Deputy Head/Vice Principal, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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Bromsgrove School Mission HillsShenzhen, Guangdong, China
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Start date: 15/08/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary Negotiable
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Position Overview

With recognition that the Faculty and students at Bromsgrove School Mission Hills are the school’s most valuable resource, we are seeking to appoint an exemplary pedagogical leader to continue to evolve our blended bilingual programme of learning at the School. The successful candidate is expected to support the school’s Mission and Vision and will possess personal and professional qualities that lend themselves to excellence in leadership, communication and pedagogy. The three elements of intention, implementation and impact will underpin actions and initiatives that will define this position. The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to develop curriculum and assessment, demonstrate and track student learning, communicate with clarity to parents, students and teachers and work cohesively within a dynamic leadership team

Candidate Overview:

Working with a dynamic expert team of Senior Leaders, the Assistant/Vice Principal ("Assistant or Deputy Head" in our BMH nomenclature) will focus on Teaching and Learning in our Prep Junior School, overseeing curriculum development, planning, pedagogy and PD for overseas and local teachers with a particular focus on Inquiry, Language, Maths and Social and Moral Education. Outstanding work ethic, knowledge, kindness and a sense of humour come top of the list of traits for this role.


1 University degree (BA/B.Sc) or equivalent (required)

2 Teacher Qualifications (B.Ed/M.Ed/PGCE/QTS) or equivalent (required)

3 Leadership Qualifications (M.Ed/ MA/ NPQH) or equivalent (preferred)

3  English speaker (preferred)

4 Have at least 2-year relevant experience (required)

5 Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing (required)

Bromsgrove School Mission Hills Description

Mission: To empower students to pursue excellence in its many forms and acquire the skills necessary to become critical thinking, self-actualised problems solvers and compassionate global citizens.

At Bromsgrove School Mission Hills, we are committed to building a pre-eminent school. Our programme is unique, with a blend of best practice from both East and West, focusing on the wide benefits of bilingualism and remaining , always, focused on success for the child and open-minded to innovative approaches to achieving this success. Our partnership with Bromsgrove School, UK, brings the depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge a historically successful school affords, elevated with the passion and pioneering spirit of a newly established school. Accepting both Nationals and International passport holders, we teach international mindedness with a focus on learning about the culture of our host nation to grow understanding about other cultures in our community and around the world. The Pre School campus is self-contained and includes varied outdoor learning spaces, large classrooms with mezzanines and lots of natural light, specialist rooms and multipurpose spaces. 


The school is nestled on the edge of the lush oasis of the Mission Hills resort, the largest Golf Resort in the world, with green spaces available for students and staff in which to learn and play, amenities and entertainment options a few minutes walk away, an Eco Park and mountain trails nearby, beaches less than an hour away and Hong Kong Island just 2 hours from our door.


Along with your highly competitive salary, and the opportunity to live within the vibrant and verdant city of Shenzhen, you will enjoy the following benefits:

• Annual flight allowance

• Relocation allowance

• International in-patient healthcare

• Subsidy towards housing in the beautiful Mission Hills resort

• 80% subsidy on school tuition fees for up to two children

Application Information

To apply, please email your CV, Cover Letter and Philosophy of Education (or Educational Leadership for leadership roles) to and please be sure to include email addresses and phone numbers of at least 3 referees - one of whom should be your current Head/ Director/ Supervisor.

Note: Contract starts from 1st of August 2020 with salary payments calculated from the same day; the successful candidate will be expected to arrive in mid August for the Orientation for new and returning staff. Students start school by the beginning of September.

The closing date for applications is March 1st 2020.

More about Bromsgrove School Mission Hills
Address: 8 Mission Hills Road, Shenzhen, China. View in Google Maps