Growth Opportunities

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Find out how you, or your school, can join the Orbital Education Group.

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

Job titleSchool 
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

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: November 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 - 29th October 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 29 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: November 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 29 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.

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-openingwork 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: 29th 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 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: 27th 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.

Group Accountant
Head Office
Manchester, United Kingdom Find out moreClose

Group Accountant

Orbital Education Head Office, England

Package: Competitive

Start date: November 2021

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent

Are you an ACA,ACMA, ACCA qualified accountant (or equivalent, CIMA etc), seeking to make a real impact within a successful and growing international group? If so, you will be interested by this fantastic opportunity to join us as a Group Accountant.

We are Orbital Education. A private equity backed owner and operator of 9 international schools, located in some of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities across the world. We are a rapidly growing group specialising in providing the English National Curriculum to an internationally diverse student population. The company’s achievements have been recognised through listing in the Sunday Times International Track 200, Profit Track 100 and in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 companies to inspire Britain, as well as winning a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2019.

Our schools cater for students between the ages of 3 and 18 years - mainly for the families of expatriate families, but we also welcome local families, who prefer to have their children educated in an international setting where the curriculum is delivered in English. All follow a British model of education, leading to internationally recognised qualifications, with enhancements to suit the internationally diverse student population in each location.

As an ambitious, growing, and entrepreneurial group, we are able to offer the successful candidate a platform to further their career, within a fast paced and constantly expanding environment. We rate hard work, aspiration, creative thinking, collegiality and personal integrity very highly, and seek such traits in any successful applicant.

The Position

The position of Group Accountant is responsible for providing support and advice to overseas school accounting staff across the group. You will work with a wide set of stakeholders helping the schools achieve their best possible financial performance whilst ensuring they maintain rigorous processes which will stand up to audit. Reporting to the group financial controller, this is an extremely broad role, with a mixture of reporting & review, budgeting and forecasting & business partnering with the schools / regional heads of schools.

You will be responsible for reviewing and challenging monthly management accounts analysing, correcting and improving output from the schools and connecting these to the underlying drivers in the businesses.

The role is full time and based in our Group Head office in Cheadle Hulme, Manchester.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, forward thinking, innovative accounting professional with excellent knowledge, and an ability to think outside the box. You will be a qualified accountant (ACA,ACMA, ACCA), audit experience on either side would be desirable experience.

You should be self-motivated, able to manage fluctuation in workloads and your own time. You should be able to work collaboratively, at a range of levels across the business, and have the confidence to take responsibility and communicate effectively, with a willingness to learn about new countries cultures and accounting methods.

The package on offer will include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Contributory Pension
  • Comprehensive induction

How to apply?

If you have the experience and the desire to join us, please submit your application to recruitment@orbitaled.com without delay. Prior to submitting your application you should download and read the role profile and person specification.

Applications should include your up to date CV, a recent head and shoulders colour photograph, and details of two 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.

Closing Date: 29 October 2021, however early applications are encouraged as the application process will close once the right candidate is found.

Should you require any additional information or clarification in respect of any aspect of this advertisement and/or the position, please contact Andy Edgar, Group Head of HR on +44 (0)161 250 1755 or via recruitment@orbitaled.com

Orbital Education is committed to safeguarding children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to consent to an enhanced DBS (in the UK) 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 - 27th October 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 Primary
Primary
United School International, The Pearl, Doha Find out moreClose

Head of Primary

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

Package: Competitive

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Start date: August 2022

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Fixed Term - Renewable

Are you a fully qualified, dynamic, and enthusiastic Primary school leader, with teaching and leadership experience within a British style international education setting? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join United School International as Head of Primary. Our world-class educational facility is due to open from August 2022 providing a clear vision of academic excellence within the heart of the prestigious development ‘The Pearl’.

The Opportunity This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Primary school leader to lead the start-up of a new Primary function, at our newly founded school. The role is due to start from school opening in August 2022. Candidates must be available from the 1st of August 2022 to commence employment.

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.

You will be responsible for the teaching and learning of students, curriculum development and delivery across all Key Stages in the primary age range, as well as supporting the pastoral needs of our students. The post would suit an innovative and experienced teacher and leader, who can successfully motivate and manage by delegating responsibility, setting clear expectations and targets, and evaluating performance.

The Head of Primary will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership post team and will be responsible for the day-to-day organisational running of the Primary school, in addition to playing a key role in the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan. The Head of Primary will work closely with the Executive Principal and a strong team of teachers, to support the delivery of the school's mission and vision and ensure all pupils and staff are empowered to excel and surpass expectations.

Our Primary School consists of FS, KS1 and KS2 classes with multiple form entry. All teaching groups are small and supported by TAs, LSAs, SEN and EAL specialists who support enrich the National Curriculum and EY Framework. The school has a number of state-of-the-art facilities to support exceptional teaching including the latest touch screen technology, technology labs, art facilities and easy access to carefully landscaped indoor and outdoor play areas. Additional facilities at the school include a 450 seater auditorium/theatre, STEAM & robotics room, swimming pool, training pool, badminton, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts and a full size football pitch.

In return for your outstanding teaching and care for our students you will receive a very competitive tax-free salary and benefits package. This will include accommodation on The Pearl and in close proximity to all the amenities.

Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, able to lead in the classroom and a team of Primary school teachers by example. The candidate must:

· Be a fully qualified Primary teaching specialist with successful leadership experience across UK Primary curriculum (at middle leader level of higher).

· Have experience supervising and managing the performance of others and deliver measurable school improvement.

· Have exceptional collaborative team working skills.

· Have excellent communicative skills with peers, parents and other stakeholders.

· Have high quality teaching, and student learning and wellbeing at the heart of their decision making.

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 the Executive Principal, Mr. I Temple at recruitment@orbitaled.com

Closing date: 31st October 2021

Successful candidates will be contacted as soon as we have drawn up a shortlist for interview which we hope to hold during the course of November 2021. If you have not heard from us before 20th December 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.

Head of EYFS (Early Years)
Early years
United School International, The Pearl, Doha Find out moreClose

Head of EYFS (Early Years)

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

Package: Competitive

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Start date: August 2022

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Fixed Term - Renewable

Are you a qualified Early Years Teacher, with leadership experience delivering UK EYFS curriculum, seeking a 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 the start-up of a new Early Years function, at our newly founded school. The role is due to start from school opening in August 2022. Candidates must be available from the 1st of August 2022 to commence employment.

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 successful candidate will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and play a key role in the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan, supporting the delivery of the school's mission to provide the Best of British Education.

Our Primary School consists of FS, KS1 and KS2 classes with multiple form entry. All teaching groups are small and supported by TAs, LSAs, SEN and EAL specialists who support enrich the National Curriculum and EY Framework. The school has a number of state-of-the-art facilities to support exceptional teaching including the latest touch screen technology, technology labs, art facilities and easy access to carefully landscaped indoor and outdoor play areas. Additional facilities at the school include a 450 seater auditorium/theatre, STEAM & robotics room, swimming pool, training pool, badminton, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts and a full size football pitch.

In return for your outstanding teaching and care for our students you will receive a very competitive tax-free salary and benefits package. This will include accommodation on The Pearl and in close proximity to all the amenities.

Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, able to lead in the classroom by example. The candidate must:

· Be a fully qualified Early Years specialist with some previous leadership experience within the UK EYFS curriculum.

· Have relevant and up to date experience developing and delivering an English NC EYFS curriculum.

· Have good and collaborative team working skills.

· Have excellent communicative skills with peers, parents and other stakeholders.

· Have high quality teaching, and student learning and wellbeing at the heart of their decision making.

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 the Executive Principal, Mr. I Temple at recruitment@orbitaled.com

Closing date: 31st October 2021

Successful candidates will be contacted as soon as we have drawn up a shortlist for interview which we hope to hold during the course of November 2021. If you have not heard from us before 20th December 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.

Geography Teacher
Secondary
Oryx International School, Doha Find out moreClose

Geography Teacher

Oryx International School, Doha, Qatar

Package: Competitive

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Start date: November 2021

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Two years (Mutually Renewable)

Are you a fully qualified, enthusiastic and experienced Teacher of Geography seeking a new challenge? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join Oryx International School, Doha as a Teacher of Geography.

The Opportunity

The School is seeking to appoint a well-qualified specialist Secondary Teacher of Geography (up to A Level) with effect from 31 October 2021 onwards. The person appointed will be capable of teaching in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, able to lead by example, possessing excellent IT, organisational and communication skills.

As an International school specialising in the British 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 information please refer to the separate Job Description and Person Specification provided, available on our TES vacancies page which can be found here; https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/oryx-international-school-1081246

The School

Oryx International School https://oryxschool.qa/ is a unique project conceptualised by Qatar Airways and Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ creating a joint venture between a world renowned, multi-billion dollar turnover airline and a prestigious group of International schools. The objective of this £70 million project is to satisfy the demand for premium quality British style education for the children of expatriate employees of Qatar Airways in Doha.

The vision and mission of Oryx International School is to provide the employees of the world’s five-star airline and their children access to a five-star education. The new, bespoke, built to specification school provides state-of-the-art facilities and education technology to enrich teaching and learning experiences for our students. The school aspires to foster an ethos of global citizenship, the celebration of cultural diversity and a wide international perspective to equip their students with the building blocks to become potential leaders of the future across the world.

The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, which incorporates British style and tradition based upon the English National Curriculum, while retaining the value of local culture and tradition, allows Oryx International School to stand out.

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, making the local culture unique. 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

All applications must be made on the TES Application System

To apply please visit our vacancies page and find this position; https://www.tes.com/jobs/emplo...

All candidates must;

1. Complete all questions on the Online Application Form.

2. Supporting statement should be no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 words, and should relate directly to the specific role applied for and cover:

· your motivation for working in education

· a brief description of the philosophy of education which shapes your particular style of teaching

· what attracts you to the position

· how you feel your experience, skills and personal qualities qualify you to take on the role with details of any unique teaching methods or techniques that you have developed or employ

· what extra-curricular activities you can lead, supervise or have participated in

· any other information you would like the selection panel to know

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered and all applications will be acknowledged on receipt, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with the outcome of their application.

Due to the expected high levels of interest in positions at the school, Oryx International School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Interviews

Interviews will take place in Doha and/or via Zoom. You will be contacted with arrangements ahead of interviews taking place. The school is taking all the necessary precautions to prevent the risk of COVID-19.

Safeguarding – Oryx International School, Doha 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