Vacancy Details

6610 - Manager School Operations

Location: Saudi Arabia
Business Unit: GEMS SAUDI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - DAMMAM
Closing Date 11-Oct-2020
About the Role

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 and over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

Building on the promise of providing quality education around the globe, GEMS Education is now bringing its legacy and experience to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the commitment to support the education sector in the Kingdom. Through strategic alliance with the largest private school owner and operator in Saudi Arabia, the Ma’arif Education Group, GEMS Education has added 14 new schools across KSA to our global footprint of world class education and we now have an opportunity to enrich the lives of over 22,000 students and their families.

Looking to the future, GEMS Education plans to build a significant portfolio of more than 50 schools and provide high-quality education to more than 130,000 students and creating 60,000 new jobs in the education sector. With the public and private sector working together, we aim to improve the standard of education in the country and enhance human capital development.

Be at the forefront of a new era in education with a progressive and global company.

The Role

To efficiently & effectively manage the school operations by administering and operating physical assets & value added business processes in a timely and responsible manner. 

Key responsibilities

  • Leading & executing the finance & procurement strategies on value added and incremental services such as safety & security, facilities management including planned preventive maintenance, repair & maintenance, travel, security contracts, vendors and suppliers
  • Responsible for all day-to-day operations at the school.

The successful candidate will have

  • Exceptional communication skills, high expectations of themselves and the schools they work in and care deeply about students’ safeguarding and well-being.
  • Candidate should be bilingual with fluency in English and Arabic is mandatory. Should at least have a Bachelors Degree and working experience in a school environment will be an additional benefit. 

About Your Benefits

Competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity.

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 Saudi International School will open in September 2020 in the heart of Dammam City, Al Muntazah district.

The school will offer the American Curriculum to 460 students from Pre-K to Grade 9 in year 1 with annual growth to accommodate 3,105 students in successive years.

The campus will have excellent educational facilities such as swimming pool, auditorium of 600 seats, three outdoor playfields, multipurpose hall and specialist rooms such as Radio Room, Cooking Lab, Sewing Lab & English Lab.

Dammam, on the Arabian Gulf, is the capital city of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Its tree-lined corniche walkway is known for King Abdullah Park’s walkways and the man-made Coral Island.

Located just 1 Hour from Manama, the capital of Bahrain, Dammam is the perfect location to enjoy the benefits of life on Saudi Arabia’s beautiful Eastern coast, and those of its neighbor.

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.