director of high education and careers - aug 2024 in china

job category
international teaching
job type
£ 2,200 - £ 3,200 per month, Housing, flights, medical & more
reference number
leadership team, teachanywhere
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job description

English Teacher
Hangzhou, China

Start Date: August 2024
Region: Far East and South East Asia
School Curriculum: UK and IPC
Experience required: 2+ years

The School

This school opened in 2018, showcasing a world-class modern facility, educating pupils from age 2 - 18 years old. The school consists of a Primary and Senior
School offering a uniquely British style curriculum delivering a world-class
international education for children of expatriate families. Pupils from both the Senior School and Junior High study IGCSE courses, which are
globally renowned for quality, rigour and dependability. The Sixth Form then offers a comprehensive A Level programme, Extended Project Qualification and individual career guidance resulting in a strong pathway to attend the best universities in the UK, USA and worldwide.

This school is part of a highly prestigious and expanding school group, with International Colleges, Bilingual Schools and Nurseries throughout China, serving approximately 5000 pupils.

Living and Working in Hangzhou

With over 9 million inhabitants, Hangzhou, the capital of China's Zhejiang province, is the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal waterway, which originates in Beijing. Its West Lake, celebrated by poets and artists since the 9th century, encompasses islands (reachable by boat), temples, pavilions, gardens and arched bridges. The subtropical monsoon climate contributes to varied seasonal sceneries, making Hangzhou one of China's most popular travel destinations all the year round - a real holiday hot spot and therefore a great location in which to set up living.


* To assist the Head of Senior Schools to develop the strategic leadership of the Sixth Form.
* To develop, implement and oversee a careers and higher education programme for the Senior School.
* Develop an effective programme of higher education and careers education for all pupils in Senior School.
* Provide advice and expertise to pupils, parents and staff on subject choices and university applications to different parts of the world, including the UK and USA.
* Plan and deliver university fairs and speakers.
* Line manage and support the university counsellor team.
* Develop a strategic overview of the university application system
* Define, in consultation with the Master and Head of School, aspirational targets for pupils at different stages of their education.
* Establish effective collaborative working relationships with other schools and universities throughout the world.
* Source, develop and utilise resources for the Sixth Form and careers programme.
* Contribute to the marketing of the College through publications, workshops and the establishment of effective relationships with all key stakeholders.
* Maintain appropriate records to enable reports, references and recommendations to be written.
* Train and develop key staff to assist pupils with their university applications.
* Develop a programme for the most able pupils aspiring to apply to top universities around the world.
* Organise and advise on preparation courses for university entrance tests such as the SATs and ACTs.
* Ensure that relevant and up to date information is disseminated to pupils, staff and parents.
* Manage the department's budget and ensure availability of a range of resources for pupils, staff and parents.
* Present to pupils, parents and staff during workshops, assemblies, meetings, options evenings and other school events.


* Bachelor's degree or above.
* A minimum of 5 years working experience in senior school.
* A minimum of 2 years' experience within a role offering HE and careers advice.
* Experience of IGCSE and the A Level programme.
* Broad knowledge of the senior school education system.
* Excellent knowledge of international university application systems and recent trends in admissions.
* Excellent knowledge of IGCSE and the A Level programme.
* An appreciation of bilingual education approaches and models, or the desire to develop appreciation and expertise.
* Ability to deliver CPD to staff.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and preferably proven ability to communicate effectively with different types of people and in a cross-culture environment.
* Strong grasp of international best practices in education.
* Strong passion for education and pleasure in working with young people.
* Proven ability to work with metrics, numbers and trends, and develop recommendations for action based on data analysis.
* Personal integrity, accountability and credibility.
* Strong mindset for continuous improvement to meet or exceed expectations.
* Commitment to quality and attention to detail.
* Demonstrate competence in areas such as IT, budgeting, personnel development and information systems.
* Experience of working in bilingual schools would be an advantage.
* Experience within a start-up environment would be an advantage.

Salary and Benefits

  • Excellent salary - the overseas package provided by this school enables a very high quality of life and savings opportunities
  • Accommodation
  • Annual flights provided for post holder and dependents
  • Free tuition for up to 2 dependents
  • Medical cover for post holder and dependents
  • Relocation allowance
  • Laptop provided
  • 2 year contract
  • Opportunities for career progression within a global organisation.




BSc Hons (QTS)

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