Head of Residential Life at Aga Khan Academy – May 2024


Head of Residential Life


  • 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 recognised 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.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Aga Khan Academy on krb-xjobs.brassring.com to apply