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London - March

March 20 - 22, 2020

Smyth, Peter

Fair Organizer:
Peter Smyth

Currer, Dominic

Fair Organizer:
Dominic Currer

March 20 - 22, 2020


Fair Organizers: Peter Smyth, Dominic Currer


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

The London March 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 the Search Associates UK and Ireland team and is particularly appropriate for candidates registered with these two associates, but candidates registered with any other associate are equally welcome to request an invitation to register for a place.

This event usually attracts around 40-50 schools and 200+ candidates, making it much the largest of the late-season job fairs.

Candidates wishing to attend the London March fair should contact their associate's office 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 2 September 2019.

The London March 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.
Country School
Austria Danube International School Vienna
Austria The American International School Salzburg
Bangladesh International School Dhaka
Brazil Avenues: The World School - São Paulo
Bulgaria The American College of Sofia
China BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen
China BASIS International School Guangzhou
China BASIS International School Hangzhou
China BASIS International School Nanjing
China BASIS International School Shenzhen
China BIBS, Upper East Side Campus
China Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Chongqing
China Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Zhuhai
China Harrow International School Haikou
China Harrow Little Lions Nanning/Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Nanning
China Harrow Shenzhen Qianhai
China Nord Anglia School Foshan
China Nord Anglia School Nantong
China Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Suzhou
China Shanghai High School International Division
China ULink College Guangzhou
China YK Pao School, Shanghai
China YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten
Egypt Dover American International School, Cairo
Egypt El Alsson British & American International School, Cairo
France International School of Paris
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Germany Thuringia International School, Weimar
India Singapore International School, Mumbai
Kuwait American Creativity Academy
Kuwait Kuwait Bilingual School
Lebanon International College, Beirut
Malaysia GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark
Netherlands American School of The Hague
Netherlands International School of Amsterdam
Oman Al Batinah International School
Portugal United Lisbon International School
Qatar Qatar Science & Technology Secondary School for Boys
Saudi Arabia British International School Riyadh
Saudi Arabia Nahda Academy
Saudi Arabia Riyadh International School for Boys & Girls
Saudi Arabia Rowad Al Khaleej International School, Dammam
Switzerland International School Rheintal
Thailand Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai
Turkey British International School Istanbul
UK ACS International Schools

LONDON SPRING JOB FAIR         20 - 22 MARCH 2020
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 21 March and Sunday 22 March 2020 are the essential days to be present if at all possible.    Check in and collection of fair papers is most easily done on Friday 20 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 21 March between 7.30 am and 8.30 am.     
Departure after 6.00 pm on the Sunday (22 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 2020.   
Absolute final deadline for candidate registration:    13 March 2020

2020 C information.pdf



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 20 February 2020, and can be accessed from this link:http://eventsathilton.com/show/5d723047c5b39f799aedb655

About any reservation problems, please contact Sangeetha Jeshurun at the hotel, email sangeetha.jeshurun@hilton.com, telephone +44 20 7850 0500.    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 certainly do not need to stay at the Hilton.    Advice on alternative hotel accommodation in the Paddington area is available from Dominic Currer and Peter Smyth.

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/5d723047c5b39f799aedb655

The specially discounted rates are on offer only up to 20 February 2020.  About any reservation problems, please contact Sangeetha Jeshurun at the hotel, email sangeetha.jeshurun@hilton.com, telephone +44 20 7850 0500.          All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.    

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 20 March 2020, preferably between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm.      Arrival either by Thursday evening (19 March) or on Friday morning (20 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 23 March 2020.

Recruiter registration for the fair
Any school that has not already received an invitation to register online for the fair should e-mail Peter Smyth to request an invitation.
Registration no later than 1 March 2020 is greatly preferred - after that date recruiter places may well be limited. The fair registration fee is payable within 30 days of the date of the invoice, or by 20 March 2020, whichever date is earlier.

Click here for details of the schedule and conditions for recruiters. 

2020 R informationV2.pdf



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.