Head of Schools

Head of Schools

Celebrating over 25 years of educational excellence, International Christian School (ICS) is one of Hong Kong’s finest English speaking co-educational schools providing a Christ-centered, North American-style K-12 education. ICS is governed by a Board of Trustees and employs over 190 full-time faculty and staff to contribute to a vibrant and caring educational environment. As citizens of the world, ICS students typically speak fluent English and have mastered at least two languages. ICS encourages its students to strive for excellence through their God-given talents to acquire knowledge, to develop critical thinking skills, and to make a positive impact on society.

ICS is a Private Independent School (PIS), and the school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International. Further information about ICS can be found here: https://www.ics.edu.hk/

The Position

ICS is looking for an experienced Head of Schools beginning August 2020. As the chief administration and education officer, the Head of Schools is accountable for the operation and management of all school divisions (kindergarten, elementary, middle, and higher). The Head of Schools provides strategic leadership, supervision, and spiritual guidance to the faculty and takes responsibility for the creation of a safe environment, management of the budget and resources, academic and curriculum development, and community-building initiatives. Strategic and authentic leadership, passion, entrepreneurship, innovation, and cultural sensitivity are required to ensure that ICS’s development align with its mission, purpose, and core values.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced degree in Education or Education Administration from an accredited university;
  • A minimum of 10 years of classroom teaching experience;
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in similar executive or administrative leadership positions is preferred;
  • The ability to serve as an engaged and inspirational leader with a vision for the future development of ICS;
  • Strong communication skills with an advanced level of intercultural sensitivity, international-mindedness, and engagement with Hong Kong culture;
  • Sound knowledge and experience in AP and North American curriculum would be an advantage, as would knowledge of the K-12 education sector in Hong Kong.


A globally competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, together with medical cover, education and travel allowances for dependents. 

How to Apply

The executive search firm Perrett Laver is supporting ICS in this recruitment exercise.

To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4166. Initial inquiries may be directed to Dr Cora Hui by e-mail (Cora.Hui@perrettlaver.com) or by phone +852 3703 9324.

Applications should consist of a covering letter together with an up-to-date CV.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications on or before June 17th, 2019 to ensure timely consideration. Review of applications and nominations will continue until the post is filled.

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