Founding Head in Russian Federation

Country: Russian Federation
Region: Europe
Subject: Education
Level: Ages 4-18 / Whole School
Start date: 1st September, 2017
Closing date: 22nd June, 2017

This international school in Moscow is looking for a Founding Head to start in either September 2017 or January 2018. The school will open in September 2018. The successful candidate does not need to have previous Headship experience but needs a can do attitude to work independently without a bit support network.

Vacancy Requirements:

  • An outstanding teacher/leader who is at the forefront of global educational thinking, who is commercially astute and able to lead and manage the opening of the new IB continuum school.
  • A strategic and decisive leader capable of managing the successful opening of the new school.
  • Knowledgeable regarding the programmes of the IB and preferably experienced as a IB Coordinator/IB Workshop Leader/Team Assessor etc.
  • He/she will have at least 5 years experience at a senior management level including at least 3 years successful experience in international school leadership.
  • He/she will hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education and will hold postgraduate qualifications such as MA/PhD or MBA.

About the School

This international school in Moscow will be the 5th school in this education group. The group's other schools are in the US, UK and South Korea. More schools are planned in the coming years. The Moscow school is a joint venture with a Moscow based property developer. The school will be based in the North East of Moscow next to a brand new metro line stop. It will be built for a capacity of around 700 students initially and will follow the IB programme.

  • The three floors of the building will house a school for 550 children and a kindergarten for 240 children. Combining educational functions will improve the efficiency of education and simplify the process of children’s adaptation.
  • Concept development is carried out by the famous architectural bureau - DMV Architects, which will allow to create a bright and thoroughly thought out project at the level of the best international standards.
  • The project of the school provides for the construction of a full-fledged swimming pool 25 meters long, as well as several gyms and fitness studios. Kindergarten is planned to have the children’s pool.
  • Integral part of the facility is a fenced territory for sports and outdoor activities with a stadium, playgrounds and sports grounds, a walking zone.

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