Human Resource Director
The British School
Last Date: June 20, 2010
Job Title: HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR
Reporting to: The Director of the School
This is a leadership team position in the school, reporting to the Director. The school appointed its first and only Human Resources Manager in April 2007. The incumbent has been in post for just over three years and has done much to establish systems and policies and has also established the role in the minds of the staff. The school has a five-year strategic plan (see
) and an annual school development plan. The staff is predominantly local as the school is limited to 10% foreign nationals in its teaching faculty. The school wishes to be one of the top 10% of school employers of local staff in regard to remuneration of teachers and in the quality of their professional life. The school wishes to engage in benchmarking exercises with other schools in India, in staff satisfaction surveys and in revising its performance development scheme. These moves, along with the continuing emphasis given to the continuous professional development of staff will be led by the HR Director. S/he will then be well placed to develop and lead an HR strategy for the school in readiness for the school’s planned new build and expansion to accommodate around 1350 students. Inevitably, this will involve the HR Director in building a team to address the challenge of institutional expansion whilst retaining the school’s competitive edge in international education.
The British School is one of the leading international schools in India. It presently caters for about 650 students, aged 3 – 18 years, drawn from about 60 nationalities. All students graduate to university, many to the leading universities of the world. The school was founded by The British High Commission and is almost 50 years old. Located in the heart of the diplomatic enclave in Chanakyapuri, the school is over-subscribed and has a waiting list of almost 500 students. About one-third of the students in the school are from diplomatic families, and about 1 in 4 overall are Indian passport holders. The mission of the school is to provide the finest British and international education with an Indian soul.
Standards of achievement to challenge every student to fulfill their potential
Tolerance to respect differences accepting the views and beliefs of others
Moral education to foster high moral and ethical standards
Multi - cultural to embrace multi- culturalism and capitalise on the strengths of Indian culture
Citizenship to educate students for life
Learning to provide stimulating and challenging learning
Teamwork, generosity to develop collaboration, cooperation and community spirit.
Through these aims, we set out to work in harmony with the spirit of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Philosophy and Objectives
The British School, New Delhi provides a student-centred education in a stimulating, multicultural environment, which gives each student the opportunity and freedom for the fullest possible development as a whole person prepared for life. Its concern is for the student's intellectual, physical, moral, spiritual, creative and social development. This is realised through a wide range of opportunities and challenges free of gender bias in which the development of fundamental skills go hand in hand with the freedom to explore and create.
The location of the school in New Delhi and its largely local staff gives the school a unique opportunity to foster an understanding of India. The National Curriculum for England, the IGCSE, the IB Diploma and the international nature of the community, give all students a global perspective, nurturing a respect for all people, cultures and religions.
Reason for Hire
To set the Human Resources strategy for the school in line with the school’s Strategic Plan. To implement all aspects of the strategy in order to recruit and retain the best possible staff.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Human Resources Management
• Set the strategic plan for HR, with realistic timelines and key performance indicators.
• To be up to date with the best HR practices and to apply these to the HR challenges faced by the school.
• To develop HR models and the transitional arrangements for the move to the new school building.
• To monitor, evaluate and develop the Performance Development and Continuous Professional Development Strategies.
• To initiate and manage the necessary policy framework, drawing on the best of HR practices.
• To give specialist advice and report accurately and professionally to the Director, the Board of Governors and stakeholders groups, as appropriate.
• HR specialist, ideally experienced in working with diverse, multiple stake holder groups, including the international sector.
• Post Graduate in HR with 10 years experience in a role with multiple stakeholders preferably in an international context.
• Minimum of 5 years experience in managerial /leadership position
• Strategist- able to plan and set out a clear rationale with a Strategic interest.
• An HR specialist who will initiate and work proactively to identify HR solutions pre-empt difficulties.
• Leadership, the ability to inspire and lead a school community on a path of development and improvement.
• Drive, energy and willpower to develop systems and to ensure that they are successfully implemented;
• Empathy with students, staff and parents as well as with the values inherent in Indian culture as well as in a cosmopolitan school society.
• Ability to create networks in the schools-sector and beyond, to draw on a pool of HR professional expertise.
Third Sector Partners, a leading CxO and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector, has been retained by British School, India. Interested candidates can send in their CVs with a cover note and three references to
or Contact us at: +91 22 43493333. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Last date for application is 20th June 2010.