Vacancy Details

4274 - Executive Assistant to Head of School/CEO

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 10-Jul-2019
About the Role


We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join our team with an immediate start.

Applicants will have excellent written/spoken English language skills, be well-organised, have great time management skills and be able to act without guidance.


Job Purpose

Facilitate and Coordinate all secretarial and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the office of the Head of School/CEO.


Duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to)

 - Maintain high quality communication from and within the Head of Schools office. Liaise with tact and diplomacy with school staff, parents and representatives of the School Support Center.

 - Manage principals appointment calendar as well as all of his professional communication and public relations needs.

 - Assist with the preparation of presentations.

 - Prepare meeting agendas and take the minutes.

 - Make travel and accommodation arrangements.

 - Provide high quality reception and hospitality for the Head of Schools visitors and those seeking to communicate with him.

 - Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment



 - Maintain confidentiality and exemplifies personal and professional integrity

 - Exhibit exemplary written/spoken English language skills; including exceptional phone skills



 - Demonstrate competence in computer technical skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, G suite. Knowledge of Adobe Software is an advantage.

 - Excellent organisational and office management skills; ability to multi-task and delegate assignments in a timely manner.



About Your Benefits


All positions offer an excellent remuneration package

 - Tax free salary

 - Annual flight allowance to home country

 - Medical insurance coverage

 - Tuition Fee Concession as per the GEMS Policy

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 International School, Al Khail, opened in September, 2013, as a premier school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. With a strong multicultural student and faculty of over 93 nationalities, we educate our students on the importance of acceptance, communication, appreciation and understanding. Through developing these core personal and social skills, and maintaining the GEMS Education ethos of learning, our students become true global citizens. Our school is committed to digital citizenship. Our Bring Your Own Device program and dedicated Digital Learning Coaches implement technology into the classroom and enable students to find out ways that technology can assist, enhance and differentiate learning.
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.