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Head of Secondary

Head of Secondary

International School Brunei - Bandar Seri

Brunei Darussalam

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
August 2018

Job overview


International School Brunei, established in 1964, an established not-for-profit organization of repute, is looking for a well-qualified, committed team player to become Head of the Secondary phase as a member of the Senior Management Team. The school currently occupies two sites: the main site in the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan has 1300+ students and the site in the oil town of Kuala Belait, 60 miles to the south, has a roll of 150 students. Our Bandar site is a new, purpose-built, multi-million-dollar campus, with all amenities, opened in 2015. The vacant post is based at the Bandar campus.

Brunei itself is an oil-rich sultanate, managing to blend some truly beautiful rainforests and beaches with easy access to a wide range of western retail products: a very positive combination for an agreeable lifestyle. It does truly offer a pollution-free, fantastic family-friendly environment, with the added bonus of easy travel around the region through a myriad of direct and indirect flights to most other parts of Asia. Living costs are relatively low and the post includes a competitive tax-free salary plus benefits such as three free child places, travel allowances, medical care and settling-in package.

The school offers the EYFS programme for Early Years, an adapted UK National Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 8, followed by IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Our students enjoy healthy examination pass rates with almost one third of all IGCSE exams taken between 2013 & 2017 graded A/A* and an IB Diploma pass rate of 95%; scores which consistently exceed world average. The healthy multi-cultural and family atmosphere is enriched by a student roll of 43 different nationalities and a faculty mainly derived from the UK and New Zealand, with another 16 countries represented.

ISB is accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools), a member of (FOBISIA) Federation of British International Schools in Asia and is an aspiring Eco Schools Green Flag school. We also have the prestigious BCA Eco Greenmark accreditation

The School is strictly not-for-profit, governed by a Board of twelve Directors elected from the parent community. The Senior Management Team comprises the Executive Principal, Head of Primary, Head of Secondary, Operations Manager, Chief Financial Officer and HR Manager.

The core requirements of the role are to provide vision, leadership and sound educational and management practice to the Secondary Phase as well as being a major force in contributing to the overall development of the whole School as a vital member of the Senior Management Team.

Essential Qualities/experience should include:

  • Proven success in teaching and leading in an international and IB context;
  • Interest and expertise in teaching and learning developments;
  • Ability to recruit effective and committed teachers;
  • Ability to build on current position and consolidate operating systems;
  • Possession of excellent academic and professional qualifications;
  • Ability to be a team player and team builder;
  • Sound health and a sense of humour.

Application Process:

  1. Provide a two-page CV including photograph (pdf format) and names of at least two referees
  2. Provide a two-page personal statement
  3. Send all the above to

Longlisted candidates will be called for an initial telephone interview and shortlisted candidates will be invited for formal interviews either at ISB or other pre-determined location. See the attachments for full details.

It is hoped that an appointment will be made by the end of February 2018.


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About International School Brunei - Bandar Seri

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International School Brunei was established in 1964 as a not-for-profit organisation with a Board of Directors to oversee the development of the school - a status that exists to this day.

In 2015 the school moved to a brand new 22 acre site on the outskirts of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam. At the same time, ‘The Residence’ a state of the art Boarding House, was opened to cater for up to 120  students aged 11 - 18.

ISB offers education from Nursery (2yrs) and the National Curriculum of England from Year 1 (4yrs old) to Year 9 (13yrs) followed by IGCSEs (14-16yrs)and the IB Diploma programme in the Pre-University section (16 - 18yrs).

ISB is non-selective, and currently has over 1100 students from over 40 different nationalities. Academic results are outstanding with IB Diploma results consistently above the world average. ISB students attend their first choice universities all over the world

In addition to the Bandar campus, ISB Seria, 1 hour from the capital, is the second  campus which caters for primary students. The ISB Centre for Inclusive Learning opened in 2021 to support students with complex learning needs. An English Language Centre (ELC) and a CACHE Adult learning programme completes the ISB offer.

Dominic Morley

Executive principal

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