3005 - Academic Director

  • Location: International
  • Start: September 2018
  • School Type: International School

VeriSelect is seeking applications from well qualified international educators for a new position as Academic Director for a small but fast expanding group of schools in Europe. The start date is September 2018/before by negotiation.

The Academic Director will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the oversight of the academic provision in the schools. The Academic Director will help develop, advocate for and promote high quality education and educational practice across all the Group, based on the organisation's mission, values and educational models.

The Academic Director will be part of the Group's senior leadership team and will work closely with, and provide support to, the Heads' committee, the Group's governing body as well as to the individual Heads. He or she will ensure that new school proposals meet the Group's Education criteria and organise professional development programmes for educational and senior leadership staff from all schools in the Group.

Priorities for the position

This is a new role that requires an educational professional with a deep knowledge and experience in the areas of international and experiential education. The person will need to have excellent communication skills, a strong background in current educational research and be comfortable working internationally with people from diverse backgrounds. Travel to the Group's schools and to international events will be required to ensure that the context and culture of the schools is fully understood.

Qualities needed in applicants

We are looking for an Academic Director who will lead and inspire the academic staff in the schools and help to galvanise all their members - teachers, students and parents.

Applicants should be academically well qualified, experienced in school administration, and (preferably) have knowledge and experience of both primary and secondary education. A working knowledge of Spanish is desirable.

The Academic Director will be based in a vibrant cultural city in Spain.

Salary will be competitive and payable in Euros.

Initial interviews via Skype.

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