Job details

School Counsellor
The British International School Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job reference: 009016

Location: The British International School Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Closing date: 30/07/2020

Department: School Support

School Counsellor

The British International School Abu Dhabi is looking to appoint an outstanding School Counsellor to join a well-established, supportive team in a highly successful and expanding school.

About the Role:

We are looking to appoint an experienced and qualified School Counsellor who will advocate, manage and fully commit to improving the lives of young people in need of help and support across the school. The Counsellor will work as part of a team to ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of students, offering information and counselling to students and their families as well as maintaining accurate records and reports compliant with relevant legislation and procedure.

About You:

You will be an excellent communicator, keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise. You will be a fitting ambassador for the school, communicating with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and be willing to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience;

  • University Degree holder
  • Experience of not less than 2 years within youth/ adolescent social work or counselling,
  • In depth experience of school counselling
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent proven record of working with young people, families and external support specialists
  • Knowledge of the current English National Curriculum and associated assessment methods

Applications from both native English speakers and native Arabic speakers are welcome.

About Our School

The British International School Abu Dhabi is a highly successful, growing school with a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart. Our close-knit, supportive team is honoured to be at the centre of our community, educating over 1900 young people aged 3-18, from more than 90 nationalities. To learn more about our school, please visit

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.

Selection Process

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees, one of which should be your current Head Teacher/Principal.

The start date is mid-August 2020.


At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders having regular unsupervised contact with children are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.


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