Head of Senior School, Saudi Arabia

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King Faisal SchoolSaudi Arabia

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive with benefits package.
Contract term: Fixed Term

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a Head of Senior School (Vice Principal of School) position at King Faisal School. KFS is an International Baccalaureate world school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The position is available from August 2018 although we are prepared to wait until January 2019 for the perfect candidate.

With 1500 students and over 700 boys in the senior school, King Faisal School is the premier choice for boys’ independent education in Riyadh. Catering to the leaders of tomorrow we seek a personable successor for our outgoing Head of Seniors. The successful candidate will have all of the necessary organisational skills to run a large school but will have particular strengths in building relationships with students, staff and parents.

The new Head of Senior School joins us at an exciting time in our development and growth as they will be centrally involved with the implementation of an ambitious development plan. Supported by academic co-ordinators, our new Vice Principal will be expected to develop the character and standing of the Senior School.

We seek to employ outstanding teachers who have recognized teaching qualifications and experience. Although the openings are for all nationalities, preference will be given to candidates from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for visa reasons.

Early applications are encouraged due to expected high levels of interest.


At least a Bachelors’ Degree in related subject with recognized teaching certification (PGCE, etc.) and experience. Applicants with IB experience will be preferred but not essential.

Salary and Allowances:

  • Competitive with benefits package.
  •  Shipment Allowance: US$400 at first time joining and final exit.
  • Family Status possible.
  • Children's Fees Discount: 75% of school tuition fees at KFS.
  • Housing Allowance: Furnished School Housing or monthly rent allowance equal to three monthly basic salaries split over 12 months.
  • Medical Insurance: For employee, spouse & four children under 18 years of age.
  • End of Service Gratuity: According to Saudi Labour Laws.
  • Annual Air Ticket: for employee, spouse, and two children under 18 years of age.
  • Renewable Contract.

Please email your CV to recruitment2018@kfs.sch.sa  (School website www.kfs.sch.sa).

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

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More about King Faisal School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 6 - 18 years
Address: P.O Box: 94558, Riyadh 11614, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 11 482 0802

King Faisal School (KFS) is a boys-only, Islamic school situated in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, close to the centre of the country. While English is the primary language of instruction, there are Arabic lessons to preserve the country’s cult...