Founding Head of Junior School (FS to Year 6)
Wellington College International Bangkok
Wellington College International Bangkok opens its doors in September 2018. For January 2018 we are looking for an outstanding candidate to become our first Head of Junior School.
Wellington College International Bangkok in Thailand opens in August 2018 and is planned to grow to accommodate up to 1,500 boys and girls aged 2-18 years. The school’s facilities have been designed to be world-class. The design and appearance is modern whilst retaining some distinctive features of Wellington College, Berkshire and aspects which represent the local Thai culture. The building will be set amidst one of the largest and most attractive campuses in the world. The school will be located in Krungthep Kreetha, an area midway between Bangkok city and Bangkok International Airport, on part of the land of Unico Grande Golf Course.
In the first year of operation, the Junior School (Pre-Nursery to Year 6) will open. The Senior School will follow in 2019. WCIB aims to be the leading and most inspirational education provider in Thailand. In achieving this aim, it will be actively building upon the long and successful history of Wellington College in the UK, comparing favourably with the very best schools anywhere around the globe, with a reputation centred on a breadth of excellence, both in provision and achievement.
The successful candidate will be suitably experienced, with UK teaching qualifications, knowledge of UK independent and high-quality international education, a postgraduate degree in an education-related field and further leadership certification. Founding a school is a hugely rewarding experience - and never dull - but also very challenging: resilience, problem-solving skills, flexibility and groundbreaking vision are essential.
Interested candidates should, in the first instance, send a full, up-to-date CV, accompanied by a letter of application and details of three professional referees (of whom one must be the current or most recent employer) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that we will conduct initial interviews on a rolling basis: early application is advised. Longlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype; those on the shortlist will be invited to Thailand for final interviews, which will take place over the period 24-26 June, 2017.
WCIB is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks.