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Ningbo British International School

International Principal

Negotiable Ningbo, Zhejiang, China 1 position available Starting date in 2023-08-01

About The School

NBIS is an accredited Cambridge International School, consisting of KG to senior high Learn more about this school

Job Description

Ningbo British International School seeks to appoint an experienced and dynamic
International Principal from August 2023.
NBIS is one school, on one campus, with three sections: Early Years, Primary and Secondary. Each
section has a head who is responsible for the daily operations of the section.
The international principal has charge of all three sections.
The international principal works in close collaboration with the Chinese principal, who is also the
legal representative of the school. The international principal heads up the Senior Leadership Team
1. International Principal
2. Chinese Principal
3. Head of Early Years
4. Head of Primary
5. Head of Secondary
6. Head of Chinese
7. Head of Administration

Main Responsibilities:
i. Member of the Board accountable to the Chair of the Board
ii. Implement the directives of the Board
iii. Chair the Senior Leadership Team
iv. Member ex officio of the School Advisory Committee
v. Support the Chinese Principal in all aspects of his/her work
vi. Timely appointment of all international staff and their contracts
vii. The strategic development of the school
viii. All daily operations of the school
ix. The quality of teaching throughout the school and the development of processes through
which quality will improve and its scope be broadened
x. The curriculum, its development and diversification in line with Board policy
xi. The authorisations and accreditations of external bodies: Cambridge, SAT, HSK, CIS and
others as the school develops
xii. All school communication with NBIS families
xiii. The profile of the school in the public domain and for building further its reputation for
excellence as the international school of choice for expatriates in Ningbo.


∼ A Master’s Degree in a relevant field
8 years’ successful experience as a teacher
4 years’ successful experience in a comparable leadership position
Robust knowledge of the Cambridge Curriculum
First language speaker of English with advanced writing skills
Competence in the use of technology

Personal Specifications:

Highly developed interpersonal skills. NBIS is an authentic international school serving
families from over 40 different countries and territories. The principal must have the ability
to engage positively with the learning community and to take account of its diverse
backgrounds, worldviews, and expectations.
Gravitas to engage with educational, business and government leaders to represent the
interests of the school and extend its profile and influence.
Mindful and respectful of the language, history, culture and laws of the host country: PR
China, with a posture of positive engagement for the benefit of all.
Warm, open and approachable manner with the capacity to solve problems efficiently and
The confidence to challenge mediocrity at every level and to facilitate growth and
A passion for working with students and with teachers, to support their aspirations.
An energy and sense of purpose which inspires all stakeholders and calls them to follow.


A minimum three-year renewable contract with competitive salary and package will be on offer to
the successful candidate.

1. CV – no more than 3 pages of A4 - with photograph. Clearly indicate
i. Educational qualifications
ii. Years and places of employment with responsibilities defined beginning with
current/most recent
iii. Particular interests and achievements
iv. Recent professional development
v. The names and contact details of three referees, one of whom must be your current
employer (We will not contact them without your prior permission.)
2. Letter of application in which you introduce yourself and explain your interest in and
suitability for the position.
3. Philosophy of Education – No more than 250 words

Closing date for applications is December 16th, 2022. However, should the school wish to appoint a
candidate at any time, it reserves the right to do so.

Post date: 2022-11-29
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