Assistant Headteacher, Jordan

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International Community School, Amman, JordanJordan

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The International Community School, Amman, is a school with a bold vision and a big heart. The global home of #themonalisaeffect, the school is a world leader in the use of student-level data to ensure every child can thread a learning and wellbeing road which is personalised to their strengths and needs. One of the most international of international schools in the Middle East, ICS is proud to offer ‘the world in one classroom’, and, through its determination that all stakeholders #makethepoint in everything they do, adopts a trailblazing determination to engage with and serve its local, regional and global community.

ICS is looking to open a brand new Early Years Center and looking forward to appoint an Assistant Headteacher (Early Years) to join our young, cohesive and friendly team from August 2019. Applicants should be UK qualified (or equivalent), and able to embody the school’s core values at all times. They should be optimistic, open-minded and collaborative, and always reflective on their own practice and how it can better meet the attitudinal and aptitudinal needs of each and every student. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding Early Years teacher, and comfortable with and cognizant of the best, global Early Years practice, and keen to spread the school’s #earlyyearsup approach throughout the Primary school.

The successful candidate will also lead on the design and implementation of a new Early Childhood Centre, and the introduction of a Creche (0-1 years) and Playgroup (1-3 years) to complement the existing Early Years classes (Nursery and Reception). Upon opening, the operational management of this building, and pedagogic leadership of its provision, would fall to this person. In addition, they would be an integral member of the Primary Leadership Team.

ICS offers a highly competitive package, including:

  •  A generous, tax-free salary for the duration of a two-year contract;
  • A comprehensive programme of Continuous Professional Learning;
  • A thorough and detailed induction programme;
  • Fully-furnished, 2-3 bedroom accommodation;
  • An annual utilities allowance;
  • Annual return flights;
  • Comprehensive medical insurance;
  • Free tuition for up to two children;
  • Free transportation to and from the school;
  • An end-of-contract bonus of one month’s salary.

The International Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check.

ICS is an equal opportunities employer.

To find out more about the school, please view our recruitment video here.

To apply for the position, please send your resume to

The deadline for applications will be 9am (GMT) on 11 November 2018

We reserve the right to make an earlier appointment for an outstanding candidate. Interviews will take place via Skype.

Should you require any further information about the position, or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Abeer Ardekani, HR Director, at

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More about International Community School, Amman, Jordan
Address: Um El-Basateen, PO Box 2002, Amman, 11181, Jordan
Telephone: +962 6 479 0666