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Administrative Assistant to Deputy Head of Primary
Dover Court International School, Singapore

Job reference: 015466

Location: Dover Court International School, Singapore

Closing date: 31/01/2023

Department: Administrative

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with more than 81 schools located across 32 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 74,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.

Our philosophy for education rests on our four pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes, and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a personalised 21st century learning experience for all students.

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. Nord Anglia schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.

About Dover Court International School

Established in 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is a leading inclusive international school with British heritage, serving international families, set on a green 12-acre site about 20 minutes from the Singapore CBD. Dover Court International School is a community with inclusion at its heart. With close to 2000 students aged 3 to 18, our unique Pathway programme enables us to provide an education that meets the needs of a diverse student population, ensuring all learners are appropriately supported and challenged in their learning. This is reflected in our excellent outcomes for all learners.

Our unique approach enables us to prepare all students to flourish in our dynamic world, so they are active participants in a globally connected community, now and throughout life. This was recently recognized as Dover Court International School was chosen for the ‘UK Impact in Singapore’ 2022 award by the British Chamber of Commerce.

In our Early Years we use a Reggio Emilia inspired approach. In Primary we are guided by the National Curriculum for England and the International Primary Curriculum. In Secondary we have IGCSE/GCSE, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International BTEC qualifications. We also offer courses that focus on English, mathematics, life skills and employability through ASDAN programmes.

All students are involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities, mainly run by teaching staff. Resulting in a rich and varied co-curricular offer for our students, with our school active and competitive in the local international school sports league across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 3 up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Secondary.

We are also members of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Dover Court is a strong, vibrant community, where all staff are well supported with access to a range of professional learning opportunities and a commitment to professional reflection and growth.

Our schools

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people, and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success.

We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London.

Global academic results

The 2021-2022 school year was one of the strongest ever in terms of Nord Anglia Education’s academic results. For the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, our students achieved a 35.1 global point average, far exceeding the global average of 31.9. A third of students eared a perfect score of 45. In the A-levels, our students achieved 60.5% of grades at A*-A, along with 77.3% at A*-B. The group’s latest IGCSE student cohort, consisting of 2,351 students across 41 Nord Anglia schools, achieving an outstanding set of results, with 52.8% of grades at 9 – 7 for the year and 90.8% at 9 – 4.


About the role​​​​​​​

We seek an experience Administrative Assistant for our Deputy Head/Assistant Head of Primary, to perform a variety of administrative tasks. The candidate should be one who is well-organised, have great time management skills and strong attention to detail with the ability to work efficiently, accurately and to follow up on pending items in a timely manner.

About you

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with staff and the Senior Leadership Team. 


When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of over 15,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our staff don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at  cutting edge thinking.

As a Nord Anglia Education staff, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge, and collaboration
  • A culture which is fair and consultative
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Selection process

The closing date for application is 31 January 2023. We encourage early applications and reserve the right to interview and appoint before this deadline.

Further details of the selection process will be sent to shortlisted candidates, Face to face or online interviews will be conducted.

Start Date: February 2023

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender, or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years. The school will assist the candidate to obtain this.