The Oxford Partnership (TOP) is proud to be associated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to support Colleges of Excellence with its ambitious and exciting plans to deliver world class technical and vocational training (TVET) across the Kingdom for many years to come.

TOP brings together three exceptional education and training providers in Activate Learning, Moulton College and GEMS Education Solutions. This powerful partnership has been successful in securing the contract to run three women’s colleges in the north of KSA in Sakaka, Arar and Qurayyat.
These new technical colleges will be ready to open in September 2014 and will house around 2,000 learners per college at full capacity.

Working in partnership with Protocol, TOP are seeking to recruit a broad range of talented, inspirational and innovative individuals. These posts represent unique opportunities for those with significant experience of the education sector to transfer and develop their skills and experiences by living and working in a new organisation, culture and country. It should be noted that education in Saudi Arabia is strictly segregated and, for the majority of posts, we are currently looking to recruit female staff only.

We are looking to recruit the following talented and experienced leaders:

Roles are offered a tax free salary and substantial benefits package.

Principal and CEO Salary: Up to £150k

Principal (x 2 posts) Salary: In the range of £100-120k

Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO Salary: In the range of £100-120k

Director of Curriculum Innovation & Quality Salary: In the range of £75-90k

Director of Learner Services Salary: In the range of £75-90k

Director of HR & Professional Development Salary: In the range of £75-90k

Director of Estates & Facilities Management Salary: In the range of £75-90k

Director of IT / ILT Salary: In the range of £75-90k

Director of English Studies Salary: In the range of £60-75k

Director of Islamic & Cultural Studies Salary: In the range of £60-75k

Head of Careers and Employability Advice & Guidance Salary: In the range of £60-75k

If you are interested in finding out more about these exciting opportunities and would like to request an application pack, please contact Protocol’s dedicated international senior executive recruitment team at or visit for further information.


Closing date for applications: 12noon on Tuesday 6th May 2014

Interview dates for senior leadership posts: Second and third week in May 2014.
Interview dates for other leadership posts: Between mid-May and mid-June 2014.