Vacancy Details

7201 - WSS- Assistant Manager School Facilities

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 27-Oct-2020
About the Role

We are looking for a pro-active and experienced person to join our team as Assistant Manager School Facilities. This person will primarily be responsible to assist and support the Manager-School Operations (MSO) in facilitating smooth functioning of the School.

Key responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Market Leading Returns: Assisting the MSO in executing the finance & procurement strategies by continuously exceeding the projected revenue and expense goals (budgets & forecasts) on value added and incremental services such as safety & security, facilities management (inclusive planned preventive maintenance, repair & maintenance, hygiene, cleaning), transport, catering, uniforms, extracurricular music-, language-, sport-, and travel- provisions, photography, community use of facilities, etc.
  •  Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Assisting the MSO in executing the customer care & service strategies by continuously exceeding student, parent, employee, third party, governmental agency expectations.
  • Sustainable Responsibility, Health, Safety and Environment:  Assisting the MSO in executing the strategies for continuously adhering to international & national laws, ethics, cultural sensitivities and norms. Full compliance with government and local authority regulations. Embracing sustainability impacting all activities within the marketplace (external customers), workplace (internal customers) and community (environment). Help to ensure that a sound HSE framework is deployed and maintain full compliance to the international benchmark and GEMS HSE standards.
  • Business Excellence: Assisting the MSO in executing quality management principles by continuously using quality assurance tools (including SMART measurements and reporting), service guidelines, and benchmarks in order to drive incremental change.
  • Learning & Growth (People Development): Assisting the MSO in executing measurable individual performance objectives (IPO’s), performance assessments and individual development plans (IDP’s) for direct reports (as applicable), and self towards key accountabilities and key performance indicators.

Person specifications:

  • Qualifications: the ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree. Additional qualification in Health & Safety is preferred
  • Skills: fluent English communication skills, attention to detail with diligent follow up, ability to multi-task and handle pressure, capability to influence people, excellent networking skills, cultural sensitivity and commitment towards students’ safeguarding and wellbeing.
  • Experience: 1-2 years of experience in a similar role.

Shortlisting Process:

All applicants will be contacted for interviews shortly after the closure date of this job advertisement. The interviewing panel would comprise of the Principal, MSO, Cluster Operations Manager and might include other relevant stakeholders.




About Your Benefits

All positions offer attractive, tax-free salary and 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 Westminster School, Sharjah is a highly successful international sister school to The Westminster School, Dubai and GEMS Westminster School, RAK. The GEMS Westminster School, Sharjah opened in 2012 and follows the internationally recognized British Curriculum. The school prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge and London (UK). We currently cater to KG1 (FS2) to Grade 12 (Year 13) and from September 2021, Pre-KG (FS1) to Grade 12 (Year 13).
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
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.