Vacancy Details

3941 - Headmistress

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 28-Apr-2019
About the Role

We are currently hiring an experienced Headmistress for GEMS Our Own English High School – Al Warqa’a, Dubai (Girls School). This appointment is for an immediate vacancy.


  • We are looking to appoint a second Deputy to support the Principal in leading the school and to further develop the already strong provision of the CBSE curriculum and KHDA ratings.

    • To assist the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team of the school, in all aspects of school improvement, school evaluation, planning policies and procedures and taking full /shared responsibility for the school in the absence of the Principal. 
    • To be an integral part of a successful Leadership Team trading on synergies of expertise and experience 
    • To promote the school to all stakeholders and the wider community 
    • To take full responsibility for leading and managing significant aspects of the school, under the overall direction of the Principal. 
    • To further improve standards in academic performance, care and well-being. 
    • To lead professional development to ensure high quality learning and teaching. 
    • To assist the Principal with the effective and efficient use of school management information systems and the financial management of school, admissions and enrolment. 

This exciting opportunity requires the following key competencies and skills and these will be assessed during the internal recruitment process:

-Strategic Thinking and Forward Planning

-Effective Communication

-Problem Solving and Decision Making

-Influence Middle Leaders and Teachers

-Leading and Developing Others

-Result Oriented

To be considered for this appointment: You will have the following skills and experience:

• A minimum experience of 5 years as a school supervisor or a section head, senior school experience would be an advantage. 
• A minimum of 10 years in teaching experience which could be a combination covering the KG, Primary, Middle, Secondary and Senior sections. 
• Familiarity with the curriculum vis-à-vis the post along with inspection of schools by external bodies such as KHDA and the latest trends in educational thinking and pedagogy. 
• Educational expertise and a proven track record of developing and sustaining very high standards within a caring learning environment. 
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate goals, empower collaboration, motivate staff, provide direction and set expectations. 
• You should have demonstrated a successful track record of student achievement and attainment. 
• Preference will be given if you have a Post Graduate Degree in the mainstream teaching subject / faculty in addition to a Graduate Degree in Education from a recognized university. 
• Sound knowledge of the CBSE Expectations will be an added advantage.

About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package.
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
One of the oldest schools in the country, GEMS Our Own English School - Dubai, has been providing outstanding education and support to students from across the globe for five decades. School to 3 generations, OOD takes pride in long serving staff with unmatched loyalty. Affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India, the school has currently over 10,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, representing over nineteen nationalities – making us a truly international community that epitomizes multi-cultural Dubai at its finest.
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.