Principal, Spain

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Baleares International College, San AugustinSpain

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic school leader, with a track record of successful leadership within a Primary school setting?  If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our successful and growing International School in Mallorca, as Principal of our Primary school from August 2020.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic school leader to support the school through its next stage of development.

The Principal will promote and support the vision and direction of the school, by providing day-to-day leadership which supports success and provides high quality education for our children.

The successful candidate will have previous senior leadership experience, with a proven track record of promoting, developing and delivering excellence in education.   Interested candidates should download the job profile and person specification for greater detail. 

About the person

Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree from a reputable UK University (or equivalent), Qualified Teacher Status, with either a PGCE or BEd from the UK, and a minimum of 2 years previous school leadership experience. 

You should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with all of the school’s stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • UK-based teaching qualifications and experience
  • A proven track record of achievement in school leadership positions, within similar primary aged education establishments
  • Experience of working in a British international school environment outside the UK in a multi-lingual multi-cultural setting
  • A passion and a drive for excellence at all levels and developing teachers so that they deliver quality teaching and learning experiences for their students.
  • The ability to lead change and achieve sustained improvements

About the School

Baleares International College (BIC) is the largest British Curriculum school in Mallorca.  The school has two campuses, and provides education based on the English National Curriculum to over 410 students (from 3 to 18 years) in Sa Porrassa, and 125 primary aged students at Baleares International College, Sant Agustí.

BIC Sant Agustí is located in the high-quality residential environment of Sant Agustí on the south coast of Mallorca. The school is in a very accessible location, just on the outskirts of the capital, Palma.  We offer a high-quality education from Nursery to Year 6.  The school has a friendly, family atmosphere with capacity for grow to 160 students in its current accommodation and the possibility of further expansion beyond that. 

BIC is accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education based upon inspection and recommendation by the British Council and is a founding member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS).  The school is also a member of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools.

Baleares International College forms part of the Orbital Education Group, linking the school with many schools across the globe, facilitating  collaboration on an international scale, wider development possibilities, as well as enhanced opportunities for future International career development. 

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.  Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

  1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide 
  2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes. 
  3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Mallorca

As a relaxed, friendly and cosmopolitan island, working in Mallorca has many benefits. From the beautiful beaches and coves spread across its 550km coastline, to the majestic world heritage Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, the splendid landscape means you are never far from the mountains or sea. The international city of Palma de Mallorca is also close by, one of Spain’s major cities, steeped in history, wonderful architecture, shops and restaurants. With an added benefit of cheap and short haul transport links to the UK and Europe - via Palma de Mallorca Airport – home, and some of Europe’s finest cities are only a short journey away.

The Process and how to apply

If this opportunity excites you, and you would be enthused by the opportunity to lead and develop our school, we would welcome an application from you.

Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with a photograph, a letter of application detailing how you feel your skills and experience meet those contained within the role profile.  You should also include the names and email contacts of three referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Applications should submitted to,  quoting “Principal - Spain” in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th December 2019 - However early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment as we anticipate significant interest in this position.

Initial selection interviews with qualified candidates will take place via Skype on a rolling basis as applications are received. Candidates shortlisted for the role will be invited to a final stage interview in Mallorca in the early part of 2020.

Due to anticipated levels of interest we regret that we will not be able to feedback to all candidates. Therefore, if you have not heard from us prior to 31st December 2019, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.


Baleares International College is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO (if ever worked or lived in the UK).

Prohibition Checks will also be required where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

More about Baleares International College, San Augustin
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 11 years
Address: Sant Agustí Campus, Calle Maria Villagomez 17, San Agustin, Palma de Mallorca, 07015, Spain. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +34 971 403 161