St George’s British International School, founded in 1958, is the original British curriculum school in Rome, and today educates 900 children from 87 countries across two sites and three sections of the school – with the City Centre and La Storta Junior Schools feeding into the Senior School, based at La Storta in the north of Rome.
The City Centre campus, opened in 1999, moved to its current premises overlooking the Vatican in the heart of the City in 2017, and is home to 185 children from Red Dragons through to Year 6. Almost all pupils progress from the City Centre School to the Senior School, and transition processes and collaboration between the three sections of the school is extensive. The current Head of City Centre School maintains a close personal interest in his former pupils as they progress through the Senior School and was delighted to see so many ex-pupils heading off to elite universities around the world this summer.
Following the current post holder's retirement after fourteen years of outstanding service at St George’s, including the successful relocation of the City Centre site to its new facility, the Principal/CEO wishes to recruit an experienced, independent, well-qualified and inspirational Head of the City Centre School to lead the continued success and further development of this thriving school.
The Head of the City Centre Junior School will lead and manage the day-to-day matters of this outstanding and heavily oversubscribed 3-11 Junior School. The successful candidate will be an adaptable and innovative leader, a good motivator, communicator and administrator, and should be capable of managing key aspects of a high-profile and academically successful British international school. The post holder will hold considerable autonomy whilst enjoying the support and collegiality of the cross-site Strategy Team along with the Principal/CEO, the Head of the La Storta Junior School and the Head of the Senior School.
The post would suit an exceptional Head of Junior School within the international sector who is looking to expand their experience of whole site leadership, or a Head of a Prep School within the UK independent sector who understands the demands and expectations of high-profile fee-paying parents and is looking for their first overseas post. Current Heads of outstanding state Primary Schools within the UK and high achieving aspirational Deputy Heads who have enjoyed a wide brief and considerable leadership autonomy are also strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Closing date for applications 22 November 2019
Start date August 2020
Job reference number HOCCJS1019
Short listing will commence immediately after the closing date. We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date. Early application is strongly encouraged.
Please complete the Application for Employment Form available at www.stgeorge.school.it/employment
Please submit your completed application via email to email@example.com, inserting the job reference in the title of the email.
Within the application form, please include a statement outlining your strengths and stating why you wish to be considered for the role. Please indicate your curriculum strengths and extra-curricular interests. Please do not submit a CV or send certificates or testimonials at this stage.
Please note that, as well as a face-to-face or Skype interview, the selection process will include another form of assessment, which may include a video lesson, administrative test, demonstration of practical skill, a presentation etc. if relevant.
Shortlisted candidates will have references taken up prior to interview.
Conditional Offer of Appointment
Any offer to a successful candidate will be conditional upon:
- Verification of identity, qualifications and professional status
- A safeguarding check
- Receipt of at least two satisfactory references (one of which should be from your current or most recent employer)
- Verification of medical fitness (completion of a medical declaration)
St George’s is an equal opportunities employer. Discrimination will not be made on the grounds of race, ethnicity, religion, age, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or other basis.
The successful candidate will receive a salary and benefits that are highly competitive in the international sector and consistent with the status that St George’s holds as a HMC school.