University and Careers Advisor, Beijing, China

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Dulwich College Beijing Beijing, China

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Start date: 01/08/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

At DCB, students come first. We seek a University and Careers Advisor to join our team and serve as an integral part of the student journey through the development and implementation of the university and careers programme in the Senior School, in collaboration with the Senior School Leadership Team. You will have relevant experience in an international school setting with an understanding of curriculum and have worked effectively with students and their families using culturally responsive practice. Knowledge and experience of UK, US, Canadian, and Australian admissions processes, systems and admissions testing is desirable. You will have confidence in using university application platforms and school information management platforms together with strong ICT, written and verbal communication skills, supported by excellent time management. The University and Careers Advisor will support students through application reviews and submission, university essay support and career planning. You will contribute to and support the development of a robust careers and university programme, which informs key transition points and decision-making. Demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, you will work effectively and collaboratively with all stakeholders in the college, outside agencies, universities and colleges. You will promote and nurture a culture founded on our school values, focused on growth, purpose, and a sense of belonging to help students develop goals and find their ‘best fit’ for the future. In the promotion of future study and career choices you will contribute to the college hosting individual university visits, fairs, workshops for parents and students and deliver essential and timely professional learning to staff. Professional development opportunities are extensive to ensure best practice and through collaboration with programmes offered by Dulwich College International, our new University and Careers Advisor will be professionally challenged with the opportunity to work with our exceptional students.

Because students come first

Established in 2005 DCB is a modern, impressive College, home to children aged 3 to 18 and is accredited by ISI, HMC, IB, CIS and WASC and regularly reviewed by Dulwich College London and Dulwich International. The College comprises three schools, each with its own Head Teacher for Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer EYFS in the Foundation Stage, an enhanced English National Curriculum in Key Stage 1, 2 and 3, I/GCSE’s and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). 

Join our dynamic and aspirational learning and teaching environment and a thriving, supportive community, where teachers are encouraged to innovate and students strive to push boundaries and achieve their personal best. Students at DCB are respectful, highly motivated and rightly ambitious. Our academic success speaks for itself, with 78% of our students achieving A-A* I/GCSE grades and our IBDP students achieving a 37.9 grade point average score in 2019. In 2018 we were awarded the Creativity in Learning Award, International School Awards. But this is only part of the DCB story. Whilst we are proud of our excellent academic reputation, it is our pastoral care, broad range of enrichment opportunities (many led by students) service and community links, which set us apart. Visitors to DCB regularly comment on the friendly atmosphere and positive energy of all who learn and work here. All staff contribute to our extensive extra-curricular and enrichment programmes.

Facilities at DCB are world class and include SE21, a Technology hub designed around F1 driving our development of enterprise and innovation with film and recording studio, two theatres and black box teaching spaces, sports domes, Sports Hall, playing fields, tennis courts and pool. DCB is a wireless campus supporting our laptop 1:1 programme from Year 5. All teaching staff are provided with laptops. 

We invest in our people and excellent professional learning opportunities are available at DCB and through programmes developed by Dulwich College International. Staff have the opportunity to connect with other likeminded professionals across our colleges and accelerate their leadership. Many opportunities are offered, which support and challenge our teachers and leaders to develop best practice. 

Life in Beijing

China is an increasingly modern, prosperous and culturally diverse country, where education is highly respected. Technology continues to be a defining aspect of life here which has transformed the ability of expatriates to enjoy a good lifestyle. Beijing itself is very safe and increasingly pollution free. A vibrant and exciting city with historical sites second to none (the Great Wall is less than two hours from DCB), Beijing also offers endless culinary options through its serious food culture and is a hub for international travel, the new Beijing Daxing international airport opened this year. For adventurous city lovers, there are bars and lively nightlife plus a plethora of Arts to explore but parks, lakes and hikes can all be found beyond the CBD. There are a wide variety of activities to get involved in outside of work too. DCB staff join netball, rugby, football, Aussie rules, and Gaelic football clubs. The expatriate community in Beijing is extensive offering many events throughout the year and there are great opportunities to develop authentic cultural interests. 

We offer a highly competitive salary, the Chinese Yuan is a stable currency which offers excellent saving potential due to the relatively low cost of living. Accommodation in the first year is arranged by DCB and close to the college and has comfortable, modern amenities.  There are inexpensive and efficient transport options including extensive subway. Our HR and teaching staff provide first class support in welcoming and inducting new staff to DCB and Beijing which helps us to nurture a strong sense of belonging.

We seek experienced, open-minded professionals, who share our values and possess the cultural intelligence to flourish in our community, making a significant contribution to our ongoing development. 

Application Procedure

Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates for this post in Dulwich College Beijing. Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: Please apply this position via  

The deadline for application is 6th December 2019. 

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Three Year Contract (Two year contract on request) 

Start date: August 2020


Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in its care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.

More about Dulwich College Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Legend Garden Campus, 89 Capital Airport Road, Shunyi District, Beijing, 101300, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +10 10 6454 9000
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