Executive Principal, Shanghai, China

Closing date:

Shanghai Concord Bilingual SchoolShanghai, China

Date posted:
Start date: To take up the post at the earliest convenient date
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary in the region of 100,000 GBP
Contract term: Fixed Term

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and committed leader to be part of a newly developing school in Shanghai, which first opened its doors to students in September 2017. The school is being developed in association with its prestigious sister school, Concord College (UK) a renowned international college whose academic excellence places it at the very top of the UK examination league tables. Concord College (UK) is lending its considerable experience and expertise in support of this new venture.

The aim of Shanghai Concord is to create a place of learning where students can flourish in a supportive atmosphere of harmony, trust and decency, whilst committed to striving for academic excellence at every level.

Initially the college recruited students in Grade 6 (age 11) and Grade 10 (age 15) and will grow each year to eventually include all years from 6 to 12 (age 11 to 18). 

In September 2018 the School will also be opening a Primary Department and is aiming to recruit students into Grades 1 and 2 in the first instance. The courses offered will incorporate the traditional Chinese curriculum in a bilingual environment, whilst also offering students the chance to experience a more intense exposure to English through a varied and stimulating extension programme. 

In the Senior years the programme will be predominately in English and will follow IGCSE and A level courses in preparation for university education in the UK, USA and other overseas destinations.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and visionary leader who is prepared to embrace the internationalised approach of the school that seeks to combine the very best of Chinese and English educations systems.

The successful applicant will be replacing the Founding Principal, who has to return to the UK for family reasons, but is leaving behind a secure foundation in terms of a lively and committed team of staff, both teaching and admin and a wonderful student body.


· Commitment to the wellbeing and pastoral care of all students within their care.

· Strong leadership 

· Ability and proven experience in management at Principal or Vice Principal level.

· Excellent administrative, organisational and ICT skills. 

· Experience of data management and timetabling is important

· Experience of working overseas or with international students is a considerable advantage.

· An awareness of cultural sensitivity and an ability to work collaboratively.

How to apply 

Closing date – 7 Jan 2018

Interviews will be held in Shanghai and the UK on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 January 2018.

Successful applicants will be invited to take up their position as soon as possible and will be assisted fully with all relocation requirements, including visa and work permits if necessary.

Application forms and detailed job descriptions are available on both the Concord College (UK) website www.concordcollegeuk.com 

and the Shanghai Concord website www.concordschool.com.cn

If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form and return with a covering letter of application to Miss Nicola Fox, HR Officer – n.fox@concordcollege.org.uk

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Child protection screening is undertaken which includes checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Job location

More about Shanghai Concord Bilingual School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: 53 Runan Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86 21 5240 1091
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4
employer gallery photo 5
employer gallery photo 6
employer gallery photo 7

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is the first bilingual private school in Huangpu District. Shanghai Concord enjoys the full support of the Party Committee and the Huangpu District Government and adheres to the educational policies stipulated by the...