Vacancy Details

4188 - Head of Math - September 2019

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Closing Date 31-May-2019
About the Role

We are currently looking for an experienced Head of Math for GEMS Winchester School, Abu Dhabi. This appointment is for September 2019.


  • Provide leadership and management for the department to ensure high quality teaching of the relevant subject, effective use of resources and improved standards of achievement for pupils.
  • Overall responsibility for the effective running of the department, including management of teaching staff, resources and professional development.
  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
  • Organize and manage the department in line with the aims and objectives of the school.
  • Responsible for ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in the relevant subject area including overseeing the professional development of staff and keeping abreast of recent developments in the subject.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning and provide support and guidance to staff where appropriate. Set priorities and targets for individual team members and the department.
  • Act as the first point of contact for teaching staff in the department who are experiencing difficulties with pupil Behaviour, standards of work etc.
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Be prepared and contribute beyond the typical work day, where the event/ tasks which require additional commitment.
  • Lead on team recruitment, induction and performance management.
  • Team and resource management, strategic planning and decision-making. Ability to motivate a team and command respect.
  • Attend staff meetings, PD and serve on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested by SLT.

To be considered for this appointment: You will have

  • At least five (5) years’ relevant teaching experience.
  • Previous experience in the same role is an advantage.
  • Experience of the British Curriculum is preferred but not essential.
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom.
  • An excellent team player both within the department and across phases.
  • Excellent I.T. and inter-personal communication skills to work closely with students and parents.
  • Good command of English.
  • Degree in the mainstream teaching subject / faculty in addition to a Graduate Degree in Education from a recognized university.


About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including.
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, Abu Dhabi is a National Curriculum for England (NCfE) private, co-educational day school. Opened in September 2013 the school is located in the heart of the city. The school cultivates student engagement and collaboration, supporting all students to ‘Be the Best They Can!’ The school serves a diverse student population with approximately 50 nationalities represented.
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
3. 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.