Assistant Headteacher – Head of Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam 

St. Constantine International School (SCIS)

St. Constantine’s International School (SCIS) is an English-medium, non-denominational, international school.


Assistant Headteacher – Head of Dar Es Salaam

Working At St Constantine’s International School

St. Constantine International School (SCIS) was founded in 1951 and is the oldest international school in Tanzania, as well as the largest international school in northern Tanzania. We are a not-for-profit, non-denominational, co-educational, day and boarding, international school. We are predominantly a Cambridge International School, following the EYFS programme in Early Years and then the Cambridge International Programme from Years 1 to 9. In Years 10 and 11, students study the Cambridge IGCSEs and, in Years 12 and 13, they mainly study the Cambridge A-level programme. We are also proud members of Round Square.

We currently serve 600 students (including around 70 boarders aged 6 – 18) from over 30 different countries. Our Main (Burka) Campus (where our boarding house is located) has gorgeous gardens and playing fields, sitting in beautiful tree-lined surroundings under Africa’s 5th highest mountain, Mount Meru, on the world-class northern game park circuit. Our smaller Town Campus, which runs parallel classes to our Main Campus from Nursery to Year 2, is in a delightful setting just outside the CBD, with spacious classrooms, wonderful mountain views and a lovely family feel. We have just recently opened the Dar es Salaam Campus right at the heart of the city to host A-levels.

We are seeking a dynamic colleague who is committed to the busy life of an international school striving to be the top school in East Africa to oversee the Dar es Salaam campus as the Assistant Head Teacher. The successful candidate’s day-to-day responsibility will be teaching and learning, pastoral care, the co-curriculum, staff welfare, and management of the Dar Campus, under the leadership of the School Principal/Headteacher. The Head of Dar Campus is expected to provide engaging educational leadership that encourages students and staff to strive for excellence and work collaboratively to fulfil the school’s vision and mission. This will require the Head of Dar Campus to manage constructive change, embrace change, and support new and innovative approaches to learning and teaching.

We Offer:

  • Competitive terms of employment and outstanding working conditions.
  • A competitive salary package.
  • Opportunity to work with a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues from all over the world.
  • Excellent Professional Development.
  • The chance to educate and shape the futures of some of the loveliest children and young people you will ever meet.

Profile of desired qualities, competencies and experiences:

  • A very good classroom practitioner.
  • Knowledgeable.
  • Life-long learner.
  • Enthusiastic and hard-working (willing to go the extra mile when required).
  • Models good practice in line with school philosophy.
  • Maintains confidentiality and demonstrates integrity (including humility).
  • Excellent strategic planner and the ability to plan strategically for future school improvement.
  • Flexible and creative thinker.
  • Problem solver.
  • Proficient in the use of ICT.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Open and approachable.
  • Team-player.
  • Internationally minded who is interested in local cultures and traditions.
  • Willingness to take a long term view regarding employment tenure as the school.


  • Minimum 3 years of IGCSE or A-Level teaching essential (or its international equivalent).
  • Experience of A-Level coordination would be an advantage (or its international equivalent).
  • University counselling would be an advantage.
  • Student counselling would be an advantage.
  • Middle management or higher would be an advantage.


  • The Head of Dar Campus is expected to:
  • Promote and contribute to the school’s aims (mission, vision, values, policies).
  • Promote a positive school culture that is happy, purposeful and productive.
  • Work with and develop the School’s Strategic Plan.
  • Liaise closely with the Headteacher, especially on strategic matters.
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Encourage consultation and liaise effectively with all staff, especially with the Arusha campus.
  • Liaise directly with the City of London Freemen’s School.
  • Support students, teachers and other school employees.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and students.
  • Contribute to the induction process for both students and staff.
  • Encourage high standards in all aspects of school life.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.
  • Assistant Headteacher – Head of Dar Es Salaam at St. Constantine International School (SCIS)

Application Process:

Applicants will be required to submit a letter of application and CV, together with copies of their education certificates and police clearance to [email protected] On CV, please include the names and contact email addresses of three professional referees.

Due to the expected high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Safeguarding Statement:

St. Constantine’s International School is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to detailed and enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks for all countries lived in, qualification checks, employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment, and satisfactory reference checks for all employment in the last 5 years.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement:

St. Constantine’s International School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind in line with Tanzanian Law. This policy applies to all employment practices within our school.

St. Constantine’s International School makes recruitment decisions based solely on merit, i.e.whether or not candidates have the skills, experiences, attributes and traits required for the exceptional performance of the advertised role.

Closing Date: 30th April 2023

Short-listed candidates will be contacted after the closing date. In exceptional cases, we may contact candidates before the deadline. Interviews will take place soon after the closing date. St. Constantine’s International School reserves the right to end the recruitment process early should we find the right candidate before the closing date.

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