Vacancy Rotterdam - Head of School

Naam school:
De Blijberg International Primary School
Type:
Onderwijs in Nederland
Vervaldatum vacature:
21 maart 2019
Direct solliciteren

De Blijberg International Primary School in Rotterdam is currently seeking a new Head of School due to retirement of the current Head of School.

Algemene Informatie

Position: Head of School
Starting Date: 1 August 2019 or earlier if possible

De Blijberg International Primary School is located in the centre of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It is a warm and welcoming school with a mix of long-serving and new members of staff, with a current role of 240 students.

Our current Head of School is retiring. We are seeking an experienced and well-qualified school leader who has the skills and values to build upon the school’s current success.

He/She will ensure that all children are given the opportunity to achieve to the best of their ability and provide them with a well rounded education.

The new Head, together with the senior leadership team, should support and guide the staff to ensure the school is constantly attaining academic excellence.

The school welcomes applications from those who see their characteristics and values represented in the following statements:

  • You have a tireless commitment to ensure that the best interests of the students are at the centre of all decision making
  • You are internationally minded
  • You believe in supporting students both academically and socially to help prepare them for the future
  • You strive to grow professionally through continuous study
  • You are a team player with energy, creativity and a sense of humour
  • You are committed to the vision of our school and inspire others to do the same

Job requirements:

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required with qualified teacher status in home country; an advanced degree is preferred

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • You have knowledge and understanding of current trends in international education;
  • You have experience in leading teams that promotes collegiality, equality, integrity and innovation;
  • You have outstanding communication skills in English (both oral and written)
  • You have the ability to motivate and delegate effectively
  • You have the ability to drive forward developments in our curriculum
  • You have proven management skills
  • You have strong organisational skills
  • You are approachable and supportive of staff, children and parents
  • You have knowledge of the basics of finance and accounting and experience in monitoring budgets
  • You have a willingness to learn Dutch

Working Conditions

  • Appointment on a temporary basis for one year with a prospect of a permanent contract
  • Full Time (work factor 1.0)
  • The current Collective Agreement is applicable for this role
  • Grading scale takes place in scale DA with a max of €4231 gross per month
  • End of year bonus & vacation pay


If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria, please provide a letter of motivation, CV and three references (including your most recent two employers) to: directie@blijberg.nl

The letter of motivation should clearly outline your interest in the school and what you would bring to the role and how you would meet the requirements.

Application Deadline: March 21st 2019

If the school receives an outstanding application, the Hiring Committee reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date. The review of the applications will begin as soon as they are received. Candidates selected for the final round will be invited to Rotterdam for an interview by the Hiring Committee.



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