Academic Director - International Education

09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

VeriSelect is seeking applications from experienced international educators to join an expanding education Group as Academic Director.

This is a new and exciting appointment that would be ideal for an educational professional with a deep knowledge and experience in the areas of international (PYP/IB) and experiential education. The person will need to have excellent communication skills, a strong background in current educational research and be comfortable working internationally with people from very diverse backgrounds.

As the Academic Director, you will be part of the organisation 's senior leadership team, working closely with and providing support at Board level (spoken Spanish would be an asset) as well as to the individual Heads in the Group. Your remit will be to advocate for and promote high quality education and educational practices across all the schools within the Group , based on its mission, values and educational model.

The Academic Director will report directly to the Chairman, and will support and work closely with Heads and senior school leadership staff and the International Board. The Academic Director will also assist the Chairman by providing an educational perspective on relevant issues, informing strategy and policy development as well as interaction with schools on educational matters.

Extensive travel to schools and/or international events will be required to understand the complexity of the organisation, the multiple educational practices across schools that deliver the group's educational model and their differences.

Start date: Flexible. The post is to start as soon as mutually convenient and by Sept 2017 at the latest.

The salary package is competitive and negotiable.

UK/other location: Flexible but should allow for ease of flight travel to international long-haul and short-haul European locations.

TO APPLY: Please send a detailed CV with covering letter or contact Angela Forsyth, Director, VeriSelect to discuss the appointment and your career to date.