Director/CEO, Berlin/Kleinmachnow

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Berlin Brandenburg International SchoolBerlin/Kleinmachnow

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The compensation for the position is competitive with that of other International schools of similar size and reputation in Europe.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


The Director is the executive educational leader of the school and ultimately responsible for the quality of the school and the well - being of students and staff in all aspects that contribute to it. Both CEO and CFO as the managing directors decide together on all legal and financial matters within the frame of the approved budget.


The Director reports to the Supervisory Board of BBIS.

The three principals (PYP, MYP and DP/CP), the Head of Student support services and the Head of Boarding report directly to the director.


  • be able to live the BBIS core values of “pioneering – excellent – caring – reflective”.
  • be ready to develop the BBIS Mission and Vision further.
  • be a leader experienced in an international school setting.
  • have a global view of international education for the 21st century.
  • be familiar with the International Baccalaureate principles and programmes.
  • keep abreast of the latest developments in the educational world and research.
  • hold an advanced academic degree.
  • be confident in handling accreditation/evaluation processes (CIS, MSA, IB).
  • be willing to listen – think – decide.
  • enjoy taking responsibilities.
  • accept (some) conflict as part of organisational life.
  • be used to operate within the frame work of policies, laws and works agreements.
  • speak German or be ready to learn German.
  • display resilience and patience.
  • be creative and energetic.
  • set high standards for student and staff performance.


Applications must be sent to director2019@bbis.deas a single e-mail with a single PDF attachment not later than 31 July 2018, consisting of:

  • A letter of application, outlining your strengths as a candidate and referring to your suitability for developing BBIS to the next stage.
  • A current resume (max. 2 pages).
  • A statement of educational philosophy and leadership style (max. 1 page).
  • The names and contact details of three referees. 

The recruitment process includes skype interviews for the strongest candidates in late August/early September. Finalists will be invited to Berlin in late September/early October. The Board reserves the right to appoint an outstanding candidate earlier in the process. 

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More about Berlin Brandenburg International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Schopfheimer Allee 10, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Telephone: +49 33203 8036 0

First established in 1990, Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS) is a co-educational independent international school located between the cities of Berlin and Potsdam. The school has around 700 students aged 3-18, and offers both day and boa...