Head of Secondary at British International School, Budapest in Hungary
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Head of Secondary
British International School, Budapest (Hungary)

Appointed - Julie Chudleigh
Oct 22, 14
Nov 21, 14

School Details

Located close to the centre of Budapest, our school boasts high quality facilities and resources for students between 3 and 18 years old. The school delivers outstanding academic success with a contemporary and proven approach to teaching and learning. As the British International School Budapest is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of premium international schools, the successful candidate will be joining an international team in which thoughts and ideas are shared around the globe. This is an exciting time to be joining Nord Anglia Education. We are the world’s leading premium schools organisation with a family of 31 schools across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America responsible for the education of c 20,000 students.

Position Qualifications

The British International School, Budapest seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Head of Secondary to take responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the secondary school from August 2015. With proven leadership and people management skills along with a leadership background in education you will be passionate about delivering high quality education. You will be an excellent communicator who gets on well with colleagues, students, parents, technology and change within an international and multi-cultural setting. Amongst other things, you will be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will be driven by your determination to improve quality and develop the school in line with our strategic plan. As a passionate leader, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a modern, constructivist, inquiry-based, approach to education that inspires and engages students. You will have experience of how technology can be used to enhance, transform and personalise learning. You will be experienced in the latest assessment methods and have experience of both the UK and IB curricula. In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the successful candidate will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:

  • Inspire trust and confidence in students, colleagues and parents;
  • Build a positive school culture conducive to high levels of teacher and student performance; 
  • Engage and motivate students;
  • Demonstrate strong analytical thinking skills;
  • Be committed to the continual improvement of learning outcomes;
  • Contribute to continual school improvement;
  • Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and proven ability as a professional coach and mentor;
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school in line with the Strategic Plan;
  • Understand different leadership styles and be able to apply them effectively to different situations;
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Work with the Director of Admission to continue to grow student enrollment.
Salary and Benefits

In return for your passion to deliver a quality education you will enjoy a competitive salary, an annual flight allowance, healthcare and places in the school for your children. You will have the opportunity to live in and work in one of Europe’s most beautiful and vibrant cities.

To Apply

Online applications, through Jobtrain, should contain a CV, letter of application explaining your educational and leadership philosophy and the details of three professional referees.

Click here to access the online application: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1353


Deadline for applications: Friday 21st November 2014 - 1st Stage interviews will be conducted remotely by telephone or Skype. - It is anticipated that final interviews will take place at the school during the first week of December. All candidates are strongly advised to read our Strategic Plan which can be found on our website http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/budapest


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. 

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