Director – St Andrew’s School, Turi

Kenya

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This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced school leader to take on the leadership of an internationally-known school in Africa.

The position will require high levels of educational, community and operational leadership, a deep Christian conviction, and committed strategic leadership in pursuit of the School’s ambitious mission and vision. Given the School’s ambitions, this could be a career-defining role for the right candidate

St Andrew’s School, Turi is one of the leading international schools in East Africa and is situated within a beautiful 450-acre estate in the highlands of the Great Rift Valley. Founded in 1931, this Christian, independent boarding school offers an outstanding British Curriculum education to boarding pupils aged 5-18 years. St Andrew’s comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Prep School of 250 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of 370 students between the ages of 13 and 18. All parts of St Andrew’s share the same educational ethos and approach, guided by the mission of ‘Seeking the Highest – with Christ as our Guide.’ St Andrew’s, Turi aspires to live its mission in all areas of School life, to be genuinely holistic – ‘transforming hearts, minds, bodies and souls’ – and to be a place of trust and respect for the whole community. The pupils are drawn from Kenya, elsewhere in East Africa and across the African continent. It is a truly special place and aims to build on its current strengths with its vision to be the leading international school in Africa.

The Governors now seek to appoint a new Director to lead the School into its next phase of development. St Andrew’s is in a strong position: it achieves excellent academic results, has significantly strengthened its pupil support provision, is committed to a wide-ranging co-curricular programme and has increased the sense of unity and purpose across the Prep and Senior Schools. An important priority for the new Director will be to make the School’s mission and vision, adopted just before the Covid-19 pandemic, truly meaningful within the life of the school and beyond the campus. The School’s strategic plan will be an important tool in this work.

The position would suit an ambitious, committed and forward-thinking leader enthusiastic about joining this unique community of exceptional people within one of the world’s most stunning landscapes. Above all, the school requires a leader whose Christian faith is central to their life, educational philosophy and approach to leadership.

The position is available from September 2022 or January 2023.

For a preliminary, confidential conversation about the role with Jean Sullivan, Head of International Search or Keith Clark, Head of International Leadership Appointments, please contact jeansullivan@rsacademics.com.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 13 May 2022 at 10:00 (UK) / 12:00 (Kenya)

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application, CV, résumé and completed data sharing agreement. Please click the Apply Now link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to an online portal where you will be able to download the application materials. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application. Guidance on the letter of application can be found in the candidate information.

Should you have any queries relating to submission of your application, please contact Alison Hooper, Projects Coordinator, at applications@rsacademics.com. Alison can also be reached by calling +44(0)1858 383163.

St Andrew’s, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointee will undertake his/her role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew’s School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines. The successful applicant will be required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the role are indicated in the candidate information.

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications 13 May 2022 10:00am (UK) / 12:00 (Kenya)