Principal, Academic | Secondary | Changzhou, Jiangsu Province
Please remember to include this job requisition number (OICCDJDO7VP) in the application form.

About Us:

Our international boarding colleges are a new generation of international schools in China, open to both Chinese and foreign students - we have a Chengdu Campus and a Changzhou Campus.

Built on the foundations of the internationally-recognised British education, we emphasize continuous care for the holistic needs of students, compelling them to live up to their greatest potential.

Individual attention from teachers and small class sizes ensure that each student receives the support necessary to do well academically. A well rounded extracurricular programme with personalised supervision means that each child develops broadly as well. The top quality facilities and resources create an engaging and supportive environment preparing them well for overseas studies.

We offer full boarding, where our students feel at home. We provide a warm and caring atmosphere where the students are fully engaged, physically and intellectually, outside school hours.

Teamwork, leadership, creativity and independence thrive at at our school. With expert care for individual needs, and multiple opportunities for personal development, our students are laying the foundations for a successful and fruitful career, and life.

Knowledgeable, adaptable young people with an international mindset and a sense of responsibility will be marked for high achievements in all walks of life. We take great pride in helping create today the success stories of China's future.

We require teaching colleagues who are dynamic and committed, able to deliver their subject(s) at the highest level, understand the learning needs of second-language students, willing to contribute outside their specialism and, above all, pioneers who will work within the realities of a new and rapidly-developing school. If this describes you, a warm welcome awaits you!


Working within the remit and targets developed by our International Boarding College management, the Principal contributes to the professional leadership and management of the school, ensuring the successful growth and continuous improvement of the school.

The post-holder oversees the daily operation of the school, and challenges, influences and motivates staff and students to deliver outstanding performance. He/she upholds and actively promotes our commitment to integrity, accountability and an aspiration for excellence.

Our schools are newly-founded. The challenge for management is to develop and maintain a highly professional ethos within a rapidly-growing school environment in which a pioneering spirit is essential.

About You:

*The Principal's effective leadership is defined by integrity, clear and open communication, high standards, and an understanding of the needs and interests of students and parents, and staff.
*Your personal profile enables you to act as an ambassador for the school. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and relate positively to students, staff and parents, inspiring them with confidence in the school.
*You have the ability to analyse problems, reach sound conclusions and resolve issues effectively.
*You have a proven capacity to respond to changing needs with vision, and to translate vision into practical reality. You have a strong commitment to quality and sharing best practices in learning and teaching.
*You have a higher-level understanding of, and interest in developing academic best practices in the context of a secondary, cross-cultural institution and pathways to higher education.
*You have a mature understanding of the need for a pastoral infrastructure which supports both academic progress and the development of life skills in young people.
*You have a working knowledge and understanding of planning and reporting. You have a higher level understanding of and experience using information and communication technology to enhance teaching and learning, leadership and management.
*You have an interest in and willingness to engage Chinese contemporary culture; knowledge of Mandarin is a plus.
*You enjoy working under pressure in a fast paced environment.
*You are optimistic, resilient, and have a well-developed sense of proportion and humour.

***You must be able to commit to a three year contract***

Necessary Experience:

*The delivery of British National Curriculum and IGCSE English.
*Whole-school EAL programmes.
*Post-16 EAL programmes which enable foreign students to access UK (etc.) universities (to include IELTS).
*Knowledge of alternative EAL curricula and qualifications
*Knowledge of recent developments in teaching and learning


Bachelor's degree or higher
Teaching credential in your home country (A-level or IGCSE)
Native speaker of English, preferably from the UK. Native speakers from Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will also be considered.
In good physical and mental health
A clean criminal record
TEFL/TESOL or a CELTA is preferred

Benefits Package: Besides airfare allowance, relocation fee and housing allowance for teachers, we also provide the following:

-A base salary starting at CNY 24,000-28,000/month (net) - commensurate with qualifications and experience.
-Opportunities to study Chinese language and culture;
-An opportunity to live and work in China;
-A pleasant teaching environment with highly motivated students and colleagues.
-Access to the shared resources of our group of schools;
-Planning time before the start of the academic year to prepare schemes of work, classroom display and resources;
-Medical insurance as detailed in your Employment Contract;
-A laptop computer to use during your employment term;
-Flight reimbursement as detailed in Employment Contract;
-Airport pickup and accommodation and assistance to find accommodation in China for your first trip to China;
-Tuition fee discounted education for up to 2 children as detailed in Employment contract.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, we kindly request you prepare the following materials:

Covering Letter CV
A recent photograph
Scan copy of your passport information page
Scan copies of your university degree, TEFL/TESOL certificates and other relevant certifications
Your current location and preferred start date

Due to the volume of applications received, please understand it may not be possible for the company to contact each candidate individually. A recruitment professional will be in contact with you if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy further.

Thank you again for your interest in this position and for choosing ESL Suite to assist you with your job search in China!


The Recruitment Team at ESL Suite
Please remember to include this job requisition number (OICCDJDO7VP) in the application form.