Pre-Preparatory Administrator | Whole school

Pre-Preparatory Administrator | Whole school

For August 2024

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 830 pupils, around 470 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.

The Position

Reporting to: Head of Pre-Preparatory School

Ideal Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate is expected to have a flexible, hands-on approach to the role, excellent attention to detail and to be confident and approachable in dealing with staff, parents and other stakeholders.

Essential skills include excellent written and oral communication abilities, a willingness to be flexible and a capacity to show initiative. This position demands professionalism and discretion of the highest order.

The successful candidate should be able to relate well to people at all levels, be calm and confident under pressure, have a good sense of humour and be able to work as part of a team.

The successful candidate will be a key player in the life and future of one of South East Asia’s leading independent schools.

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, Simon Burbury by Friday, 23rd February 2024.


A CV is not required, but may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant. Applications should be sent to the address overleaf and the College may interview suitable applicants before the deadline.



Application Form


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.