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Job details
Employer Orbital Education Ltd
Location Cheshire
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1 April 2017.A later start may be considered for the right candidate

Orbital Education has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Regional Head of Schools. The company, which is based in Cheadle Hulme near Manchester, was founded in 2005 and now owns and operates 10 schools in Russia, Spain, Qatar, Hungary, Slovenia, Ecuador and China. Orbital Schools offer the English National Curriculum in all schools and the International Baccalaureate in some. The company has ambitious plans for growth and in order to support and improve its schools, it is now seeking a Regional Head of Schools.

The position of Regional Head of Schools, reporting to the Group CEO, sits on the Governing Board of a designated number of schools in the Group and works closely with the Principals of those schools. The role is to ensure that these schools deliver a high-quality education and improve academic attainment for all students within a framework of good governance and management practise, and achieve the commercial objectives of the Group. The Regional Head of Schools may also, from time to time, drive specific initiatives in particular areas across all schools in the Group and support new acquisitions and start-ups.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will command credibility from significant leadership experience as Principal or senior consultant in a variety of organisational settings. With experience of working with school boards, he/she will be able to demonstrate achievement in enhancing the academic performance of a school, improving its management practises and achieving its financial objectives. Substantial experience working in a British international school environment outside the UK will be important and responsibility for operating safeguarding and safer recruitment is essential. Commercial knowledge gained in education or a for-profit business would be desirable.

The ideal candidate will work collaboratively, be an adept problem solver, with the confidence to take responsibility and communicate effectively.

Working for the Orbital Group is an exciting and interesting opportunity. The role is based in the UK with significant and regular overseas travel.

The package on offer will include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension
  • 26 days holiday
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Continuous Professional Development

How to apply

Interested candidates should download and read 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. Please send your application to:

Orbital Education 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 26 December 2017

About the employer

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Locations and contacts

Landmark House
Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
United Kingdom
+44 161 486 1681