Head of Secondary, Slovakia

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The British International School, BratislavaSlovakia

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Job Reference : 003942

Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 54 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America, providing outstanding education to nearly 50,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy—we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools.

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of 57 schools gives each school a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.

The British International School Bratislava

The British International School Bratislava is at the forefront of international education in Slovakia. Established in 1997 for students aged 2-18, our school is recognised for academic excellence leading to outstanding IB results and entry to top universities worldwide. Our facilities are designed to support learning, and include a wide range of performing arts and sports amenities to develop the whole child and foster a love of learning amongst our students.

To learn more about our school, please visit:  http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/bratislava

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and passionate leader to lead the Secondary School Team through the next stage of our development. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of British education as well as the creativity, motivation, communication skills and adaptability to make a significant impact in our students’ varying learning and social needs.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with outstanding leadership skills to join our team and help build on our success over the last few years.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication, organisational and classroom management skills meet deadlines and work well under pressure. A genuine interest in the all-round welfare of students, parents and staff is essential as is being able to work independently and as a member of a team.

About you (see full Job description)

Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will need a relevant degree, a recognised teaching qualification (PGCE /NQT) and leadership experience preferably in an International School setting. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own practice, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative practice to raise achievement.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students.


We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform that harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers our teacher’s unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer an opportunity to earn an Executive Masters in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside this great training is a competitive salary package. (European schools do not have a relocation package which includes flights accommodation etc.)

Selection Process

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2018.

Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype and follow-up face to face interviews may take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in January (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person). Long listed candidates will be invited to the school for final interview and selection.

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All applicants (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.

You must also hold a European or UK passport to comply with Slovak residency permit requirements.

Job location

More about The British International School, Bratislava
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Early Years
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 4 years
Address: (Part of Nord Anglia Education), Nursery Site, J. Valašťana Dolinského 1, Bratislava, 841 02, Slovakia
Telephone: +421 2 6436 6992
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