University and Careers Counsellor, Kuala Lumpur

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The British School of Kuala Lumpur Sdn BhdKuala Lumpur

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent
Contract term: Permanent

For August 2019, The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) is seeking to appoint an exceptional and qualified University and Careers Counsellor. Applicants should be experienced, creative and enthusiastic. 

The Careers and University Counsellor will support students in all aspects of the university application process and careers education in order to ensure they are well informed and prepared for the next stage of their education and future careers. The willingness to be an effective team player and work closely with colleagues, students and parents is essential.

It is expected that the successful candidate has considerable knowledge, experience and expertise in supporting students applying to universities in the UK and the USA; therefore, current and prior experience of successful application processing to the UK and USA is essential.  Candidates must also demonstrate a strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and will be able to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student body. 

At BSKL, our students are motivated, committed and love learning in our state of the art facilities. Our staff are passionate and outstanding teaching professionals, and we are committed to providing excellent and ongoing CPD opportunities. BSKL is graded excellent in all areas of educational provision by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), and is a member of Nord Anglia Education, offering numerous opportunities for professional growth.

Candidates should also illustrate a capacity to help students achieve their absolute best as part of a team, a proactive commitment to the pastoral care and wellbeing of our learners, and a willingness to contribute to the thriving extra-curricular life of our school. 


We are seeking a professional who:

  • Is well qualified (degree, PGCE or equivalent careers/ university qualification) and has relevant UK curriculum experience (3 years minimum experience is essential).
  • Enjoys a professionally-stimulating environment.
  • Promotes a well organised and inspiring learning environment.
  • Offers enthusiasm and demonstrates a positive approach to students.
  • Is comfortable integrating technology into all teaching practices.
  • Is committed to constant improvement in all aspects of school life.
  • Is reflective and continually strives to improve performance.
  • Understands the value of consistent application of school policies.


We will provide:

  • An excellent salary.
  • Accommodation. 
  • Annual travel allowance.
  • International worldwide medical cover.
  • Up to two full school scholarships.
  • A professionally-stimulating and supportive working environment.
  • The chance to live and work in a culturally-diverse context.
  • Opportunities for promotion and exceptional professional development both within the school and the wider global network of the Nord Anglia Education family.

If the opportunity to work in a progressive school in a culturally-rich and dynamic city excites you, please send us your application.

Application process:

Applications must be submitted via the school website.

The closing date for applications is 3rd January 2019 . Long list/ initial Skype interviews will be held week beginning 7th January 2019. Final interviews, where appropriate, will be held in the UK week beginning 21st of January 2019.  Early applications are strongly encouraged (we reserve the right to appoint early). 

Nord Anglia Education schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening, including references and checks with past employers, and an enhanced DBS.

At Nord Anglia Education, we work every day to inspire our students, schools and employees to be the best they can be and we are ambitious for them all to achieve more than they thought possible in their personal, social and academic endeavours. Within our family of schools, this aspiration is underpinned by a commitment to always act with respect, integrity, openness and courage. These qualities are the foundation of how we approach our work and roles within Nord Anglia Education and are shared by everyone in our global family.



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More about The British School of Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: No 1 Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47800, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 7727 7775
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