Deputy Head of Secondary, Hungary

Closing date:

The British International School BudapestHungary

Date posted:
Start date: 15th August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Job Reference : 003521

Nord Anglia Education

The British International School Budapest (BISB) is part of the Nord Anglia Education family schools around the world. Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium school’s organisation, united by a common philosophy - to be ambitious for its students, people and schools.

BISB has over 850 students from Early Years through to Year 13. Since opening in 1997, BISB has gone on to become one of the most respected international schools in Budapest, offering the English National Curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme. At BISB we believe that a combination of the finest curriculum, unprecedented international experiences, and the development of ambition, confidence and outstanding manners makes all the difference.

Our school

Located in the 3rd District of Budapest, the state of the art campus features extensive academic, sporting and performing arts facilities. These provide outstanding learning and teaching of the skills needed for the world of tomorrow and will support the exclusive delivery of Nord Anglia Education’s collaborations with The Juilliard School and, coming shortly, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Students and staff are also part of Nord Anglia’s worldwide community, connected through our innovative Global Campus and Nord Anglia University initiatives.

To learn more about our school, please visit

Deputy Head (secondary)

This is an exciting opportunity for an adaptable and experienced professional to bring our school’s curriculum to life for our students and the wider school community.

You will be an outstanding leader, ensuring ambitious standards of achievement for all students through the development of learning, teaching and the curriculum. You will be a skilled communicator, able to work with and through the Heads of Department to monitor, evaluate and raise standards. As a senior leader, you will have an eye on the future and will support the Secondary Leadership Team in developing teaching and learning as well as ensuring the smooth day to day running of the Secondary School.

You will demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and will, in particular:

  • Generate excitement and passion for learning across the school community;
  • Inspire trust and confidence in students, colleagues and parents;
  • Engage and motivate students to strive for the highest achievements;
  • Promote the use of technology in the classroom to enhance learning;
  • Be relentless in the quest for excellence, using achievement and progress data and lesson observations to seek out and promote excellent teaching;
  • Ensure continuity across Primary and Secondary and contribute to the development of curriculum, pedagogy and teaching across the school;
  • Build strong teams and create the conditions for staff to learn from each other;
  • Continually strive to develop the quality of students’ learning across the curriculum, particularly in relation to English language development;
  • Contribute to school improvement planning and the development of the curriculum;
  • Promote the school mission and values and those of the NAE family of schools.


The successful candidate will benefit from the career and development opportunities that come with being part of the world’s leading premium schools organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online forum which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that members of our team don’t just maintain their skills and expertise, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package. You will have the opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Budapest is a modern, cosmopolitan city, steeped in history and within easy reach of beautiful countryside. Conde Nast Traveler regularly places Budapest as one of the best cities in the world. Budapest is also one of the world’s most affordable cities, located in the heart of Europe, within easy reach of the best of central, eastern and western Europe. Public transport, the arts and culture, shopping, dining and outdoor activity are incomparable. Several of our teachers have chosen to settle here, while others move on to international careers within Nord Anglia Education and beyond.

Selection Process

We welcome applications from those who are passionate about education and have the skills and experience to make a signi?cant impact on our students and school community.

Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype and final interviews will take place in person or by Skype, depending on location.

The closing date for applications is 5th January 2018.

Job location

More about The British International School Budapest
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Kiscelli köz 17, 1037 Budapest, Hungary
Telephone: +36 1 200 9971
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