Secondary PE Teacher - Saudi Arabia - August 2018

Country: Saudi Arabia

Region: School - Middle East

Curriculum: United Kingdom

Level: Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)

Start Date: 19 August 2018

Initial Contract Length: 2 year, renewable

Curriculum Experience Required: No - flexible


Job Description

PE Teacher needed A friendly and growing school in Saudi Arabia near to the border of Bahrain seeks teachers for the coming school year to teach, mentor local teachers and input into the professional learning community. This school has small class sizes of about 20 children and uses the UK curriculum yet is open to teachers of many different western nationalities. Teachers will be given excellent professional development opportunities with the expectation that they can then provide professional development for local teachers within their school. The school is situated within an expatriate village very near to the border of Bahrain making for fun weekends away, and the comprehensive benefits package includes an air-conditioned and fully furnished apartment, transport to and from school, paid utilities including Sat TV, 3 free meals a day (delivery or eat in at the restaurant), flights as well as medical for self, spouse an up to 2 children, 50% discounted tuition for dependent children (if both parents are hired as teachers), free access to pool, health club. The village has a bowling alley, cinema, gym, beauty salon and more. The salaries are 10,000 to 11,000 SR/month and you can expect to save at least half of your salary. This is an excellent opportunity for a career-minded teacher who wishes to develop professionally and develop others. Must have a bachelors degree in your teaching subject and be 58 or younger at start of contract. Teachers from South Africa with a 4 year education diploma can also be considered. The school will be specifically recruiting in January 2018 in South Africa. The dates for face to face interviews are: CAPE TOWN • Friday 19th January 2018 • Saturday 20th January 2018 DURBAN • Monday 22nd January 2018 • Tuesday 23rd January 2018 JOHANNESBURG • Thursday 25th January 2018 • Friday 26th January 2018 • Saturday 27th January 2018 At this time only applicants who can make the South African face to face interviews can be considered

Student Description

Number Of Students: 700+
Student Make Up: over 20 nationalities including 24% Saudi

Regional Info

Saudi Arabia is the second largest state in the Arab world and it borders the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf. Petroleum was discovered in 1938, and Saudi is now the largest producer of oil and gas globally. The school is located very close to Bahrain- about an hours drive- which is a very moderate country with an expat-friendly social life that is in many ways a smaller version of Dubai so teachers enjoy the low cost of living in Saudi as well as the bars, clubs and beaches of Bahrain. Location is 1.5 hours drive to Bahrain border with the border crossing taking between 1 to 2 hours depending on traffic with only a short 15 minute drive from the border to the Manama or Juffair. It is also around 1.5 hours drive to the Qatar border although to reach the Doha corniche you then must add another 1.5 hours driving time. Usually the border Qatar border crossing takes 1 hour.

Key Benefits

Tax Rate: Tax Free

Housing: 1 bedroom or Studio, 2 bedroom

Suited To: Climate - warmer, Holiday destination - not typical, Infrastructure - Moderately developed, Suburban, Unmarried partners - not suitable, Women - more restrictive than most

Job Requirements

Minimum Years Experience: 2.0

Curriculum Experience Required: No - flexible

Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers: N

Visa Restriction: 2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Females cannot sponsor spouse or dependents

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