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Position: Chief human resources officer (chro)
Location: Zürich (Kreis 11)
The Inter-Community School Zurich is the oldest international school in the Greater Zurich Area. Proudly an IB World School, ICS is renowned for the community it has created over the past six decades. Located in the picturesque village of Zumikon, near a beautiful Nature Reserve, the school is only 10 km away from the old town of Zurich.
As a School, we are committed to creating a truly supportive learning environment in which all members of the community are challenged to achieve their individual potential, encouraged to pursue their passions, and expected to fulfill their responsibilities.
Possessing outstanding leadership and supervisory skills, the CHRO is responsible for designing and implementing human resource strategies, aligning human resource functions with the school goals, hiring, and retaining employees, and managing school culture. The CHRO acts in an advisory role to the School... Executive, providing high-level insight into the needs of the workplace through a clear articulation of policy and best practice.

Work as part of the G3 – a core group comprising of the Head of School, the CFO, and the CHRO. The CHRO will be a value adder and is central in the decision-making processes that govern the strategic success of the school.



Predicting outcomes – the CHRO should be able to assess the changes of the school meeting its goals, using their knowledge of the people within the organisation.
Diagnosing problems – the CHRO will examine the causes of problems. An expert in diagnosing how the various parts of the social system within the school are working, the CHRO will be able to systematically look for activities that are causing bottlenecks and unnecessary friction.
Prescribing actions – the CHRO will know how to use human capital to unlock and create value.


Define and monitor HR strategy that is aligned to the school's strategy, ensuring that the school remains an employer of choice, and is renowned for the level of HR service provided.
Finalise the HR Policy Suite as per the NEASC Foundation Standards, and develop a review process for maintaining the Suite to achieve best practice across all HR Functions.
Be an active member of the School Executive and advise on all matters pertaining to culture, people development and performance management.


This position is directly responsible for leading the HR division of the school, responsible for all employees within it.
Led the employee relations division of the school by overseeing staff benefits administration, labour relations activities, and other related duties.

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