Head of Business Studies Job in Kenya

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Head of Business Studies Job in Kenya

Head of Business Studies – Senior School

The Role

The Senior School Head of Business Studies, reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, is a vital member of the Academic Team.

A love of Business and a keen interest in teaching practical skills are key requirements.

The ideal candidate will join a thriving and well experienced department. They will be expected to teach across Year 9 to Year 13.

She/he must offer Business Studies as their main subject. The ability to teach a second subject would be an added advantage. Experience of following the Cambridge specifications for IGCSE and A level courses would also be advantageous.

As a full boarding school, St Andrew’s is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding program to which all staff contribute. The successful candidate will be an academic tutor and attached to a specific boarding house for duties.

The successful candidate would commence employment on 1 September 2023.

Person Specification

Working at St Andrew’s, Turi, is an exciting and dynamic experience. Our desire is 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.

Essential to working with us are:

  • The need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian ethos
  • A clear passion for Business Studies and the teaching thereof
  • A good degree in your teaching subject and relevant teaching experience (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience in pastoral care (boarding school experience is desirable)
  • A strong work ethic and experience of working in a team

Beyond that we want staff who are committed to allowing students to thrive; first-class communicators;     passionate about the subjects and students they teach; creative and diligent in their planning; and, given life in a full boarding school, are adaptable, energetic and resilient.

Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a world-class education for our students.

Terms and Conditions


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

  • Salary: The successful applicant will be placed on the Turi Pay Scale and there will be an additional allowance for the role.
  • 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 18 yrs) 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 the monthly salary.  For employees leaving 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. This is applicable to staff recruited from outside the country.
  • Meals: these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit.
  • Facilities: extensive recreational facilities are open to use by staff and their families. The  onsite Phoenix Club, serving a wide range of food and beverages, acts as a wonderful social hub for the staff community and their families throughout the year.

Hours of work and holiday entitlement

The role is full-time and includes working in the evening and at weekends as required. The successful applicant will be expected to take a full and active part in the boarding life of the School. As a British curriculum school, the academic year commences in September and holidays are broadly in line with British independent schools.


St Andrew’s School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew’s School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines and will be  required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted by email applying for the position and include: a completed application form, and a brief covering letter. School Application forms are available on the School website, or from the HR Director. If your application is successful, we will contact you within three working days of the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

Video footage of lessons being taught that can be provided during the interview process by candidates outside Kenya (in line with the safeguarding policy in one’s school) will be welcomed.

  • Closing date for applications: Monday 15 May 2023
  • Preliminary interviews: Starting 18 May 2023
  • Final Interviews: w/c 22 May 2023

How to Apply

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