Head of University Counselling
Start Date: August 2022
Contract Terms: Initial 2-year contract
Closing date for applications: 30 January 2022
The International School Basel (ISB) is an English-language international day school for students from ages 3 to 18. ISB is home to approximately 1,400 students who enjoy modern purpose-built facilities on three campuses clustered a few kilometers south of Basel in the towns of Reinach and Aesch. ISB is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for younger students aged 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in the final two years of their school careers. ISB is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
At ISB, we live our Mission and are committed to creating safe, caring, and affirming learning spaces for our international community and to promoting learning and respect for people of all nationalities, religions and cultures.
ISB's commitment to hiring and retaining quality employees has created a community of professional and dynamic teaching and administrative staff with low turnover rates and a high degree of involvement in professional development programmes. For more information about the school and our mission we invite you to visit our website at www.isbasel.ch
Commitment to Safe Recruitment
International School Basel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Checks, Social Media Check, Civil Litigation Check, Global Sanctions Check, and Reference Checks with past employers.
Each year, ISB is proud to support more than 100 student graduates embark on their university journey. We are currently looking to recruit an outstanding Head of University Counselling to lead our 3-person college counselling team to ensure that we offer all students the highest quality college/university application and admission support. We seek to provide all students, parents and teachers with a comprehensive college application and career counselling programme (from Grades 9 to 12). The Head of University Counselling is responsible for building the capacity of the counselling team by leading professional development and taking the lead on delivery of the aligned counselling programs.
In support of the inclusive nature of ISB’s Mission, you will use your ability to apply your skills and knowledge in a proactive and positive way to support students making the next step in their academic careers.
ISB offers an excellent employment package and relocation support in an international and welcoming environment including free after-school child care, inhouse German lessons, professional development opportunities, onsite fitness facilities and first-class accident insurance worldwide together with an employee friendly pension plan.
How to apply
Please apply by sending your application to email@example.com, by using the link available on Search Associates website or through the TES website or ISS-Schrole. Your application should include: Letter of Application (2 pages maximum); up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; and names and contact details of at least two (although three is preferred) professional referees who have line-managed you: one of whom must be your current Head of School (if this poses major difficulties, please state reasons in your letter of application). If you have been at your current school for less than 2 years, one of your referees must also be the Head of your previous school. Referees will be contacted once a candidate has accepted an invitation to interview for the role. For registered Search Associates candidates, ISB will download your Search Associates file (including References) directly.
Kindly note that the School reserves the right to end the search early should a suitable candidate be identified.
Due to work permit restrictions, preference will be given to candidates of EU/Swiss nationalities and candidates who hold a current Swiss work permit.
We look forward to receiving your application!