Vacancy Details

2816 - Librarian - Maternity Cover

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 23-Sep-2022
About the Role

You will be responsible for the effective and efficient running of the school library, introducing books and encouraging the enjoyment of reading. Where appropriate, you will supervise students and volunteers.

Your main responsibilities will include the development of reading lists by age levels in liaison with the heads of departments, assisting students to find books to borrow and maintaining accurate records of all library books and other resources.  You will also be responsible for the management of all borrowed books, you will follow up with students, parents and teachers when required.

You will participate in the selection and ordering process of new books and the renewal of subscription for periodicals. You will also be responsible for the general maintenance of the library ensuring it is an organised, comfortable and welcoming environment for students of all ages. 

About You

  • Previous experience working in a library an advantage. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the National Curriculum for England.
  • Must be up to date with the current trends in YA literature.
  • High level of competence in computer applications including Windows, Word, Excel and Publisher, and database applications such as library management systems (Oliver is the system Jumeirah College uses).
  • High level of competence in the use of the Internet, including effective searching and Email.
  • Ability to effectively assist students and staff in their use of library resources, including the library catalogue, book resources, Online resources.
  • Very organised and independent worker who is able to problem solve and constructively improve library systems and services.
  • Interest in reading fiction and an ability to promote and recommend books and authors an asset.


About Your Benefits

The position is full-time Maternity cover from 17th October to 9th December 2022

Excellent remuneration package for the right candidate.

Applications invited only for local hire.  Applicants must have own sponsorship for the UAE.

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

Jumeirah College is a GEMS Premium Secondary School which delivers the National Curriculum for England, offering the full range of GCSE and A level courses. The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. In 2021 99.4% of GCSE results were 9-4 out of which 24.4% 9, and at A level 71% of all grades were A*/A with 95% A*/B. . This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale.

Our student body is a dynamic and inclusive international community of over 1,100 students from over 70 nationalities. We take pride in the development of the whole child, recognising the importance of developing cultural and global awareness. We have a thriving enriched curriculum which provides a diverse range of activities, initiatives and charitable endeavours that both engage our student body and embed our philosophy of global awareness and world citizenship. Jumeirah College is currently working towards accreditation of this approach through the High Performance Leaning network.

As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first choice school for many families. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognised with the school being nominated for a series of awards, including being shortlisted as ‘International School of the Year’ by both the TES and the British International School Awards.

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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
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.