Vacancy Details

1321 - Vice President - Communications

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 04-Apr-2018
About the Role

Develop and execute strategic communications plans to support GEMS Education’s Business strategy in MENASA in order to promote the corporate brand, all GEMS Schools and Business Units.

Communications plans and strategy
Development and implementation of the English and Arabic GEMS corporate Brand communications strategy in order to meet corporate objectives
Development and implementation of focus school communications strategies in order to meet corporate objectives

Media relations
Identify proactive English and Arabic media opportunities for GEMS Corporate, GEMS Programmes, GEMS Schools, GEMS People and GEMS students; and obtain English and Arabic media coverage locally and internationally
Work with Marcomm coordinators in schools to come up with strategies to showcase schools, school events and students within the media.
Providing guidance and support to Marcomm coordinators on communications related issues
Lead Local PR strategy for Global Education and Skills forum and Global Teacher Prize

School Communication
Ensure that quality of school communications are of a high standards and regularly audited
Oversee development of school communications framework and accountability.

Photography and Video asset management
Ensure video and image resources for schools and corporate are of high quality and in line with company brand and objectives

Thought Leadership/Reactive
Draft white papers, press releases, speeches and talking points as required for corporate and school releases.
Prepare reactive statements for issues that need to be managed (as an when they arise)

Events management
Management of corporate events (includes logistical organization and implementation)
Management and support of VIP school events (includes logistical organization and implementation)
GEMS Representative on the planning / organizing committee for Global Education and Skills forum and Global Teacher Prize

Stakeholder management
Support in development and management of an internal employee communication plan and ensure its effective implementation across all business units and geographic areas so that existing and new staff are properly inducted and galvanized around the GEMS brand and the business strategy.
Manage and develop communication tools to communicate with our Parents in an effective manner
(GEMS Family Magazine, etc)Expected Qualifications:

Expected Experience:
Accomplished, polished and results driven media professional
3+ years Senior level @ BBC, CNN or other major news organization and/or
3+ years Senior level in well regarded PR agency and/or
Senior level communications person for political campaign/party
Has excellent relationships with influential regional and global media

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:
• High level of written English with ability to write: press releases, features, speeches and white papers.
• Excellent presentation skills - especially to senior stakeholders.


About Your Benefits

We offer an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, visa, tuition fee concession, medical insurance, annual airfare allowance, 30 days annual leave 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 Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.
1. Resume/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.