Director, China

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Dulwich International High School SuzhouChina

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

An outstanding opportunity presents itself for an innovative and visionary leader to join Dulwich International High School Suzhou (DHSZ), located in a modern first tier city near Shanghai that ranks as having the sixth highest GDP in China. DHSZ opened in 2012 and moved to a new purpose-built which it shares with its sister school, Dulwich College Suzhou. DHSZ is a co-educational day and boarding school educating around 800 students aged 14 to 19, the majority of whom are Chinese nationals. The school is academically selective and provides three or four-year university preparatory courses leading to the IGCSE and A-Level examinations.  Students consistently achieve excellent results, thereby gaining entry to some of the world’s most prestigious universities, principally in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. The school seeks to inspire its students to become leader of the future who will build bridges to other cultures and Live Worldwise.

As part of the Dulwich College International network, DHSZ is able to offer both students and staff opportunities that a single school would not be able to provide. DCI has developed a comprehensive school leadership system that provides individual schools with independence and autonomy while at the same time ensuring each College embraces their Worldwise philosophy. The Director is a member of the DCI Steering Group, which helps shape network educational initiatives across the College and High School programmes.

Starting in August 2020, the successful candidate will be an established leaders and educator who inspires individuals, understands international contexts, places students first and ensures that teaching and learning is at the heart of all their decision making. Dulwich College International welcomes applicants from a diversity of curriculum contexts.

If you share a determination for creating a genuinely world-class school, and possess a pioneering spirit and passion for innovation, please take the time to download the candidate brief which provides further details.

Further information on Dulwich International High School Suzhou and Dulwich College International can be found at: and

A candidate brief can be downloaded from

Letters of application, CVs and statements of education philosophy should be sent at the earliest opportunity and no later than 9am GMT on Wednesday 11 September.

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Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

More about Dulwich International High School Suzhou
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 18 years
Address: High School Programme, Fangzhong Street, near East Zhongxin Avenue, No. 360 Gangtian Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215021, China. View in Google Maps
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Dulwich International High School Suzhou was the sixth school to join the Dulwich College International family of schools. We are made up of approximately 670 students from age 14 to 19, with over six different nationalities represented in our divers...