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Job details
Employer The British School Quito
Location Ecuador
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Posted This job has expired
Job starts 1st August 2017

The Board of Governors of the British School of Quito is looking for an exceptional School Principal to lead and inspire the school in the next stage of its development.

BSQ is a 21 year old 3 to 18 school with a capacity of 460 students and ambitious plans for expansion.  It is an IB World School offering Cambridge iGCSE as well as IB Diploma, jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). With over 25 different nationalities in its student body, BSQ is Ecuador's only truly British school.  With a UK-trained teaching body, it enjoys an outstanding reputation and strong support from the British-Ecuadorian business and diplomatic communities.  Academic standards are high with many graduates going on to study in the world’s top universities.

BSQ is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito, approximately 20 minutes from the airport.  The campus boasts excellent facilities in a beautiful natural setting with rich local flora and fauna – humming birds are daily visitors to most areas.  Plans are currently at an advanced stage to add significant capacity to grow the school and the new Principal is required to lead on all educational and operational aspects of this development.

BSQ is part of the Orbital Education Group of schools which owns and operates a network of schools in East Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.  Orbital Education supervises and supports all of its schools from its UK head office, also providing opportunities for collaboration between schools and staff development and progression within the network. (

The ideal candidate for this exciting but challenging role will be able to demonstrate:

  • A passion and a drive for excellence at all levels
  • A proven track record of achievement in senior leadership positions in educational institutions
  • Substantial experience of working in a British international school environment outside the UK in a multi-lingual multi-cultural setting
  • The ability to lead change and achieve sustained improvements through engagement with stakeholders
  • The ability to work collaboratively with peers towards the achievement of common goals
  • UK-based teaching qualifications and experience

Interested candidates should download the overview document, job profile and person specification. Applications should include your up to date CV, a recent head and shoulders colour photograph, and details of two referees, including your most recent employer. In a covering letter, applicants should highlight how their experience, knowledge and skills match those of the ideal candidate as set out above. 

The British School, Quito is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country(ies) of residence.

Applications must be received by 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 28th December 2016.
Please send your application to:

Via Cununyacu, Km 2.5 Tumbaco
Quito - Ecuador

About the employer

Information about The British School Quito
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Via Cununyacu 2.5km
PO Box 17-21-52
+593 2 237 4650