One post for immediate start. One post for summer 2018
A rare opportunity for a Senior Education Practitioner to join our successful and growing British international schools group, as a Regional Head of Schools. This is an exciting and challenging position which would suit an experienced Principal, Executive Principal, or school Head with experience in a variety of international school organisational settings.
About the Group
The Orbital Education Group 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.
We are an ambitious, growing, and entrepreneurial group specialising in delivering the English national curriculum to an internationally diverse student population. Joining the Orbital Group will provide the successful candidate the platform to further their career within a fast paced and constantly expanding environment, with the opportunity to shape and develop the future direction of the group. We rate hard work, aspiration, creative thinking, collegiality and personal integrity very highly.
About the Role
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 purpose is to ensure that these schools deliver high-quality education and improve academic attainment for all students, within a framework of good governance and management practice, 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. The role will be crucial to ensuring that the Group delivers outstanding outcomes, by ensuring excellent line management of Principals, overseeing the delivery of quality management systems, delivering on a range of KPI’s and facilitating the sharing of good practice.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, forward thinking, innovative practitioner, with senior level experience, excellent knowledge and passion for education. 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 practices 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.
You should be used to being accountable for outcomes, meeting financial targets should have a proven ability to lead and inspire teams. You should be able to work collaboratively, be an adept problem solver, and have the confidence to take responsibility and communicate effectively. Commercial knowledge gained in education or a for-profit business is also desirable.
Working for the Orbital Group is an exciting and interesting opportunity. The role requires regular attendance at the UK Head Office and 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 role 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 and within the role profile. In your application please also detail your availability, and whether you are available immediately or for a summer 2018 start.
Applications should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will commence on a rolling basis from 1 November 2017 onwards, for both immediate and Summer 2018 start dates, until posts are filled. There is no formal closing date for applications, although the application process will close once the right candidate(s) is/are found.
Should you require any additional information, or clarification in respect of any aspect of this advertisement and/or the position, please contact Andy Edgar (Group HR Manager) on +44 (0)161 250 1755
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.