Victoria Shanghai Academy

VSA is inviting applications for the following position(s):

1. Secondary Principal


Victoria Shanghai Academy seeks an experienced Secondary Principal  who will inspire and build on a dynamic culture of respect, innovation, high expectations and success. The Secondary Principal works closely with the Executive Head and members of the Senior Leadership Group in mapping out educational priorities and recruiting, retaining and developing committed, highly professional faculty and staff in the secondary school. The Senior Leadership Group (SLG) comprises the Secondary Principal, three Deputy Principals, the Director of Chinese Studies and the DP and MYP Coordinators. 


  • Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • M.A./M.Ed./M.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant area (e.g. educational leadership, teacher education, curriculum development or school management)
  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a school administrator with documented leadership experience in pedagogy, curriculum and/or professional development
  • Insights and vision in leading IB programmes
  • Demonstrated passion for working with secondary school students
  • Demonstrated commitment to International Education, Global Citizenship and Service Learning
  • Experience of bilingual educational models is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Chinese culture/ability to communicate in Chinese is an advantage


The successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to think strategically and tactically. S/he will possess the flexibility needed to collaborate successfully within a demanding and busy school environment. In addition, s/he will have the high level management skills required to continue to develop and lead the Secondary School’s students and staff. S/he should be able to navigate within the school’s bilingual bicultural community and demonstrate an international mindset, with a strong focus on students’ learning, pastoral and academic achievements.


A globally competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, together with medical cover, education and travel allowances for dependents, as well as a housing subsidy. In addition, the post holder will be eligible for a bonus (gratuity) to be paid upon satisfactory completion of contract. 


Victoria Shanghai Academy will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the Search Committee in discharging its duties, both to assist in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role and identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates.

Applications for the role of Secondary Principal should include the following materials:

  • CV (maximum 4 sides A4)
  • Letter of application (1-1.5 pages) with a detailed statement of aspirations and relevance for the position inclusive of Leadership/Educational Philosophy Statement
  • Names, addresses and day-time telephone numbers of referees must be included; these must include direct supervisors, or the person in the position of chief responsibility for the evaluation of your performance. VSA reserves the right to contact the writers of open references for confidential statements
  • Open references and copies of qualifications are optional

Completed applications should be uploaded at quoting reference 3721.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 30 November 2017.

VSA will begin to review applications as soon as materials are received. VSA will issue interview invitations on a rolling basis, and finalists will be invited to Hong Kong for final interview in mid- to late January 2018, with the intention of making a final selection shortly thereafter.

Review of applications and nominations will continue until the post is filled.

Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to Mr Joshua Herr at  


2. Supply Teachers

  • To be included in the supply teachers’ pool and will be working on an ad hoc basis when required
  • Registered teacher with the Hong Kong Education Bureau
  • Commitment to student-centred and inquiry-based learning
  • Knowledge of relevant IB programmes (MYP, DP) an advantage

Applicants please send full resume to the Secondary Principal ( Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews in due course.

(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.)




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