Vacancy Details

5088 - School Secretary

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 22-Oct-2019
About the Role

Facilitates and coordinates all secretarial and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the office of the Supervisor/Principal/Head of School.  Acts as an ambassador to the School and performs in an efficient, professional, and confidential manner in all jobs and duties. Responsible for managing all secretarial functions of the office of Supervisor/ Principal/Head of school. Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values. Maintain high quality communication from and within the School office.  Liaise with tact and diplomacy with School staff, parents and representative of the GEMS Corporate Office.   

Qualifications / knowledge:

You will hold a Bachelor's Degree from a reputable university and with solid knowledge of Dubai and its characteristics.
Demonstrate competence in computer technical skills using Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and other related programs/software for educational and business office use. Maintain confidentiality and exemplifies personal and professional integrity. 


Excellent written/spoken English language skills. 

Effective interpersonal skills to aid in daily contact with a diverse multi-cultural population.

You will handle multiple tasks simultaneously, managing your time in an efficient manner.


Two (2) years’ experience as Secretary in an office or school environment.




About Your Benefits

A very attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concessions, annual leave and end of service benefits.

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 FirstPoint School is situated on The Villa community in Dubai. It is a Premium British Curriculum School currently providing an excellent standard of education for over 1700 students from FS1 to Year 13 students, with plans to grow to over 3500 in the coming years. The school has grown rapidly and continues to be popular with families from across Dubai with over 90 nationalities represented. We are housed in state of the art buildings with separate sports and performing arts centre, swimming pools, theatre, sports hall, drama and music rooms. Our main building contains specialist facilities, such as, a robotics and electronics lab, food technology kitchen, textiles and design suite, science labs and much more. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and values-driven, creating a learning environment that promotes problem solving and learning through doing. Our curriculum offers a full, broad and balanced range of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, with a particular emphasis on enterprise and technology teaching to all year groups. As part of the vibrant, local community, our students have the opportunity to study Arabic and UAE social studies, while working towards globally recognised i/GCSEs and A-Levels in a broad selection of subjects.
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.