Head of Boys' Boarding, Hangzhou, China

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RDFZ King's College School HangzhouHangzhou, China

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Start date: January / February 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

RDFZ King's College School Hangzhou is one of two new school development projects in China initiated through partnership between the highly successful Chinese education management group, Dipont Education and the prestigious King's College School, Wimbledon. A third partner for the Hangzhou project is The High School Affiliated to Renmin University (RDFZ), one of China's leading schools. At capacity, the whole school will serve over 3,000 students from 3 to 18 years of age.

About the school

RDFZ King’s College is located on an idyllic lakeside site in the Yuhang District of Hangzhou. The facilities at the school are outstanding. We are committed to creating an educational environment that makes the most of our world-class campus and combines the best of Chinese and western approaches to learning and academic excellence, in a context of first-rate pastoral support and opportunities to excel outside the classroom. Every member of our community is involved in the areas of music and performing arts, service, sports and creative endeavours.

Hangzhou, with a population of over 9 million people, is the capital of Zhejiang Province and an important city in China, recognised for its history, prosperity and beautiful natural scenery. It has hosted the G-20 summit and will stage the Asian Games in 2022. Shanghai can be accessed within one hour by high-speed train.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Boarding/Pastoral Care and Executive Principal, the successful applicant will join the school in February 2020 

Boarding is a very important aspect of the school and an integral part of the educational programme. Five-day boarding is provided for students aged 12 to 18 across grades 7 to 12. The school currently has over 300 boarders (girls and boys) with significant capacity to develop further (up to 800 boarders). The Head of Boys’ Boarding will coordinate the duties of teachers and boarding staff and liaise with pastoral leaders. A vertical house system operates across the school. In developing a high-quality boarding provision, the successful applicant will need to ensure effective communication among boarding and pastoral staff and build close links between the boarding provision and the families it serves. The role operates on a reduced teaching timetable to allow sufficient time for boarding responsibilities. 

This exciting and challenging role commands a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including high-quality housing; flights for employee and dependents and medical insurance for employee and dependents. Full tuition support will be provided for any successful applicant with school-age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term with annual renewal thereafter.

Applications are invited from candidates with:

· Excellent experience in boys’ boarding either within a management role or with the necessary skills and knowledge to take the next step
· The ability to play a lead role in developing a boarding programme of the highest quality
· The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school

Application process

To submit an application, please email a CV to Oliver Knapman, Recruitment Manager: oliver.knapman@dipont.com or please contact Mr Knapman for an information pack and informal discussion. Website: http://www.dipont.com. Early application preferred



More about RDFZ King's College School Hangzhou
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: No.1 Guowen Road, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. View in Google Maps
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The campus consists of: 

  • A pre-school for pupils aged 3 to 6 years catering for Chinese and expatriate children, offering a bilingual programme based on international and Chinese curricula. 
  • A Chinese elementary and junior high school ...