Head of school of the International department

The Blijberg International is looking for a new Head of school.

De Blijberg International Primary School is located in the centre of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It is a warm and welcoming school with a mix of long-serving and new members of staff, with a current role of 240 students.

Our current Head of School is retiring. ÂWe are seeking an experienced and well-qualified school leader who has the skills and values to build upon the schoolâs current success.

He/She will ensure that all children are given the opportunity to achieve to the best of their ability and provide them with a well rounded education.

The new Head, together with the senior leadership team, should support and guide the staff to ensure the school is constantly attaining academic excellence.

The school welcomes applications from those who see their characteristics and values represented in the following statements:

  • You have a tireless commitment to ensure that the best interests of the students are at the centre of all decision making

  • You are internationally minded

  • You believe in supporting students both academically and socially to help prepare them for the future

  • You strive to grow professionally through continuous study

  • You are a team player with energy, creativity and a sense of humour

  • You are committed to the vision of our school and inspire others to do the same

Job requirements:


Education and Qualifications


  • Bachelorâs degree is required with qualified teacher status in home country; an advanced degree is preferred


Experience, Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends in international education Â

  • Experience in leading teams that promotes collegiality, equality, integrity and innovation

  • You have outstanding communication skills in English (both oral and written)

  • You have the ability to motivate and delegate effectively

  • You have the ability to drive forward developments in our curriculum

  • You have proven management skills

  • You have strong organisational skills

  • You are approachable and supportive of staff, children and parents

  • Knowledge of the basics of finance and accounting and experience in monitoring budgets

  • You have a willingness to learn Dutch

Working Conditions


  • Appointment on a temporary basis for one year with a prospect of a permanent contract

  • Full Time (work factor 1.0)

  • The current Collective Agreement is applicable for this role https://ambtenarensalaris.nl/onderwijs/

  • Grading scale takes place in scale DA with a max of â4231 gross per month

  • End of year bonus & vacation pay

If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria, please provide a letter of motivation, CV and three references (including your most recent two employers) to:




The letter of motivation should clearly outline your interest in the school and what you would bring to the role and how you would meet the requirements.


Application Deadline: ÂÂÂÂÂMarch 28st 2019


If the school receives an outstanding application, the Hiring Committee reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date. ÂThe review of the applications will begin as soon as they are received. Candidates selected for the final round will be invited to Rotterdam for an interview by the Hiring Committee.

Nadere informatie en solliciteren:
You can call or email Barbera Everaars, general head of the Blijberg:
Âtelephone number 0031 6 13837838
Mail adress: directie@blijberg.nl