Upper School Boarding Housemaster, Beijing, China

Closing date:Expiring soon

Harrow International School BeijingBeijing, China

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and full package
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Upper School includes a Prep phase (Y6 - Y8) and Y9 - Y13. Throughout the Upper School there is a strong emphasis on academic excellence, preparation for top university entrance, leadership, and personal development. Language and Learning is a focus at the school with many students speaking English as a second language. An ability to support language learning would be a significant advantage, although specialist support and training is provided to ensure that all staff becomes experts in EAL teaching techniques.

We seek to find the Housemaster to develop a cohesive, purposeful and proud "House" which consists of students and tutors, and to continue to build on House identity and spirit in all aspects of day to day running of a pastoral House as well as in House events. This role is also aimed to assist the Director of Student Well-being in maintaining a coherent and collaborative group of House tutors, and to support the Head of Upper School in evaluating, coordinating and developing the pastoral care and academic monitoring of students within the House along with the Heads of Department, student counselor, staff, governors and parents.

The Housemaster will be offered three-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation / equivalent housing allowance and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.

Essential Requirements

  • Has a track record of being a pastoral team leader which includes the empowerment of others
  • Has experience of monitoring set targets in a specified action plan to evaluate and ensure progress
  • Demonstrates experience of effective leadership of student behavior for learning
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage change and work under pressure within those changing circumstances
  • Demonstrates good coaching skills within a team environment


  • Experience of working as a pastoral leader (e.g. Housemaster or Phase coordinator) in an international school
  • Provides an example of using information, resources, and technology which led to value being added to the overall learning experience of students.
  • Shows evidence of establishing clear goals and objectives for team members which fed into the school's strategic development plan

Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role.

Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role.

Deadline for submission of applications by 22nd October 2019, with first round interviews taking place via skype from the week commencing 28th October 2019.

Please visit the Harrow Beijing careers portal to complete an online application. 


Harrow Beijing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and those connected to the school to share this commitment.

More about Harrow International School Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Main Campus, No.287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +10 10 6444 8900
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