Executive Principal

Category: LeadershipType: PermanentStart Date: Sunday, 1 January, 2023Application Deadline: Monday, 4 July, 2022


Purpose of the role

The purpose of the role is to support and oversee: 

  • Education Management
  • Student wellbeing
  • Leading and Managing Staff
  • School accreditation, standards & Administration
  • USF Community
  • Governance & Organization

For more information see attached Job description 

Main Duties/Responsibilities
  • Education Management - In conjunction with the three school leaders, oversee the implementation and development of the core curricula, the CAIE Grade 1 – AS level and UK Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, adapting them to the needs of the School. 
  • Student wellbeing - Provide expertise and guidance on pastoral care, behavior management and discipline of students.
  • Leading and Managing Staff - Coach and develop school leaders and teachers
  • School accreditation, standards & Administration - Manage the journey towards CIS / COBIS accreditation.
  • USF Community - Maintain and promote good public relations between the school, staff, students, parents and the community.
  • Governance & Organization - Work closely with the Chairman of the Governing Council on all aspects of governance, reporting, and development of the school.

For more information see attached Job description 

Key Skills / Competencies
  • An experienced school leader with at least 20 years’ teaching experience and 5 years’ experience as a Head of School or Deputy Head of School of an accredited independent or international school.
  • A visionary leader who is future focused and demonstrates a clear commitment to providing a locally and globally meaningful education to UFSI students.
  • A thorough knowledge of the EYFS and CAIE programmes, Global Citizenship Education, the intelligent use of ICT to augment teaching and learning and a concise view on what a meaningful education for the future entails are essential.
  • An educationally astute leader with a proven track record of improving the calibre of teaching and learning and academic achievement

For more information see attached Job description 

Previous Experience & Qualifications
  • A leader with exceptional management and oversight skills who can inspire and support overseas and local employees, recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff, put strong systems and processes in place, and has a proven record of managing resources effectively, including a strong background in finance and in translating available financial resources into comprehensive learning opportunities for students.
  • A leader who understands school governance and has a track record of successfully collaborating with Boards to produce highly effective fiduciary and strategic governance.
  • A leader with experience in taking a school through an accreditation or reaccreditation process.
  • A degree in education is essential. A higher degree of leadership qualification is preferred.

For more information see attached Job description 

Application Process

Candidates should submit the information requested below. The information must be submitted EXACTLY in the form and manner requested. Please DO NOT send any information other than that which is specifically requested below.

  • A letter of application, not to exceed two pages, explaining your strengths as a candidate
    and why you are interested in this particular position.
  • A current resume, not to exceed two pages.
  • A statement outlining educational beliefs and leadership style, not to exceed two pages
  • At least 3 references, one of whom needs to be your current supervisor with phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  • Most recent Police Clearance, DBS or similar Certificate.

Please note that ALL the above materials must be scanned into a SINGLE .pdf ATTACHMENT and
sent to Also, please note that it is important to limit the size of
your SINGLE .pdf to 6MB.

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International School of Kenya Campus, Peponi Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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P.O. Box 14103 - 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 2697442 / 8076067
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