Vacancy Details

5152 - PA To Principal/CEO

Business Unit:
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 24-May-2023
About the Role

We are looking to recruit a dynamic PA to Principal/ CEO from May 2023.

The PA to Principal/ CEO needs to facilitate and coordinate all PA and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the Academy. They should act as an ambassador to the school and perform in an efficient, professional, and confidential manner all job duties.  

Main responsibilities and duties:

  • Responsible for managing all secretarial and tuition fee related functions of the office of Principal/CEO.
  • 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.  
  • Generate and process daily office e-mails, telephone calls and faxes.
  • Perform a wide variety of general PA duties including the maintenance of accurate and detailed records, databases, and filing systems.
  • Maintain the school Principal/ CEO's appointment calendars as well as all their professional communication and public relations needs.
  • Compile information from various sources to generate reports; prepare, collate and distribute weekly, monthly and annual reports as required.
  • Review and update all documentations, calendars and all school related activities.  Organize and coordinate office management activities and oversees school events. Communicate information to faculty, staff, parents, and students.
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the school Principal/ CEO.

 About You

  • Three (3) years’ experience as PA in an office or school environment.
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Strong communication skills with excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Strong ICT skills desirable.
  • Able to handle a range of tasks, work under pressure and relate well to children and colleagues
  • High level of tact and diplomacy at all times
About Your Benefits
This position offers a local administrative contract, with attractive tax free salary and benefits including an airfare allowance and 38 working days of annual leave.
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

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.


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

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.