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Founding Principal – World Environment School, Coorg (WESC)



An outstanding opportunity exists to become the founding Principal of the World Environment School, Coorg (WESC), southern India.

Start Date:             August 2019

Salary:                   Highly competitive salary including generous benefits package

Location:               Coorg, India

Size:                        540 Students (when full)

Type:                      Co-educational | Boarding

Age:                        Grades 6 – 12 (Yr 7 – 13)

In partnership with one of the UK’s leading HMC schools and the Mobius Foundation, the Principal will realise the vision to develop a world class international school aimed at creating global citizens dedicated to environmental custodianship. Operating as a not-for-profit school with a sizable foundation, WESC will offer IGCSEs and the IBDP complemented by a wide ranging co-curricular programme to nurture the talents of every student whether these are academic, sporting, creative, aesthetic, adventurous or spiritual.  To fulfil the school’s mission, the founding team will design and develop a pioneering environmental curriculum in association with one of UK’s most prestigious universities.

Welcoming the first cohort of students in August 2020, WESC will be a fully residential, co-educational school. WESC will have an outstanding pastoral care system; be a school of warm heartedness, allowing each student to discover the core happiness within themselves.

In post from August 2019 (ideally) or January 2020, the successful candidate will be an inspirational and innovative leader with excellent organisational and communication skills. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader and an outstanding educator, outward looking and with a strong commitment to developing a school with a clear social mission. She or he will have the creativity, determination and entrepreneurial spirit required to be a founding Principal and will embody all that WESC will stand for. Supported by an excellent set of partners, this is an exceptional opportunity to develop a truly unique school.

For more information or an informal conversation regarding the opportunity between 20th December and 2nd January, please contact:

Caroline Stephens:


Jean Sullivan on +44 (0)7885 879887 ( or

Aaron Ashton on +44 (0)7584 564944 (

Closing date for applications is 10.00am (GMT) on 14th January 2019

Long list interviews will be held week beginning 21st January 2019 in London or via Skype

Short list Interviews will be held week beginning 28th January 2019 in London

Final interviews will be held in India week beginning 14th February 2019

WESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in its care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. WESC will follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. WESC holds itself to the highest standards of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 14 January 2019 10am
  • Long list interviews - week beginning 21st January 2019 (in London or via Skype)
  • Short list Interviews - week beginning 28th January 2019 in London
  • Final interviews will be held in India week beginning 14th February 2019