DESS is the premier not-for-profit school in Doha with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. DESS was rated as Outstanding by PENTA International in May 2017 and was the QBBF’s ‘Organisation of the Year 2017’.

The school is sponsored by the British Embassy and a proud member of IAPS, COBIS and BSME. We are a dynamic Preparatory school with a clear direction, having learning at the heart of our mission. Our children represent 31 nations (90% British) and together generate a culture of success and enjoyment. Learning is led by an excellent group of adults who work in teams to achieve the highest standards academically, as well as providing a very happy working environment.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children - successful applicants will be subject to relevant Child Protection and reference checks. Please be aware that online searches will be done as part of due diligence checks ahead of all interviews.

Teaching Opportunities

We recruit well qualified, innovative, and inspirational teachers.

In return we offer:

A generous tax free salary
Opportunities for professional development
Small classes & excellent facilities
Fully furnished, air conditioned accommodation (Sponsored staff only)
Free utilities (Sponsored staff only)
On site swimming pool and sports facilities
Annual return air fares to the UK (Sponsored staff only)
Private Health Insurance (Sponsored staff only)
The chance to work in one of the sunniest and most rapidly developing cities in the world!

Other Opportunities

In addition to teaching staff we employ staff in a variety of unsponsored administrative roles.

Working with one of the oldest British Prep schools in Qatar, situated in central Doha, in close proximity to the town centre and all amenities, our teachers, teaching assistants and administrative staff, contribute to an enthusiastic and professional team where our culture, values, mission and history set the tone of who we are.

If you are interested in any of our vacancies, please click 'apply' for further information.

  • Holly Williams

    Head of French

    “ DESS is a wonderful school to work in due to its lovely children, supportive parents and caring, friendly staff. I have taught at DESS in a variety of roles for almost eight years now ”

  • Liz Holloway

    FS2 Teacher - Group Leader

    “ It is my pleasure to be a member of the teaching staff at DESS where I have taught happily for the past six years. At DESS we promote the idea that every child matters and take pride in the fact that they are enabled to be uniquely exceptional. ”

  • Andrew Woodhouse

    Music Teacher

    “ There are so many things to love about DESS - we have such a wonderful community where all the students, staff and parents are really supportive of one another. We have amazing classrooms and I'm so happy to get to teach in my amazing music room! ”