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London - Spring

March 22 - 24, 2019

Cope, David

Fair Organizer:
David Cope

March 22 - 24, 2019

LONDON
HILTON LONDON PADDINGTON

Fair Organizer: David Cope

 

Search Associates London Spring fair: the largest of the late-season job fairs, attracting a very wide range of schools and candidates.

The London Spring job fair attracts international schools of all kinds and worldwide - including British, American and IB schools - so it is suitable for a wide range of teachers, in all subject fields and at all levels.

Every year candidates come from all over the world to attend the fair, including many from North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.     However, it is especially convenient for teachers based in the UK, Ireland and other parts of Europe who can reach London within reasonable travelling time.

The fair is organised by David Cope and is particularly appropriate for UK office candidates, but candidates registered with any other associate are equally welcome to request an invitation to register for a place.

This event usually attracts around 50 schools and 200 candidates, making it much the largest of the late-season job fairs.

Candidates wishing to attend the London-Spring fair should contact David Cope (or, if not registered with the UK office, their sponsoring associate) as early as possible to request an invitation.     Most candidates do this during October, November, December, January and February, but invitation requests are welcome at any time after Monday 10 September 2018.

The London-Spring fair is held over a Saturday/Sunday weekend.    If at all possible, candidates need to be free to attend throughout both of these two very full days of meetings and interviews, and should make their travel and accommodation arrangements with this in mind.
LONDON SPRING JOB FAIR         22 - 24 MARCH 2019
The Hilton London Paddington Hotel, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE, UK
Tel  +44 207 850 0500       Fax  +44 207 850 0600


Arrival and departure
Saturday 23 March and Sunday 24 March 2019 are the essential days to be present if at all possible.    Check in and collection of fair papers is most easily done on Friday 22 March between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm, if possible.     Candidates who cannot check in with us on the Friday - this is usually the majority - are required to do so on Saturday 23 March between 7.30 am and 8.30 am.     
Departure after 6.00 pm on the Sunday (24 March) usually allows enough time for candidates who arrived for the start of the fair on Saturday morning.

Candidate registration for the fair
Candidates need to ask their associate well in advance of the fair for an invitation to register online for a candidate place.     Online registration should be done as early as possible, and preferably no later than 1 March 2019.   
Absolute final deadline for candidate registration:    14 March 2019
Click here for details of the schedule and conditions for candidates.  2019 C INFORMATION.pdf
Nicholas McKie 
MBA, MMus, BMus, QTS, CPC, ELI-MP

Nicholas is a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the founder of Persyou.    Persyou specialises in enabling you to move forward in areas of your life where you crave change and offers tailored coaching to teachers around international relocations and career moves by:

• Helping you clarify your goals and priorities when attending fairs
• Increasing confidence in dealing with job interviews and creating good first impressions 
• Supporting you when organising and arranging relocations after life decisions have been made. 

Nicholas has extensive experience establishing, leading, inspecting and developing international educational institutions. A former school Principal, he has also held senior leadership roles in international schools in the US, China, Egypt, Japan as well as the UK.

Nicholas will be with us at the London Spring job fair and will be happy to talk to any candidates interested in his services.

To contact Nicholas:   hello@persyou.com       +44 7718217977           www.persyou.com   


RECRUITERS

Recruiters should stay at the Hilton London Paddington (except perhaps for London area schools, who may prefer to book an interview room to use during the day and not stay overnight).

The hotel’s online booking system should be used for room reservations, at the specially discounted rates which are on offer only up to 21 February 2019, and can be accessed from this link:   http://eventsathilton.com/show/5b92aa86fd9721124532f3d6

About any reservation problems, please contact Alis Tashchyan at the hotel, email alis.tashchyan@hilton.com, direct telephone +44 20 7850 0632.    The executive rooms and suites are the most suitable for interview purposes; however, some recruiters may prefer to book one of the hotel’s private meeting rooms for interviews (available on application to the hotel).    Please note that owing to the hotel’s security system it is not at all easy for candidates to have direct access to the new GWR Tower rooms.      Any recruiter wishing to stay in a GWR Tower room (not recommended at all) is therefore required to book a private meeting room in the hotel for interviews, and the availability of such rooms may be limited.    All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.  

CANDIDATES

Candidates certainly do not need to stay at the Hilton.    Advice on alternative hotel accommodation in the Paddington area is available from David Cope.

For Hilton room reservations if required, the hotel’s online booking system should be used, and can be accessed from this link:   
http://eventsathilton.com/show/5b92aa86fd9721124532f3d6
The specially discounted rates are on offer only up to 21 February 2019.  About any reservation problems, please contact Alis Tashchyan at the hotel, email alis.tashchyan@hilton.com, direct telephone +44 20 7850 0632.          All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.    
LONDON SPRING JOB FAIR       22 - 24 MARCH 2019
The Hilton London Paddington Hotel, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE, UK
Tel  +44 207 850 0500       Fax  +44 207 850 0600

Arrival and departure
Heads of schools and other recruiters are asked to check in at the Search Associates office in the hotel on Friday 22 March 2019, preferably between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm.      Arrival either by Thursday evening (21 March) or on Friday morning (22 March) is recommended - recruiters need the Friday for candidate file review and other preparations.
Departure is best planned for the morning or early afternoon of Monday 25 March 2019.

Recruiter registration for the fair
Any school that has not already received an invitation to register online for the fair should e-mail David Cope to request an invitation.
Registration no later than 1 March 2019 is greatly preferred - after that date recruiter places may well be limited.     The fair registration fee is payable within 15 days of receipt of the invoice.

Click here for details of the schedule and conditions for recruiters. 2019 R INFORMATION.pdf
Nicholas McKie 
MBA, MMus, BMus, QTS, CPC, ELI-MP 

Nicholas is a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the founder of Persyou.   He provides tailored leadership development and coaching to school heads, senior leaders, and aspiring leaders in international schools incorporating strengths assessments suitable for individuals and teams.       Persyou specialises in unlocking leadership potential to enhance current practice as well as support in handling the demands of leadership roles in schools.       

Nicholas has extensive experience establishing, leading, inspecting and developing international educational institutions. A former school Principal, he has also held senior leadership roles in international schools in the US, China, Egypt, Japan as well as the UK.
 
Nicholas will be with us at the London Spring job fair and will be happy to talk to any recruiters interested in his services.

To contact Nicholas:   info@persyou.com   +44 7718217977                 www.persyou.com 

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bridget McNamer holds an M.A. in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.