Deira International School

Employment Opportunities

Deira International School is vibrant and oversubscribed school due to its popular location, outstanding facilities and spiralling English and IBDP curriculum. If you are interested in applying for a teaching position, please visit our 'Employment Opportunities' page for more information on 2016-2017 teaching and leadership roles. 

We particularly like to employ teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching, are flexible and team players, have strengths to share beyond their professional skills, and are dedicated to contributing to internationalism and multiculturalism.  We currently have more than 80 student nationalities and 15 teacher nationalities in the school.
Additionally, applicants will need to have the following:

  • Trained Teacher Certification (PGCE or similar)

  • Two  years of relevant teaching experience

  • A degree or Masters in the subject area to be taught

  • Experience in the National Curriculum of England and Wales is an advantage

  • Experience with IGCSE or/and IBDP in the upper school is an advantage

  • Experience overseas and in an international curriculum is an advantage throughout the school, but not essential.

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. 

Deira International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please read our Child Protection policies at the links:

DIS Child Protection Policy 

DIS Student Safe Policy 

Early applications are invited only via our DIS Employment Application Form. Click on the 'DIS Employment Application Form' link to download an application form for a teaching  or educational leadership positions at DIS.

Current Openings     

Deira International School is looking to add dynamic and experienced personnel to our teaching staff. Please consult our list of vacancies below for current and anticipated openings.

Primary School Teaching Roles

Presently, we do not have any available positions for Primary school teacher roles.

Secondary School Teaching Roles

Head of Department - Arabic Language

Deira International School invites applications for the position of Head of Arabic department for the 2018-2019 school year. The Head of Arabic will be responsible for the department’s performance and the planning and delivery of the Arabic curriculum (UAE Ministry curriculum).  The ideal candidate will hold a degree in Arabic language with a minimum of five years of teaching experience preferably in an international school setting. Candidate with Diploma in Education preferred. The successful candidate will have teacher approval from the UAE Ministry of Education (if your previous employment was within the UAE) and will demonstrate effective leadership skills and good communication skills.

Interested candidates should send their CV to the attention of the Human Resources Manager at

AFL Teacher Assistant

Applications invited for the position of English speaking Arabic/AFL Teacher Assistant to start immediately in the Secondary section every school day from 8 am to 3 pm.  Candidate must be native Arabic speaker, experienced in dealing with children, possess good spoken English, excellent communication and people skills.  Computing skills are required.  Ability to support students in Arabic/AFL classes for grades 6 to IB is an advantage. Experience assisting students with language learning difficulties will be highly considered. Candidate will be required to help the teacher in classroom organization, supervision and support of students’ learning, organization of homework folders, diaries and reading books, parent communication and all other academic activities required by the Arabic department. 

Interested candidates should forward their CV to the Human Resources department at Closing date for applications is Sunday, July 1st, 2018.

Educational Leadership Roles

Presently, we do not have any available positions for educational leadership roles.

Temporary Teaching Positions

Presently, we do not have any available positions for temporary teaching roles.

Teaching Assistant Roles

Presently, we do not have any available positions for teaching assistant roles.

Administrative Roles

Presently, we do not have any available positions for administrative roles.

Support Staff Roles

Presently, we do not have any available positions for support staff roles.

Staff Handbook 2017-2018

  • Deira International School
  • Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, UAE
  • +971 4 232 5552
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