Deputy Head of Secondary, Amman-Jordan

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International Community School, Amman, JordanAmman-Jordan

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The International Community School (ICS) is the home of #themonalisaeffect and one of the longest established and most successful international non-proprietary schools in the Middle East. Due to the departure of the current postholder after almost 10 years of service, the school is seeking to recruit an outstanding and inspirational Deputy Head of Secondary to join our Secondary team in January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. As a key member of the Academic Leadership team, the Deputy Head of Secondary will be a driving force in the continued development of the Secondary phase.

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Since opening in 1955, ICS has developed an outstanding reputation and provides a personalised, high quality education, drawing on the best of British and international practice. The school is proud to nurture and invest in an inclusive and diverse learning community of happy, confident and creative global citizens. We adapt the National Curriculum for England and Wales to our international context, from Foundation Stage through to GCSEs, BTEC and A levels, and are, without doubt, one of the most international of all international schools in the region, with students drawn from more than 65 nations. We are a very well-resourced school, with small class sizes (average 20) and, currently, just over 700 students from Kindergarten to Y13.

In May 2016, ICS was granted membership to the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the school is currently seeking full CIS Accreditation over the next 12-18 months. Furthermore, following an external inspection in October 2016, ICS was awarded BSO (British Overseas School) Status and rated as a 'good school with significant strengths'. The school is also a full member of the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and a member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools).

Jordan remains a very safe and western-leaning country, where thousands of expatriates and their families live and work happily. Boasting outstanding opportunities for outdoor pursuits in some of the most dramatic and varied environments in the world, it also has a uniquely important history and several world heritage sites, including Petra, one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding Assistant Head or Deputy Head, keen to spread their leadership wings in a dynamic, vibrant and pioneering school, and aspiring to headship in due course. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an expert knowledge and understanding of best practice in curriculum, assessment and learning, and to lead, manage and inspire a talented team of Heads of Faculty. However, this position is as unique as our school, and applicants are strongly advised closely to consult the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a detailed description of the role and the specific profile of the ideal candidate.

If you would like to take a leading role in driving our school forward and you have the right blend of experience and ambition, then we look forward to hearing from you.


What we offer a 2 year contract including:

  • Highly competitive tax free salary in Jordanian Dinars
  • Free Housing (high quality, fully-furnished apartment)
  • Free schooling for up to 2 children
  • Annual utility allowance
  • Free Transportation (to/from school)
  • Comprehensive Medical Cover
  • Baggage Allowance (start and end of contract)
  • Return Flights (start, mid and end of contract)

Selection Process:

First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone, and final interviews will take place in London in the week commencing 23rd October 2018.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send your application to, or, for more information, please call Penny Kontopyrghou on +44 207 259 8771 or +44 7595 968 600. Applications should consist of a supporting letter of no more than two sides of A4 addressed to Mr. Matthew Savage, Principal, together with a current CV with a recent photograph and should include the following information for VISA purposes.

1) Date of birth 2) Marital status 3) Your Nationality 4) If applicable the Nationality of your Wife/Husband/ Nationality of your children 5) QTS Status

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More about International Community School, Amman, Jordan
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Um El-Basateen, PO Box 2002, Amman, 11181, Jordan
Telephone: +962 6 479 0666
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