The British International School of Jeddah

Ref: 7401

The British International School of Jeddah

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Role coordinated by:

Angus Tait

Associate Consultant

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7378


Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 08/08/2024

The British International School of Jeddah (BISJ) is a leading co-educational, not-for-profit, international school offering an excellent educational experience for over 1,300 students aged 2 to 18. With a distinctive culture, strong reputation, and commitment to excellence across a broad range of academic, artistic, sporting, and cultural endeavours, our school is a dynamic and diverse community with many strengths.  

We seek an outstanding Director to lead us through an exciting and strategically critical stage in our evolution. This is a unique opportunity to build on the existing platform and create a compelling vision for BISJ as a beacon school at the forefront of a rapidly changing educational landscape in Saudi Arabia. Our new Director will guide BISJ through a period of significant strategic change and development potentially including a move to a new, world-class campus.

The successful candidate will be a visionary and inclusive leader with the strategic skills to chart an ambitious course for BISJ and will have the relational skills to inspire our community. The appointed candidate will have the political acuity to lead an organisation at the heart of the community in Jeddah, and the personal authority and authenticity to engage multiple influential stakeholders nationally and internationally. A track record of successful school leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing complex organisational change is essential, as is a genuine commitment to our mission.

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