Principal, Hungary

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International School of DebrecenHungary

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive remuneration package based on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

International School Debrecen seeks for the School year 2020 an inspirational and entrepreneurial Middle School Principal to launch the Middle School – grades 6 - 10. The school opened in September 2019, in a state-of the-art facility, as a co-educational day school with students from pre-K to Grade 6.

This exciting new venture brings the ethos of a rigorous child focused education, extra-curricular excellence and outstanding pastoral care to the historic city of Debrecen in Hungary.

We are now recruiting a Middle School Principal for the next stage of the School’s development.

This is a unique opportunity to establish and shape the development of a School which aims to become a leading educational institution. Within the School’s organizational structure, the Middle School Principal will help create and implement the next stage of the School’s development as a thriving learning community offering the MYP and later the IB Diploma.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • Dynamic, passionate, resilient and inspirational leadership
  • In depth knowledge of the MYP plus the ability to implement all aspects of the   authorisation process
  • The ability to plan strategically and budget effectively
  • A drive to transform education for the betterment of young people.
  • Ability to inspire and manage people and possess strong team player characteristics
  • Willingness to contribute to the wider life of the school

We provide

  • Competitive remuneration package based on qualifications and experience.
  • Creative, exciting, friendly and vibrant working environment.
  • Happy, well behaved and motivated students.
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree holder.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ teaching experience and 3 year’s experience in a management position in an educational institution such as MYP Coordinator or Middle Years principal.
  • Excellent knowledge of the MYP and its implementation process.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Commitment to the IB philosophy and IB learner profile.


Application to be submitted together with a cover letter, CV, references and all relevant certificates to Adele Hodgson not later than Tuesday 21st January 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore police and health certificates will be required to be submitted on appointment.

More about International School of Debrecen
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Kalvin sq. 11, Debrecen, 4026, Hungary. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +36 20 404 4822