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London - January

January 21 - 24, 2016

Hayden, Gez

Fair Organizer:
Gez Hayden

January 21 - 24, 2016

LONDON
THE MILLENNIUM GLOUCESTER HOTEL, KENSINGTON

Fair Organizer: Gez Hayden

Search London-January: the major recruiting opportunity for IB and British International curriculum schools Worldwide.

CANDIDATE REGISTRATION FOR SEARCH LONDON JANUARY OPENS ON AUGUST 16 2015. ACTIVATED SEARCH CANDIDATES WISHING TO RECRUIT THERE SHOULD PLEASE REQUEST AN INVITATION FROM THEIR SENIOR ASSOCIATE ON OR AFTER THAT DATE. INVITATION REQUESTS CAN BE MADE USING YOUR SEARCH DASHBOARD.

Which Candidates Should Attend?

Candidates with international school experience may request an invitation to attend this fair. Exceptions to this guideline are listed below.Those who succeed in obtaining positions typically have taught any of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes, the British International Curriculum - the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), IGCSE, and International A Level.

Candidate Invitations:

We open to candidates on August 16. Please request an invitation from your home associate on or after that date. This oversubscribed job fair fills up quickly. Registration by November is recommended.

Schools:

Search London-January is firmly international, attended by 160+ leading international schools from all over the World - Europe, Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Curriculum:

Recruiters attend seeking mostly to hire teachers whose experience is consistent with the fair’s curriculum focus (see above). Teachers lacking this experience can sometimes be successful if they offer shortage expertise as first choice - Chemistry, Physics, Early Childhood, Counselors, Elementary Music, Elementary PE, Technology Integrators.

Scale:

This is the largest Search fair, attended by approximately 650 candidates and 160 schools, of which 75% offer one or more IB programme, and 30% characterise themselves as British International.

Candidate Support:

Candidates attending Search London-January are assigned an experienced advisor from the team of Senior Associates attending, and their offices' colleagues. The advisors provide a listening ear to assist candidates in making decisions.

Venue:

The venue for this Search London-January is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London.

Gez Hayden

Country School
Angola Luanda International School of Angola
Austria Danube International School Vienna
Austria The American International School Salzburg
Austria Vienna International School
Azerbaijan International School of Azerbaijan
Bahamas, The Lyford Cay International School, Nassau
Bahamas, The St Andrew's - The International School of The Bahamas
Bangladesh International School Dhaka
Barbados Barbados - The Codrington School, The International School of Barbados
Belgium International School of Brussels
Belgium Saint John's International School, Waterloo
Brazil Escola Beit Yaacov, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil Graded School
Brazil Pan American School of Bahia
Bulgaria Anglo-American School of Sofia
Cambodia Northbridge International School Cambodia (NISC)
China American International School of Guangzhou
China Beijing BISS International School
China Chenshan School
China International School of Tianjin
China Keystone Academy
China Léman International School , Chengdu
China Shanghai Community International School
China Shen Wai International School
China Shenzhen College of International Education
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China ULink College Guangzhou
China United World College of Changshu China
China Utahloy International School Guangzhou
China Utahloy International School Zengcheng
China Xiamen International School
China YK Pao School Shanghai Secondary Division
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong Discovery College
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
China/Hong Kong Renaissance College H.K. (RCHK)
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Hong Kong Victoria Shanghai Academy
Congo, D.R. (Kinshasa) The American School of Kinshasa
Croatia American Int'l School of Zagreb
Denmark Copenhagen International School
Denmark Esbjerg International School
Egypt Cairo English School
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Egypt Modern English School Cairo
Egypt New Cairo British International School
Finland International School of Helsinki
Germany Berlin Brandenburg International School
Germany Bonn International School
Germany Frankfurt International School
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Germany International School of Hamburg
Germany International School of Stuttgart
Germany International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm
Germany Leipzig International School
Germany Munich International School
Germany Strothoff International School, Frankfurt
Ghana Lincoln Community School, Accra
Hungary American International School of Budapest
India American Embassy School, New Delhi
India Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
India Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
India Oberoi International School
India Stonehill International School, Bangalore
India The British School, New Delhi
Indonesia Bali Island School, formerly Bali International School
Indonesia Canggu Community School, Bali
Indonesia Global Jaya School
Indonesia Jakarta Intercultural School
Israel Walworth Barbour American International School
Italy Ambrit International School
Italy American School of Milan
Italy Bilingual European School
Italy International School in Genoa
Italy Marymount International School of Rome
Italy Rome International School
Japan Fukuoka International School
Japan Hiroshima International School
Japan Nagoya International School
Jordan King's Academy, Madaba
Jordan The International Academy - Amman
Korea Branksome Hall Asia
Korea Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon)
Korea Dwight International School Seoul
Korea North London Collegiate School, Jeju
Korea Seoul Foreign School
Latvia International School of Latvia
Latvia International School of Riga
Luxembourg International School of Luxembourg
Malawi Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe
Malaysia IGB International School
Malaysia The International School of Penang (Uplands)
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Morocco Rabat American School
Myanmar The International School Yangon
Netherlands International School of Amsterdam
Nigeria St Saviour's School, Ikoyi. Lagos
Norway Skagerak International School
Oman ABA - An IB World School
Oman Al Batinah International School
Oman Al Sahwa Schools, Muscat
Oman The Sultan's School, Seeb, Muscat
Panama The International School of Panama
Philippines International School Manila
Poland American School of Warsaw
Portugal St Dominic's International School, Lisbon
Qatar ACS Doha International School
Qatar Qatar Academy Sidra
Qatar Qatar Academy, Doha
Qatar The English Modern School, Doha
Romania American International School of Bucharest
Russia The Anglo-American School of Moscow & St. Petersburg
Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia British International School Jeddah
Saudi Arabia Dhahran Ahliyya Schools
Saudi Arabia King Faisal School
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Senegal International School of Dakar
Serbia International School of Belgrade
Singapore Canadian International School, Singapore
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
South Africa American International School of Johannesburg
Spain American School of Barcelona
Spain American School of Madrid
Sudan Khartoum International Community School
Switzerland Ecole d’Humanité
Switzerland Gems World Academy International School, Etoy
Switzerland International School of Berne
Switzerland International School of Lausanne
Switzerland International School of Zug and Luzern
Switzerland Leysin American School
Switzerland TASIS The American School in Switzerland, Lugano
Switzerland Zurich International School
Tanzania International School Moshi
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Thailand Concordian International School, Bangkok
Thailand NIST International School
Thailand Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok
Turkey Bilkent Laboratory & International School, Ankara
Turkey British International School Istanbul
Turkey Hisar School, Istanbul
Turkey Istanbul International Community School
Turkey MEF International School - Izmir
Turkey MEF International Schools, Istanbul
Turkey Robert College of Istanbul
Uganda Kampala International School Uganda
UK ACS International Schools
UK American School in London
Ukraine British International School, Kyiv
Ukraine Pechersk School International, Kyiv
United Arab Emirates British International School Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates Dubai American Academy (GEMS)
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai
United Arab Emirates Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai
United Arab Emirates Uptown School, Dubai
USA Atlanta International School, GA
USA German American IS, Menlo Park CA
USA International School of Los Angeles
USA Think Global School
USA United Nations International School
Uzbekistan Tashkent International School
Venezuela The British School Caracas
Vietnam Hanoi International School
Vietnam Renaissance International School Saigon
Vietnam Saigon South International School, HCMC

Thursday 1/21

8:00am - 9:00pm
Candidate Mail Room: open
Kensington 2
8:00am - 9:00pm
School Mail Area: open
Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
8:00am - 9:00pm
Search Office: open
Kensington 1
10:00am - 7:00pm
Candidate Lounge: open
Cromwell
10:00am - 5:00pm
Candidate Self-Registration
Fair packet, badge
Cromwell, Lobby
11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Q&A
Four Heads of School share their thoughts on international school recruiting.
Orchard
5:15 - 6:15pm
Candidate General Fair Orientation
Orchard

Friday 1/22

7:00am - 6:00pm
Candidate Lounge: open
Cromwell
7:00am - 6:00pm
Search Office and Mail Rooms: open
Kensington 1&2 and Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
8:00 - 8:30am
Interview Sign-up
Leadership candidates
Sentosa, Orchard
8:30 - 10:30am
Interview Sign-up
All candidates admitted
Sentosa, Orchard
11:00am - 5:30pm
Candidate Advisors Available
Advisor Hotel Rooms
11:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
Interview Rooms as Arranged at Sign-up
12:30 - 5:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1-8

Saturday 1/23

8:00am - 5:30pm
Candidate Advisors Available
Advisor Hotel Rooms
8:00am - 5:30pm
Candidate Lounge: open
Cromwell
8:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
Interview Rooms as Arranged at Sign-up
8:00am - 5:30pm
Search Office and Mail Rooms: open
Kensington 1&2 and Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
8:30am - 12:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa, Orchard

Sunday 1/24

8:00am - 4:30pm
Candidate Advisors Available
Advisor Hotel Rooms
8:00am - 4:30pm
Candidate Lounge: open
Cromwell
8:00am - 4:30pm
Interviews
Interview Rooms as Arranged at Sign-up
8:00am - 4:30pm
Search Office and Mail Rooms: open
Kensington 1&2 and Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
4:30pm
Search Office & Fair Close

Thursday 1/21

8:00am - 9:00pm
Candidate Mail Room: open
Kensington 2
8:00am - 12:00pm
Recruiter Registration
Fair packet, vacany sheets
Conservatory
8:00am - 9:00pm
School Mail Area: open
Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
8:00am - 9:00pm
Search Office: open
Kensington 1
12:00 - 9:00pm
Recruiter Lounge: open
Conservatory
1:00 - 4:00pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1-8
4:00 - 5:00pm
Recruiter Orientation
All recruiters welcome
Orchard
6:30 - 8:30pm
Recruiter Welcome Mixer
Conservatory

Friday 1/22

7:00am - 6:00pm
Recruiter Lounge: open
Conservatory
7:00am - 6:00pm
Search Office and Mail Rooms: open
Kensington 1&2 and Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
7:45 - 8:00am
Reruiter Set-up Interview Sign-up
Sentosa, Orchard
8:00 - 8:30am
Interview Sign-up
Leadership candidates
Sentosa, Orchard
8:30 - 10:30am
Interview Sign-up
All candidates admitted
Sentosa, Orchard
11:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
Interview Rooms as Arranged at Sign-up
12:30 - 5:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1-8

Saturday 1/23

8:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
Interview Rooms as Arranged at Sign-up
8:00am - 5:30pm
Recruiter Lounge: open
Conservatory
8:00am - 5:30pm
Search Office and Mail Rooms: open
Kensington 1&2 and Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
8:30am - 12:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa, Orchard
6:00 - 8:00pm
Recruiter Cocktail Mixer
Conservatory

Sunday 1/24

8:00am - 4:30pm
Interviews
Interview Rooms as Arranged at Sign-up
8:00am - 4:30pm
Recruiter Lounge: open
Conservatory
8:00am - 4:30pm
Search Office and Mail Rooms: open
Kensington 1&2 and Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
4:30pm
Search Office & Fair Close


Download List
1. Candidate Schedule
2. Candidate Update 1
3. Candidate Update 2
4. Candidate Update 3
5. Candidate Orientation
6. Search Team

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates London-January Job Fair 2016

Thanks for your interest in our London January Job Fair. Candidates may request an invitation to this job fair from August 16 2015 (read below). On this page, find information and updates (as they are posted). We assume you have already read the General Information summarizing the Fair’s nature and candidate fit. If you have not, please do so now. 

If you wish to attend the fair you must be an activated Search candidate. Request an invitation from your home Associate from your dashboard in your Search account. The bullets below are important. Please read them. 

  • The first attendance day of this fair for candidates is Thursday January 21 2016.  
  • You MUST arrive between midday and 5p.m. on Thursday January 21 for the reasons below. It is your responsibility to make leave and travel arrangements appropriate to that time and date. Candidates may not join the fair late. We will show flexibility ONLY in the event of unplanned travel delay or personal emergency.
  • Here is the "why" of the above. Thursday January 21 is an extremely important day for you. You need to attend an orientation meeting with the Fair Organiser, locate your communication folder and the schools' communication folders, and in advance of Friday's early morning interview sign-up, study the updated vacancy lists posted in the Candidate Lounge, in order to make preliminary contact with schools having vacancies that interest you. All this before Friday's 08.00 interview sign-up - the crucial part of the fair at which you arrange the interviews with recruiters, to take place on the remaining days of the job fair. 
  • The venue is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre, Kensington, London. Candidates will have rooms in the adjoining, connected Millennium Baileys Hotel. It is more convenient, but not required, for candidates to stay in the Fair Hotel - it affords a private on-site refuge (your hotel room) in which to reflect. We facilitate room sharing for candidates through our Search Associates Facebook page. 
  • The Fair Schedule for Candidates will be available on this page before June 01 2015. 
  • Very near the date of the fair, We provide you via download with a personal digital copy of the schedule and all other documents for the fair, and about all the attending schools. This frees you from reliance on the internet for school information. Limited hard copy only is supplied to you. 
  • You do need to have with you a laptop or tablet. Warning - if you have a tablet, you may be unable to open schools' own information for prospective candidates, which may be provided on an external plug-in drive or disk.
  • Recruiters will have secure access to your full Search file and confidential references during the job fair. It is prudent, however, to hand a résumé to recruiters at interview sign-up and at interviews themselves. This is both an aide-mémoire for recruiters, and a document on which they can make notes about you. 
  • Bring with you 1. 25 2-side maximum A4 or Letter size résumés, with photo  2. a laptop or tablet computer for accessing digital information at the fair. Most information provided is digital. 

 Please email any questions to Amelia Ren-Hayden on ahayden@searchassociates.com 

Gez Hayden

LEARN HERE ABOUT PRECONDITIONS FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS JOB FAIR, AND ABOUT WHAT CONSTITUTES A GOOD FIT.

YOUR SEARCH FILE AND FORWARD PLANNING

  1. You must be a fully activated Search candidate, invited to register for this job fair by your Senior Associate. (If unsure of your invitation status, contact your Senior Associate). 
  2. You must have at least 4 references on your file, of which minimum 3 must be supervisor or admin references. 
  3. All reference and contact information on the application must be complete. 
  4. The Bio Notes section of your file must be complete. 
  5. A photograph is preferred. 
  6. You MUST be able to attend between midday and 5p.m. on Thursday January 21 2016. Self-registration, your orientation meeting, contacting and receiving contacts from schools, and personal preparations will mean time is at a premium. You need to get all your ducks in a row for the early morning interview sign-up session on Friday January 22.
ARE YOU A FIT?

    This very competitive fair - Search Associates' largest - attracts schools from all over the world, and traditionally enjoys a strong placement rate. Recruiters are seeking experience in delivering the programmes indicated below. It has an integral Leadership Section.

    A. EXPERIENCE

    1. This is a fair where recruiters seek candidates with prior international school experience of teaching the IB PYP, MYP and Diploma; IGCSE and International A Level; UK National Curriculum; IPC & IMYC.
    2. Exceptions: teachers domestically experienced in & seeking shortage subjects/areas : Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics HL, French plus Spanish, Early Childhood and KG, Music, Elementary PE, Elementary Art & Design, Special Education, Counselors, Apple-experienced technology integrators, and Librarians will find success here.
    3. Candidates who can demonstrate a material commitment to gaining IB experience (i.e. training) can also attend, but will find it very much more challenging to get interviews.
    4. Candidates with only domestic school (not international school) classroom teaching experience in the UK and Ireland, North America and Australia/NZ, (often seeking a position in a school in Europe), are typically unsuccessful unless they teach a shortage subject listed in 2.  above.

    B. LEADERSHIP SECTION

    1. This fair has a leadership section. Appropriate leadership candidates realistically seek responsibility positions above Department/Subject Head or Chair. They should have previously held a responsibility post senior to that level in an international school. The section includes Counselors and Athletics Directors.
    2. Candidates who have held leadership positions in domestic schools only, even if they have international school teaching experience,  are unlikely to succeed in this context. Such candidates should register as regular teaching candidates only. If in doubt, please consult your own Senior Associate.
    3. Leadership candidates must indicate on their registration form their wish to participate in this section of the Fair. We customised the acceptance form to facilitate this.
    Gez Hayden
SEARCH LONDON-JANUARY LEADERSHIP SECTION

Leadership (Administrative) Candidates are those with prior international school leadership experience*, seeking positions above the level of Department Head/Department Chair, with responsibility spanning at least one year-grade. Leadership Candidates may also interview for regular teaching positions at this fair, in addition to leadership positions. The Section includes Counselors and Athletic Directors. At the Fair itself, there is a dedicated Interview Sign-up Session for Leadership Candidates, before the regular Interview Sign-up begins. Otherwise, the section is integral to the rest of the Fair.

Examples of leadership positions are: Heads of School, Principals; PYP, MYP and Diploma Coordinators; Grade Level Coordinators; CAS / Community and Service Coordinators; MYP Areas of Interaction Leaders; IB Workshop Leaders and Trainers (usually integrally to another responsibility position); Counselors; Athletics Directors; Year Heads.

Candidates in the Leadership Section will already have appropriate prior experience and qualifications to fill key positions in international schools with IB PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes, and/or British International System Programmes - IPC, IMYC, IGCSE, and International A Level.

*Candidates with leadership experience in domestic systems only are typically successful in securing similar roles in their first international post. They should recruit for regular teaching positions only and should not apply to the leadership section.

Registration for the leadership section is indicated by candidates on their response to the invitation to attend the Fair, sent to them by their Senior Associate. If you are unsure of your eligibility for the Leadership Section, please contact your Senior Associate, or Gez Hayden, for advice, before requesting an invitation to this job fair. 

Gez Hayden

 Download List
1. Recruiter Schedule

Welcome to the Schools Information Page for the Search Associates London-January Job Fair 2016

On this page, schools interested to attend can obtain information and updates on the Search London-January Job Fair. Invitations are issued to schools in early August 2015. If your school wishes to attend this job fair and does not receive its invitation by August 07 2015, please contact me, Gez Hayden. The bullets below are important.

  • Dates: Thursday January 21 to Sunday January 24 2016. We recommend recruiters arrive in the evening of Wednesday January 20.
  • No paper copies of candidate Search files and confidential references are issued at this job fair. This information is provided to you securely on electronic media, when you check in at the fair.
  • A self-print facility is available in the Recruiter Lounge for colleagues who need to read from paper. Candidates will have one-page résumés ready for you, on which to make notes about them.
  • Bring with you 1. Laptop with USB port 2. the appropriate connector for your laptop to a digital projector (for school presentations).
  • iPad users presenting from your iPad – we intend to implement a pre-fair download system to allow you to access the Fair information and Fair Database of candidates on your machine. You will need to have an app for offline browsing installed.

Incremental updates as printer-friendly downloads, which you can choose to print or (better) save to your computer are posted on this page as they become available after the Fair is launched in August : Recruiter Schedule and Conditions, interim updates for recruiters, and other documents.

Please email any questions to me on ghayden@searchassociates.com 

Gez Hayden

 

 

HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION AND ADVICE ABOUT HOTEL BOOKING

The venue for this job fair is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre , Kensington, London, UK. The adjoining Millennium Bailey's Hotel will offer accommodation for candidates. Schools/recruiters will be located in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

  • Early booking is essential to be sure of a room - booking immediately you accept your invitation to attend the job fair is best. Penalty-free cancellation is possible until 14 days before the date of arrival (excluding Early Bird booking).
  • CANDIDATES should click this link Baileys and use the Promo Codes below.
    *Regular Rate: 14 days cancellation
    SEAB200116 (with breakfast)
    SEAJ200116 (without breakfast)
    *Early Bird Rate: available until 30 September 2015 (Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable)
    SERB200116 (Early bird with breakfast: Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable)
    SEAE200116 (Early bird without breakfast: Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable)
  • SCHOOLS/RECRUITERS should click this link Gloucester and use the Promo Codes below:
    *Regular Rate: 14 days cancellation
    SEA200116B (with breakfast)
    SEA200116R (without breakfast)
    *Early Bird Rate: available until 30 September 2015 (Non-Refundable and Non-Changable)
    SE200116EB (Early bird with breakfast: Non-Refundable and Non-Changable)
    SE200116ER (Early bird without breakfast: Non-Refundable and Non-Changable)
  • SCHOOLS/RECRUITERS - we strongly recommend booking club rooms, which are more suitable for interviewing, carry complimentary internet connection, and Executive Lounge access.

Gez Hayden


Did You Know…?

Senior Associate David Cramer has been the head of school at four international schools worldwide.