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British Vietnamese International School

Head of Secondary

Applications for this job are closed

Important dates

Closing date of applications
3 March 2017
Start date
1 August 2017
Date Contract Ends
31 July 2020

Job details

Head Teacher
Ages 11-18 / Secondary
English National
Positions available
Contract type
Fixed / Renewable
Vacancy type
Full Time


10 or more years experience

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Further Details for Secondary Head Teacher Post (.pdf format)

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding leader for this exceptional career opportunity. The person appointed will take overall responsibility for the leadership, organisation and management of the secondary school.

We welcome applications from those that are passionate about education and have the skills and experience to make a significant impact on our students and school community. An attractive remuneration package is available which will include a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits.

This post is available in Ho Chi Minh City only.

The ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • Relentlessly pursue outstanding academic performance for the many, not the few
  • Understand how to blend the best of premium British education with contemporary international thinking to create a distinctive positioning for the school
  • Lead with a strategic and decisive style and capable of driving a successful, large school
  • Possess a creative and pragmatic mind with the ability to lead innovations in teaching and learning and the broader activity of the school
  • Drive the marketing and admissions process of the school with passion and an adherence to quality
  • Demonstrate a flair for attracting, retaining and developing managerial and educational talent
  • Manage financial budgets with astuteness and engage and contribute successfully in a team environment
  • Respect, appreciate and understand a variety of cultures and societies

Application Process

If you are interested in any of our vacancies and feel you can inspire our students please click on the vacancy you are interested in and either log in or register yourself with Uptic.

Please note that you need to complete all of the mandatory sections of your profile before you're able to apply for a vacancy.

Please also make sure you download the relevant information pack and/ or job description in the 'related downloads' section above.

Initial contracts are for 2 years. It will be assumed that applicants wish to be considered for posts in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City unless otherwise stated in the letter of application.

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.

Interview process

We will be conducting interviews locally in HCMC, Hanoi, in the UK and via Skype when appropriate.

Further information about the school can be obtained from our web site at and

To view current vacancies for this school please see below. You can also view and apply for vacancies at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi schools (part of the BIS Group).

Senior position requirements


  • A university degree and a teaching qualification
  • A minimum of 10 years teaching relevant experience in an English National Curriculum school either in the UK or overseas
  • A proven record of successful leadership at a senior level in a secondary school
  • Fluent English speaker

An advantage

  • Previous international experience
  • A Masters degree in the field of education or NPQH
  • Experience of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for primary posts
  • Experience of the IB Diploma for secondary post

Teaching position requirements


  • A university degree and a teaching qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in an English National Curriculum school
  • A proven record of successful leadership if applying for a leadership position
  • Fluent English speaker


  • Previous international experience
  • Experience of working in a Dual Language (Bilingual) school
  • Experience of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for primary posts
  • Experience of A Level teaching for secondary posts
  • Competence and confidence with ICT in the classroom

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