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

Primary School Learning Support Assistant (contracted by the parent)

Applications are invited for the position of Learning Support Assistant within the Primary section at Deira International School (located in Festival City) every school day from 7:30 am to 12:45 pm (this will change to 7:30 am – 2:50 pm next academic year).  This highly motivated candidate must be experienced working with children in a school setting, have excellent communication (in English) and people skills.  The successful applicant must have experience of supporting children with special needs and have the necessary skills to adapt learning to meet the needs of the student.

Interested candidates should forward their CV to the attention of Human Resources Manager, Suneetha Nettikaden atsnettikaden@disdubai.ae. Closing date for applications is Thursday 12th April 2018. Please be aware that if the right candidate is found, the school may appoint a candidate prior to the closing date. If you have not heard from us by Thursday 19th April 2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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 snettikaden@disdubai.ae. Closing date for applications is Thursday, March 22nd, 2018.

Islamic A Studies Teacher

Applications invited from teachers of Islamic A Studies to teach Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 12) beginning September 2018. Candidates must have a degree in Islamic Education from an accredited University, recent teacher approval from the UAE Ministry of Education (if your previous employment was within the UAE) and/or KHDA recent approval from Dubai, with Diploma in Education or Equivalent. The ideal candidate will have good spoken English, excellent computer/ICT skills and minimum three years of UAE teaching experience in their field, preferably in an international school setting in the UAE.

If interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to the attention of Ms Suneetha Nettikaden, Human Resources Manager at snettikaden@disdubai.ae. Closing date for applications is Thursday, April 26th, 2018.

Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL) Teacher

Applications invited from teachers of AFL to teach Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 12) beginning September 2018. Candidates must have a degree in Arabic or related, recent teacher approval from the UAE Ministry of Education (if your previous employment was within the UAE) and/or KHDA recent approval from Dubai, with Diploma in Education or Equivalent. The ideal candidate will have good spoken English, excellent computer/ICT skills and minimum three years of UAE teaching experience in their field, preferably in an international school setting in the UAE. Candidates experienced with students with learning difficulties will be also highly considered.

If interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to the attention of Ms. Suneetha Nettikaden, Human Resources Manager at snettikaden@disdubai.ae. Closing date for applications is Thursday, April 26th, 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

Deira International School in Dubai has the following opening:

School Nurse - Applications invited for the position of School Nurse to start immediately on a full-time basis.  Candidate should have good communication skills and excellent people skills. Candidate must hold valid DHA license and have prior school-based experience.  Please forward your CV to the attention of the Human Resources Manager at snettikaden@disdubai.ae .

Closing date for applications is Thursday, April 26th, 2018.

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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