Head of Global Citizenship – includes teaching

Job Description

About Role

t DHSZ, our approach to global citizenship is holistic, embedded, personal and practical. We aim for global citizenship to appear anywhere at anytime, adding perspectives, a real-world context and expanding our minds and interconnectedness through the domains of economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, cultural understanding, diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural understanding and service.
As a school and as the EiM group we recognise the fundamental and central importance of developing worldwise competencies in all learners, aligned with our vision for students to ‘Grow in Dulwich and Thrive in Life as Global Citizens.’  As this journey gathers momentum, it is an exciting time to jump on board!
We are seeking a passionate, collaborative, skilled, and caring Head of Global Citizenship who can think big-picture and also embed it personally and practically.  This requires the postholder to be energetic, enthusiastic, flexible and innovative in their approach to their work.  They should be an excellent communicator of complex ideas at the personal and practical level.  Whilst already possessing knowledge and experience in global citizenship education, the postholder will have the passion and drive to learn more.  The role is highly adaptive, working across a variety of stakeholders in the school, the community, and the EiM group.

Our School

Dulwich International High School, Suzhou is the school of choice in Suzhou for Chinese parents who wish their children to gain the skills and education necessary for them to be successful in non-Chinese universities.  The major destinations for all of our students is the USA and the UK.  Our school is home to almost 700 students who study IGCSE and A levels. Our students ask for excellence in teaching and they work hard to achieve offers from their universities of choice.

Our offering is largely academic concentrating on STEAM subjects with an outstanding visual arts component which is becoming more popular as it gains in recognition.  Because we believe in developing the whole child, we also have a thriving co-curricular programme in which all students and all teachers participate.

Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East”.  It has a long and colourful history based around the waterways in the province. Much of Suzhou is designed around the lakes and canal system and it makes for wonderful walking, cycling and exercising opportunities.  Suzhou is a vibrant city that with an enriching arts and performing culture that also offers many scenic areas of peace and tranquillity.  Public transport is cheap and easy to use.  The city is also one of the most multi-cultural in China and offers food and drink from all around the world.

Our Teaching Profile (International High School)



At Dulwich International High School, students come first.  And because teachers play an extraordinary role in nurturing our students to become confident, curious and knowledgeable global citizens, we look to recruit the very best practitioners in international education who are passionate about unlocking the potential of our students.

Our teachers nurture and inspire their students today to make a positive difference in the world – living fully, living responsibly, and living sustainably. We empower our Teachers to Live Worldwise.


Our Vision For Teachers

Worldwise Teachers:

•    Put students first in all they do
•    Display a positive attitude, adaptability and open-mindedness
•    Show professional initiative and perseverance
•    Are truly collaborative and display highly developed communication skills
•    Are committed to internationalism and equity
•    Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

Worldwise teachers believe in:

•    The right of every student to be safe, supported and nurtured
•    Evidence-based and innovative pedagogy
•    Personalised and differentiated student learning
•    Setting high expectations for every student
•    Empowering students to reach their own goals
•    High levels of student motivation and engagement

Worldwise teacher’s practice:

•    Maximises every student’s opportunity learn
•    Promotes student agency, reflection and a love of learning
•    Delivers academic rigour and holistic learning
•    Reveals the complex and inter-disciplinary nature of learning content
•    Creates a supportive and dynamic learning environment
•    Develops students’ higher-order thinking

Post-holder Qualifications, Experience

DHSZ is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate.

How to Apply

To apply for this position you will need to include:
•    an application letter
•    your CV
•    a statement of educational philosophy
•    details of three referees from your current and previous employer
Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at: https://www.dulwich.org/careers/find-your-career?code=dihsz
For further information please see our website at https://suzhou-high-school.dulwich.org/
The closing date for applications is 15th October 2022.
Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received, therefore early application is encouraged.

Safeguarding Statement

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices, which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, successful references, as well as due visa and work permit process as required by Chinese law.


Core Competencies
  • Passion
  • Vision
  • Collaboration
  • Execution Excellence