Vacancy Details

5111 - Librarian - MTS

Business Unit: GEMS METROPOLE SCHOOL - MOTOR CITY
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 23-Oct-2021
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 library assistants, students and volunteers.

Your main responsibilities will include developing 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 and parents 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

You will hold a Bachelor's Degree in librarianship/ library science or any other relevant subject. You will also have a minimum of 1 year's experience in a similar position, ideally in an educational setting.  Experience with working on Dewey Decimal system.

You will be committed and organised with excellent organisational and communication skills.  You will be able to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents.

About Your Benefits

A very attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concessions, 52 days of 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 Metropole School, located in Motor City in Dubai, opened its doors in September 2014 and has continued to flourish and grow in student number and stature. The school is now open to students from FS1 to Year 13 with an all-through school capacity of 4200 students offering the National Curriculum for England.

The school has become well-known for their key areas of success, such as a strong community approach to education, highly inclusive school support to strong secondary options at Key Stage 4 and academic and vocational choices at Key Stage 5. In addition, the school has well-equipped classrooms, a highly competitive sports department, a farm, digital media rooms, innovation laboratories, dedicated science labs, music, art rooms and libraries.

Most recently the school has completely overhauled its digital strategy to lay the foundations to further its position as a leader in associated technologies in the region, focusing on the use of technology to a. enhance the learning experience of our students through experiential learning through the use of AR and AI technology b. improve feedback and communication between the student/teacher and teacher/parent and c. help reduce staff time and workload, helping to improve teacher wellbeing and reduce burnout.

Students from our Foundation Stage classes have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas to explore and investigate, high quality Information Technology provision and Science provision to develop IT and Science-based literacy, and most recently a language hub to support key language skills across school.

In the Primary section, with the use of 1:1 technologies, students and teachers use iPads and interactive whiteboards to enhance learning opportunities where appropriate. The Secondary school continues to develop and grow and has seen the LEAD and skills programme blossom supporting students to make informed decisions and develop their learning and leadership skills. A new focus of personalised pathways is supporting students in their preparation for life after school and their journey towards success. In conclusion, GEMS Metropole School is a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) with the School Principal as a BSME Country Rep. This allows both teachers and students alike to continue to grow and develop with the rich traditions of the National Curriculum offerings and align itself with ‘like schools’ across the region and overseas.


http://www.gemsmetropoleschool-dubai.com/
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. Passport Copy
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.