Head of Boarding, Nantong, China
Our client represents the marriage of traditional values and progressive education. With various locations across mainland China and Hong Kong, they serve approximately 4000 pupils. They are committed to making professional learning and personal development central to their ethos and approach.
As a result of their expansion, they are seeking a Head of Boarding for their new school opening in September 2022. Offering a complete 12-year education system, the school has a total planned area of 57,874m2 and expects to start admitting Chinese nationals in September of 2022. Having an enrolment capacity of over 1700 the school also offers boarding options for approximately 640 pupils, starting from primary school age. Adopting the same Victorian architectural style as in England with teaching areas, boarding accommodation, school halls, dining halls, an indoor sports hall, as well as a swimming pool and outdoor football pitch.
As the Head of Boarding, you will lead on all aspects of provision in the boarding house including oversite of pupils and the adults delivering provision. The boarding house is to provide an extension to the educational experience of the school and retain an equivalent philosophy and ethos. You will support each individual pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. You must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the pupils.
During the founding year you will be accountable to the Executive Master. You will be responsible for the academic and pastoral welfare of pupils in the Boarding House. This includes management of pupil discipline, moral, guidance, and safety. Your role will also include ensuring the maintenance of the House premises so that the environment supports the vision for boarding. You must also establish appropriate policy and procedures in line with the pastoral and boarding handbook.
As the Head of Boarding, you will undertake the recruitment of a team of boarding tutors, matrons and housekeepers during the founding year. It will be your responsibility to deploy the team to ensure proper supervision and care, to motivate them and to monitor their work. You will be the first point of contact for parents and the parent figure for the pupils.
To be successful as the Head of Boarding you need an education related Bachelor’s degree or above. You must be a native English speaker, have a minimum 2 years’ working experience as a leader in a boarding house and at least 3 years school leadership experience, and ideally experience working in an international and bilingual school setting. Preferably you will have experience with curriculum development.
In return you will get to work in an incredibly supportive environment, for a prestigious education organisation awarded Best Companies to Work for in Asia in the 2020 HR Asia Awards. You will receive an attractive salary package and get to work in a city with a long history in education with one of the first teacher-training colleges having opened there back in 1905.
If you value education, are a people person, and like to be rewarded for your work, then apply for this position by registering and applying here directly. Alternately, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with ZR102 in the subject.
Initial interviews will be carried out either face-to-face or via video call with Education Recruitment Experts in Shanghai, with successful candidates being sent the full job description and having a secondary interview with our client's Senior HR Business Partner. The final interview comprises a panel interview.