Director of Quality Assurance and Standards, Shanghai, China
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Category : Senior Leadership Jobs, Secondary / High Schools, Early Years / Primary Schools, Non-teaching Jobs
Location : Shanghai, China , 200124
Posted : 25 days ago
Start Date : August 19, 2024
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Director of Quality Assurance and Standards, Shanghai, China

About Our Client

Our client is a well-established educational group with a growing international presence. They offer a pioneering curriculum focused on preparing students for the 21st century. They are known for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment.  They manage a diverse network of schools offering high-quality education to students from a variety of backgrounds.

•   Experienced School Operator: They have over 14 years of experience establishing, operating, and managing schools.
•   Dual Education Approach: Their portfolio includes schools offering both the English National Curriculum and a program that blends the best of the British and Chinese education systems. This caters to a wide range of student needs and aspirations.
•   Global Community: They serve a student body of over 5,000 pupils, fostering a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Their staff of over 1,200 includes a significant number of experienced expatriate educators, creating a truly international atmosphere.

The Opportunity

We are searching for a passionate and experienced Director of Quality Assurance and Standards to join our client's dynamic leadership team. You will play a pivotal role in overseeing and enhancing the quality of education delivered across all their schools. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to make a significant impact on a thriving educational group.

Why Work Here?

Our client fosters a collaborative and supportive work environment where ideas are valued, colleagues are respected, and professional growth is encouraged. They are committed to investing in their employees, offering a comprehensive learning and development program that includes internal and external coaching, leadership development programs, and a variety of training courses designed to help you excel in your role. Over 50% of their senior leadership positions are filled through internal promotions, reflecting their commitment to developing talent from within. The organization is also recognized for its inclusive culture, with over 70% of their leadership positions held by women. They have been awarded the HR Asia 'Best Companies to Work for in Asia' Award for 3 consecutive years, highlighting their dedication to employee satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities
•   Lead the organization of Quality of Teaching (QoT) moderation using a peer review system across all schools.
•   Analyse and interpret data to produce comparative reports for schools, sub-committees, and governing boards.
•   Ensure consistency in the implementation of agreed academic policies across all schools.
•   Oversee annual review processes and collaborate with relevant departments for smooth execution.
•   Support schools with CIS/COBIS/WASC accreditation processes.
•   Maintain high safeguarding standards through regular audits and reporting.
•   Contribute to the research and development of innovative educational practices.
•   Liaise with external bodies and participate in relevant conferences to stay abreast of current trends in international education.
•   Train staff at all levels, from new teachers to middle leadership, in collaboration with the HR department.

Qualifications & Experience
•   Master's degree in Education or a related field (preferred)
•   Proven experience working in a senior leadership capacity in schools (minimum 5 years)
•   Demonstrated track record of raising academic standards and ensuring compliance
•   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships
•   Strong analytical and data interpretation skills
•   In-depth understanding of international schools, their challenges, and opportunities
•   Confidence in working across diverse cultures and backgrounds
Preferred Skills
•   Experience with quality assurance frameworks and methodologies
•   Familiarity with international accreditation processes
•   Strong organizational and time management skills
•   Passion for research and innovation in education
Our client offers a highly competitive salary and an attractive benefits package, including:
•   Performance-related bonus
•   Accommodation allowance
•   Comprehensive medical insurance for you and your dependents
•   School places for your children (if applicable)
•   Relocation support
•   Annual flight allowance
To Apply
If you are a passionate and experienced leader who thrives in a dynamic environment, apply directly here.  Alternatively, email your CV to with ref. no. ZR137 in the subject line.
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.

Education Recruitment Experts are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service or local national equivalent.
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Minimum number of years’ experience

Years’ : >=5 | Experience : British Curriculum(IGCSE)
Years’ : >=5 | Experience : IBDP
Years’ : >=5 | Experience : Curriculum Coordinator
Years’ : >=5 | Experience : Curriculum Development
Years’ : >=5 | Experience : Leadership(Director)

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Shanghai, China , 200124