Head of Primary School, Republic of Korea

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Dulwich College SeoulRepublic of Korea

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Very competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Dulwich College Seoul is a flourishing, high-performing school offering a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to lead its Primary School from August 2018. After five years of successful development and growth under the skilful leadership of Mr Marcus Sherwood, we are seeking to appoint an experienced educator with a passion for learning and excellent interpersonal skills, confident and capable of taking us forward towards even greater success.

In partnership with Dulwich College in London and its sister schools in Asia, Dulwich College Seoul upholds the traditions and outstanding educational standards which have become the hallmark of the Dulwich name around the world.        

The Primary School currently has a roll of just under 400 students ranging in age from 3 to 11 years old (Nursery to Year 6). This ‘three-form entry’ model takes us to capacity for the current license on our premises just south of the Han River in south-central Seoul. A Senior School at the campus caters for students graduating in Year 13.

Students and staff enjoy wonderfully considered and recently enhanced learning environments, featuring classroom and outdoor learning, as well as specialist spaces for music, art, performance and sport. The city location of the school provides challenges and benefits – while space is at a premium, our campus is well designed, lovingly cared-for and located ideally to take advantage of all that Seoul as a first-world city can offer. This includes many specialist facilities nearby to complement our own excellent provision including a badminton centre, climbing club, screen golf, tennis courts, canoe club, hundreds of kms of cycle paths, cafes, restaurants and arts centres.

The successful candidate will have the ability to be an inspirational and innovative leader who can secure the full engagement of staff and all other stakeholders in the delivery of the school’s objectives. She/he will show leadership and moral values through action and example in her/his daily conduct. She/he will engage superbly with the community, be a respected ambassador for the College, motivate others, and achieve excellent academic results within a truly holistic environment. She/he will also contribute broadly towards the strategic and operational planning of the whole College through membership of the College Leadership Team.

In return, the position attracts an excellent salary at comparatively low tax rates and a fully competitive overseas benefits package, including flight allowance, accommodation, living allowance, freight allowance, comprehensive health coverage, end of employment severance payment and free tuition for children at the school.

To learn more about what we believe in, please read the Candidate Brief and visit www.indulwich.com, www.dulwich-seoul.kr, and Dulwich College Seoul’s Facebook page.

To apply, please send a letter of application, full CV and statement of educational philosophy (2-page maximum per document) to the Headmaster’s Executive Assistant, Helen Chung, at helen.chung@dulwich-seoul.kr. The closing date for applications is Thursday 12 October. All applications will receive an acknowledgement response, and successful applicants will be informed about first stage interviews to be held at Dulwich College in London on Thursday 26 & Friday 27 October. If further shortlisted, candidates will be invited to a final interview in Seoul in mid-November 2017.

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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More about Dulwich College Seoul
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 6 Sinbanpo-ro 15-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06504, Korea, Republic of
Telephone: +82 2 3015 8500
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