Appointments Vacancies

Founding Head – K-12 School, New first-tier city, Eastern China

A leading HMC school and their local partners, seek to appoint a Founding Head for a new K-12 school in one of China’s most dynamic cities.

Start date: August 2020

Size: 2,400 pupils (when full)

Salary: Highly competitive with attractive benefits package

The successful candidate will develop and bring into reality a compelling vision for a bilingual school for pupils aged 2 to 18 that will blend an exceptional British approach to education with the requirements of the Chinese National Curriculum. Working closely with the investors, and with the support of the UK school, the Founding Head will lead a school that secures academic excellence and encourages intellectual enquiry within a holistic, caring and internationally-minded learning community of boarders and day pupils.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader, preferably with a proven track record gained from working in both the UK and China.  You will have the desire to work as part of a team and will possess adaptability and resilience, intellect and conviction, cultural sensitivity and an international perspective. You will have creativity, determination and entrepreneurial spirit.

For more details regarding this opportunity or to request a complete recruitment brochure and the name of the school involved, please contact:

Aaron Ashton on +44 (0)7584 564944


Jean Sullivan on +44 (0)7885 879887


Keith Clark on + 44 (0)7941 018042


 The closing date for applications is 20th May 2019 at 10.00 am (BST) and preliminary interviews will follow shortly after.

Longlist interviews will take place in early June and Final panel interviews will take place in the UK at the end of June.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their most up to date child protection screening details including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and equivalent police checks from other countries and territories.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 20 May 2019 10.00am (BST)