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London - January

January 17 - 19, 2025

LONDON
MILLENNIUM GLOUCESTER & BAILEYS HOTELS, 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 2024. 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 FROM 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.

ATTENDANCE

This is an in-person-only event. Attendance is mandatory on Friday January 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 (not leaving before midday).

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 leading international schools from all over the World - Europe, Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia, Africa and the Americas including the USA.

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  be successful if they offer shortage expertise as first choice - Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics HL, French with Spanish, Early Childhood and KG, Music, Elementary PE, Elementary Art & Design, Special Education, Counselors, technology integrators, and Librarians.

Scale

This is the largest Search fair, attended by up to 600 candidates and 160 schools, of which 75% offer one or more IB programme, and 40% British International curricula.

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 Search London-January is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London. Schools will also interview in the adjoining Bailey's Hotel.

Gez Hayden

  1. Candidate Schedule
  2. Hotel Information

 

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates London-January Job Fair 2025

Thanks for your interest in our London January Job Fair. Candidates may request an invitation to this job fair from August 16, 2024 (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 17, 2025.
  • The administrative venue is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre, Kensington, London. This is where the Search Office, Interview Booths and candidate advisors are located. Recruiters will interview not only in this hotel in interview booths, meeting rooms and hotel rooms, but also in the adjoining Bailey's Hotel.  It is more convenient, but not required, for candidates to stay in the Millennium Gloucester and The Bailey's hotels - this affords a private on-site refuge (your hotel room) in which to reflect.
  • Limited hard copy information is supplied to you. There is no paper messaging system. Schools and candidates communicate via email, and via the Fair Portal. The Fair Portal helps you manage and organise your experience of the fair.
  • Ideally, you should have with you a laptop/tablet, and a smartphone.
  • Connectivity - internet connection is available. A small amount of mobile data for your smartphone is also advisable, particularly for peak usage times in the hotel.
  • 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
    2. a laptop or tablet for accessing digital information at the fair, and a smartphone for communicating via the Fair Portal and receiving calls. 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 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 attend on Friday January 17, in order to register, attend orientation, attend interview sign-up and meet your advisor for the fair.  Best to plan not to leave before midday, Sunday January 19.

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.

  • EXPERIENCE
    1. This is a fair where recruiters seek mainly candidates with prior experience of teaching the IB PYP, MYP, CP and Diploma; IGCSE and International A Level; UK National Curriculum; IPC & IMYC.
    2. Exceptions: teachers domestically experienced in & seeking as first preference shortage subjects/areas : Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, French plus Spanish, Early Childhood and KG, Music, Elementary PE, Elementary Art & Design, Special Education, Counselors, technology integrators, and Librarians will find success here.
    3. This is a worldwide job fair, where candidates open to placement in more than one region will have most choice of opportunities.
    4. Candidates with only domestic school (not international school) classroom teaching experience in North America and Australia/NZ, (often seeking a position in a school in Europe only), will find this fair to be competitive, but may request an invitation.  Please consult on this with your own Senior Associate.

Gez Hayden


  1. Recruiter Schedule
  2. Hotel Information

Welcome to the Schools Information Page for the Search Associates London-January Job Fair 2025

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 2024. If your school wishes to attend this job fair and does not receive its invitation by June 16 2024, please contact me, Gez Hayden. The bullets below are important.

  • Dates: Friday January 17 to Sunday January 19 2025. We recommend recruiters arrive in the evening of Thursday January 16.
  • Venue: The venue of this fair is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK.
  • Interview Booths: A limited number of interview booths is available on a first come first served basis.
  • Accommodation - The Millennium Gloucester Hotel is the recommended accommodation venue. We are also offering the rooms at the adjoining Bailey's Hotel.  It is in order for recruiters to interview in that hotel also.
  • No paper copies of candidate Search files and confidential references are issued at this job fair. This information is provided to you securely online, through the Fair Portal.
  • A self-print facility is available for colleagues who need to read from paper. Candidates will have one-page résumés ready for you, on which to make notes about them.
  • Messaging at the fair - Search London January does not use a paper messaging system. Communication will be through email and through the Fair Portal messaging function.
  • Fair Portal - this helps you manage your experience of the fair. It will be made available shortly before the fair begins. It functions equally well on both computers and portable devices.
  • Bring with you a Laptop/Tablet, and a smartphone

Incremental updates 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

For School Boards considering engaging Search Associates to conduct a leadership Search, or to conduct governance workshops, and for Heads and Aspiring Heads wishing to learn how Search Associates' Consultancy Services Division can assist their future career development, Senior Consultant Jeremy Lewis will be available at the Fair, to meet in person and to describe the range of related services we offer.

 

ACCOMMODATION (SCHOOLS AND CANDIDATES)

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

  • Early booking is essential to be sure of a room.
  • We recommend that recruiters stay at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. However, we also offer the possibility for recruiters to stay at the adjoining Bailey's Hotel.
  • Please note that the Millennium Gloucester Hotel does not offer a club lounge.
  • It is not a requirement for the candidates to stay at either of the fair hotels, but it is advantageous to do so, in terms of personal convenience.  There are several other hotels within the walking distance of the fair venue.

INTERVIEW BOOTHS (SCHOOLS)

A limited number of interview booths is available in function rooms, of which a proportion is available for interview use on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event.  The majority are available for interview use on Saturday and Sunday only.   Schools may request the interview booth in the fair registration.  The interview booths will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

SYNDICATE ROOMS (SCHOOLS)

Schools requiring syndicate rooms for interviews should please contact Amelia Ren-Hayden on ahayden@searchassociates.com. These are converted bedrooms (bed removed).



Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Ray Sparks's over 30-year career as an educator has involved working in Canada, Europe, and Asia.