Primary deputy Principal
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Leadership and Culture
➢ Inspire and lead a dynamic and pioneering organization.
➢ Put the needs of the students first at all times and be a role model for staff and students.
➢ Build on and extend the culture and ethos of the School so that all community members are intrinsically
motivated to deliver high quality education.
➢ Continue to strengthen the School’s ability to attract accomplished teaching and talented administrative
➢ Lead the School community with vision and enthusiasm, encouraging whole-school commitment and a culture of ownership and shared responsibility.
➢ Develop the School’s ethos and sense of community spirit through motivating staff and encouraging students to reach their full potential.
Brand, Engagement and Growth
➢ Promote the external brand of * Beijing and build upon the current positioning of the School to ensure continued progress and development
➢ Be culturally aware and sensitive to the Chinese parent and student body and respond to their individual needs where appropriate.
➢ Represent the School in interactions with multiple constituencies, including students, parents and local government and external agencies critical to the School’s ability to run effectively.
Educational Excellence and Innovation
➢ Set, maintain and embody the highest standards in all activities with a focus on quality performance in all areas of the School.
➢ Create an environment within the School that develops a culture of intellectual growth, physical and emotional wellbeing, artistic endeavour, creativity and service to others.
Operational and Financial Management
➢ Be responsible for the delivery of the agreed operating plan, which is measured against key performance indicators covering education quality, student enrollment, high quality staff, health and safety, revenue and costs.
➢ Ensure that the School’s policies and local regulatory requirements for the curriculum, school premises, health and safety and well-being of staff and students are met.
Qualifications and Experience
➢ An honours degree from a good university with an additional relevant post-graduate management or leadership qualification an advantage.
➢ A proven track record of sustained and significant success at an educational senior leadership level as well as demonstrating an effective and varied education career profile.
➢ Experience of implementing and monitoring strategic plans to support the over-arching vision and mission of an education institution.
➢ Successful experience of promoting and delivering excellence and innovation in teaching and learning and curriculum.
➢ Relevant and effective innovation, team leadership and project management experience demonstrating a strategic and forward-looking approach.
➢ Demonstrable experience of engaging and building relationships with a wide variety of key internal and external stakeholders.
➢ Substantial successful experience of resource management, financial, human and physical.
➢ Experience across the full range of staff management processes including recruitment, development,
retention, performance management and appraisal.
➢ Experience of leadership and management of teaching and non-teaching staff and developing an open
and supportive working environment.
➢ In-depth understanding of education in an international primary setting
Leadership and Management Skills
➢ Ability to lead, inspire and motivate the * Beijing community.
➢ Clear commitment to achieving the highest educational standards in line with the educational aims and
values of the * China group.
➢ Strong problem solving skills and evidence of successful resolutions of challenging and complex problems
➢ First-class communication skills (both oral and written).
➢ Excellent project management skills with the ability to work with conflicting deadlines and competing
➢ Ability to delegate effectively.
➢ Collaborator and team-player with the ability to lead an effective and cohesive team.
➢ Ability to deeply engage with the surrounding community as the key ambassador and professional
advocate of both * and the wider group with a high level of personal credibility.
➢ Resilient, determined and calm under pressure, with the ability to make challenging, decisive but effective
➢ Comfortable when managing change and dealing with ambiguity.
➢ Culturally sensitive and aware with the personal capacity required to adapt to Chinese culture and an
operating environment which may be different from the one they are used to.
➢ Inspires confidence in people at all levels
Salary and Benefits
The benefits are competitive and extensive. A base salary commensurate with the responsibility of the role is
provided, together with a bonus related additional element and extensive possibilities for professional
development with leading national and international professionals.
The usual range of benefits associated with an appointment of this nature are also provided, namely:
➢ Annual flight allowances for employee, spouse and dependents
➢ Annual bonus (paid upon completion of 2-year contract)
➢ Contract renewal bonus
➢ Comprehensive medical insurance for employee, spouse and dependents (excludes dental)
➢ Heating allowances*
➢ Visa and legal documents sponsorship
➢ Relocation allowances
➢ Excess Baggage Allowances
➢ 100% Tuition waiver in line with * Schools’ Policy
We recognise that the continued success of * Beijing depends on the quality, wellbeing and motivation of our
staff. In addition to the salary and package structure outlined, staff can also expect:
➢ a commitment to professional development
➢ a dedicated and passionate human resources and support team, committed to making life in China as
comfortable as possible
➢ outstanding career opportunities that arise from being part of a rapidly expanding education group in a
*This allowance varies in accordance with local costs