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London EMEA Schools Fair (Virtual)

January 15 - 16, 2022


Fair Organizers: Gez Hayden, Nick Kendell

Search London-January 2022: the major recruiting opportunity for IB and British International curriculum schools located in Europe, Middle East or Africa

Thank you for visiting our London EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) Schools Job Fair page.

Search Associates is deeply committed to resuming our in-person fairs if we are able to do so safely, and effectively. At this time, there is still uncertainty regarding safety protocols, travel restrictions, border closures, visa issues, etc. related to the pandemic. Therefore, a decision has been made not to hold the 2022 London January fair as an in-person event. The 2022 London EMEA Schools Fair will have a broad regional focus, and will be virtual in format.  

Domestic-only experienced candidates should please review the candidate details on the job fairs page of our website and request an invitation that is best suited for their experience. You can also reach out to your Associate for guidance on these matters.

We expect to attract a good number of schools from around the world as well as a large number of highly qualified educators. Our virtual fair platform has seen some improvements since last year, adding more personalised interactions between candidates and schools, improved messaging and scheduling tools.

This Fair is for candidates who are certified to teach, with 2 completed years' international experience gained beyond the home country, and is strongly recommended for candidates with at least one year's full-time experience teaching one or more of the IB or UK curriculum programmes, seeking placement in the regions the Fair serves.

All Search sponsored job fairs are by invitation only for those candidates, and schools, who are fully registered and active. This ensures that our member candidates and schools are getting to the right fair that is best suited for their experience, job search and recruitment needs. Registered candidates can request an invitation to this fair after September 1, 2021 directly from their candidate dashboard. Invitations for our member schools will be available August 15, 2021.

Please note that in order to better manage our fairs, in particular our virtual fairs, we are capping the number of attendees so that we can provide better support to both our member schools and candidates in attendance. To that end, we expect our virtual fairs to fill up quickly, and sometimes quite suddenly, and with little warning. Therefore, if you are interested in attending one of our fairs, we ask that you please keep this in mind. Thank you.

Search Associates thanks you for your continued support and patience during these unusual times.



Country School
Austria American International School, Vienna
Bermuda Warwick Academy
Bulgaria The American College of Sofia
Cote d'Ivoire International Community School of Abidjan
Denmark Copenhagen International School
Denmark Esbjerg International School
Egypt El Alsson British & American International School, NEWGIZA
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Germany Metropolitan School Frankfurt
Germany Munich International School e.V.
Germany Strothoff International School, Frankfurt
Germany Thuringia International School, Weimar
Italy International School of Bologna
Italy Marymount International School Rome
Italy St. Stephen's School, Rome
Italy The International School in Genoa
Jordan King's Academy, Madaba
Kuwait Al-Bayan Bilingual School
Kuwait The American School of Kuwait
Lebanon International College, Beirut
Malta Verdala International School
Monaco International School of Monaco
Mozambique American International School of Mozambique
Netherlands International School of Amsterdam
Oman Al Sahwa Schools, Muscat
Qatar International School London Qatar
Russia Letovo School
Saudi Arabia International Programs School
Saudi Arabia NEOM Education
Spain The American School of Barcelona
Sudan Khartoum International Community School
Switzerland Leysin American School
Switzerland TASIS The American School in Switzerland, Lugano
Switzerland Zurich International School
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Turkey British International School Istanbul
Turkey ENKA Schools, Istanbul
Turkey Istanbul International Community School
Turkey MEF International School - Izmir
Turkey MEF International Schools, Istanbul
Turkey The Koc School
Turkey The Sezin School
UK TASIS The American School in England
Ukraine CIL International School LLC
United Arab Emirates Dubai American Academy (GEMS)
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates London EMEA (EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA) SCHOOLS VIRTUAL Job Fair 2022

On this page, candidates registered or interested to attend can obtain information and updates on the Search Associates London EMEA Virtual Job Fair. Please note the bullets below. Candidates can request an invitation from their dashboard from September 01 2021.  Click here for the Fair Schedule.

  • This Virtual Job Fair is suitable for candidates who have a strong interest in living and working in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
  • The Fair's Time Zone is GMT (UTC + 0.00).
  • Candidates must be prepared to be fully available for interview during Saturday January 15 and Sunday January 16 2022.
  • Interview times will be by mutual agreement between schools and candidates, taking into account each other's time zones.
  • The Search Associates Virtual Fair Portal underpins this fair. Functions include requesting interviews, responding to interview invitations, responding to school-initiated instant chats, scheduling appointments and participation.
  • We strongly recommend candidates make a (strictly) one-minute video to present themselves. Recruiters will be able to access this using the link which accompanies your details in the Fair Portal.
  • Your full Search account, including all contents, confidential references, résumé/CV, documents and background checks, is available to all recruiters through the Fair Portal.
  • Face to face live opportunities, in addition to interviews, are provided by attending live school Q&A sessions, where you can hear recruiters talk about their school, and ask them questions. Additionally, you may be invited to a short (5-minute) meet-and-greet session with a school considering your application.
  • Live features of the event, such as orientation and school Q&A sessions, will be recorded, so that they are available to candidates who missed them due to time zone difference.
  • The list of attending schools will be published once schools have been able to respond to their invitations. Up to 100 schools will attend.
Gez Hayden (Fair Organiser)



  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 Teaching, Counselor/Librarian or Leadership 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. You MUST be available during the 2 full days of the Fair January 15 and 16.


This very competitive fair attracts schools from Europe, Middle East and Africa. Recruiters are seeking experience as detailed below. Do you qualify for an invitation?

  • EXPERIENCE ... to qualify for an invitation to this event:
  1. Indicate interest in at least one of the geographical regions served by this fair.

  1. Candidates must be certified to teach.

  1. A minimum of two years international school experience beyond the candidate’s home country.

  1. Strongly recommended: at least one year’s full-time experience in teaching one of the IB or UK curriculum programmes.

Gez Hayden

Welcome to the Schools Information Page for the Search Associates London EMEA (EUROPE MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA) SCHOOLS VIRTUAL Job Fair 2022

On this page, schools registered to attend, and those interested to attend, can obtain information and updates on the Search Associates LONDON EMEA Virtual Job Fair.  Click here for the Fair Schedule.

This regional Fair is intended mainly for our member schools in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Attending candidates are internationally experienced. Preference is given to candidates with at least one year's full-time experience in teaching one or more of the IB and UK curriculum programmes. If you would like to recruit at this job fair, and have not received an invitation by September 01, please email Harry Deelman on hdeelman@searchassociates.com requesting an invitation.  Please note the bullets below....

  • The Fair's Time Zone is GMT (UTC+0:00).
  • Search Associates' improved Virtual Fair Portal underpins the operation of this Fair. Communication with candidates should be through the Virtual Fair Portal. This will open from your school's dashboard one week prior to the start of the fair, to enable you to research attending candidates before the 2-day fair begins.
  • Schools can screen candidates prior to inviting them to interview using the Virtual Fair Portal's instant chat function, and may also invite candidates to a 5-minute video conversation (using their own video platform), at any point during the Fair, for candidates you are considering for interview, but are not yet certain about.
  • We very strongly encourage attending schools to make a School Presentation video. These will be accessible to candidates through the Virtual Fair Portal. Schools choosing a live presentation slot during the scheduled Q&A periods can assume the candidate audience has already viewed your video, and has questions to ask you. This face-to-face opportunity is highly valued by candidates and recruiters alike. Your Q&A session will be recorded, so it can be available to candidates whose time zone makes it difficult to attend your live session.
  • All information on attending candidates is provided to you securely through the Virtual Fair Portal. Candidates have further been advised to make a one-minute self-presentation video, which schools can access through a link contained in the candidate's Search Associates account.
  Please email any questions to Harry Deelman on hdeelman@searchassociates.com


Gez Hayden(Fair Organiser)

The organiser of the London EMEA Schools Virtual Fair is Senior Associate Gez Hayden.

During the course of the event, live support for schools and for candidates will be provided both by the organising team, and by other Search colleagues, in the aim of covering all relevant time zones as fully as possible.

Nearer to the start date of the event, the organising team will provide candidates and schools with full orientation and instructions for the practical implementation of the event. We are of course ready to answer any questions participants may have, prior to and during the event itself. For schools and candidates, a virtual fair requires careful and extensive preparation in order to derive optimum benefit from the experience. The need for managing your time, good communication, keeping on top of scheduled interactions, and making time for research is more accentuated in the context of a virtual fair, than is the case for a traditional physical job fair. Our aim, therefore, is to fully support candidates and schools in achieving those goals through deploying our team of experienced Senior Associates.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Harry Deelman was at various times headmaster of schools in a fascinating foursome of global cities: Buenos Aires, Rome, Dubai, and Bangkok.