CLOSING DATE: 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

STARTING DATE: 1 JANUARY 2023



Description of School:


Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.



Description of Position:


The Australian International School, Singapore, is seeking to appoint an innovative and confident leader to lead a highly qualified faculty and staff team in promoting the School on the world stage. Together, they attend to the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth of each child. Administratively, the Head of School supervises AIS’s educational programme’s effective development, increases enrolment and retention, manages finances, and provides input to the CEO Asia on these initiatives.

The Head of School embodies the mission of the School and articulates the mission for all aspects of the School’s programme. The role of the Head of School is responsible for taking the Australian International School forward in a meaningful and sustainable way, promoting the School on the world stage and ensuring that the School attracts and caters for international students as well as the traditional Australian market. The Head of School has oversight on all aspects of the School, including academics, operations, over 2,500 students and 500 employees. The Head of School builds, trains and leads a highly qualified faculty and staff. Together, they attend to the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth of each child. Administratively, the Head of School supervises AIS’s educational programme’s effective development, increases enrolment and retention, manages finances, and provides input to CEO Asia on these initiatives.


We are looking for a leader who has:

  • Proven leadership and management skills in high performing academic organisations

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Experience in managing a diverse multicultural team

  • Strong background in instructional leadership

  • Strong influencing, negotiating, and collaborating skills

  • An advanced degree preferably in School Management and Instructional Leadership

  • Commercial awareness



Compensation and Benefits

The most important thing is that we find the right candidate and we will ensure that the salary and benefit package will commensurate with the role.



Application for Position:


The deadline for applications for the position is Thursday, 30 September 2021. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and the requested materials listed below as early as possible.

The review of files will begin as soon as applications are received. Shortlisted candidates, together with their spouse if applicable, will be invited to Singapore to meet with future colleagues and representatives of Cognita and the School. The Head of School will be selected after the site visit, final interviews and reference checks. The successful candidate will assume her/his professional responsibilities on Sunday, 01 January 2023 or earlier by arrangement.

Candidates should send the information listed below as a single PDF to CAH.HR@cognita.com:

  • A letter of application, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are well suited to be the Head of School for the Australian International School

  • A current résumé not to exceed two pages

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