Appointment Details

Merchiston International School

Job Title: Head, Shenzhen

Job Reference:GAJAOA

Closing Date: Friday 3 Apr 2020

Merchiston International School, Shenzhen, China is looking for a new head for August 2021 or sooner by agreement. The school opened in August 2018 and it is a sister school to Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will be an ambitious leader with a passion for international education and the drive and motivation to continue to establish MIS, Shenzhen after the work of the present founding head. Candidates should have a track record of inspirational senior leadership experience developed in high performing international schools or in the UK. The capacity to work closely with the single investor and chairman of the board of governors and continue to work in partnership with Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, will necessitate sophisticated, subtle leadership skills. We are looking for a candidate who is an outstanding educationalist yet also really enjoys the competitive, business and entrepreneurial aspects of such a role in a setting where flexibility of approach and cross-cultural competence and sensitivity are essential.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Merchiston International School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference GAJAOA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 3rd April.


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