Overview

About the Role

GEMS World Academy is looking to appoint Divisional Primary and Secondary Secretaries.

Divisional Secretary will ensure the smooth running of the entire secondary division in conjunction with the Secondary Leadership Team in order to maximize student learning capacity and opportunities.

Maintain high quality communication from and within the school office.  Liaises with tact and diplomacy with school staff, parents and representatives of the GEMS Corporate Office.

Facilitate and coordinate all secretarial and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the Divisional Office.

Review and update all documents, calendars and school related activities.  Organize and coordinate office management activities and oversees school events. Communicate information to faculty, staff, parents and students.

Ensure that GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.

Model and encourage a culture of kindness in support of the GEMS/GWA core values and upholds the mission and ethos of the school as a non-selective, international and academically successful school through the lens of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Act as an ambassador for the school and perform all job duties in an efficient, professional, and confidential manner. Takes initiative to improve systems and processes to aid in efficiency and effectiveness.

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:

  • Fluent English language capacity.
  • Excellent IT and administrative skills.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills. 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.  
  • Previous experience in the high passed administrative role would be an asset.
  • Experience/training in the use of information management and web based information systems.
  • The desire to provide outstanding results.
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career.
  • Refined interpersonal skills and experience of working in an international environment and high performing team are also vital.

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced check. 

 

About Your Benefits

An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including a competitive salary, medical and life insurance, working permit and residence visa, flight allowance, tuition fee concession at another GEMS School, 52 days yearly annual leave and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.

If you meet the criteria and are enthusiastic about working in an educational environment we encourage you to apply.

Please ensure you have uploaded an up-to-date CV, formal letter of application and recent photograph.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

 

About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

The International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes are at the heart of GEMS World Academy and are internationally renowned as rigorous and challenging courses in which students develop rapidly both personally and academically. The IB Programme is widely considered the gold standard of education, and GEMS World Academy is looking for talented and innovative individuals to join our highly successful team of over 136 teachers, 80 teaching assistants and 44 administrative and support staff and to contribute to the already successful outcomes for our community. GEMS World Academy-Dubai (GWA) is a private, co-educational IB World School for PreK to Grade 12 students. Established in 2008 as a member of GEMS Education, the Academy is authorised to deliver the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programmes, and is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We serve a multi-ethnic community in the heart of Dubai. Our ethos is grounded in the IB Learner Profile; we encourage intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and foster a real sense of communal endeavour. The Academy has gained national and international recognition for its work to improve outcomes for students, as well as its aspirational and inclusive vision. As a member of the GWA community you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Academy whilst working alongside an exceptionally talented group of teachers and leaders.

For further details about GEMS World Academy, Dubai please visit: https://www.gemsworldacademy-dubai.com

To learn more please visit http://www.gemsworldacademy-dubai.com/

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):


1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
3. CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.

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About GEMS Education

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.