academic director - saudi arabia in riyadh

30 August 2018
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Position: Academic Director

Start Date: ASAP or January 2019

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, You will be working for a respected schools group tasked with the objective of providing strategic and operational leadership for business and school improvement work conducted by Education consultants in the group. You will be ensuring a flow of information to the Chief Executive Officer, the Management team, School Principals, the Board and where necessary external parties. You will be ensuring the effective delivery of internal services and will provide ongoing professional challenges and support to the schools in the group.

Responsibilities include:

* Leading the delivery of a consistent high quality of education, teaching and learning at all of the group's Schools consistent with their vision, mission and values.
* Contribute to the strategic direction and development of the schools in the group
* Lead curricula development and implementation
* Lead establishing and maintaining school accreditation
* Lead whole school academic improvements
* Achievement of internal KPIs for business development, revenue delivery and client satisfaction.


* Master of Education or equivalent
* Previous senior leadership experience
* Achievement focused
* Previous budget management experience
* Strong leadership skills
* Strategic thinker
* Strong influencing and negotiating skills
* Diplomatic sensitivity
* Able to develop talent

*A full job description is available upon request

Location overview:

Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia. Traditionally a culturally strict city - you will need to be a culturally sensitive individual, looking to immerse yourself in a traditional Middle Eastern environment. Saudi Arabia enjoys a very vibrant, social and welcoming expatriate life style but it is not advertised on bill boards in big flashing lights. You have to go out to find it. Work is a good starting point to start you social life and from there it is a matter of networking and word of mouth. On the streets of Riyadh shopping and eating appear to be the main pastime especially for the locals and you are welcome to join in; there are big malls with western retail outlets and there is the usual array of restaurant chains.


* Excellent monthly salary of 28,000 to 33,000 SAR dependent on experience and qualifications
* Annual flights
* Accommodation provided
* Medical cover

This vacancy is promoted within our Leadanywhere division, Teachanywhere's specialist leadership appointments service.


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