Deputy Rektor

UWC Red Cross Nordic seeks to appoint an inspiring and proactive Deputy Rektor for August 2019.

The position of Deputy Rektor is central to upholding the UWC mission and driving forward the performance of the whole school. This person will support the Rektor and the leadership team in ensuring that the residential, academic and extra-academic provision at the College is in keeping with the highest of international standards.

The Deputy Rektor will be responsible for the effective management and efficient day-to-day administration of the life of the College. S/he will be in wholehearted sympathy with UWC Red Cross Nordic’s ethos, aims and objectives. S/he will be in charge of a critical portfolio of responsibilities and will maintain the highest standards of personal conduct when carrying out her or his duties. The Deputy Rektor will report to, and be supported by, the Rektor.

Like the other UWC colleges, UWC Red Cross Nordic is strongly committed to the mission of UWC and strives to deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.

The College aims to attract applicants from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are keen to live and work in this beautiful, rural and multicultural community. The ideal candidate will be an adaptable and innovative leader, a good motivator, communicator and administrator, capable of managing key aspects of a high-profile and academically successful College as part of the wider UWC movement. The working language of the College is English.

UWC Red Cross Nordic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants to the College must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An application form can be downloaded here.  You will need to open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here). When completed, save this pdf with your name in the title and, with your cover letter, return by email to the Rektor to The application deadline is 18th March 2019.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Hildegunn Arstein, Rektor’s PA, on or on +47 5773 7000.

UWC Red Cross Nordic reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate prior to the application deadline. Early applications are therefore encouraged.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the following documents prior to submitting an application:

Person Specification, Responsibilities & Duties – Deputy Rektor
Duties and Expectations for a Teacher at UWC RCN
Safeguarding Policy
Whistle-Blowing Policy
Principles of Good Practice for the Adult Community at UWC RCN

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