five years post-qualifying experience
  • Previous international teaching experience is particularly welcomed
  • Experience of students who have EAL (English as an Additional Language) - a distinct advantage
  • Driven leaders keen to implement change


  • A generous tax-free salary of 20,000 - 23,000 AED per month, dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Accommodation provided to suit family requirements.
  • Annual flights for the successful teaching candidate and family
  • Medical insurance
  • All Utilities paid


Curriculum knowledge and experience

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