Vacancy Details

1238 - Vice Principal - April 2018, if possible

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 28-Feb-2018
About the Role
We are looking for an outstanding Vice Principal to join our team. The successful applicant will ideally start Early 2018 but will need to be in post by September 2018 at the latest.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the schools Vision and Mission, GEMS core values as well as all policies and practices.

The post holder will deputise for the Principal as required and assist in shaping & implementing the educational strategy for the school.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Embracing and encouraging the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
• Leading on curriculum and its adaptation to meet the needs of all students across the whole school and in particular taking the lead on PS 4 of the UAE Unified framework. This will include leading on the design of a project based curriculum around computational thinking and integrated learning to compliment the NCfE.
• Leading on student achievement and assessment across the school and in particular lead on PS 1 of the UAE Unified framework
• Leading on Performance Management and Performance Development Plans.
• Overseeing and ensuring high standards across all MoE subjects
• Managing budgets and undertake teaching and other professional duties as reasonably delegated by the Principal.

To be considered for this role, candidates must:
• Be an effective and dynamic leader with a proven track record in school improvement that can be demonstrated through hard data.
• Be rigorous in promoting excellence and developing commitment to high standards of care and opportunities for all.
• Be able to demonstrate successful experience of leading and managing staff including promoting and developing innovative approaches to learning
• Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and confident knowledge of student achievement, curriculum and assessment from FS to Y13 or a significant age range span including, as a desirable requirement, knowledge of computational thinking and vocational pathways.
• Be able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school.
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling for up to two children, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity
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 Founders Al Mizhar School (GFM) is a new value for money National Curriculum of England School which opened in September 2018 modelled on the highly successful GEMS Founders Dubai School. Initially it will educate students from FS1 to Year 8 and will build to a full FS to Year 13 School of 4800 students in subsequent years.

The school has a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional Education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic and vocational pathways.

Alongside well-equipped classrooms, the school has good sports provision, large open plan learning areas to support innovation and creative problem solving including robotics and 3D printing, a drama/dance studio, specialist music rooms, full WiFi coverage, dedicated science labs, art rooms and libraries.

FS students have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas. All classrooms are equipped with large LCD screens to enhance student learning.

The school follows the National Curriculum for England, offering IGCSE, AS and A level courses in the future as well as a range of vocational pathways.

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
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.