Wycombe Abbey has been at the vanguard of the current move by schools to develop their brand overseas.
In September 2016, the School entered into its first partnership to launch a school in China. Wycombe Abbey School Changzhou is a co-educational day and boarding school educating 1,200 girls and boys from kindergarten to 18 years old, within a magnificent, modern educational setting. The school operates independently of Wycombe Abbey but the two schools share traditional values, teaching methodology and the same vision for providing an outstanding education. Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, a co-educational primary school, opened in September 2019 and plans are at an advanced stage for the opening in September 2021 of two purpose-built campuses for new co-educational schools for pupils from kindergarten through 18 years old in Hangzhou and Nanjing. The intention is that other Wycombe Abbey Schools in Greater China will follow.
The Board of Wycombe Abbey International now seeks a highly organised Executive Assistant to facilitate the planning and delivery of projects to support the international development strategy of the School. The appointed candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven track record in a busy and demanding equivalent administrative role. Excellent copywriting and proofreading skills are essential and some appreciation of the principles and practices of education and marketing are desirable.
This is a whole school role and a flexible attitude to working hours is essential. The appointed candidate will be required to work out of hours from time to time, particularly given the need to liaise with teams in China.
Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Chairman of the International Committee, Mr Patrick Sherrington, by emailing the Human Resources Manager, Mrs J Wetenhall firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details are found under ‘Vacancies’ on the School website: www.wycombeabbey.com.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 4 November 2019.