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British International School Riyadh

Site Development Manager

Applications for this job are closed

Important dates

Closing date of applications
6 January 2019
Start date
3 February 2019

Job details

Whole school
Ages 4-18 / Whole School
English National
Positions available
Contract type
Fixed / Renewable
Vacancy type
Full Time
Leadership Scale


7 or more years experience

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Full job description (.docx format)

We are seeking to appoint a Site Development Manager to oversee all site development activities, including project requirements, contractor liaison and regulatory compliance.


The successful candidate will:

  • manage all deployment activities, including but not limited to site planning, project due diligence, pre-construction services, architectural and engineering services, permitting, internal pre-deployment meetings, client deployment meetings, tech teams, and closeout packages.
  • manage multiple projects, employees, contingent workers and vendors to meet project timelines and proscribed quality standards.
  • proactively build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships, maintain consistent communication and manage customer needs and expectations by meeting project timelines.
  • deliver a quality product on time and within budget.
  • Proactively identify potential risk issues and collaborate to develop a preventative action plan to address them.
  • serve as single point of contact for all site development escalations, including Legal, Engineering, Landlord Issues, and Operations departments.
  • ensure that the site development goals, objectives, quality standards, policies and procedures are adhered to and met, and that consistent communication occurs throughout amongst all the stakeholders.
  • maintain on a daily basis milestones within the project plan and communicate project updates and timelines to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • coordinate with the Procurement team to identify and partner with select vendors to perform outsourced services; review and approve project expense requests, purchase orders and vendor invoices.
  • ensure the correct delegation, execution and follow up of work; ensure quality standards and policies are met


The ideal candidate will:

  • be educated to degree level;
  • have a minimum of 7 years of work-related experience in construction industry project management, including major contractor and small vendor management experience required;
  • have excellent project management skills and experience of complex construction programmes with multiple projects and contractors;
  • have strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • have KSA residency.


Please be aware that the school is not in a position to transfer sponsorship.


(Please note: As this is a non-teacher position, and in order to use our application tracking system (InTeachers), you will need to register yourself as a qualified teacher to complete the application form).


To apply, please follow the link:

and provide a supporting statement of application following our Guidelines;

Closing date for all applications is Sunday 6th January 2019.


BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people.  All staff, whatever their role in the school, will require to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified


How to apply for a position at BISR

Please provide a supporting statement and please bear in mind the following guidance:

  • Explain why you are applying for this position. Is because of push or pull factors?. Please identify the single most significant reason for making the application.
  • Explain in what ways your expertise and experience makes you a strong candidate for this role. What have you done professionally up to this point in your life which makes you special?
  • How do you think you would be able to support our Mission and REACH motto?
  • Describe a good lesson you delivered recently, and explain why you think it was good and how it exemplified your own definition of quality learning (Teachers Only).
  • Do you think a school can be British and International? How do you think this is achieved?
  • What do you want to be doing in five years time, and if appointed to a post at BISR, how do you think we can help you develop professionally?

All referee details needs to be submitted at the time of the application. We require three professional referees one of which must include the current head teacher. We regret we are unable to accept applications via email at this time.


BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people.  All staff, whatever their role in the school, will require to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.

Closing date

The individual closing dates are listed below (next to each vacancy). Early applications prior to the closing date are encouraged as the School will shortlist on a rolling basis.

We very much look forward to receiving you application.

Teachers who work at BISR should have


  • Qualified Teacher status;
  • Certificate of Education, First degree or equivalent;
  • Training or qualification relevant to the post.


  • An appreciation of the demands of a British school in an international context ;and an acceptance that contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school is essential. Teachers contribute to the success of the House system;
  • An appreciation of the importance of international understanding;
  • Experience of working in various contexts both in the UK and internationally.


  • Experience of teaching within Key Stage or subject;
  • Willingness to work closely with colleagues in preparing for teaching and learning;
  • Experience of positive behaviour management strategies;
  • Experience of planning for children with Special Educational Needs and Gifted and Talented children;
  • Experience of curriculum development, monitoring and assessment;
  • Experience of working with second language students or prepared to undertake training.

Skills and Abilities

  • A detailed knowledge of the English national curriculum;
  • Ability to organise a stimulating learning environment and demonstrate excellent creative teaching skills;
  • Good organisation of recording and evaluating progress;
  • Show good communication skills when working with pupils, parents and colleagues;
  • Effective skills in managing and organising own time and directing deployment of teaching assistants;
  • Good ICT skills to be effective in your job;
  • An understanding of Assessment for Learning Strategies and use of this to inform future planning;
  • The desire to develop knowledge of the curriculum above and below the preferred key stage;

Personal Qualities

  • Warmth and sense of humour;
  • Flexibility;
  • Enthusiasm;
  • Team player;
  • Commitment to continuing professional development;
  • Willingness to be involved in extra curricular activities and events and engage in all aspects of school life;
  • High expectations of yourself and of children;
  • First class communication skills;
  • Empathy with pupils, colleagues, parents and visitors;
  • You must be a glass half-full person!

Equal Opportunities

  • Ability to promote equal opportunities with respect to race, gender and disability

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