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Conditions of employment are in accordance with the prevailing agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Confederation of Teachers Unions Collective Bargaining Agreement for Leaders and Teachers in Private Schools.

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any role offered will be subject to background checks which include satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, police checks including child protection screening.

Copenhagen International School is fully committed to equity and inclusion; inclusion is one of our core values stated as “we create a welcoming environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and has equitable opportunities every day”. In the implementation of all of our educational and employment policies and practices, we do not tolerate discrimination and therefore make sure to observe the anti-discrimination regulation, including the protection against discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, citizenship, ethnic or social origin, age, disability, political views, religion, belief, sexual orientation and union membership.

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Head of People and Culture

Copenhagen International School seeks an experienced and compassionate professional to lead in the building of our employee community as Head of People and Culture. This is a new position created to begin on 1st August 2021. This is a full-time permanent role that will be a part of the leadership team of this diverse, inclusive, international school. Inclusion, Integrity, Compassion, Creativity and Growth are our core values – people and relationships are at the centre of all that we do.

The successful candidate should be a dedicated human resources professional who is committed to ensuring the very best employee experience in a progressive, inclusive environment. 

We are looking for an experienced HR profile who has a good theoretical and practical understanding of all aspects of modern HR work. You know how to navigate safely in complex diverse organizations with many parallel agendas and numerous stakeholders. You demonstrate diplomacy, integrity and communication skills. 

You have:

  • 10+ years of experience as an HR manager with combined operational and development responsibilities
  • Solid and broad-based knowledge of HR theory and practice
  • Several years of experience from complex organizations with many different cultures
  • Experience with development and operation of HR strategies
  • Can communicate in English and Danish

Your primary tasks will be the:

  • Development of employee policies and practices
  • Succession planning
  • Provide opportunities for professional and personal development of staff
  • Create and oversee systems for evaluation and recognition of staff
  • Oversight of internal (staff) communications
  • Develop, optimize and streamline HR operations on an ongoing basis
  • Own the HR strategy with a focus on e.g. digitization, attracting top talent and job satisfaction
  • Lead, develop and motivate teachers and staff

Job description: Head of People and Culture

 Reports to: Director

Works closely with: Tactical Team, HR Manager, Business Office

Position summary: To provide leadership of the employee experience at Copenhagen International School, including recruitment, retention, evaluation and recognition. People are the greatest asset of the school; ensuring the very best equitable and inclusive environment for our diverse staff is vital to the success of the school. This role will be involved in organisational development and culture to ensure that we are able to attract, recruit and retain the very best people to inspire and educate champions of a just and sustainable world.

Position responsibilities (current and future)

  • Oversight of employee conditions and culture
  • Leadership of equity and inclusion within the workplace
  • Oversight of professional development
  • Development of employee policies and practices
  • Succession planning
  • Provide opportunities for professional and personal development of staff
  • Create and oversee systems for evaluation and recognition of staff
  • Oversight of internal (staff) communications
  • Oversight of employee conditions and culture
  • Oversight of recruitment practices
  • Advising hiring managers on safe, inclusive recruitment practices
  • Oversight of contractual arrangements including salaries, visas and benefits
  • Leadership of onboarding of new employees
  • Oversight of recruitment practices
  • Member of the Work Environment Group
  • Member of the Joint Consultative Committee
  • Member of the Tactical Team

Knowledge, skills, abilities and experience of the ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including strong communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to foster collaboration and collegiality
  • Facilitation, organizational and oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of an internationally diverse staff
  • Experience of leading in an inclusive workplace environment
  • Experience of working within a unionised environment
  • Experience of working in an educational setting
  • Ability to communicate in English and Danish

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2021.

Please send a covering letter together with your updated c.v. including details of 3 referees to HR Manager Audrey Amos-Frederiksen audrey.amosfrederiksen@cis.dk    

In the event of an outstanding applicant, CIS reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.

Copenhagen International School is fully committed to equity and inclusion; inclusion is one of our core values stated as “we create a welcoming environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and has equitable opportunities every day”. In the implementation of all of our educational and employment policies and practices, we do not tolerate discrimination and therefore make sure to observe the anti-discrimination regulation, including the protection against discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, citizenship, ethnic or social origin, age, disability, political views, religion, belief, sexual orientation and union membership.

Secondary School Counsellor (Grades 6 to 8)

This is a full-time, permanent position beginning on the 1st of August 2021.

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • Provide proactive social/emotional supports for students
  • Collaborate with school and community teams
  • Employ crisis intervention

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s degree with a major in counseling and a minimum of 5 years experience working with students preferably in an international setting is required
  • Counselling at the secondary level and experience implementing International School Counselor Association (ISCA) Standards

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong work ethic
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to build strong collegial relationships
  • The willingness and commitment towards ongoing collaboration with administrators, teachers and students
  • Demonstrated professionalism in its broadest sense
  • Knowledge and experience of the IB programmes

If you wish to be considered for this position, please send your updated c.v. with details of three referees to Human Resources Manager Audrey Amos-Frederiksen at audrey.amosfrederiksen@cis.dk 30th of April 2021.

In the event of an outstanding applicant, CIS reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.

Copenhagen International School is fully committed to equity and inclusion; inclusion is one of our core values stated as “we create a welcoming environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and has equitable opportunities every day”. In the implementation of all of our educational and employment policies and practices, we do not tolerate discrimination and therefore make sure to observe the anti-discrimination regulation, including the protection against discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, citizenship, ethnic or social origin, age, disability, political views, religion, belief, sexual orientation and union membership.

We do not accept unsolicited applications.
We are a multicultural and diverse faculty and staff from 24 different countries.
We pride ourselves on our low staff turnover.