A friendly Qatari family based in Virginia Water in Surrey is looking for a governor or governess with teaching qualifications to provide educational support, English tuition and sports coaching to the family’s 4-year twin boys.
The governor or governess should help the boys (who already speak English) to settle into school and provide general care and support for them. The boys are warm and friendly and generally happy children, and are making good progress in their education.
The ideal candidate for this role will be a kind, creative and energetic person with experience teaching small children. The family is very interested in sport and would particularly support having a tutor who can play football with the boys, with a view to accompanying the family at the football World Cup in Qatar next year. A sports coaching background would be therefore be an advantage, as would knowledge of a musical instrument or a second language. The candidate should have native-level fluency in English.
The timetable for this job would be based on a rota system – 2 weeks on followed by 2 weeks off – on rotation with the family’s French language tutor. For days on the candidate should be available to work any time from 9am-9pm, with a break when the boys are at school. Accommodation for days on will be a self-contained apartment on the family property, where the candidate will have his or her own privacy.
The candidate should be ready to travel with the family when requested to (pending COVID restrictions – a vaccination may be required).
The family live in a fully staffed house in Virginia Water. Medical insurance is provided for the successful candidate, as is transport to and from work every 2 weeks.
Salary of up to £90,000 per annum based on 2 week on/ 2 week off rota system
Worldwide travel with the family after COVID-19 restrictions lifted
Apartment provided on the family property for weeks ‘on’
Well educated and kind native-level English tutor/ governor/ governess with a clear accent
Candidates with teaching qualifications much preferred
Experience in a similar role
Sports or football coaching qualifications a large plus
Knowledge of music or an additional language would be a plus (ideally French)
COVID vaccinations may be required to travel with the family
Interviews to take place ASAP with a view to a September start