Head, Switzerland

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Geneva English SchoolSwitzerland

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous salary with other significant benefits.
Contract term: Fixed Term

The headship of Geneva English School is an important post which offers an exciting opportunity to lead a highly regarded international and dynamic international school overlooking Lake Geneva.

The Board of Governors seeks an outstanding candidate who will provide strong leadership and demonstrate commitment to excellence throughout all aspects of GES so that it can continue its growth and development. This will call for educational vision, energy and the capacity to articulate and communicate the special character of this remarkable school.

Geneva English School is a not-for-profit happy and thriving co-educational school set in parkland looking towards Mont Blanc. Initially established for children aged 3 to 11, an exciting development has been the recent addition of the new secondary school taking senior pupils to 16 and eventually 18.

Geneva English School was founded almost sixty years ago by families wanting a British-based preparatory education for their children. As well as striving for academic excellence, Geneva English School is renowned for its nurturing approach, friendly community and extensive range of extra-curricular activities.

GES Primary occupies a beautiful site in the commune of Genthod, less than ten kilometres from central Geneva. The school comprises an historic, listed main building and a range of modern buildings and purpose-designed facilities where the Nursery and Primary sections are based. The Secondary is in nearby Versoix, in its state-of-the-art campus.

The post is for September 2020 and commands a generous salary with other significant benefits.


The Board of Governors are looking to appoint a Head who will:

  • be an outstanding and inspirational school leader, committed to success;
  • have personal integrity, effective intelligence when making decisions and the ability to lead and motivate a community of professional staff;
  • have a keen and knowledgeable awareness of best UK educational practice, with the capacity to inspire great learning outcomes;
  • be a confident and impressive communicator who will command the interest and imagination of staff, pupils and parents and possess a natural flair for PR and networking.


Further details are available on our website: www.anthonymillard.co.uk 

For a preliminary discussion with Anthony Millard, please contact Anthony on +44(0)7768 687052 or by email anthony@anthonymillard.co.uk or email AMC Business Director, Nikki Naish nikki@anthonymillard.co.uk to arrange a time to speak.

Geneva English School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applications are invited via the AMC website.  

Closing Date: Monday 30th September, 10am GMT.

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Location: Switzerland
Organisation: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary and Secondary
Funding status: Independent, not-for-profit
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 – 18

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