About the job

7Hills International School, Kampala, Uganda is looking for an energetic and dynamic new Head of School to start in August 2021.

About the school

At 7Hills students thrive, stimulated by the active, cutting edge International Middle Years Curriculum and IGCSE program that challenge our students to be questioning, critical thinkers, and enquiring problem solvers. Through our inter-disciplinary, thematic, project-based learning and complementary extra-curricular activities, our students acquire knowledge, skills and understanding in ways that develop them holistically. We aim to create students who are confident, self-reflective, internationally and community minded, and prepared for a global future. As a not for profit organization, all of our resources are focused on educating the children in our care. We are confident that our excellent staff, small class sizes and proven educational methods will enable each student to meet their full potential at 7Hills.

To know more about 7Hills check our website and Facebook.

About the role

The role of the Head of School is to provide strategic leadership and effective management for 7Hills International School, in line with the school’s vision and mission. This includes ensuring the continuous improvement of the school and delivering high quality education for all its students. At the same time, the new Head of School is expected to guide the strategic direction of the school, shaping the school’s future, as well as managing the growth of the school within the school’s budget and ensuring that the school’s ethos – Adventure in Learning – remains at the core of the school’s everyday running.


  • Internationally recognised qualified teacher with at least 5 years’ experience working in an international setting
  • At least 2 years’ senior leadership experience in an international secondary school,
  • Experience of strategic leadership
  • Ability to manage and experience in actively building the capacity of an international team of teachers and staff
  • Experience in financial management and/or oversight
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Possesses a growth mindset and a commitment to investing in one’s own professional development
  • Belief in, and experience in delivering, experiential learning


  • IMYC or IGCSE experience
  • Experience in marketing and/or communications, including growing student numbers in a school
  • Previous experience working or living in Africa

Salary and benefits

A competitive salary will be offered alongside benefits that include private medical insurance, housing benefit and annual flights.

How to apply

Interested candidates should write to recruitment@7HillsKampala.com with an updated CV (maximum 2 pages); three (3) professional references (including current employer); and a written statement answering each of the following questions:

  1. How would you as a Head of School teacher prepare children for the 21st century? (250 words)
  2. At this stage, 7Hills is growing its student body with limited financial resources while keeping the spirit of offering a high standard of education where children learn through practical and project-based work. How would you respond to this challenge? Draw on your past experience. (250 words)
  3. In addition to the above responses, what makes you the ideal candidate for 7Hills? (250 words)

The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Initial interviews will be held by Skype in February/March.

7Hills International School is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection; we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with within these recommendations. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their most up to date child protection screening details including checks with past employers and police