Head of British School Salalah

Working at BSS

We are seeking to appoint a leader who shows independence of thought and creativity, whilst maintaining the highest standards of integrity in embracing the  following:

  • A ‘Well being first’ approach to deep pastoral care, child protection and safeguarding
  • An ‘EveryoneCan’ approach to learning, teaching and curriculum design
  • The establishment of coaching culture to support the professional growth of all staff through dialogue and trust
  • Working constructively with all stakeholders to live into our vision, mission and values

Please see the job description for further details.


Head of School


August 2024


Competitive Tax Free Salary


Salalah, Oman

Contract type:

Full Time

Contract term:



Our generous remuneration package includes:

  • Competitive Tax Free Salary and Car Allowance
  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Utilities Allowance
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Annual Flight Allowance
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Subsidised tuition for up to 3 Children at BSS
  • Freight Allowance
  • End of Service Gratuity

We also provide a thorough school, social and country induction programme.

About Us

British School Salalah is a warm, friendly and vibrant school community where kindness is valued, students are enthusiastic to learn and parents are encouraged to work closely with us.

We work in partnership with British School Muscat (BSM), whose Principal and Chair of Governors support the overall leadership of the school. The Head of School is supported by and will work closely with the Principal and Leadership Team at BSM.

We are proud to be the only not-for-profit, COBIS Compliant, British school in Salalah providing high quality education to children aged 3-18. Offering both iGCSEs and International A-Levels through our innovative and award winning FlexEd Programme.

We offer high quality British education to enable our students to fulfil their potential both academically and personally and prepare them for their international future.

The National Curriculum for England is enhanced by a diverse enrichment programme that inspires our students to develop their passions and explore and discover Oman’s beautiful mountains, wadis, deserts and coast. Students are taught in small classes by excellent and enthusiastic teachers in well-resourced classrooms. Students are supported to develop their leadership skills and encouraged to become active global citizens.

Open minds and inquisitive pupils make every day at BSS a learning day. I’ve found there’s a really strong sense of community in our lovely little school.

BSS Teacher


Join our supportive team working in Salalah, Oman - a friendly hidden gem on the Arabian Peninsula.

Salalah is Oman’s second largest city. Salalah offers pristine white sandy beaches, impressive mountains, stunning waterfalls and traditional Omani hospitality. Salalah is also known for its unique Khareef (monsoon) festival, between June and September, and attracts visitors from all around Oman and the Middle East region.


Please read the job description carefully before submitting an application form.

The closing date is Sunday 15 October 2023. Longlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview approximately 1 week after the closing date. If shortlisted, the successful candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview at British School Salalah – provisionally scheduled for the week commencing 3 December 2023.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews could be arranged before the closing date. It is advisable to submit your application at the earliest opportunity. The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified.
Please explore our website to find out more about the school.

British School Salalah is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Appointments to British School Salalah are subject to police/ICPC checks.
We hope you will be interested in joining our dynamic, aspirational and supportive team.

Please be aware that should you be shortlisted for an interview, we will conduct online checks in accordance with our safeguarding policy.

The school is committed to ongoing development and continues to go from strength to strength - staff and students are proud to have ownership of this journey which fosters a great sense of community and well-being. A senior student captured this ethos beautifully when he told me 'We are for the school and the school is for us'.

COBIS Patron’s Accreditation, 2023