IB Schools Australasia

Founding Principal – IES College

Spring Hill, Queensland 
  • City fringe location with multiple transport options
  • Both full time and part time roles available
  • Opportunity to be the founding principal in a brand new IB Diploma School

IES College is located in Spring Hill, Brisbane and has been educating young people for more than twenty years to prepare them for study at The University of Queensland. IES College is excited to offer a new addition to our services by opening our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme school offering years 11 & 12 commencing in 2021.

The Role:
International Education Services (IES) is looking for a dynamic and passionate educator to join the senior team as Founding Principal of IES College, offering the IB Diploma Programme commencing January 2021.

The right person will be experienced in the delivery and management of senior secondary education, ideally including the IB Diploma Programme. They will also have experience in providing educational leadership within an Australian, preferably Queensland, environment.

IES College will offer a co-educational, secular, independent senior school option to international and domestic students who aim to be active global citizens. The College strongly values diversity and inclusion and the ability to model and support these key values will be well regarded in any candidates for the role.

The Principal will be supported by the existing senior executive at IES College which has been delivering university pathway education to international students in Brisbane for 23 years. Learn more about IES College at www.iescollege.com.

As 2021 will be the first intake of the IB Diploma programme and a small initial student cohort is anticipated, there can be some flexibility in the working hours and the position maybe less than a full-time in the first year of operations. The Principal maybe required to teach a subject within their discipline of expertise.


  • Current full registration, the ability to achieve registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Information on registration requirements is available at qct.edu.au
  • Experience in the delivery, development and management of the IB Diploma Program or senior secondary studies in Australia.
  • The ability to lead a committed team of educational professionals and school community to ensure all students reach their potential.

Our Offering:
This is a positive environment where people are passionate about what they do. You will have the opportunity to work for an innovative, stable and growing organisation which offers career and personal development. Along with an attractive remuneration package, IES offer salary packaging benefits and corporate contribution private health care. The opportunity to work in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme makes IES College staff employable all around the world.

We thank you in advance for your interest in this position, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you do not hear from us please assume that you have been unsuccessful at this stage. We will however keep your details on file for other suitable positions that may arise in the next 6 months.

You must be an Australian Resident to apply or have Visa Rights to work in Australia.

International Education Services Ltd (IES) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

No agencies please.


Location: Spring Hill, Brisbane

Applications Close: Friday, 6 November 2020

To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role to [email protected] 

Applications closing Friday 6 November 2020