Principal of Secondary

Job Roles:
Principal - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Outside of the UK
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Maximum package £95,260
11th Sep 2020
Start Date:
Falkland Islands Community School (FICS)
Job Ref:

Principal of Secondary

Salary: Maximum package £95,260, plus airfares, healthcare, education for accompanying children and subsidised housing

Responsible to: Executive Headteacher

Contract term: Up to 4 years

Start date: January 2021 or April 2021

Closing Date: Applications by Sunday 27th September 2020

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.

Great value is placed on education by Government, parents, students and the community as a whole.

The role Principal is a unique opportunity to live and work overseas, leading a secondary school in an English school system.

We will provide:

• an environment for an effective leader to flourish

• competitive salary Grade A – ranges from £60,302 to £76,209 plus annual 25% gratuity at the successful completion of contract, maximum annual package £95,260

• collaborative executive leadership team

• financially secure school

• favourable income tax rates

• a unique and beautiful environment to live and work

• airfares for the post holder and dependants at the beginning and end of contract, as well as airfares for return flights after every full year of the contract

• a relocation grant

• subsidised accommodation to rent

• free education locally for dependent children to GCSE level and possible allowance for overseas studies thereafter

• fixed term contract up to 4 years

Closing Date: Applications by Sunday 27th September 2020

The Falkland Islands Community school delivers a secondary level education for the Falkland Islands, providing for 175 students aged from 11 to 16. The improvement in standards at the school has been dramatic over the last 18 months, starting with the alignment of policies between primary and secondary provision, followed up with intelligent accountability measures. A strong focus on developing staff, with much CPD focused on teaching and learning, has supported the raising of staff and student aspirations. Clear rationales for the curriculum; assessment and reporting were developed and the KS3 curriculum thoroughly reviewed. The school has achieved a positive Progress 8 score for the last three years.

Our well-established and small Secondary School is looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational, highly skilled and recently UK based Principal to join our team preferably in January 2021. The Falkland Island Community School is based on the English education system, with pupils studying GCSE and IGCSE at KS4.

The successful applicant will join a well-resourced, financially secure school with a supportive staff team, small class sizes and students who are keen to learn. You will work closely with the Executive Headteacher and Principal of Primary to ensure all learners have opportunities to reach their full potential.

We are looking for a school leader who will build on the recent, excellent progress and ensure it is embedded into the core of our school to secure a sustainable future and good outcomes for all. The capacity to innovate and shape pathways for our all-ability intake is essential. The successful candidate will inspire the Senior Leadership Team, work closely with the Primary School and engage the entire community in the pursuit of continued excellence.

Many pupils progress to Post 16 and Higher Education in the UK, funded by the Falkland Island Government. It is vital that applicants have recent UK senior school leadership experience.

We are looking for a Principal who:

• is an inspirational and experienced school leader with a track record of successful school leadership in the UK

• has recent extensive experience in the UK secondary sector

• is committed to effective partnership working

• has drive and passion for teaching and learning

• is approachable, consistent and inspires trust

• is visible to the school community; has effective communications skills to build excellent relationships with students, staff, parents and community stakeholders

• is able to lead and manage staff effectively to ensure that the quality of education; behaviour and attitudes; personal development; leadership and management at the Falkland Islands’ Community School continues to improve.

Applicants can download the job description and further information from this page.

More details about selection activities and interviews will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

School Website:

For more information please contact Kim Greenland, Human Resources Department, Cable Cottage, Stanley, Falkland Islands, FIQQ 1ZZ.

E-mail: or Tel: 00 500 27420

Apply via the TES website or download an application form and return it to Kim Greenland at the Human Resources Department, using the above contact details, by Sunday 27th September 2020.

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Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Falkland Islands Community School (FICS)
Tel: 00 500 27420
Contact: Kim Greenland

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