Head of Boarding, Ningbo

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HD Ningbo SchoolNingbo

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Opportunity

HD Ningbo, a member of the Hurtwood House China family of schools, is seeking to appoint an outstanding leader to be our Head of Boarding.  This is a unique opportunity to lead the boarding provision of a prestigious school, in an inspiring environment, and with the collegiate support of the Hurtwood House family in China and the UK.

The School

Following a successful opening in August 2014, HD Ningbo has quickly grown into the City’s leading bilingual school.  Located in the district of Yinzhou, HD Ningbo sits on an outstanding 140,000m2 site and will grow to accommodate 2,000 students aged 3-18. Like the other schools within the Hurtwood House China family (Beijing, Shanghai & Qingdao), HD Ningbo delivers a unique dual immersion curriculum, blending the best of the Chinese National Curriculum with British education. The School not only benefits from being part of the successful network of HD Schools in China, but also from its strong relationship with Hurtwood House, our partner school in the UK.

The Person

We want our Head of Boarding to be someone who:

  • can implement the School’s vision and aims with conviction and clarity
  • will foster excellent links with parents through regular communication about their children  
  • can embed a commitment to high standards and success within the boarding environment  
  • is experienced in successfully leading and managing staff towards a common goal
  • can contribute to HD Ningbo’s academic and co-curricular programmes alongside their boarding leadership responsibilities
  • is engaging, possesses excellent communication skills and has strong emotional intelligence
  • has a minimum of two years’ relevant pastoral leadership experience.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please click on the Apply Now button beneath the advert text - here you will be able to download an application form.   After considering the details of the candidate information pack, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school. Completed application forms should be submitted to TES via the “My Completed Application” section by the closing date.  

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th March 2018

Preliminary discussions with candidates will take place in March. First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and final round interviews arranged accordingly.

Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Please contact Mr Seren Waters on +44 207 788 7937 or Waters.Seren@hurtwoodhousecn.com should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role.      


HD Ningbo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks.

Job location

More about HD Ningbo School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: No. 505 of North Shengmo Road, Qiu’ai, Yinzhou District, Ningbo, Zhejiang, 315000, China

Following its high-profile launch in 2014, HD Ningbo School has quickly become the City’s leading bilingual school. Set on a first-class campus in the Yinzhou district of Ningbo, the School offers a genuinely outstanding bilingual education that ble...