Head of School at Haugesund International School in Norway
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Head of School
Haugesund International School (Norway)

Appointed - Fabio Corvaglia
Mar 18, 2016
Apr 15, 2016

Positions Qualifications

Haugesund International School is seeking to appoint a Head of School to begin June 2016.

The Board seek for a leader with good academic and professional qualifications with qualities and experience to be able to be an effective and inspiring mentor for the teaching staff and the pupils. Candidates with experience as a leader from the International Baccalaureate (IB) school system will be preferred. The Head of School must have the ability to start a new school from scratch. The first years the amount of pupils probably will be under 50. The school starts the academic year mid-august.

Said in another way, this is an opportunity to create a new school from day one.

Other qualities required are adaptability, intercultural awareness, leadership, communication, mobilization, organization and the ability to work with others.

  • provide educational leadership
  • promote the school’s mission and vision
  • contribute to the school’s effective and efficient performance
  • co-ordinate all aspects of the school’s management and leadership
  • manage the overall direction and all day – to – day decisions of the school including strategic, academic and financial operations
  • keep staff well informed about the implementation of decisions, and monitor staff performance effectively
  • attend and participate in all meetings of the school Board and its committees


The Head of school reports to the Board and is responsible for the leadership of the school and the success of its program and staff. The school is a non-profit foundation founded by the local economic forum and the maritime industry in Haugesund region.

Haugesund is a young, vibrant town dating back to Viking times. As with the Vikings, seafaring and trade symbolize this coastal region. The plentiful shoals of herring along the coastline allowed Haugesund to develop as an important hub for fish export and, later, as Norway's leading shipbuilding and maritime center. Today the region is the home of international companies within maritime industry and technology.

The town is surrounded with mountains in the east and the North Sea coming in from west. There are great opportunities to enjoy the clean and fresh coastal nature. The region has a wide range of cultural activities, such as theater and music festival and modern arenas for indoor sports. The countryside is very popular for both outdoor sports and hiking.

The school will open for the first time in August 2016 with students ranging from 6 to 16 years. Haugesund International School will be an official IB World School offering the Primary and Middle Years programs.

The school will be based in the same premises together with another local school. Plans to build a new school is already ongoing. The head of school will be involved in this planning.

Remuneration / Compensation

Haugesund International School provides a comprehensive and competitive salary regulated of Norwegian standard.

Application procedure

Suitably qualified candidates should send to post@hischool.no – all the items below collated together in a pdf as an email attachment

  • a letter of application
  • a CV
  • a statement of educational and leadership philosophy
  • the name and full contact details at least three professional referees


All interviews will take place during April. The Board aims to appoint the Head no later than May / June 2016


Attention: If you apply for this position, please inform the school and us (Admin@searchassociates.com) that you saw the notice on the Search Associates website. 



Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Nick Kendell has worked in Asia, Australia, and Africa as an educator and administrator.