Secondary Principal (IB MYP & DP), Italy

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International School of MilanItaly

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Start date: Late August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 60,000 euro gross per year
Contract term: Fixed Term

Contract type Full Time
Contract term 2 Years Fix-term with potential for extension

The International School of Milan is seeking to appoint a
Secondary Principal (IB MYP & DP)
to join us in Late August 2018

Candidates should be well-qualified, committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to teaching and learning and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.

As interviews will be held on a rolling basis via Skype and face-to-face, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Our school

Founded in 1958, ISM caters for approximately 1000 students from more than 60 nationalities. ISM is managed by a Headmaster, who reports to the Board of Directors, while a remodelled educational leadership structure reflects our commitment to the International Baccalaureate continuum: PYP, MYP and DP. ISM is the most established IB school in Italy and has an excellent record of results in the Diploma (100% pass rate, average score 35/36 points). Last academic year, the school underwent a full continuum IB evaluation visit, receiving countless commendations and not a single matter to be addressed. Our new campus opened in September 2013, incorporating a theatre, swimming pool and gymnasium, as well as specialist classrooms, labs, libraries, arts and music areas. From September 2018, it will also offer borading facilities. Wifi is enabled throughout the campus to support the school’s 1:1 learning project and every student has access to a personal tablet or laptop.

More information about the school can be found on our website at The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (International School of Europe) which in turn is part of Inspired (, a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development.

Our host city

Milan has long been considered the dynamo of the Italian economy and the country’s most cosmopolitan and forward-looking city. Located near the heart of Europe, it is extremely well-connected with three major airports and easy road and rail inks across the country and the continent.  Although Milan is a busy commercial centre, the artistic and cultural heritage of Italy is prominent, from galleries and theatres, to its fame as a global centre for fashion, design, nightlife, cuisine and lifestyle.  There is a history of sporting excellence and its location near the mountains, lakes and the Mediterranean Sea make it ideal for sporting activities as well as its renowned professional teams. As host city for the 2015 World Expo, it has become a major tourist venue and it was identified by the New York Times as the single most interesting place to visit in the word!

The position

We are seeking to appoint a Secondary Principal who will report to the Headmaster and work in close collaboration with the IB Diploma Cooridnator, IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator and Dean.

We are looking for an educational leader who shows a high level of initiative, positivitiy, flexibility, creativity and organisational skills, with a solution-oriented mindset. The person appointed will also be expected to teach at least one class in their subject specialism.

The initial contract will be for a period of two years, after which there will be the possibility of converting the contract into a permanent position of employment if all parties are in agreement.

Essential characteristics

  • to be in possession of a university degree and an appropriate teaching qualification;
  • to have had recent experience working in a middle- or senior- leaderhip role within either the MYP and/or DP;
  • to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send a single PDF file containing the following to

  • Letter of application;
  • CV with photo;
  • Contact details of three referees (one of which must be supervisor from most recent appointment), who you give your consent for us to approach before interview.

The person appointed will be expected to begin work in late August 2018, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our child safeguarding policy.

Job location

More about International School of Milan
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Via Maggio 20/22, Baranzate, Milan, 20021, Italy
Telephone: +39 2 872581
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Founded in 1958, ISM caters for over 1000 students from more than 60 nationalities. Our new campus opened in September 2013, incorporating a theatre, swimming pool and a superb gymnasium as well as specialist classro...