Head of Human Resources | Support Staff

The College

There is something genuinely special about Marlborough College in Malaysia. Those fortunate enough to work here all agree that our greatest joy, attribute, advert and reward are the girls and boys who form the College. They provide daily inspiration, a model of what wider society could be like and genuine optimism for the future.

We live and work in a safe and spacious 90 acre campus in southern Malaysia, reminiscent of the generous grounds and playing fields of Marlborough College in the UK enhanced by our own organic farm and boating lake. Guided by our principles of compassion, companionship and conversation, Marlborough College Malaysia gives its boys and girls the space, inspiration and courage to explore their own potential, the wonders of our world and their responsibilities to it and to each other.

The College is arranged as a Prep School (3-13) and a Senior School (14-18) and currently has 890 pupils, around 510 in the Prep and 140 in the Sixth Form. Pupils from the age of nine may choose to board and approximately a third of those who are eligible, do so, with almost half of the Senior School and most of the
Sixth Form boarding. The Singapore Tatler has referred to the College as “the only school in Asia offering an authentic British boarding programme”.

The College is very well-resourced and enjoys an enviable reputation for its pupils’ achievements on a broad variety of fronts. It is one of the few schools in Asia to achieve membership of HMC, an association of the world’s leading independent schools, to have the Council of British International Schools’ coveted “Beacon” status and to have won international plaudits for innovation and excellence from the UK’s Boarding Schools’ Association. It was listed by the Spears Index among the world’s 125 leading independent schools in 2023, for the third consecutive year.

Marlborough College Malaysia enjoys very close links with Marlborough College in the UK and remains one of the few (possibly the only) international school which is a wholly owned subsidiary of its founding educational institution and entirely not-for-profit. Unlike most international schools where profits are required to repay investors, instead all Marlborough College Malaysia surplus is committed to Marlborough’s charitable aim of providing the finest quality education and the school thrives as an example of the best that a British independent school education has to offer.

The Position

Reporting to: Bursar

The post of Head of Human Resources (Head of HR) is primarily responsible for providing strategic advice, guidance and leadership across the College on all aspects of human resources management. The postholder will oversee and steer the development of HR strategy in line with college-wide priorities, plans and values and to ensure that HR policies and procedures are legally compliant. They will also be a key point of contact for all staff across the College, presenting an approachable and supportive ‘face’ of HR. The Head of HR provides dynamic and effective leadership and day to day management of the department and operational activities.

The Application Process

To be considered for the position applicants are asked to download and complete the application form below and return it along with a covering letter (no more than one side of A4), and a recent photograph quoting Head of HR in the subject title to mcherry@marlboroughcollege.my An application may not be considered unless the application form is completed and received on or prior to the closing date. Applicants who are invited to attend an interview must note that references may be taken up prior to interview. Closing date for applications: Monday, 4th March 2024. The College reserves the right to interview suitable candidates and appoint before the closing date.

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Job Description

Marlborough College Malaysia is committed to equality, diversity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments with the School will be subject to references, medical report and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service or similar, all of which must be satisfactory to the College.