Sourcing the best teaching and leadership talent


KCS International work closely with international schools all over the world to identify and place the very best in teaching and leadership talent.

With over 90 years of experience supporting schools in the UK and more than 40 years working specifically within the international recruitment sector, we use our unique knowledge and expertise to offer a tailored, customer-specific service to everyone we work with.

Whether you’re looking to fill entry-level roles for newly qualified teachers or are scouring the globe for the perfect leadership team, a dedicated consultant will work with you to ascertain your exact requirements before conducting a full and thorough search, only recommending candidates once they have made certain that their qualities and qualifications provide an ideal fit.

How We Work

  • A consultative approach built on integrity & transparency
    We work in partnerships, listening to your needs and guiding and supporting you where needed. We won’t bombard you with unsolicited CVs or calls, nor will we ever try to undermine your recruitment processes. We will work with you and with your timelines, and use our expertise to help you in the best ways we can

  • A carefully-selected client base
    We are fully focused on providing the best service to all our customers and the highest quality candidates for every role, and to ensure you receive the dedicated time and care your requirements need, we limit the amount of people we work with at any one time. This also gives us time to define other opportunities from across our full service proposition, and how you can leverage better value via the joined up procurement of resources, furniture and print

  • A dedicated recruitment consultant
    We ensure a single point of contact from the beginning to the end of the recruitment process, assigning you an experienced consultant to assess and fulfil your staffing requirements. We value relationships, and will help you get the right fit for your school, saving time and money and enhancing reputation and academic success

What We Offer

  • Approved, vetted candidate list
    From entry level, newly qualified roles to subject and year heads and senior leaders, your dedicated consultant will manage your vacancies and role requirements with you, utilising our ever-growing database of handpicked, individually-selected international talent to fit person to role for sustained long term success

  • Safeguarding, trust and working in partnership
    We translate our UK recruitment standards (approved REC member) to our international market, screening all candidates for safeguarding and suitability (including qualification and reference checking and one-to-one interview). We’ll work with you to ensure safeguarding standards are upheld alongside governing regulations and local labour laws and that your staff are not only competent and fully trained, but also legally compliant

  • Executive search for leadership and critical roles
    We have vast experience in executive headhunting and will represent your school in a discrete, professional manner to source the best talent from a competitive marketplace, securing you the highest level of leadership and helping you achieve sustained academic success

  • Strategic recruitment planning
    We can work with you at peak times during the academic calendar, reviewing your student and teacher intake and helping you to plan your staffing needs accordingly. We’ll identify excesses or shortfalls and support you to meet budget projections and forecasts

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