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International School Ikast-Brande
Working at ISIB


Current Vacancies

Head of School


Closing date:
2nd April 2024
International School Ikast
Brande
The International School of Choice in the Heart of Denmark
“Success does not necessarily bring happiness, but happiness will always bring success.”
Date posted:
4th March 2024 Salary: In accordance with collective agreementfor private schools in Denmark.


Start Date:
1st August 2024 Contract Term: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time


The Role
International School Ikast-Brande has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding international-minded leader with a solid understanding of school organisation and the ability to bolster core strengths and to embrace continuous improvement driving the school forward. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and flexible Head of School to continue our journey and build upon the school’s tremendous success, and to implement strategies in collaboration with the Board of Directors. The Cambridge International Curriculum serves as our point of academic reference, and the school achieves above-average IGCSE International results year upon year. Key objectives include academic excellence, student well-being, financial sustainability and school growth, all while encouraging staff development.


The Head of School must possess the vision and drive to continuously enhance student achievement in a balanced whole-student approach, embracing social and creative skills. Furthermore, The Head of School must have the interpersonal skills required to work with staff and all members of a culturally diverse and engaged community.


We are in search of a Head of School who is highly visible, open-minded and approachable, serving as a continuous source of inspiration and innovation, focused on enhancing students’ education, academic achievement, and overall well-being. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding manager of people, possessing the ability to motivate and empower staff. We are seeking candidates who possess a willingness to learn the Danish culture, we also invite Danish speaking school leaders with relevant international experience to apply. Additionally, a keen willingness for dialogue and collaboration is highly valued within our team as well as being a firm decision-maker, always keeping students at the heart of decision making.


Candidates with a teaching background or experience in education are encouraged to apply, as they bring valuable insights and skills to our institution. Extensive knowledge of the International Cambridge curriculum is needed for the role. Moreover, we are looking for individuals with the energy and enthusiasm to effectively promote and sell the school’s unique offerings and educational approach.


The School
International School Ikast-Brande, established in 2009, has been the leading international school in the heart of Jutland area for over a decade. This position offers a unique opportunity to assume leadership of a first -class well-established international school in purpose-built facilities of outstanding architectural quality. The school is committed to provide high-quality international education to families moving to Denmark as well as local residents seeking higher academic standards and challenges to their educational ability. Currently, the student population is about 210 from 3 to 17 years old and from over twenty different countries, providing a rich and diverse cultural environment. Our students are well-behaved, highly motivated and extremely positive about our school. We continuously support student achievement in a balanced whole student approach embracing the development of social and creative skills, providing our students the best in achievable life skills. We instill in our students, from an early age, the principles of right and wrong, allowing them to make good decisions.


Denmark and Ikast


Denmark is an extremely open and friendly country with a diverse selection of activities. Ikast is in the center of the country with several transport links including rail and Billund airport only one hour away. Denmark is a safe environment and Ikast's small community feel is the ideal place for a family. The area provides numerous international forums and groups to help newcomers settle and integrate, including the school’s parent circle.


Requirements:


Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details.


Application:


If you believe you have the required personality, skills, expertise, and personal attributes to lead our school forward, we would be delighted to receive your application. As a central member of the Senior Management Team, you will have access to extensive professional development and be supported by a dedicated Board of Directors.


Applications should be sent no later than 2nd April 2024 to job@isib.dk. Please include:


•A letter of application (no more than one page) outlining why you wish to apply for this position and what specific skills, qualities and experience you can offer.
• A CV (no more than two pages).
• A statement of educational and leadership philosophy (no more than one page).
• The names and full contact details of at least two professional referees.

• A recent passport photo.

Please address the application to Mr. Carsten Kissmeyer, Chairman of the Board of Directors. For further queries about the application process, please contact Mr. Kevin Brown, Head of School, at kevinbrown@isib.dk.


Initial on-line interviews will take place in the second week of April. The ISIB Board reserves the right to appoint an appropriate candidate before the deadline expires. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement response, and successful candidates will be informed about the first-stage interviews to be held on-line or on-site in Ikast. The final selection process will take place in Ikast in the week commencing mid-May 2024.


ISIB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment, all appointments are subject to interviews, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.
About International School Ikast-Brande (ISIB):

 

• Type: Mainstream School


• Phase: Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary


•Funding Status: Independent (Danish Free School)


•Gender: Mixed


• Age Range: 3 – 17 years

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Want to Work with Us?

If you would like to join us please send your CV (which includes a recent photograph) and a supporting letter to job@isib.dk addressing the letter to the Head of School.

Please browse our website for information about our school. Below are testimonials from staff members at our school. 

"I appreciate the multicultural environment and is impressed with the positive, dynamic and professional atmosphere that characterizes ISIB."

Teachers at ISIB
Eva Sørensen

Danish Teacher

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