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  • Posted: Feb 25, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
  • St Andrew’s School, Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading international schools in East Africa. Numbering 550 pupils, it comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Preparatory School of circa 220 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of circa 330 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. It is fully coeducatio...
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    Head of Art, Senior School

    The Role

    St Andrew’s Senior School is seeking to appoint an experienced Head of Art to contribute to this vibrant subject. Art is a compulsory subject in Year 9 and a popular examination subject in
    Years 10-13.

    There are many opportunities to develop extra-curricular art both within and outside of the school. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and computer-generated art are all media with which the students work.

    St Andrew’s is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding program to which all staff contribute

    Person Specification

    Working at St Andrew’s, Turi, is an exciting and dynamic experience. We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges. There are some things that are essential to working with us. The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School's aims and Christian ethos. They will have to have a degree as well as a recognised teaching qualification, such as a PGCE, and of course, the relevant experience. Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team; who are first-class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and students they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient. Experience of working in a Senior School, or in boarding, would be desirable, but not essential. Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a worldclass education for our children.

    Terms and Conditions


    There is a generous overall remuneration package as detailed below (the cost of living in Kenya is significantly lower than in the UK):

    • Salary: The successful applicant will be placed on the Main Pay Scale.
    • Accommodation: suitable rent free accommodation will be provided as a taxable benefit. Domestic and gardening help is arranged by the School, but paid for, at local rates, by the applicant.
    • School fees (where applicable): there is a 100% fee remission for staff children throughout the School; places are subject to the School’s normal entry requirements. Fee remission is a taxable benefit.
    • Medical care: all members of staff and their families (below 18yrs) are covered under a comprehensive insurance scheme.
    • Pension: the School operates a defined contribution pension scheme in which the employer and employee each contribute 6% of monthly salary. For employees emigrating from Kenya at the end of their contract, the full value of the contributions, plus accumulated interest, can be withdrawn from the scheme.
    • Relocation: outward and return flights for the applicant, and for his/ her spouse and dependent children [up to the age of 18] as applicable, together with a freight allowance, at the beginning and end of the contract period, are paid for by the School. Applicable to staff recruited from outside the country.
    • Meals: these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit. Facilities: extensive sports facilities are open to use by staff and their families

    Method of Application

    To find out more please contact the HR Director, Ms Janet Ndiho. Tel: +254 (0) 734288501 Email:

    Applications are encouraged as early as possible. These should be submitted by email to the HR Director at and include: a completed application form, and a brief covering letter. Application forms are available on the School website, or from the HR Director. If your application is successful, we will contact you within three weeks. Video footage of lessons being taught that can be provided during the interview process (in line with the safeguarding policy in one’s school) will be highly advantageous

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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