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Deputy Director Academic – The International School of Monaco


This post might suit an existing Head of Department aspiring to Headship, who wishes to gain experience of senior management in this attractive new post, where initiative and innovation can be demonstrated in this vibrant international school.

To start September 2020 or, if possible, sooner

The Director of the International School of Monaco (ISM) seeks to make an exciting, new appointment of a Deputy Director Academic to give leadership to the academic life of the whole school and to bring the Senior Leadership team to five: The three Heads of School; Early Years up to Year 3 (210 pupils); Primary, Years 4-6 (150 pupils) and Senior, Years 7-13 (310 pupils) and the Head of Wellbeing. In the future, the Heads of Departments in the Senior School will report to the Deputy Director Academic. She/he will work directly to the Director, deputise for him on academic matters and work collaboratively with the three Heads of School.

The ISM is an independent, co-educational, non-selective day school, founded 25 years ago and well established in the heart of Monaco. The 670 pupils are drawn from 50 countries and either live in Monaco or the surrounding villages on the Côte d’Azur. The teaching and learning are bilingual, French/English up to the end of Year 6, but in the senior school all lessons are taught in English and pupils are prepared for iGCSE and the IB Diploma. Academic results are strong, with many pupils proceeding to Higher Education. To enrich the academic learning there is a full programme of co-curricular activities.

The Governors of the International School of Monaco will pay a generous salary plus a negotiable housing allowance, on top of which are several benefits.

Interested candidates are asked to contact the Search Consultants, Peter Lockhart or Jean Sullivan by telephone or email. Margaret Rudland is the Senior Advisor handing this appointment who would also be pleased to have a conversation with potential candidates.

Peter Lockhart: | +44 (0)7876 354185

Jean Sullivan: | +44 (0)7885 879887

Margaret Rudland: |+44 (0)7590 815660

The closing date for applications is Monday 6th January 2020 at 10.00am (GMT)

Candidates should submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A full CV
  • A covering letter addressed to Mr Stuart Burns, Director of the International School of Monaco, explaining your reasons for applying and the relevance of your experience to the post.

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. Please send your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to the Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments), Jonathan Barnes, at Jonathan can also be contacted by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

The International School of Monaco is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All persons appointed to the School must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, confirming that there is no reason or prior circumstance that would preclude him/her from working with children.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 06 January 2020 10:00 GMT
  • Early application is encouraged so that some preliminary interviews can take place before Christmas
  • Final interviews will be conducted at the School between 23rd and 31st January 2020