Human Resources Business Partner (People & Culture)
For October 2023
Marlborough College Malaysia opened in 2012 and is a British day and boarding school for pupils aged 3-18 years. 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 in a Prep School (3-13) and a Senior School (14-18) and it currently has 830 pupils, around 470 of whom are in the Prep and 140 of whom are 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”.
While very British in ethos and with a Common Room largely drawn from some of the UK’s leading schools, the College is also truly international, celebrating diversity and a global outlook with children representing over 45 nationalities. Around half of our pupils are from expatriate families.
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 100 leading independent schools in 2021 and 2022.
The Master is looking to hire a highly qualified human resources professional who is enthusiastic about and capable of actively supporting a traditional British boarding school environment.
The Human Resources Department is undergoing a re-organisation to align roles to better meet the changing needs of a growing school. The Head of Human Resources will have two HR Business Partners reporting directly to her. The HR Business Partner for People and Culture will be involved in the recruitment, onboarding and offboarding of staff, staff visa management, staff relations, management of staff benefits, as well as the interpretation and implementation of the Malaysian employment legislations in the College. The post-holder will be supported by two HR Officers who will report directly to him/her.
The Recruitment Process
If you feel that you can meet these requirements, then please submit a letter of application along with the application form to the Master by 5.00pm (MYT) on Friday 29th September 2023. A CV is not required, but may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant.
Applications should be addressed to the Master and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlborough College Malaysia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS or equivalent is required.