Vacancy Details

1087 - Head of Secondary - September 2018 (or sooner)

Location: UAE - Fujairah
Business Unit: GEMS WINCHESTER SCHOOL - FUJAIRAH
Closing Date 30-Nov-2017
About GEMS

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

About The School:

GEMS Winchester School, Fujairah is in just its second year and currently caters for students from KG1 - G9, extending its grades each year so that by 2020 it will have students up to G12. WSF offers the internationally recognized National Curriculum for England and prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) courses.

GEMS four core values of Global Citizenship, Growing by Learning, Pursuing Excellence and Leading through Innovation underpin the curriculum, bringing breadth and depth to the educational programme, which is enhanced by extra-curricular activities. Students learn to apply skills effectively for independent problem solving, creative innovation, and success through teamwork.

The Role:

This is a key appointment to support the School as its secondary section has grown significantly. The successful candidate will:

 • Work closely with the Principal/CEO, to provide high quality strategic and operational leadership to the Secondary School, ensuring continuous improvement is achieved as the school continues the journey towards outstanding
• lead the Secondary school in all its functions including learning and teaching, curriculum, assessment, safeguarding, policies, behavior management and CPD needs
• inspire, motivate and influence staff and pupils, taking a leading role in maintaining the highest standards of learning and teaching and behavior management
• line manage effectively all secondary staff including HoDs
• quality assure standards across the Secondary School, in collaboration with other senior leaders
• develop the Secondary School curriculum to ensure WSF students have the best possible provision
• develop assessment processes within the Secondary school, securing positive student outcomes
• lead across the school as a member of the SLT in all WSF events, functions and activities
• play a significant role in setting aims and objectives for the school and in formulating the School Improvement and Development Plan along with the Principal/CEO and other senior staff
• provide an excellent role model for all members of staff and for pupils in all aspects of school life

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic senior or middle management leader who is self-motivated, highly committed to quality first education and loves working with children. He/she will have at least two years of leadership experience and will possess the following excellent skills, qualities and attributes:

• High profile leadership, commanding loyalty and respect and always leading by example
• strategic planning and decision-making, with some experience of project management in school
• team motivation, leadership and resource management, being a team player both within the department and across phases
• experience of the National Curriculum for England
• creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
• excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills able to work closely with stakeholders
• effective communication skills, fluent in spoken and written English
• experience in employee relations
• efficient in processes and systems, with problem solving skills
• understanding of the UAE Vision and agenda for education, in particular the drive to raise standards in Emirati students
• able to deliver quality results in a timely manner
• reflective practitioner
• positive, can-do attitude
• change management experience in schools

Application Process:
If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students and teachers then we would very much welcome your application.

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax free salary, furnished accommodation, medical insurance, visa costs, baggage allowance, annual flight allowance and free school places.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.