Directeur, South West France

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Château de Sauveterre

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contract term: Permanent

Following the internal promotion of the current Directeur, the Cothill Trust seeks a new Directeur to lead Château de Sauveterre from September 2019.

The Château, now in its thirtieth year as part of the Cothill Trust, is situated in beautiful forested grounds, 30 miles from Toulouse in south west France. The Château caters for up to 70 senior prep school aged children from Trust and other schools and provides a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the region. The small team of international staff oversee a term of boarding and ensure the highest standards of pastoral care. Much of the curriculum is delivered in French.

The successful candidate will be a fluent French speaker with the experience necessary to be responsible for all aspects of the Château’s activities, including the pastoral care of each child, the management of the staff and interaction with the local community. Reporting to the Chief Executive of the Cothill Trust in the UK, the new Directeur will need to have the imagination and strategic ability to take the Château through the next exciting phase of its development.

The role requires a high level of commitment and energy as the head of a full boarding community during term time. The Directeur lives in an apartment provided in the Château. A compensation package commensurate with the candidate’s experience will be provided.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Kate Howe at RSAcademics by email or telephone to arrange a confidential discussion: / 07956 557347.

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Closing date: 10.00am on Thursday 14th February 2019.
First round interviews: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February 2019 either in Central London or at the Cothill Trust.
Final round interviews: Thursday 14th March 2019.

The Cothill Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

More about Château de Sauveterre
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 13 years
Address: 32220 Lombez, Midi-Pyrenees, France. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +33 562625473

Château de Sauveterre is a co-educational independent secondary school for students aged 11-13. It is based in Midi-Pyrenees in France. 

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