Head of Secondary, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Beaconhouse Malaysia Sdn BhdKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Start date: January 2019 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


Head of Secondary

Campus : Beaconhouse International School

Job start : January 2019 or earlier

Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contract type : Full Time

Contract term : Fixed Term

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Secondary to lead our motivated team. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the strategic leadership of this crucial area of the school and fulfill a reduced teaching commitment within Years 7 - 11. Additionally they will join a creative and supportive Senior Leadership Group, playing a key role in the improvement of the school. 

This is an exciting time to join Beaconhouse School System, Malaysia and we welcome applications from experienced Heads of Department, Deputy Heads of School as well as any serving Heads of Secondary Schools and those who are perhaps looking for an opportunity to secure their initial Senior Leadership position. 

Ideal candidates will be well qualified Secondary teachers with a sound knowledge and understanding of effective teaching of the Cambridge Secondary and IGCSE Curriculum as well as the UK national Curriculum 2014. Experience of the Cambridge International Education Programmes is essential. They should have proven leadership skills and evidence of excellence in all aspects of their work. Although teaching subject is not a priority, candidates should have a proven record of excellence at IGCSE, GCSE and A level.


Beaconhouse International Schools are located in a popular area of Kuala Lumpur. We offer a broad and balanced education that recognises the importance of academic success without underestimating the role that education plays in helping pupils to develop a wider understanding of themselves and others. 

Our curriculum is based upon The National Curriculum for England and the Cambridge International Curriculum but also reflects the local needs of our student body. External Examinations are available at Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint (year 9) and IGCSE (year 11).

Memberships & Affiliations

The school is in the process of seeking membership to the Council of International Schools (CIS). We are a Centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CAIE) and are a member of the Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS).

The Role

We invite dedicated and suitably qualified candidates to join us as Head of Secondary, the ideal candidate will: 

· exercise consultative leadership a strong desire to develop an outstanding school by creating a culture where learning is greatly valued by all

· possess the ability to inspire, motivate, challenge, support and empower all students 

· be committed to raising the standards of attainment and progress for all students 

· demonstrate a proven track record of raising attainment at all levels and will have successful experience of leading and managing teams of teachers.

· Be willing to contribute to wider school initiatives 


The initial contract will be for two years renewable by negotiation upon its completion.


Short listed candidates will be initially interviewed via Skype. Following these initial interviews final candidates will have a panel interview which may be held at the school or via Skype.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Beaconhouse Malaysia together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be the head of your current or most recent school) to the tnatkinson@beaconhouse.edu.my and copy to nicki.coombs@beaconhouse.edu.my

Beaconhouse Malaysia reserves the right to employ before the advertised deadline. It is therefore essential that you send applications as soon as possible. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (DBS or equivalent)

(We thank all applicants for their expressed interest; however, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

Job location

More about Beaconhouse Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Address: Suite W1103, Wisma Consplant 1, No2, Jalan SS 16/4, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, 47500, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 5632 2100