Teaching Jobs in Qatar

Looking for more excitement in your life than teaching at the local school? Teach in Qatar and get the life changing experience which might be the best career move you can make.

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As a UK teacher, you'll find British International Schools very easy to transfer to. English will be the main language, many of the staff will be from the UK,

FS1 & FS2 Teachers

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

Middle East - Qatar

The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 an...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Science Teacher

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

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Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


ICT & Business Teacher

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

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Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Head of Humanities

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

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Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Arts Teacher

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

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Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Deputy Head of Secondary

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

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Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Head of Secondary

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

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Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Deputy Head of Primary

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

About Al Jazeera Academy...

Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Early Years Teachers

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Secondary Math Teacher

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Key Stage 2 Teachers

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Key Stage 1 Teachers

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Secondary ICT Teacher

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Curriculum Coordinator

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Primary Teachers KS1

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Early Years Teacher

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-    The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding Britis...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Curriculum Coordinator

Awfaz Global School,
Middle East, Qatar

-     The first Awfaz Global School was founded in 2009 and offers an outstanding...

Start Date: 18-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


English Teacher

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019

About Al Jazeera Academy...

Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Primary Teachers

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Primary Teachers required at Doha, State of Qatar

Post Commences – Mid August 2019<...

Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Early Years Teacher

Al Jazeera Academy (Ta'allum Group),
Middle East, Qatar

Early Years Teacher required at Doha, State of Qatar

Post Commences – Mid A...

Start Date: 15-08-2019 Apply By: 31-05-2019


Teaching in Qatar lets you experience life in a different culture whilst moving your career in a completely new direction. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, there’s always the highly generous package that comes with the job. If you teach in Qatar, you’ll typically receive:

  • competitive, tax-free salary
  • fully furnished accommodation or equivalent housing allowance
  • private healthcare for you and your family
  • free school places for your children
  • annual UK – Qatar return flights
  • an end of contract gratuity (usually one month’s wage per year worked)

Teachers in Qatar typically earn between 9000QR (approx. £1,900) and 14,000QR (approx. £3,000) per month. Similar to gross pay levels for teachers in the UK, it comes with the added advantage of not being subject to tax, so you get to keep the full amount. With free accommodation on top of this, the financial package is very attractive indeed. Many teachers also rent out their UK homes whilst in Qatar, using the money to pay off their mortgage.

qatar city

qatar new city development

Find Teaching Jobs in Qatar

There are two types of school where you can find work in Qatar: private international schools and independent public schools. Private international schools provide education for ex-patriots of particular countries and each school’s curriculum is based on that of the home country. Teachers from the UK are most likely to find work in International British Schools. These offer British ex-pats and other nationalities a National Curriculum based education that includes EYFS, Key Stages 1 – 5, GCES and the International Baccalaureate. All lessons in British International Schools are delivered in English.

The alternative, is to teach in an independent public school. These schools are funded and regulated by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar, which also controls the curriculum. The pupils in these schools are primarily from Qatar and the lessons are taught in Arabic. Compulsory subjects include English, maths, science and Islamic Studies.

The stages of schooling in independent public schools are Kindergarten (ages 3-6), Primary (ages 6-11), Preparatory (ages 12-14) and Secondary (ages 15-18). You can earn more working in an independent public school and it will give you more opportunities to learn about the culture in which you are working – but do be prepared for the early morning starts, some schools begin teaching as early as 6 am.

If you are looking for teaching jobs in Qatar positions are available in both types of school for primary and secondary classroom teachers. Occasionally, you may also find vacancies for more senior roles such as head of department, vice principal and principal.

The stages of schooling in independent public schools are Kindergarten (ages 3-6), Primary (ages 6-11), Preparatory (ages 12-14) and Secondary (ages 15-18). You can earn more working in an independent public school and it will give you more opportunities to learn about the culture in which you are working – but do be prepared for the early morning starts, some schools begin teaching as early as 6 am.

Teaching positions are available in both types of school for primary and secondary classroom teachers. Occasionally, you may also find vacancies for more senior roles such as head of department, vice principal and principal.

With English being a dominant language in so many fields, there is always a demand for those who can teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) to adults. These jobs often require you to work in the evening or at weekends when businesses have closed.

Qatar is a small country situated on a peninsula in the Persian Gulf. It borders Saudi Arabia and is close to both Bahrain and the UAE. Its capital city is Doha. Qatar is a very cosmopolitan country in which Qataris themselves only account for 12% of the population. The main ethnicities in the country are from India and Bangladesh. The remaining immigrant population comes from all over the world, drawn to the country by its thriving economy.

The country is regarded a safe place to live and visit. According to the British Government website, around 20,000 UK nationals live in Qatar and 40,000 visit annually. You should be mindful that it is a Muslim country with laws and customs that can be very different to those at home. Those who choose to live there should always respect its laws, traditions, customs and religions.

If you are looking for discovery, Qatar offers a rich tapestry of places to visit and things to do. Its capital, Doha is a vibrant mix of the ultra-modern and ancient past. You’ll be in awe of the fantastic skyline of the Corniche and enchanted by the bustling passageways of Souq Waqif. The city is a cultural centre offering everything from the Museum of Islamic Art to Gordon Ramsay’s latest restaurant.

view from qatar building

Away from the urban sprawl, there’s fabulous coastline to explore both on land and on water. Experience pristine beaches, diving, fishing and a wide range of water sports. Inland, you’ll discover the rolling dunes of the desert with its World Heritage Sites and modern-day activities such as dune bashing, sand boarding and desert safaris.

With such an international population, Qatar is a melting pot of cultures and the opportunity to meet and work with people from all over the world makes it a highly attractive place to live.

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