Wellington College

Regional Director (Asia), Crowthorne

Location: Crowthorne RG45 7PU

Salary: Competitive

Working Pattern: January 2021 or as soon as availableFull time

Closing date: 26 June 2020


Wellington College International is a subsidiary of Wellington College in the UK, the highly prestigious independent school founded by Queen Victoria in 1859. For over 160 years, the College has been committed to providing the highest possible standards of education to young people. In the International Schools market, Wellington College International (WCI) is proud to be recognised as a family of leading International Schools, with five schools in China and one in Thailand.

Located on a stunning 400-acre parkland campus in rural Berkshire, Wellington College is one of the world’s foremost co-educational boarding and day schools. Wellington College aims to provide a truly transformative educational experience, ensuring its pupils develop a unique identity inspired by intellectual curiosity, true independence, a generous and far-reaching inclusivity, and the courage to be properly and unselfishly individual.

While Wellington continues to build upon fine traditions which date back over 160 years, it remains determined to adapt its values and practices for the 21st century in a dynamic and sustainable way. Wellington is a Christian foundation, which celebrates and respects children from all religious faiths and backgrounds. A commitment to leadership, service and an international outlook lies at the core of Wellington College, which has at its heart the values, chosen by the whole community, of Kindness, Courage, Respect, Integrity and Responsibility.

In the International Schools market, Wellington College International (WCI) is proud to be recognised as a family of leading International Schools, with five schools in China and one in Thailand. This year, Wellington celebrates 10 years of its first International partnership. The first school, Wellington College International Tianjin, opened in 2011.

WCI provides a unique learning opportunity due to the breadth and depth of the education offered, which goes beyond academic success into every sphere of extra-curricular and pastoral school life.

The family of schools has three International Schools with Wellington College China (WCC), at Tianjin, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. All are among the leading International schools in their region, providing pupils with an excellent all-round education based on the same ethos and identity which characterises a Wellington education in the UK.

Wellington also provides support and has a close association with two further schools with WCC. Under the name Huili, and supported by the Huili Institute of Learning which specialises in bilingual education, the schools in Shanghai and Hangzhou offer exceptional quality bilingual education following the Chinese National Curriculum combined with the Wellington approach to holistic education. These schools are already leading bilingual education thinking both in China and internationally.

In addition to China, WCI are very proud to have opened their first international school in Thailand in 2018. Wellington College International Bangkok (WCIB) has had an incredible first year, offering exceptional education that is already recognised in the crowded international schools market in Bangkok, and making history by being the first school to achieve full COBIS accreditation in year 1.

The opportunities which arise for the staff and pupils at all schools as a result of being part of such a diverse and exciting family of schools are numerous but include exchanges, cultural trips and collaborative learning opportunities for both children and adults alike. WCI is continuing with its growth and development plans, with sights set firmly on opening new schools in Asia over the coming years.

The Post WCI’s International Director is currently seeking to recruit a Regional Director (Asia) who will take responsibility for supporting WCI's current partners and for extending WCI's interests in Asia, by increasing the recognition of Wellington College as a family of first-rate schools that are commercially successful. The role will involve supporting the International Director and Head of International Licensing with business development opportunities through the development of strategy and networking.

The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced UK and international educator and school leader, who has strong commercial and financial acumen with demonstrable knowledge and understanding of developing and implementing strategic plans. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills will enable them to influence, negotiate and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and to work collaboratively with Wellington’s partners and staff. Experience of leading school start-ups and of working in Asia would be desirable.

This is a new post to be recruited to develop a WCI office in Asia and for this reason the candidate will need to be a selfstarter, with initiative and energy to drive plans forward. There is flexibility as to the location of the role, although it would be expected to be based in Asia, but depending on the preferences of the appointed candidate, the post can be homebased or there is scope for discussion if they would prefer to be located in an office.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Edward Clark on +44(0)1256 862840 or +44 (0)7718 588616, or email at To apply for the post, please visit

Key dates:
Closing date: 26 June 2020
Longlist interviews: 13,14 July 2020
Shortlist interviews: 17,18 August 2020
Final interviews: 10,11 September 2020

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wellington College
Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU
Tel: 01344 444000 • Fax: 01344 444002
Headteacher: Julian Thomas