Head of School, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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British School of UlaanbaatarUlaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Start date: January 2020, to be discussed
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of School at the British School of Ulaanbaatar (BSU)

The Board of the British School of Ulaanbaatar (BSU) wish to appoint a Head of School to succeed Mrs Karen Mort.

BSU has 450 students, aged 3-18 years, and is academically non-selective.  It follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales (GCSEs and A Levels) and also offers Mongolian students the opportunity to develop skills in their native language, history and culture. Academic success is, of course, important and the school aims to prepare students for their role in an increasingly challenging, cosmopolitan and rapidly changing world. This is done in a stimulating, caring and supportive setting where academic excellence is balanced with opportunities for personal development. 

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an existing Head of School or Deputy Head to develop their own career while making a significant contribution to the school as it moves into the next stage of its development, finds greater stability and develops its reputation for excellence in education in the twenty-first century.

The ideal candidate will be confident, determined and energetic, with a global vision for education and a good working knowledge of the business of running a successful school.  He/She will be inspired by being with students, as well as being inspiring, and committed to bringing out the best in teachers and pupils alike.  Experience of successfully leading and teaching GCSEs and/or A Levels is highly desirable. 

A competitive salary will be offered, which will reflect the importance that the BSU Board attaches to this appointment, as well as the experience of the successful candidate.  Ideally the Head of School will join BSU as soon as possible, however, the current Executive Head of School has offered to remain until the successful candidate has taken up post.

Full details can be found below.  If you would like to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact:

Jean Sullivan, Head of International Search at RSAcademics Ltd, by emailing jeansullivan@rsacademics.com

Applicants are invited to submit an up-to-date CV to RSAcademics, together with a short letter of application, explaining their motivation for applying and suitability for this post.  Applications should be sent electronically to Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator at applications@rsacademics.com

An early expression of interest is advised as the school will consider applications as they arrive.

Closing Date: 9th September 2019

Early applications are encouraged as Skype interviews will be scheduled immediately for suitable candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

For more information about our school and living in Mongolia, please watch a short video about life at BSU. 

The British School of Ulaanbaatar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS/police​ check.

Founded in 2002 by Russell Speirs, RSAcademics specialises in schools, in the UK and internationally, advising on marketing strategy and research, leadership consultancy and the search and selection of Heads and senior staff. Comprising a team of the best schools’ marketing professionals and respected former school leaders, RSAcademics provides a high quality service to schools with rigour, experience and warmth. Please visit www.rsacademics.com for more information.



More about British School of Ulaanbaatar
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 80, Branch 30, Khan-Uul District, 4th Khoroo, Naadamchidiin Road 50, Ulaanbaatar, 17081, Mongolia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +976 7004 7788
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To educate global citizens in pursuit of personal excellence in an ever evolving community to become lifelong learners.

The British School of Ulaanbaatar is uniquely placed to make a significant impact on the developing educational system in Mongolia...