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London - January

January 18 - 21, 2018

Hayden, Gez

Fair Organizer:
Gez Hayden

January 18 - 21, 2018


Fair Organizer: Gez Hayden

Search London-January: the major recruiting opportunity for IB and British International curriculum schools Worldwide.


Which Candidates Should Attend?

Candidates with international school experience may request an invitation to attend this fair. Exceptions to this guideline are listed below. Those who succeed in obtaining positions typically have taught any of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes, the British International Curriculum - the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), IGCSE, and International A Level.

Candidate Invitations

We open to candidates on August 16. Please request an invitation from your home associate on or after that date. This oversubscribed job fair fills up quickly. Registration by November is recommended. 


Search London-January is firmly international, attended by 160+ leading international schools from all over the World - Europe, Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia, Africa and the Americas.


Recruiters attend seeking mostly to hire teachers whose experience is consistent with the fair's curriculum focus (see above). Teachers lacking this experience can sometimes be successful if they offer shortage expertise as first choice - Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics HL, French plus Spanish, Early Childhood and KG, Music, Elementary PE, Elementary Art & Design, Special Education, Counselors, Apple-experienced technology integrators, and Librarians


This is the largest Search fair, attended by approximately 650 candidates and 160 schools, of which 75% offer one or more IB programme, and 30% characterise themselves as British International.

Candidate Support

Candidates attending Search London-January are assigned an experienced advisor from the team of Senior Associates attending, and their offices' colleagues. The advisors provide a listening ear to assist candidates in making decisions.


The venue for this Search London-January is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London.

Gez Hayden

Country School
Angola Luanda International School of Angola
Austria American International School, Vienna
Austria Danube International School Vienna
Austria The American International School Salzburg
Austria Vienna International School
Azerbaijan The International School of Azerbaijan
Bahamas, The Lyford Cay International School, Nassau
Bahamas, The St Andrew's - The International School of The Bahamas
Bangladesh International School Dhaka
Barbados Barbados - The Codrington School, The International School of Barbados
Belgium Antwerp International School vzw
Belgium International School of Brussels
Brazil Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro
China American International School of Guangzhou
China Bromsgrove School Mission Hills
China Chenshan School
China Dulwich College Beijing
China Dulwich College Shanghai
China Hangzhou International School
China Innova Academy
China International School of Beijing
China International School of Tianjin
China Peking University Experimental School (Jiaxing)
China Shanghai American School
China Shanghai United International School(Hongqiao Campus)
China Shanghai United International School, Gubei Campus
China Shanghai United International School, Wuxi Campus
China Shen Wai International School
China Shenzhen College of International Education
China United World College of Changshu China
China Utahloy International School Guangzhou
China Utahloy International School Zengcheng
China Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou
China Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai
China Wellington College International Tianjin
China Western International School of Shanghai
China/Hong Kong Canadian International School of Hong Kong
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong Discovery Bay International School
China/Hong Kong Discovery College
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
China/Hong Kong Malvern College Hong Kong
China/Hong Kong Renaissance College H.K. (RCHK)
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Hong Kong Victoria Shanghai Academy
Colombia Colegio Anglo Colombiano, Bogota
Denmark Copenhagen International School
Denmark Esbjerg International School
Egypt Cairo English School
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Egypt Modern English School Cairo
Finland International School of Helsinki
Germany Berlin Brandenburg International School
Germany Bonn International School
Germany Dresden International School
Germany Franconian International School, Erlangen
Germany Frankfurt International School
Germany International School Hannover
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Germany International School of Hamburg
Germany International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Germany International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm
Germany Metropolitan School Frankfurt
Germany Munich International School
Germany Strothoff International School, Frankfurt
Ghana Lincoln Community School, Accra
Hungary American International School of Budapest
India American Embassy School, New Delhi
India Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
India Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
India Oberoi International School
India Stonehill International School, Bangalore
Indonesia Bali Island School, formerly Bali International School
Italy American School of Milan
Italy International School in Genoa
Italy Marymount International School Rome
Japan Fukuoka International School
Japan Hiroshima International School
Japan Nagoya International School
Jordan King's Academy, Madaba
Jordan The International Academy - Amman
Korea Branksome Hall Asia
Korea Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon)
Korea Dwight International School Seoul
Korea North London Collegiate School, Jeju
Korea Seoul Foreign School
Laos Vientiane International School
Latvia International School of Latvia
Latvia International School of Riga
Luxembourg International School of Luxembourg
Madagascar American School of Antananarivo
Malawi Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe
Malaysia IGB International School
Malaysia Mont'Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Mozambique American International School of Mozambique
Netherlands International School of Amsterdam
Nigeria American International School of Lagos
Nigeria St Saviour's School, Ikoyi. Lagos
Norway Skagerak International School
Oman ABA - An IB World School
Oman Al Batinah International School
Oman Al Sahwa Schools, Muscat
Oman The Sultan's School
Panama The International School of Panama
Philippines International School Manila
Poland American School of Warsaw
Portugal St Dominic's International School, Lisbon
Qatar American School of Doha
Qatar Qatar Academy Al Khor
Qatar Qatar Academy Msheireb
Qatar Qatar Academy Sidra
Qatar Qatar Academy, Doha
Romania American International School of Bucharest
Russia The Anglo-American School of Moscow & St. Petersburg
Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia British International School Jeddah
Saudi Arabia Dhahran Ahliyya Schools
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Singapore Canadian International School, Singapore
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
Singapore ISS International School
Singapore St. Joseph's Institution International School
South Africa American International School of Johannesburg
Spain American School of Barcelona
Spain Benjamin Franklin International School
Sri Lanka The British School in Colombo
Sri Lanka The Overseas School of Colombo
Sudan Khartoum International Community School
Switzerland Gems World Academy International School, Switzerland
Switzerland International School of Berne
Switzerland International School of Lausanne
Switzerland International School of Zug and Luzern
Switzerland Leysin American School
Switzerland TASIS The American School in Switzerland, Lugano
Switzerland Zurich International School
Taiwan Taipei European School
Tanzania International School Moshi
Thailand Concordian International School, Bangkok
Thailand NIST International School
Turkey Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School
Turkey Bilkent Laboratory & International School, Ankara
Turkey British International School Istanbul
Turkey Enka Schools, Istanbul
Turkey Istanbul International Community School
Turkey MEF International School - Izmir
Turkey MEF International Schools, Istanbul
Turkey SEV American College
UK ACS International Schools
UK TASIS The American School in England
UK The American School in London
Ukraine British International School, Kyiv
Ukraine Pechersk School International, Kyiv
United Arab Emirates Ajman Academy
United Arab Emirates American School of Dubai
United Arab Emirates Dubai American Academy (GEMS)
United Arab Emirates GEMS International School , Dubai
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates Kings' School Al Barsha
United Arab Emirates Uptown School, Dubai
USA Alto International School
USA Atlanta International School, GA
USA French American International School, San Francisco CA
USA International School of Boston
USA International School of the Peninsula
USA Khan Lab School
USA Pine Street School
USA United Nations International School
Uzbekistan Tashkent International School
Venezuela The British School Caracas
Vietnam European International School
Vietnam Saigon South International School, HCMC

Download List
1. Candidate Schedule
2. Candidate Update 1
3. Candidate Update 2



Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates London-January Job Fair 2018

Thanks for your interest in our London January Job Fair. Candidates may request an invitation to this job fair from August 16, 2017 (read below). On this page, find information and updates (as they are posted). We assume you have already read the General Information summarising the Fair's nature and candidate fit. If you have not, please do so now.

If you wish to attend the fair you must be an activated Search candidate. Request an invitation from your home Associate from your dashboard in your Search account. The bullets below are important. Please read them.

  • The first attendance day of this fair for candidates is Thursday, January 18, 2018.
  • You MUST arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18 for the reasons given below. It is your responsibility to make leave and travel arrangements appropriate to that time and date. Candidates may not join the fair late. We will show flexibility ONLY in the event of unplanned travel delay or personal emergency.
  • Here is the "why" of the above. Thursday, January 18 is an extremely important day for you, during which school presentations begin at noon. You need to attend an orientation meeting with the Fair Organiser, and locate your communication folder and the schools' communication folders. In advance of Friday's early morning interview sign-up, you should study the updated vacancy lists posted in the Candidate Lounge, in order to make preliminary contact with schools having vacancies that interest you. Additionally, informative, helpful workshop sessions are provided for candidates on this day. Please see the scheudle fo rdetails of these.
  • The venue is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre, Kensington, London. Candidates rooms are in another Fair Hotel - the adjoining, connected Millennium Baileys Hotel. It is more convenient, but not required, for candidates to stay in the Fair Hotel - it affords a private on-site refuge (your hotel room) in which to reflect. We facilitate room sharing for candidates through our Search Associates Facebook page.
  • The Fair Schedule for Candidates will be available on this page before June 1, 2017.
  • Very near the date of the fair, we provide you via download with a personal digital copy of the schedule and all other documents for the fair, and about all the attending schools. This frees you from reliance on the internet for school information. Limited hard copy only is supplied to you. We also offer a fair portal, which acts like an app, to help you manage your experience of the fair.
  • You do need to have with you a laptop or tablet. Warning - if you have a tablet, you may be unable to open schools' own information for prospective candidates, which may be provided on an external drive or disk.
  • Recruiters will have secure access to your full Search file and confidential references during the job fair. It is prudent, however, to hand a résumé to recruiters at interview sign-up and at interviews themselves. This is both an aide-mémoire for recruiters, and a document on which they can make notes about you.
  • Bring with you:
    1. 25 2-side maximum A4 or Letter size résumés, with photo
    2. a laptop or tablet computer for accessing digital information at the fair. Most information provided is digital.

Please email any questions to Amelia Ren-Hayden on ahayden@searchassociates.com

Gez Hayden



  1. You must be a fully activated Search candidate, invited to register for this job fair by your Senior Associate. (If unsure of your invitation status, contact your Senior Associate).
  2. You must have at least 4 references on your file, of which minimum 3 must be supervisor or admin references.
  3. All reference and contact information on the application must be complete.
  4. The Bio Notes section of your file must be complete.
  5. A photograph is preferred.
  6. You MUST be able to attend between 10 a.m. and 5p.m. on Thursday January 18 2018. Self-registration, your orientation meeting, contacting and receiving contacts from schools, and personal preparations will mean time is at a premium. You need to get all your ducks in a row for the early morning interview sign-up session on Friday January 19. There are workshops and school presentations to attend also.


This very competitive fair - Search Associates' largest - attracts schools from all over the world, and traditionally enjoys a strong placement rate. Recruiters are seeking experience in delivering the programmes indicated below. It has an integral Leadership Section.

    1. This is a fair where recruiters seek candidates with prior international school experience of teaching the IB PYP, MYP and Diploma; IGCSE and International A Level; UK National Curriculum; IPC & IMYC.
    2. Exceptions: teachers domestically experienced in & seeking shortage subjects/areas : Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics HL, French plus Spanish, Early Childhood and KG, Music, Elementary PE, Elementary Art & Design, Special Education, Counselors, Apple-experienced technology integrators, and Librarians will find success here.
    3. Candidates with prior international school experience, who can demonstrate a material commitment to gaining IB experience (i.e. training undergone) can also attend, but will find it very much more challenging to get interviews.
    4. Candidates with only domestic school (not international school) classroom teaching experience in the UK and Ireland, North America and Australia/NZ, (often seeking a position in a school in Europe), are typically unsuccessful unless they teach a shortage subject listed in 2. above.

    1. This fair has a leadership section. Appropriate leadership candidates realistically seek responsibility positions above Department/Subject Head or Chair. They should have previously held a responsibility post senior to that level in an international school. The section includes Counselors and Athletics Directors.
    2. Candidates who have held leadership positions in domestic schools only, even if they have international school teaching experience, are unlikely to succeed in this context. Such candidates should register as regular teaching candidates only. If in doubt, please consult your own Senior Associate.
    3. Leadership candidates must indicate on their registration form their wish to participate in this section of the Fair. We customised the acceptance form to facilitate this.

Gez Hayden


Leadership (Administrative) Candidates are those with prior international school leadership experience*, seeking positions above the level of Department Head/Department Chair, with responsibility spanning at least one year-grade. Leadership Candidates may also interview for regular teaching positions at this fair, in addition to leadership positions. The Section includes Counselors and Athletic Directors. At the Fair itself, there is a dedicated Interview Sign-up Session for Leadership Candidates, before the regular Interview Sign-up begins. Otherwise, the section is integral to the rest of the Fair.

Examples of leadership positions are: Heads of School, Principals; PYP, MYP and Diploma Coordinators; Grade Level Coordinators; CAS / Community and Service Coordinators; MYP Areas of Interaction Leaders; IB Workshop Leaders and Trainers (usually integrally to another responsibility position); Counselors; Athletics Directors; Year Heads.

Candidates in the Leadership Section will already have appropriate prior experience and qualifications to fill key positions in international schools with IB PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes, and/or British International System Programmes - IPC, IMYC, IGCSE, and International A Level.

*Candidates with leadership experience in domestic systems only are typically unsuccessful in securing similar roles in their first international post. They should recruit for regular teaching positions only and should not apply to the leadership section.

Registration for the leadership section is indicated by candidates on their response to the invitation to attend the Fair, sent to them by their Senior Associate. If you are unsure of your eligibility for the Leadership Section, please contact your Senior Associate, or Gez Hayden, for advice, before requesting an invitation to this job fair.

Gez Hayden

Download List
1. Recruiter Schedule



Welcome to the Schools Information Page for the Search Associates London-January Job Fair 2018

On this page, schools interested to attend can obtain information and updates on the Search London-January Job Fair. Invitations are issued to schools in June 2017. If your school wishes to attend this job fair and does not receive its invitation by June 7, 2017, please contact me, Gez Hayden. The bullets below are important.

  • Dates: Thursday January 18 to Sunday January 21 2018. We recommend recruiters arrive in the evening of Wednesday January 17.
  • Venue: The venue of this fair is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK.
  • No paper copies of candidate Search files and confidential references are issued at this job fair. This information is provided to you securely on electronic media, when you check in at the fair.
  • A self-print facility is available in the Recruiter Lounge for colleagues who need to read from paper. Candidates will have one-page résumés ready for you, on which to make notes about them.
  • Fair Portal - this functions like an app to help you manage your experience of the fair. It will be made available shortly before the fair begins. It functions equally well on both computers and on portable devices.
  • Bring with you
    1. Laptop with USB port
    2. The appropriate connector for your laptop to a digital projector (for school presentations).

Incremental updates as  downloads, which you can choose to save to your computer are posted on this page as they become available from August onwards: Recruiter Schedule and Conditions, interim updates for recruiters, and other documents.

Please email any questions to me on ghayden@searchassociates.com.

Gez Hayden



The venue for this job fair is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre, Kensington, London, UK. The adjoining Millennium Bailey's Hotel will offer accommodation for candidates. Schools/recruiters will be located in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

  • Early booking is essential to be sure of a room - booking immediately you accept your invitation to attend the job fair is best. Penalty-free cancellation is possible until 14 days before the date of arrival.

  • CANDIDATES should click this link Baileys and use the Promo Codes below.
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY: GBP125 +VAT. Breakfast supplement GBP11.25 +VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: GBP135 +VAT. Breakfast supplement GBP11.25 +VAT per person. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    Candidate Promo Code: SEAA170118
  • SCHOOLS/RECRUITERS should click this link Gloucester and use the Promo Codes below:
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY: GBP125 +VAT. Breakfast supplement GBP11.25 +VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: GBP135 +VAT. Breakfast supplement GBP11.25 +VAT per person. VAT (currently 20%) extra.
    Recruiter Promo Code: SEA170118A

  • SCHOOLS/RECRUITERS - we strongly recommend booking club rooms, which are more suitable for interviewing, carry complimentary internet connection, and Executive Lounge access.

Gez Hayden

Did You Know…?

Since 1990, Search Associates has assisted over 32,000 educators to find jobs in international schools around the world.