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Deputy Head of School – ACS International School Doha


We are supporting ACS Doha in the search for their new Deputy Head of School. The School is seeking high calibre candidates with the potential to move up to a Principal/Head of School role in due course and with a particular interest in/experience of coherent whole-school processes and procedures.

ACS Doha is part of the ACS International Schools Group.  Founded in 1967, the ACS International Schools Group educates over 3,700 students in the UK and Qatar: aged 2 to 18, day and boarding, and from more than 100 countries. ACS students go on to attend the world’s best universities and colleges.

Since opening in 2011, ACS Doha has become a top international school in Qatar, with excellent facilities, an inclusive community and a rigorous international curriculum that includes the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programmes.

In September 2020, the School opened a new landmark campus in Al-Kheesa (Doha) with outstanding facilities to promote innovative learning. This new campus has allowed the School to increase student capacity from 900 to nearly 2,500.

ACS International School Doha is seeking to appoint a new Deputy Head of School. The Deputy Head is responsible for supporting the Leadership Team within the School in creating a sense of purpose and direction that supports the School’s core values, philosophy and strategic direction. The DHoS’s responsibilities include establishing, implementing, documenting and aligning policies, practices and administrative systems that lead to an outstanding educational program and school improvement, while inspiring people to achieve.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion with one of the consultants handling this appointment. In the first instance, candidates are encouraged to contact Mrs Jean Sullivan:

The process is being led by Daniel Lewis: and Keith Clark:

Please note: where possible, preliminary interviews will take place before the application deadline and so early application for interested candidates is encouraged.

Deadline for applications is 10.00am GMT on Monday 1st February 2021.

Candidates should email the following documents (all as PDF files please), to RSAcademics’ Project Co-ordinator (Leadership Appointments), Julia Coffey

  • a fully completed RSAcademics application form (please click the link in the About this Vacancy box to download the form), and
  • a copy of their recent CV/résumé, and
  • a covering letter addressed to Robert Cody, Head of School explaining their reasons for applying for the position.

RSAcademics is committed to helping schools appoint the best possible leaders and finding diverse talent is essential in achieving this. We will be proactive in seeking a diverse field throughout our search and preliminary selection.

ACS Doha is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We encourage applications from minority ethnic groups which are currently under-represented and from people with other diverse backgrounds and experience.


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Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 01 February 2021 10:00am GMT
  • Preliminary interviews (via video-conference with RSAcademics) 03 February 2021 -05 February 2021
  • Longlist interviews will be held online in the week commencing 14 February 2021
  • Shortlist Interviews will be held online in the week commencing 28 February 2021