Head of School, Denmark

Closing date:Expiring soon

International School Ikast-BrandeDenmark

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: In accordance with the collective agreement for private schools in Denmark.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

International School Ikast-Brande has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an outstanding and international-minded leader to steer the school forward. Recently, at the school´s tenth anniversary, we celebrated 10 years of successful development and growth. We are now seeking to appoint a dynamic new Head of School to continue to build upon the school´s tremendous success to date. Key objectives include education quality and outcomes thereof, student well-being, school growth, staff development and sustainable financial targets. The right applicant will have the drive and vision to enhance student achievement and have the interpersonal skills required to work with the staff and all members belonging to a diverse school. The Head of School we are seeking will be highly visible and approachable. A source of inspiration, innovative and focused on enhancing our students’ education, academic achievement and well-being. He or she will be a robust decision-maker, always having students at the heart of decision making. The right candidate will be an outstanding manager of people, with the capacity to motivate and empower the staff. 

The School

International School Ikast-Brande opened in 2009 and quickly became the leading international school in the area. This role offers a unique opportunity to assume leadership of a first-class, well-established international school. Located in the Heart of Denmark in purpose-built facilities of outstanding architectural quality, the school is committed to providing high quality international education to families moving to Denmark and parents from the surrounding area seeking a more international education for their children. The Cambridge International Curriculum, combined with the International Primary Curriculum is our point of academic reference. Currently, the student population is approximately 200 from the ages of 3 to 17, coming from more than 15 different countries and nationalities providing a rich cultural environment. Our students are highly motivated and extremely positive about our school. We encourage our students to find the balance between academic success and a well-rounded and balanced lifestyle. We instil in our students from a very early age the principles of right and wrong, an understanding of various cultures and an appreciation of new views, allowing them to make good decisions. 

Denmark and Ikast

Denmark is an extremely open and friendly country with a diverse selection of activities. Ikast is located in the centre of the country with many transport links including Billund airport. Denmark is a safe environment and Ikast's small community feel is the ideal place for a family or an exciting new adventure for travellers. Denmark and the Ikast area have many International forums and groups to help newcomers settle and meet people, the school also has a parent circle who create a social atmosphere to help integrate new members of the society.


Please see attached job description and person specification for further detail.


If you think you have the above skills, expertise and personal attributes to steer our school forward through its next phase of development, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can look forward to being at the centre of a vibrant environment, playing an important role in the lives of hundreds of students and parents. You will be a central member of the Senior Management Team, have access to extensive professional development and be supported by a dedicated Board of Governors. 

Applications to be sent no later than 12th December 2019 and candidates should send the following documentation to recruitment@isib.dk :

• a letter of application (no more than one page), briefly outlining why the candidate wishes to apply for this position and what specific skills, qualities and experience he or she can offer the school 

• a CV (no more than two pages) 

• a statement of educational and leadership philosophy (no more than one page) 

• the names and full contact details (including current professional email addresses) of at least two or more professional referees 

• a recent passport photo

Please address the application to Mr. Kurt Moeller Pedersen, Chairman of the Board of Governors. 

For further queries about the application process, please contact Ms. Kerry Bell, Deputy Head of School at kerrybell@isib.dk

Interviews will take place by Skype in early January, with the final interviews in Ikast in late January. The ISIB Board reserves the right to appoint an appropriate candidate in advance of this schedule.  All applicants will receive an acknowledgement response and successful applicants will be informed about the first stage interviews to be held by Skype or in Ikast. The final selection process will be held in Ikast the week commencing 20th January 2020.

ISIB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expect all applicants to share this commitment. All successful applicants are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.

More about International School Ikast-Brande
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Bøgildvej 2, Ikast, 7430, Denmark. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +45 97 15 64 65
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International School Ikast-Brande is a non-denominational, all-through international school, situated in Ikast, in Jutland in Denmark. In August 2013 the school moved into a new 2,600 m2 building, which houses students from Early Years to IGCSE (11th...