Recruitment for International Schools


Compass recruits inspiring teachers and leaders for international schools worldwide. Founded in 2011, we have assisted schools in over 50 countries, spanning continental Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and North & South America. In this time we have placed hundreds of teachers, middle managers & Heads seeking to teach and lead overseas.





We have developed our client base by visiting international schools, attending education conferences and meeting with school leaders. In doing so, we are able to offer a consultative service to the many schools and teachers who regularly use our service.

Click here to see some of the international schools we have recruited for over the years.





We are also governed by Federal & Cantonal permits to conduct recruitment for international schools in Switzerland. For teachers seeking opportunities in Switzerland and for Swiss based schools requiring our services, click here for further information.



Teachers wishing to register as a candidate, please send an up to date CV by email to:





We can only accept CVs showing a full employment and education history. For any questions concerning the presentation of your CV, please contact us for guidance.





For international schools who wish to enquire about our recruitment services, refer to our Contact section. Our database and network of teachers are typically British qualified, followed by Australian, New Zealand and North American and many have international experience. We have experience working with many leading international schools, including members of COBIS, BSME and similar accrediting organisations.



Tom Arnold Director

Tom is a qualified teacher having taught in both the UK and Switzerland. He also gained substantial experience of education recruitment before founding Compass. In this time he has recruited for and visited many international schools worldwide.


Ian Kerr MBE Consultant

Ian has over 40 years of experience as an educator in England, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. During this time he was Head of an international school and in 2004, he was honoured with an MBE for services to education and the Malaysian Community.


Honoria Arnold Marketing

Honoria is an accomplished educator with over 30 years experience in primary schools, 16 years as a Head and more recently as an Executive Head across two schools. Honoria has significant experience in  recruiting teachers and senior leaders.


Heather Thompson Consultant

Heather joined us in 2015 bringing with her 25 years of recruitment experience. Heather’s expertise has been placing candidates in the Middle East and Africa and she herself has relocated many times with her husband who is an international Head.


Kevin Page Consultant

Kevin began his teaching career in his native New Zealand and has been working in IB international schools across Switzerland, Germany and Austria. As a former international Head of School, he is widely experienced in recruiting teachers.


YOU ?? Consultant

Compass is seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic recruiter to join our growing team. If you have experience of working in recruitment and education, then we look forward to hearing from you! Contact us at



BSME Conference 2018

Compass will be attending the forthcoming BSME 36th Annual Headteacher’s Conference in Abu Dhabi from 13th – 15th March 2018. The event is being held at the Crowne Plaza, Yas Island and Yas Marina Circuit and will focus on Leadership, Assessment and Innovative Curriculum.   We look forward to meeting with the many school leaders, delegates […]

Mzuzu International Academy

“In 2003 a group of community leaders in Mzuzu and a group of Malawians living in the USA had a ‘dream’ to build an internationally accredited secondary school in Mzuzu Malawi. Having recognised that northern Malawi had a shortage of quality educational institutions, Dr. Anna Msowoya Keys spearheaded the effort to build Mzuzu International Academy. […]

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Compass is committed to child safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children through safer recruitment. We advise all candidates and schools to read about our safer recruitment to understand the vetting processes we have in place.





Click here to read more about our safeguarding.









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