Ledig stilling:

Would you like to be our new
Head of School?

Søknadsfrist: 01.04.2024

Would you like to be our new Head of School?

Trondheim International School (THIS) is an inclusive international school offering comprehensive, globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) education for students aged 6 to 16 (grades 1 - 10). THIS is a school for both international and internationally minded students who are interested in learning in a different way. The school is located near the beautiful Kristiansten Fortress, right by the center of Trondheim, with easy access to all the academic and cultural resources the city has to offer.

THIS promotes a holistic approach to education, focused on developing the whole child. Through our inquiry-based teaching and learning, we develop skills in our students, which will prepare them to enter the unknown world of tomorrow as resilient and caring global citizens.

THIS was established in 2004 by a founding group seeking a truly international educational offer in Norway’s capital of science and technology. Becoming an accredited IB school was central to achieving this and we have been an IB World School since 2008. We are proud of our connections with local research institutions and industry which allows the school to truly be part of the local community and affords our students with many exciting opportunities to take their learning outside the classroom.

THIS currently employs 40 members of staff, and the student body consists of just under 220 students. As a small school, THIS prides itself on its community feeling, with close working relationships between staff, students and parents. We place an important focus on developing and maintaining a positive school environment. Despite its size, THIS is a truly international and multicultural school - with more than 40 nationalities and languages represented.

Trondheim International School is a non-profit, independent school that is funded primarily through state subsidies and topped up with capped school fees.

Fakta om stillingen:

Søknadsfrist:  01.04.2024
Arbeidsgiver: Stiftelsen Trondheim International School
Sted: Trondheim
Stillingstittel: Head of School 
Heltid / Deltid: Heltid
Ansettelsesform: Fast

Trondheim International School is currently seeking a new Head of School.

The Head of School is appointed by the Board and is the school’s chief executive. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and you will be the school’s pedagogical and administrative leader, within the framework established by the Board. It is important that you are visible and actively engage with employees, students, parents, alumni, partners and the wider community as the Head of School. You will also represent the school and its interest externally by participating actively in relevant organizations and networks.It is important that you articulate a clear educational vision, and develop and position the school for the future. Additionally, you must lead the professional development of the school’s staff, ensuring they possess the necessary skills and capacity. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate organizational structures to foster a safe, positive and productive working and learning environment for both staff and students.

Other main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Managing finances alongside the school’s accountants, auditors and Board of Directors
  • Leading the development and implementation of school policies and guidelines in collaboration with the school’s pedagogical leadership and wider administration.
  • Implementing effective communication systems, creating partnerships based on trust and respect.
  • Ensuring robust legal compliance and internal quality control.
  • Guiding and supporting coordinators in implementing the PYP and MYP programs according to IB guidelines and standards.

Who are you?

As a person, you have excellent communication skills in English and good skills in at least one Scandinavian language, preferably Norwegian. It is essential that you have an understanding of diverse cultures, and are skilled at building relationships and collaborating with staff, students, parents, as well as the commercial sector. THIS is a small school, the ability to effectively balance administrative and pedagogical responsibilities is crucial. Additionally, having financial acumen and a understanding of relevant legislation and the International Baccalaureate is desirable.

A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Educational Science is an absolute requirement, and ideally, you have completed or want to complete School Leadership Education.

Does this sound like you? Then we recommend that you apply before the application deadline on April 1st. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our recruitment partners for an informal conversation.


Gunn Elin Trettsveen, Senior Associate, mobil  +47 454 55 043,
e-post: Gunn.trettsveen@assessit.no

Per Kristian Øwre, Partner/Regionleder Trondheim, mobil  +47 913 75 565,
e-post: per.kristian.owre@assessit.no  



Søknadsfrist: 01. april 2024

Søk på stillingen her

Powered by Labrador CMS