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London - January

January 13 - 16, 2017

Hayden, Gez

Fair Organizer:
Gez Hayden

January 13 - 16, 2017

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, 2016. 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, Mathematics HL, French plus Spanish, Early Childhood and KG, Music, Elementary PE, Elementary Art & Design, Special Education, Counselors, Apple-experienced technology integrators, and Librarians

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

Friday 1/13

8:00am - 9:00pm
Candidates Mail Room Open
Kensington 2
8:00am - 9:00pm
Schools Mail Area Open
Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
8:00am - 6:00pm
Search Office Open
Kensington 1
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
12:00 - 12:30pm
Workshop: 10 Tips for Interview Success
Senior Associate Julie Ryan
Orchard
12:30 - 4:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1 – 8
2:00 - 2:30pm
Workshop: 10 Tips for Interview Success (Repeated)
Senior Associate Julie Ryan
Orchard
5:15 - 6:15pm
Candidate General Fair Orientation
Gez Hayden
Orchard

Saturday 1/14

7:00am - 6:00pm
Search Office, Lounge & Mail Rooms Open
8:00 - 8:30am
Interview Sign-up - Leadership Candidates only
Sentosa, Orchard
8:30 - 10:30am
Interview Sign-up - All candidates Admitted
Sentosa, Orchard
11:00am - 5:30pm
Candidate Advisors Available
Hotel Rooms
11:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
in interview rooms as arranged at sign-up
12:30 - 5:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1 – 8

Sunday 1/15

8:00am - 5:30pm
Candidate Advisors Available
Hotel Rooms
8:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
in interview rooms as arranged at sign-up
8:00am - 5:30pm
Search Office, Lounge & Mail Rooms Open
8:30am - 12:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1 – 8

Monday 1/16

8:00am - 4:00pm
Candidate Advisors Available
Hotel Rooms
8:00am - 4:00pm
Interviews
in interview rooms as arranged at sign-up
8:00am - 4:00pm
Search Office, Lounges & Mail Rooms Open
4:00pm
Search Office & Fair Close

Friday 1/13

8:00am - 9:00pm
Candidates Mail Room Open
Kensington 2
8:00am - 5:00pm
Recruiter Lounge Open
Conservatory
8:00am - 12:00pm
Recruiter Registration
Fair packet, vacancy sheets
Conservatory
8:00am - 9:00pm
Schools Mail Area Open
Lobby Opposite Kensington 1&2
8:00am - 6:00pm
Search Office Open
Kensington 1
11:00am - 12:00pm
Candidate Q&A Panel Discussion
Recruiters welcome but attendance optional
Orchard
12:00 - 12:30pm
Candidate Workshop: 10 Tips for Interview Success
Senior Associate Julie Ryan
Recruiters welcome but attendance optional

Orchard
12:30 - 4:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1 – 8
2:00 - 2:30pm
Candidate Workshop: 10 Tips for Interview Success (Repeated)
Senior Associate Julie Ryan
Recruiters welcome but attendance optional

Orchard
4:00 - 5:00pm
Recruiter Orientation
All recruiters welcome
Orchard
6:30 - 8:30pm
Recruiter Welcome Mixer
Conservatory

Saturday 1/14

7:00am - 6:00pm
Search Office, Lounge & Mail Rooms Open
7:30 - 7:45am
Recruiter Set-up Interview Sign-up
Sentosa, Orchard
8:00 - 8:30am
Interview Sign-up - Leadership Candidates only
Sentosa, Orchard
8:30 - 10:30am
Interview Sign-up - All candidates Admitted
Sentosa, Orchard
11:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
in interview rooms as arranged at sign-up
12:30 - 5:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1 – 8

Sunday 1/15

8:00am - 5:30pm
Interviews
in interview rooms as arranged at sign-up
8:00am - 5:30pm
Search Office, Lounge & Mail Rooms Open
8:30am - 12:30pm
School Presentations
Sentosa 1 – 8
6:00 - 8:00pm
Recruiter Cocktail Mixer
Conservatory

Monday 1/16

8:00am - 4:00pm
Interviews
in interview rooms as arranged at sign-up
8:00am - 4:00pm
Search Office, Lounges & Mail Rooms Open
4:00pm
Search Office & Fair Close

Download List
1. 2016 Attending Schools
2. Candidate Schedule

 

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates London-January Job Fair 2017

Thanks for your interest in our London January Job Fair. Candidates may request an invitation to this job fair from August 16, 2016 (read below). On this page, find information and updates (as they are posted). We assume you have already read the General Information summarising 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 Friday, January 13, 2017.
  • You MUST arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13 for the reasons given 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. Friday, January 13 is an extremely important day for you, during which school presentations begin at noon. You need to attend an orientation meeting with the Fair Organiser, and locate your communication folder and the schools' communication folders. In advance of Saturday's early morning interview sign-up, you should study the updated vacancy lists posted in the Candidate Lounge, in order to make preliminary contact with schools having vacancies that interest you. Additionally, informative, helpful sessions are provided for candidates on this day:
    1. A Q&A session with 4 experienced international school heads answering candidates' questions
    2. A workshop on interviewing led by Senior Associate Julie Ryan. All this to be done before Saturday's 8:00 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 rooms are 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 1, 2016.
  • 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 10 a.m. and 5p.m. on Friday January 13 2017. 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 Saturday January 14. There are workshops and school presentations to attend also.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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 unsuccessful 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 2017

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 June 2016. If your school wishes to attend this job fair and does not receive its invitation by June 7, 2016, please contact me, Gez Hayden. The bullets below are important.

  • Dates: Friday January 13 to Monday January 16 2017. We recommend recruiters arrive in the evening of Thursday January 12.
  • Venue: The venue of this fair is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK.
  • 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 — You will need to have an app for offline browsing installed, such as GoodReader, in order to have access to the local (independent of internet) candidate database specific to this fair.

Incremental updates as printer-friendly downloads, which you can choose to print or (recommended) save to your computer are posted on this page as they become available from August onwards: 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 Special Rate Codes below.
    *Regular Rate: 14 days cancellation
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY: GBP125. Breakfast supplement GBP10. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: GBP135. Breakfast supplement GBP10 per person. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    Regular Rate Code: SEAA120117

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    *Early Bird Rate: available until 15th October 2016 (Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable)
     SINGLE OCCUPANCY: GBP110. Breakfast supplement GBP10. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
     DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: GBP120. Breakfast supplement GBP10 per person. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    Early Bird Code: SEAE120117

  • SCHOOLS/RECRUITERS should click this link Gloucester and use the Special Rate Codes below:
    *Regular Rate: 14 days cancellation
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY: GBP125. Breakfast supplement GBP10. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: GBP135. Breakfast supplement GBP10 per person. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    Regular Rate Code: SEA120117A

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    *Early Bird Rate: available until 15th October 2016 (Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable
     SINGLE OCCUPANCY: GBP110. Breakfast supplement GBP10. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
     DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: GBP120. Breakfast supplement GBP10 per person. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    Early Bird Code: SEA120117E

  • SCHOOLS/RECRUITERS - we strongly recommend booking club rooms, which are more suitable for interviewing, carry complimentary internet connection, and Executive Lounge access.

Gez Hayden

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