About Wellington College
Founded by Queen Victoria and opened in 1859, Wellington College was created to honour the memory of the first Duke of Wellington, who not only defeated Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo in 1815 but also went on to serve the country as peacetime Prime Minister. Nearly 160 years later, the Tatler calls Wellington ‘clearly a leader in the world of education’ and it is, without doubt, one of the top schools in the UK and across the globe.
About Wellington College Bangkok
Wellington College Bangkok opened its doors for the first time in August 2018. Whilst the school itself is new, it has a wealth of experience: the first Wellington College international school, in Tianjin, China, was founded in 2011 and since then further schools in Shanghai and Hangzhou have opened with great success. Building in part on this experience, in May 2019, WCIB became the first school in the world to gain full COBIS Patron’s Accreditation within its first year of operation: evidence of both excellence and great ambition.
In Bangkok, a city with an extraordinary number of excellent UK-based schools of the highest quality, Wellington already stands with the best. The school is built adjacent to the lush and attractive Unico Grande Golf Club, in the emergingly upscale suburb of Krungthep Kreetha and its design, inside and out, sets it apart as one of the most stimulating, forward-thinking and dynamic schools you will find anywhere.
Facilities, from the sports pitches (grass and artificial), 400m running track and the aquatic complex (which includes a full 50m Olympic pool) to the spacious classrooms with their adjoining Learning Studios, the amazing Library and the co-working spaces and Harkness Rooms of the upper Prep School, are some of the most exciting you will see. Our beautiful 600-seat theatre will be opened in early 2020 and the full Senior School building, featuring our unique Sky Lounge social study spaces, all-floor Library and a raft of innovative areas, will open the following year.
About the Post
We are looking for the very best: this is an extraordinary opportunity and we expect to appoint an extraordinary candidate. Experience of leadership in top British schools, particularly in the UK but of course also internationally, is very important and UK teaching qualifications essential. All our staff need an unquenchable desire to make things better: excellent knowledge, skills and understanding are requirements, but we are always trying to improve, to redefine, to grow. If you simply like the idea of doing what you have always done – or what everyone else always does – but with nicer weather and great beaches nearby, this is the wrong school for you. Yes, the weather and beaches are great; but, as our Head of Junior School, you will be here to do a better job than you thought possible!
How to Apply
Please click here to access our online application form. (Do not use the TES default application.) Please also send an up-to-date CV and a full letter of application, addressed to the Master, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is Sunday 8th September 2019. Please note that, given the large number of applications we receive for posts, only longlisted applicants will be contacted.
Longlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype on a rolling basis (please note that longlisting begins before the deadline for applications); those who reach the shortlist will be invited to Bangkok around the middle of September for a final interview process.
Wellington College Bangkok is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment; further checks of the successful applicant’s full career history, national and international, will also be made.