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Why work for an Orbital School?

  • You will belong to a global team which is committed to excellence and collaborates with colleagues and students worldwide.
  • There is a focus on continuous professional development.
  • We offer career growth opportunities across our school network.

Current vacancies

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Founding Principals
Leadership
Manchester, United Kingdom Find out moreClose

Founding Principals

Orbital Education Head Office, England

Package: Competitive packages and support from a UK based management team

Start date: August 2021

Contract type: Full time

The Orbital Education group of schools is growing rapidly. We have 10 campuses and the number of schools within the group continues to grow each year.

As well as the continued growth of our schools in Moscow, Mallorca, Budapest, Shanghai, Ljubljana, Quito and Doha, we have an active stream of new and exciting projects.

We shall a have variety of exciting opportunities for Headteachers in our new schools globally within the next 12 months.

We would like to receive your CV at the following email address: founding-principals@orbitaled.com

Director of Marketing and Admissions
Leadership
Britannica International School, Shanghai Find out moreClose

Director of Marketing and Admissions

Britannica International School, Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive

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Start date: November 2021

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term (Mutually renewable every two years)

Are you an enthusiastic, qualified and experienced senior marketing professional, interested in a challenging new opportunity at our successful international school in Shanghai? Or do you know somebody who is? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join us as Director of Marketing and Admissions.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to lead and manage the Marketing and Admissions Department at Britannica International School. This is key leadership role, reporting into the Principal and a member of the schools Senior Leadership Team. The role is due to commence from the Autumn 2021 term or as soon as possible thereafter, dependent upon candidate availability.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to current entry restrictions into China, we are seeking individuals who are currently in China, or who have pre-existing right or ability to enter and work in China.

The successful candidate will be required to create and implement an effective and transformative marketing & admissions strategy, to ensure the school achieves its student growth ambitions.

The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in strategic, commercial and transactional marketing and will be experienced in planning and delivering multi-channel marketing communications. They will be able to demonstrate success in driving results, admissions and managing teams, clearly being able to link, through CRM software or otherwise, the impact of marketing activities on results

Proactivity, ambition and energy will be key to this role, as will be personal warmth, emotional intelligence and an ability to inspire confidence and respect. The successful applicant should also be able to inspire, motivate and effectively manage the performance of the Marketing and Admissions department.

As a British International School specialising in providing the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.

For more details about the role, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification, available by clicking 'download pdf' below.

About the School

Britannica International School Shanghai (http://www.britannicashanghai.com/) is the only truly British owned and managed, British style, international school in Shanghai. It offers learning and teaching experiences based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of its international student body. Secondary students are prepared for Cambridge University and Pearson Edexcel IGCSE and A-Level examinations.

The school is accommodated in well-resourced and purpose-built premises that are situated in the high quality residential district of Gubei, which is within 20 minutes of the vibrant Former French Concession area. It has a capacity for 750 pupils from 2 – 18 years of age, making it unique in the city with regard to its smaller school and family feel environment. The school currently has a student population of over 400 pupils. Class sizes are all under 22 pupils and often smaller. School holidays are similar to those in the UK with a 180 day calendar year.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Britannica International School, Shanghai also forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British education to an internationally diverse student population.

Orbital Education focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.

Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
  • Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
  • Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the largest cities in China, but is probably its most diverse and cosmopolitan, with a huge International community choosing to travel, live, and settle here. Shanghai provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of western cultures mixed with the best of China’s past and present, making Shanghai’s local culture unique in the world. Shanghai is an extremely safe, welcoming, and modern city, with its friendly occupants known for their hospitality, and the ability to make you feel at home. There are excellent education facilities, transportation, and amenities across the city, with two International airports providing excellent transport links across the world.

Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you.

Applications should be submitted in English and include your up to date CV and details of three referees, including your most recent employer. In a covering letter, applicants should highlight how their experience, knowledge and skills match those of the ideal candidate as set out above and within the role profile - available by clicking 'download pdf' below.

As detailed above, due to current entry restrictions into China, we are seeking individuals who are currently in China, or who have pre-existing right or ability to enter and work in China. If you cannot fulfil these requirements your application is likely to be rejected.

Please submit your application to the Principal, Mr. Paul Farrell, at recruitment@britannicashanghai.com

Closing date for applications is 30 September 2021. However, interviews will take place by MS Teams and will commence immediately from the date of advertising. For these reasons early applications are encouraged as the school may appoint and close this vacancy before this deadline, if the right candidate is found.

Safeguarding - Britannica International School, Shanghai is committed to safeguarding children and young people.

As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence. Prior to employment employees will also be required to present original and notarised copies of their professional qualifications.

Digital Marketing Manager
Leadership
Britannica International School, Shanghai Find out moreClose

Digital Marketing Manager

Britannica International School, Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive Salary

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Start date: October 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Contract term: Full time

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

To promote the school’s offering and increase brand positioning via digital marketing and social media activities. Leveraging new and existing audience to drive leads for new enquiries and deliver ongoing engagement with existing parents, teachers, and external partners.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following professional duties which the employee will be required to perform:

MARKETING

  • Work with the Marketing and Admissions Director and Group Digital Marketing Manager to plan and execute the marketing plan for all digital and social media marketing activities on time and within budget.
  • Manage the school’s website, ensuring school information is kept up to date, presenting new and relevant content and recommendations for continuous web development.
  • Review and enhance all digital marketing channels to ensure that all advertisements and referrals (3rd party) are on brand and customer focused to deliver good quality leads.
  • Intermediate level at using Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Search Console, Bing Analytics, WeChat Analytics and other platforms in China to ensure optimised SEO rankings for increasing quality leads via paid advertising networks.
  • Identify new areas for innovation that will drive effective leads to the website thereby accelerating growth for the school.
  • Utilise social media channels and WeChat to ensure that they have a clear purpose (parental engagement and new lead generation) and can be tracked and monitored.
  • Produce and deliver the school’s newsletter by writing and collating content stories ensuring that it is presented in the best format for ease of reading by the parents and is delivered on time. (Performance reporting)
  • Collaborate with the Events and Partnership Manager to ensure events and fairs are effectively promoted via relevant digital channels.
  • Work closely with the Events and Partnership Manager to provide a seamless experience in terms of the design of all marketing collateral.
  • Set up and manage the school’s marketing image library, ensuring image use for marketing purposes adheres to school policies.
  • To ensure that the school appears in key digital education directories and that entries are kept up to-date.
  • Deliver insightful reports to illustrate marketing performance and highlight relevant outcomes and trends to the Marketing and Admissions Director.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To manage effective personal and professional development as part of the school’s commitment to CPD.
  • To fulfill tasks that may be required from time to time by the Marketing and Admissions Director or delegated representative.
  • To be flexible and willing to work outside core working hours to fulfill the requirements of the role – example; attending events and education fairs.
  • To ensure that statutory responsibilities and company policies are upheld regarding Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and other relevant statutes, policies, and procedures.
  • To promote and adhere to the school’s vision and mission and its guiding statements.
  • To perform other related duties as required.

SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES

  • Over 3 years’ experience in a Digital Marketing role.
  • Experience working at a senior level (managing agencies, presenting to stakeholders within the business, developing strategy etc.)
  • Experience in Website management. SEO, PPC, Display, Paid Social channels, Baidu Search and H5 Pages, WeChat, Google Tag Manager, and Dynamics CRM. (Desirable but not essential)
  • Entrepreneurial approach to work – self-motivated, collaborative, highly organised, innovative, and focused.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the business.
  • Analytically minded with strong problem-solving skills and a creative flair.
  • Able to work in a dynamic school environment with an emphasis on embracing new and exciting technology.
  • Languages: Fluent in both English and Mandarin.

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • All school staff must hold a current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent for countries outside of the UK, obtained by the Britannica International School, Shanghai.

Please note: The above job description and person specification is only a guide to the duties, professional responsibilities and core competencies pertaining to this job. This job description will be periodically reviewed and will form the basis of annual performance appraisals.

Science Teacher (Physics Specialist)
Secondary
Britannica International School, Shanghai Find out moreClose

Science Teacher (Physics Specialist)

Britannica International School, Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive

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Start date: October 2021

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term - Mutually renewable every two years

Are you a qualified Science Teacher with experience of teaching the Physics at IGCSE and A-Level? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our attractive, happy and growing international school in Shanghai. The school can provide small classes, good collegiality with staff colleagues and a supportive induction programme for new teachers.

About the School

Britannica International School Shanghai (www.britannicashanghai.com ) is the only truly British owned and managed, British style, international school in Shanghai. It offers learning and teaching experiences based on the English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of its international student body. Secondary students are prepared for Cambridge University and Pearson Edexcel IGCSE and A Level examinations.

The school is accommodated in well-resourced and purpose-built premises that are situated in the high quality residential district of Gubei, which is within 20 minutes of the vibrant Former French Concession area. It has a capacity for 750 pupils from 2 – 18 years of age, making it unique in the city with regard to its smaller school and family feel environment. The school currently has a student population of over 400 pupils. Class sizes are all under 22 pupils and often much smaller.

About the Role

The school is seeking to appoint a qualified IGCSE and A level Science Teacher. Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, possessing excellent teaching, organisational and communication skills.

We are seeking individuals who can apply a committed and common-sense approach to secondary education, such that it achieves outstanding results and happy children. The role requires an individual who can successfully motivate and inspire students, and who has sky-high expectations of what children can achieve and how they can behave. Experience of teaching and managing students from diverse nationality backgrounds and who are English Second language learners would be an advantage.

As an English school, specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse, international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English is essential.

Teaching posts are initially offered as a two-year contract, with the possibility of renewal of contract at the end of this period. The remuneration package offers a basic salary in excess of that offered in the UK, with low taxation, along with annual flights, a housing allowance, full medical cover and a relocation allowance to assist in settling in the city. A bonus is provided for every year taught, along with annual remuneration increases based on performance reviews. The teaching year consists of 180 days, with good holidays spread throughout the academic year allowing staff to make the most of their time in Asia.

Britannica has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff. The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school.

Britannica Teachers:

- are passionate about education,

- enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools with all the consequent benefits this brings,

- inspire their pupils through their engaging and demanding teaching, - participate in all aspects of school life,

- create a warm and safe community, to which parents and pupils are proud to belong,

- are flexible and have a sense of humour,

About the Orbital Education Group The school also forms part of the Orbital Education group https://orbitaled.com/ an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population. In addition to our school in Shanghai, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, Ecuador, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe.

As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential. After two years’ successful employment, staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.

Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. Please submit your application to principal@britannicashanghai.com

Closing date - 30th September 2021

Interviews will take place online and will commence immediately from the date of advertising. The school reserves the right to appoint before the deadline if the right candidate is found. Britannica International School, Shanghai is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence. Prior to employment employees will be required to present original and notarised copies of their professional qualifications.

Economics Teacher
Secondary
British International School of Ljubljana Find out moreClose

Economics Teacher

British International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Package: Competitive

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Start date: October 2021

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Fixed term (Renewable)

Are you a fully qualified, inspirational, and highly motivated Economics Teacher interested in a new opportunity overseas? If so, you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to join our successful and growing international school immediately.

About the School
British International School of Ljubljana (BISL) (http://www.britishschool.si/) is a growing British-style school serving students aged between 3 and 18 from over 30 nationalities in the capital of beautiful Slovenia, Europe’s “hidden jewel”. Classes are small and the students are eager to learn. BISL is an accredited member of COBIS and was most recently inspected in 2021 and was awarded a title “OUTSTANDING” in ALL categories.

About the Opportunity
The role is to teach Economics across our Secondary school. Experience and ability to teach Business Studies is also desirable.

You will be responsible for inspiring and enthusing students in their development of knowledge and skills within Key Stage 5 and in their preparation for A-Level examinations.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, able to demonstrate a proven commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning and student achievement; someone with drive and passion who believes in creating a unique, inspiring and outstanding place for learning, able to excite and challenge students of all abilities to make great progress.

Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to the wider community aspect of school life, which is expected of every member of the teaching staff. Applicants must have a relevant degree, teaching qualification and experience of successfully teaching Business/Economics across Key Stage 5. Experience of working with EAL learners from a variety of cultures will be an advantage.

Applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred. Because of difficulties in obtaining a visa and residency, it may not be possible to consider applicants from nationalities outside of the UK and Europe.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.

Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

i) Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

ii) Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

iii) Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Slovenia

Slovenia is a beautiful, diverse and culturally rich environment with opportunities to get involved in a wide range of outdoor adventures, all close within the proximity of Ljubljana. The historic city centre is located just 8 kilometres away from the school. Slovenia is seen by many as an incredibly safe, peaceful and environmentally friendly place. Performing and the Creative Arts are showcased widely through the city including a range of stunning galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Applications should include a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Mr. P. Walton, along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photograph and details of three referees, one of whom should be the current or most recent employer. Applications should be sent, as one combined PDF document, by e-mail with “ECO2021” in the subject field to vacancies@britishschool.si or paul.walton@britishschool.si.

Closing date for applications is 10 October 2021. However, early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline once the right candidate is found.

British International School of Ljubljana is committed to safeguarding children and young people. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Business Studies Teacher
Secondary
British International School of Ljubljana Find out moreClose

Business Studies Teacher

British International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Package: Competitive

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Start date: October 2021

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Fixed term (Renewable)

Are you a fully qualified, inspirational, and highly motivated Business Studies Teacher interested in a new opportunity overseas? If so, you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to join our successful and growing international school immediately.

About the School
British International School of Ljubljana (BISL) (http://www.britishschool.si/) is a growing British-style school serving students aged between 3 and 18 from over 30 nationalities in the capital of beautiful Slovenia, Europe’s “hidden jewel”. Classes are small and the students are eager to learn. BISL is an accredited member of COBIS and was most recently inspected in 2021 and was awarded a title “OUTSTANDING” in ALL categories.

About the Opportunity
The role is to teach Business Studies across our Secondary school. Experience and ability to teach Economics is also desirable. You will be responsible for inspiring and enthusing students in their development of knowledge and skills within Key Stage 5 and in their preparation for A-Level examinations.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, able to demonstrate a proven commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning and student achievement; someone with drive and passion who believes in creating a unique, inspiring and outstanding place for learning, able to excite and challenge students of all abilities to make great progress.

Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to the wider community aspect of school life, which is expected of every member of the teaching staff. Applicants must have a relevant degree, teaching qualification and experience of successfully teaching Business and/or Economics across Key Stage 5. Experience of working with EAL learners from a variety of cultures will be an advantage.

Applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred. Because of difficulties in obtaining a visa and residency, it may not be possible to consider applicants from nationalities outside of the UK and Europe.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.

Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

i) Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

ii) Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

iii) Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Slovenia

Slovenia is a beautiful, diverse and culturally rich environment with opportunities to get involved in a wide range of outdoor adventures, all close within the proximity of Ljubljana. The historic city centre is located just 8 kilometres away from the school. Slovenia is seen by many as an incredibly safe, peaceful and environmentally friendly place. Performing and the Creative Arts are showcased widely through the city including a range of stunning galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Applications should include a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Mr. P. Walton, along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photograph and details of three referees, one of whom should be the current or most recent employer. Applications should be sent, as one combined PDF document, by e-mail with “BUS2021” in the subject field to vacancies@britishschool.si or paul.walton@britishschool.si.

Closing date for applications is 10 October 2021. However, early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline once the right candidate is found.

British International School of Ljubljana is committed to safeguarding children and young people. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Physics Teacher
Secondary
British School Quito Find out moreClose

Physics Teacher

British School Quito, Ecuador

Package: Competitive

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Start date: January 2022

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term (Two years - Mutually Renewable)

Are you a qualified and experienced Physics specialist seeking an exciting new opportunity? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our successful and growing school in Quito.

About the School

The British School of Quito (BSQ) https://britishschoolquito.edu... is Ecuador's only truly British international school, where the English National Curriculum is taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community resulting in growing numbers and opportunities for expansion. Our Early Years Curriculum is based on UK best practice and incorporates continuous play, observational assessment, accessible provision, rich language development and lots of fun.

BSQ is a foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and members of LAHC and COBIS. We are also licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one campus, which has rich local flora and fauna – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas. The school has an ICT lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, swimming pool and a sports field. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions and rich opportunities for outside play. You can explore our website here.

BSQ forms part of the Orbital Education Group https://orbitaled.com/ an expanding group of international schools providing British Education to an internationally diverse student population.

About the Role

The role is due to start from January 2022 and will be to teach science and, specifically, physics to classes across years 7-13 including IGCSE and IB.

BSQ has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff. The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school. Applicants are invited from teachers currently working in the UK maintained or independent school sectors and from those already posted overseas.

Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable UK University, Qualified Teacher Status, with a PGCE, BEd or similar from the UK. Applicants must speak fluent English and hold British citizenship in order to secure the necessary visa. We welcome applications from NQTs with excellent references.

BSQ Teachers:

- live and learn with respect and care for each other.

- live and learn with a happy and welcoming attitude to everyone.

- live and learn with an active and determined approach to our ambitions.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Quito

Quito, its Ecuador’s capital city. At 2,850m above sea level it is the highest official capital city in the world and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in South America. It’s stunning architecture that serves as a reminder of Ecuador’s history, sits alongside it’s beautiful landscape, nestled between the mountains of the Andes.

The city has a relaxed, welcoming, and friendly environment, and a pleasant climate all-year-round because of its elevation and proximity to the equator. Average afternoon temperatures are approximately 21 °C and average night-time lows of approximately 10 °C.

Quito is located within 20 kilometres of an International airport with regular flights to Europe, the US, and wider region. Click here to find out more about the reasons to live and work in Ecuador.

Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application directly to the school, at enewman@britishschoolquito.edu.ec

Closing date - 6th October 2021

Interview dates - 11th October 2021

Interviews will take place online. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/ (if ever worked or lived in the UK). Prohibition Checks will also be required where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) from your most recent country of residence.

Head of Operations
Leadership
United School International, The Pearl, Doha Find out moreClose

Head of Operations

United School International, The Pearl, Doha, Opening August 2022

Package: Competitive

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Start date: March 2022

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term Renewable

Are you an experienced, flexible and competent Operational Leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, seeking a challenging new opportunity? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join United School International, our world-class educational facility with a clear vision of academic excellence, located in the heart of the prestigious development ‘The Pearl’.

The Opportunity

The role is due to start from March 2022. You will be primarily responsible for the management and development of all non-academic related activities at United School International, Doha, covering Finance, IT and Facilities Management. Although much of the pre-openingopening work has been carried out by our start up team ahead of the school opening in August 2022, there will be opportunity to be involved in some exciting start up aspects as you lead the Operation and finance functions through the opening of the school.

You will be responsible for providing effective leadership to support and secure engagement of all stakeholders across the school. You will facilitate the delivery of a high-quality education through leadership of these support functions, whilst adhering to regulatory, budgetary, quality, and Group standards at all times. To match the expectations and reputation of Orbital Education and United Development Company, we expect high quality and high standards from our staff.

You will have an excellent track record of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams in a larger organisations and whilst knowledge of the management of schools is useful, a willingness to learn about this specialist field is more important.

Person Specification

In particular, candidates should meet the following technical profile:

· Suitable professional qualifications in accountancy or business management are essential with further qualifications/experience in site management and/or Health & Safety being desirable.

· Significant experience in financial planning and control in a larger organisation, preferably previously within a school.

· Previous school start up experience is also desirable but not essential.

· Recent GCC experience and an understanding of Arab and Islamic culture.

· Experience of working as a member of a senior team with Board level experience desirable.

· Experience of working with external contractors to achieve the aims of the school and management of contracts to ensure we achieve value for money.

· Excellent skills in Financial Analysis with the ability to interpret and analyse data and act upon the information.

· Ability to work strategically and analyse issues then identify creative solutions.

· Strong organisational skills to prioritize work and manage time effectively particularly under pressure.

· Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner with all key stakeholders.

In addition, the personal qualities we are looking for include:

· Proactive, enthusiastic, ambitious and energetic person.

· Flexibility to work outside of office hours when required.

· IT skills to include: Advanced Excel, Proficient use of Word, Powerpoint, Outlook.

Strong English language and clear communication is an essential requirement for this role, and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred. For more information please refer to the separate Job Description and Person Specification provided.

About the School

United School International is a newly founded school on the prestigious Pearl Development in Doha, Qatar, a residential development reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf. Because of its position, its beautiful architecture and facilities, the Pearl is one of the most desirable locations for both expatriate and local Qatar families in the city. There is a combination of spacious high-rise apartments and luxurious villas currently housing a population of 33,000. When finally completed in two years’ time this will have risen to around 50,000.

United School International is the first and probably only school to be built on the Pearl, providing education for children within the local community. It is a result of an exciting partnership between Orbital Education and United Development Company, a highly successful Qatari organisation and the developer of The Pearl. It is the second major school in the city of Doha to be established by Orbital Education, with the highly acclaimed and beautifully appointed Oryx International School established in partnership with Qatar Airlines, already operating within the city.

The school provides a British style of education based upon the English National Curriculum, whilst retaining the value of local culture and tradition within its curriculum offering. It can accommodate up to 2,600 students between 3 to 18 years, and is expected to fully open in August 2022 The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, will allow the school to stand out as a leading International school in Qatar.

Living and working in Qatar

Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.7 million residents, has a huge International community that choose to live and work here. Doha is preparing to host the Football World Cup in 2022 with new stadiums already completed and others still under construction. Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of cultures mixed with the best of Qatar’s past and present.

Being in the Middle East, the weather is good all year round with extreme heat in the summer months. If you want to explore Qatar you will find plenty of opportunity to explore the desert, walk along the Corniche, visit museums, shopping malls, beaches, attend sporting events, music festivals, take a boat trip and much more. There are excellent education facilities, transportation and amenities across the city.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Application Process

If this describes you, you meet the requirements for this position and are keen to join our excellent and friendly school we would welcome an application from you.

Applications should be made by CV in the first instance, with all relevant details of your experience and education history, accounting for any employment gaps. Your application should include a cover letter outlining how you would utilise your knowledge, skills, and experiences to ensure success in the role. You should also detail the names, email contacts and contact numbers of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Applications should be submitted to Mr A Edgar c/o recruitment@orbitaled.com

Your application should include a cover letter outlining how you would utilise your knowledge, skills, and experiences to ensure success in the role. You should also detail the names, email contacts and contact numbers of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. Closing date: 10th October 2021

Successful candidates will be contacted as soon as we have drawn up a shortlist for interview which we hope to hold by the end of March. If you have not heard from us before 31st October you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Safeguarding – United School International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Head of IT Operations
Leadership
Manchester, United Kingdom Find out moreClose

Head of IT Operations

Orbital Education Head Office, England

Package: Competitive

Start date: November 2021

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Are you an experienced IT leader, seeking an exciting new opportunity to develop your career? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our successful and growing International Education Group.

Orbital Education is a rapidly expanding group of International Schools and an internationally acclaimed provider of British International education. As an award winning, ambitious, and entrepreneurial private company, we seek an experienced and creative Head of IT Operations to support rapid growth and management of our current IT estate.

About the Role

The Head of IT Operations is integral to the management of Infrastructure support and employees across all group schools and our Head office.

In this role you will have responsibility to support and lead the integration of new schools into the group, including new greenfield projects and acquisitions, working with an eclectic range of technologies and management, alongside inspiring colleagues and senior stakeholders on a day-to-day basis.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to manage a growing international infrastructure team, offering a platform to develop your career within a fast paced and constantly expanding environment.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Operationalising, implementing and developing the Groups IT Operations Strategy
  • Providing direction and IT solutions that enhance student outcomes and ensure the seamless management of IT Infrastructure.
  • Analysis, design, planning, implementation, and oversight of all elements of the Group’s Information Technology Operations
  • Working with key stakeholders across the globe to build and maintain IT infrastructure systems which are effectively managed and implemented

Key requirements

  • Extensive industry experience in a Head of IT or similar position.
  • Previous industry knowledge and experience within the Education sector or previous work within similar international service industry.
  • Ability to influence and drive change to enhance IT service provision and capability.
  • Experience managing multi-location IT projects and adapting management and guidance techniques to a different audience.
  • Experience working within a complex environment providing excellent customer service and delivery standards to multiple stakeholders and suppliers.
  • In-depth understanding and detailed knowledge of Infrastructure technologies, including networks and some data experience from a management and technical experience.
  • Strong blend of analytical, decision-making and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Satisfactory enhanced DBS check and Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure, compliant with safeguarding and safer recruitment guidelines

Desirable

  • Experience working with Greenfield projects and giving general oversight, support and decision making.
  • Previous experience working within the education sector would be highly desirable and appropriate for this role.

This role is office based in the group’s South Manchester Head office, although offers some flexibility for remote working. Whilst regular international travel is not required, the role provides the opportunity of occasional international travel to support schools within our network.

About Orbital

Orbital Education is a specialist international education provider supporting the education of around 4,000 students from 114 different nationalities. We incorporate local culture, traditions and values into our curriculum offering to adapt and enhance the learning experience of our students.

The group is made up of nine schools spread globally across Latin America, Europe and Asia, in some of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities across the world. The group’s 10th school will open in 2022, with funding to continue growth and further business expansion anticipated.

In recent years Orbital have achieved some outstanding accolades, including the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2019, and the Sunday Times International Track 200. Many of the group’s schools are accredited through International Education bodies and have received their own awards for excellence, supporting the group’s ethos of ‘Internationally Acclaimed Schools’

Working at Orbital

As an ambitious, growing, and entrepreneurial group, we offer an exciting platform to further your career. We believe in progression and providing exciting opportunities for our employees, with an emphasis on collaboration and personal development.

The company rates hard work, aspiration, creative thinking, collegiality, and personal integrity very highly, and seek these traits in successful applicants.

Applications - If this describes you and you wish to join our exciting and growing group, we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with letter of application. Your letter of application should detail how your experience and attributes will support you to fulfill the core elements of the role. You should also include the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application directly to recruitment@orbitaled.com

Closing date - 30th September 2021

If you have not heard from us before 30th October 2021 you should assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

As part of our school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/ (if ever worked or lived in the UK). Prohibition Checks will also be required where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) from your most recent country of residence.

Head of Marketing and Admissions
Leadership
United School International, The Pearl, Doha Find out moreClose

Head of Marketing and Admissions

United School International, The Pearl, Doha, Opening August 2022

Package: Competitive

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Start date: January 2022

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Fixed term renewable

Are you an experienced, flexible and competent Marketing Leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, seeking a challenging new opportunity? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join United School International, our world-class educational facility with a clear vision of academic excellence, located in the heart of the prestigious development ‘The Pearl’.

The Opportunity
This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced individual to lead and manage the setup of the Marketing and Admissions Department at our newly founded school. The role is due to start from January 2022 onwards;
A January 2022 start is preferred, although some flexibility on start date may be possible dependent upon candidate availability.

United School International is the first and probably only school to be built on the Pearl, providing education for children within the local community. Because of its position, its beautiful architecture and facilities, The Pearl is one of the most desirable locations for both expatriate and local Qatar families in the city and is a rapidly growing and exciting place to live and work.

The Head of Marketing and Admissions will be a key senior role at the school, reporting to the e Executive Principal and a member of the schools Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be required to create and implement an innovative and effective marketing & admissions strategy, to ensure the school achieves its student roll ambitions. The school can accommodate up to 2,600 students between 3 to 18 years and is expected to incrementally build up to capacity within the first few years of opening.

The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in strategic, commercial and transactional marketing and will be experienced in planning and delivering multi-channel marketing communications. They will be able to demonstrate success in driving results, admissions and managing teams, clearly being able to link, through CRM software or otherwise, the impact of marketing activities on results

Proactivity, ambition and energy will be key to this role, as will be personal warmth, emotional intelligence and an ability to inspire confidence and respect. The successful applicant should also be able to inspire, motivate and effectively manage the performance of the Marketing and Admissions department. Whilst prior experience within a school would be desirable and knowledge of the management of schools is useful, a willingness to learn about this specialist field is more important.

As a British International School specialising in providing the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.

For more details about the role, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification, available by clicking 'download pdf' below.

About the School

United School International is a newly founded school on the prestigious Pearl Development in Doha, Qatar, a residential development reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf. There is a combination of spacious high-rise apartments and luxurious villas currently housing a population of 33,000. When finally completed in two years’ time this will have risen to around 50,000.

It is a result of an exciting partnership between Orbital Education and United Development Company, a highly successful Qatari organisation and the developer of The Pearl. It is the second major school in the city of Doha to be established by Orbital Education, with the highly acclaimed and beautifully appointed Oryx International School established in partnership with Qatar Airlines, already operating within the city.

The school provides a British style of education based upon the English National Curriculum, whilst retaining the value of local culture and tradition within its curriculum offering. The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, will allow the school to stand out as a leading international school in Qatar.

Living and working in Qatar

Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.7 million residents, has a huge international community that choose to live and work here. Doha is preparing to host the Football World Cup in 2022 with new stadiums already completed and others still under construction. Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of cultures mixed with the best of Qatar’s past and present.

Being in the Middle East, the weather is good all year round with extreme heat in the summer months. If you want to explore Qatar you will find plenty of opportunities to explore the desert, walk along the Corniche, visit museums, shopping malls, beaches, attend sporting events, music festivals, take a boat trip and much more. There are excellent education facilities, transportation and amenities across the city.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It is an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Application Process

If this describes you, you meet the requirements for this position and are keen to join our excellent and friendly school we would welcome an application from you.

Applications should be made by CV in the first instance, with all relevant details of your experience and education history, accounting for any employment gaps. Your application should include a cover letter outlining how you would utilise your knowledge, skills, and experiences to ensure success in the role, and how you meet the requirements set out within the Job Description and Person Specification. You should also detail the names, email contacts and contact numbers of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. Applications should be submitted to Ms. A Arnold c/o recruitment@orbitaled.com

Closing date: 17th October 2021

Successful candidates will be contacted as soon as we have drawn up a shortlist for interview which we hope to hold by the end of October. If you have not heard from us before 15th November 2021, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Safeguarding – United School International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Please note: Legitimate jobs in our group are only advertised on the TES.com, Indeed.com, our own website and the relevant Orbital school website. Please disregard any other websites offering positions at both Orbital Education or any of our schools.

If you can’t find a suitable vacancy with us at the moment, we would still like to hear from you. We are interested in talking to people who have a passion for international education and are looking to progress their career. Many of our colleagues contacted us directly in the first instance, sharing their CVs, interests and experience. Please feel free to do the same recruitment@orbitaled.com

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Chairman and founder; Kevin McNeany

Our leadership team members have a shared passion for the education sector, with many starting their careers as teachers and all serving as governors, inspectors and school advisors outside of Orbital. It is this that makes us unique within the sector. We are continuously learning and bringing new ideas to improve our offer and the quality of education for the most important people, our students.

Chairman and founder; Kevin McNeany