Principal, Nigeria

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British International School LagosNigeria

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The British International School, Lagos, is a leading Nigerian day and boarding secondary school located in the heart of the city on Victoria Island. The school has an enviable academic reputation and offers a broad range of sporting and co-curricular activities. The school campus is purpose-built and occupies an extensive and very attractive site offering all of the facilities needed for a broad and balanced education including a swimming pool and state of the art science laboratories.

The post of Principal has unexpectedly become vacant and the Board of Directors is seeking to make an appointment for January if possible, extending to later in 2019 if necessary according to the availability of the successful candidate. The Principal is responsible for all aspects of the running of the school reporting to a supportive board of directors. The new Principal of the British International School will be an experienced academic and pastoral leader with the skills necessary for leading the school into the next phase of its development. The school is in membership of COBIS and the ability to lead on accreditation and inspection visits is essential. The school community is warm and vibrant with our students going on to world class educational institutions. The post offers an excellent opportunity for a dynamic educationist to build further on a strong legacy of educational success.

The remuneration package for the new Principal includes an attractive tax-free salary, accommodation in the newly built Principal’s house, return flights, health care and full-time domestic help. Interested candidates are asked to forward their CV and a letter of application outlining the ways in which their experience to date would equip them for this role. The CV should include full contact details of three referees, one of whom must be their current supervisor/ line manager.

Applications should be sent as soon as possible by  email to

Initial interviews will take place ideally in the United Kingdom but a Skype interview would be possible for those based overseas.

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More about British International School Lagos
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 1 Lanbridge Avenue, Oniru Private Estate, P O Box 75133, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone: +234 1 7748066

First established in 2001, British International School Lagos (BISL) is a co-education independent international school located in the Nigerian city of Lagos. The school was founded with the intention of providing a British-style international educat...