Apply by April 27
Apply by April 27

The position

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate World School. It is the first in the network of Aga Khan Academies established by His Highness the Aga Khan. 

The Academy features state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff. We provide students with education of the highest standard in order to prepare them for lives characterized by leadership and service. Admission to the Academy is means-blind and is based on merit. We consider all eligible students regardless of socio-economic status.

The Head of Residential Life will ensure that the residences are run in a way that meets the needs of students and the mission and vision of the school. He/she will be responsible for the appointment of residential staff and leads the team of residential staff and be responsible for the welfare of residential students and staff.

The Head of RL will be responsible for developing the Heads of Residential Blocks times and for implementing quality assurance process to ensure policies are applied consistently and there is effective pastoral care of students. in addition He/She will ensure there is  good communication between the Residential community, the rest of the school and parents/guardians.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and maintain the welfare, safety, discipline and pastoral well-being of all Residential students.
  • Organise and develop strategies of running the Residences, both day to day and long term strategy.
  • Plan and oversee the residential activities programme in line with the expectations of the AKA residential life experience. 
  • Be responsible for leading and line managing the Heads of Residential Blocks.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are followed (safeguarding, health and safety etc) 
  • Deploy, train and develop all residential staff to make the most effective use of their skills including Academy Fellows and Block captains
  • Ensure the Residential facilities and environment is safe and well maintained.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians of residential students.
  • Arrange host families and oversee host family programme
  • Make arrangements for and oversee the additional programmes that utilize and impact on the residences: Student Exchange, Revision Programme, Globa Encounters, and other holiday related programmes.
  • Market the residences to prospective parents with Admissions
  • Establish, publicise and maintain a routine for the residential blocks
  • Maintain all relevant policies and literature as required.
  • Plan and run inductions for all new students, irrespective of when they may arrive throughout the course of the academic year.
  • Act as Head of safeguarding for residential students and refer issues to safeguarding committee.

The requirements

  • Must have a first degree and a recognized teaching certificate, or a Bed/MEd.
  • At least 2 years teaching experience and 5+ years of leadership experience in a residential program at an international School.
  • Must be trained on child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • Should have excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to interact well and communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues within a diverse and pluralistic society.
  • An up-to-date understanding of practice and evidence of personal professional development
  • Attention to detail, discretion and the highest standards of integrity.

How To Apply

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