- Immediate Vacancy
- Letter to Prospective Applicants
- Safe Recruitment
- The type of person we are looking for
School Counsellor (for immediate start)
Applicants will need a recognized qualification in counselling or psychological services, with a minimum two years of work with teenagers / young adults, preferably in an educational context.
This role might suit someone willing to work part-time.
Experience with safeguarding and familiarity with UK practice in this area would be valuable.
The counsellor would be expected to assist students with academic, emotional and social needs, and would work very closely with families, management and teachers in providing support.
An ability to coordinate with outside agencies is important.
The position demands excellent communication skills.
The position is offered on a local contract basis, providing a salary but without overseas benefits. Applicants should have their own sponsorship, visa.
Please submit your letter of application, including a full CV, recent photograph and the contact details of two referees to:
Mr. John Nolan, Principal, Sharjah English School, P. O. Box 1600, Sharjah, UAE.
SES follows a ‘Safe Recruitment’ Policy, in the interests of safeguarding children at the school.
Applicants will be required to present police / background checks, whether recruited from the UK or internationally. References will be collected in writing, and should include current employer. Emails for referees should be a work e-mail rather than a personal address; school will make follow-up calls to verify the written reference.
Non-disclosure of information which might be relevant to an application for a teaching position will be regarded as grounds for discontinuing a contract.
We seek teachers who are capable of delivering inspiring and imaginative lessons;
Teachers will come to SES with outstanding subject and educational knowledge, and with a passion to impart what they know;
Relationships and rapport with our students must be outstanding – teachers will be supportive of all children regardless of their needs;
An SES teacher will be positive, dedicated and enthusiastic;
A collaborative and collegiate mind-set with colleagues is fundamental in all we do;
Excellent and pro-active communication skills are a prerequisite;
Having high expectations of themselves, SES staff will also have the highest expectations for their students;
Our teachers will understand the value and importance for our children of an international education – they will believe our international context advantages students, and staff will believe our diversity is a strength.
The vast majority of our leadership appointments are internal. Our appointees will be interested in their own career development, and should expect to leave SES with a considerably enhanced CV - they will have improved themselves as teachers and as potential managers or school leaders.
SES provides potential appointees with well-behaved, polite and curious children who have supportive parents who believe in education; as such our teachers are provided with an ideal teaching context. Consequently we expect staff to perform to a high level – we have few excuses for not delivering outstanding lessons as the norm.