Special Needs Teacher - ( Overseas Hire )

  • Combined Support Services - Special Needs Department
  • Riyadh

Special Needs Teacher - ( Overseas Hire )

Job advert

The MNS-R is a Western-style co-educational school, with staff and students who embrace the culture.  Parents enroll their children at MNS-R with the expectation that the staff reflects the culture. 


Selected candidates will be appointed on an international overseas two-year contract.  The school offers a highly professional working environment, with plenty of opportunities to develop one’s career.  Selected candidates will enjoy an attractive remuneration package with all the benefits of a full overseas contract.  The benefits enjoyed by sponsored staff are as follows:

  • The salary is tax-free.
  • There is an End of Service Bonus (ESB) at the end of the 2-year contract.
  •  Accommodation is provided by the school.  Utilities are free for staff residing in one-bedroom apartments. Staff residing in two or three-bedroomed villas are responsible for their own utility bills.  The compound facilities include a couple of swimming pools and a gymnasium.  There is a separate gym for staff on the school premises.
  • Medical Insurance is paid for by the School.
  • Staff members are entitled to one return flight per year.  There is no relocation allowance beyond the airfare.
  • The School offers a highly professional working environment with plenty of opportunities for teachers to develop their career.


In addition to the above:

  • Transport is provided to and from work.  There is also a scheduled “shopping” bus that takes staff to various shopping centers and supermarkets.
  • Class sizes are usually between 23 and 28 students.
  • Working days are Sunday to Thursday.
  • Working hours are 7.30am to 3.10pm (occasionally staff members are required to attend/run events that take place after hours).



Candidates must:

  • have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education
  • have a minimum of three years relevant teaching experience in a multi-cultural environment
  • have a minimum of 5 years' experience working with children with special needs within a special education environment
  • have experience adapting and developing curriculum for differentiated learning
  • be a native English speaker whose qualifications/training/experience has been gained in the UK, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and/or Canada
  • have excellent subject knowledge and be aware of developments in the Curriculum. The school follows the Australian Curriculum up to Year 8 except for English, Maths, and Science, which start in Cambridge in Year 6.  Years 9 - 12 follow the IGCSE/A-level curriculum.
  • maintain exceptional classroom practice
  • be able to promote a well organized and stimulating learning environment
  • be able to offer enthusiasm and demonstrate a positive approach to students
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • be able to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues as part of a team
  • have excellent organizational and time management skills
  • have strong computer literacy skills; proficiency in Windows, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint


  • The School currently has visas for South African, British, Australian and New Zealand nationals only.
  • Saudi Arabia has laws in place regarding age, with 60 being the retirement age.  Consequently, taking into account the cost of recruitment and the minimum contract period, the School will consider candidates up to the age of 55
  • As Saudi Arabia has recently imposed a tax on dependents (spouse and children), preference will be given to single teachers and teaching couples (both need to fit into the advertised positions).