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Principal Position at The International School of Penang (Uplands)- January/August 2022 start

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic professional with proven leadership qualities and a clear strategic vision who is keen to commit to the success of the school and its continued development.  Start date to be negotiated with the successful applicant, either January or August 2022.   Applicants are invited to apply for this position as early as possible as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found and appointed.

The Principal is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the School and is responsible for the day to day operation of the School, including key functions such as the hiring and termination of staff. The Principal is responsible for the management, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of school life across six key areas; shaping the future, leading learning and teaching, developing self and working with others, managing the organisation, securing accountability and strengthening the community.

Applicants should be equipped with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. They should also have relevant IB curriculum experience or a passion for the IB inquiry based philosophy to teaching and learning.

As the CEO of  the school, you will be expected to lead the implementation of the whole-school strategic plan. The International School of Penang (Uplands) is a CIS accredited, not for profit school which has an excellent reputation that has been built up during its 66 year existence and we are excited about appointing a new Principal to lead the school as it embarks upon its next stage of development.

If you have experience of leading teams in school improvement and are adaptable and passionate about quality student learning in an intercultural and international educational setting, we would love to hear from you.

Apply via Schrole, ISS or send applications via email to

The International School of Penang (Uplands) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the relevant local authorities.