Vacancy Details

8133 - Data Manager

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 21-Oct-2021
About the Role

GEMS Founders School – Al Mizhar is an international UK curriculum school, providing students in the Dubai with the high standard of education that GEMS Education embodies.

GEMS Founders School, Al Mizhar is looking to appoint an experienced Data Manager to start in April 2021.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Data Manager is to drive a data culture forward within the school and co-ordinate and administer the efficient running of the School’s academic information management systems (ISAMS) in order to support the School’s mission statement.

  • Working with external teams – ALPS, Learning Leaders and Phoenix team.
  • Positive relation with all external teams to develop their system to meet the requirements and customize the features on the platform according to the needs of the School.
  • Developmental and constructive feedback to the external teams for effective use of the product.
  • Coordinating and guiding Data Leaders across the school, about the working and effective use of Phoenix.
  • Accuracy in data entry at all points.
  • Transparency in the methodology followed and the analysis of the data at all times.
  • Time to time PLD for staff and senior leaders on the appropriate use and additional features available on the platform to support teaching and learning practices effectively.
  • Data analysis from time to time to address the gaps
  • Coordinating with the Academic team, Pastoral team and Admin Department with regards to the requirement of their department
  • To liaise with the Timetable manager to ensure fair distribution and support in resolving any challenges with respect to curriculum expansion. Support the Timetable Manager in linking the Timetable on Units with Phoenix.
  • To liaise with the Exam manager- for effective administration of all the assessments – both internal and external  and result analysis of National/ International Benchmark assessments/ External assessments.
  • To liaise with the PLD leader, to identify the needs as per the data analysis and accordingly collaborate on the design and implementation of a comprehensive Professional Development Plan of all staff.
  • To work closely with the Digital and Innovation leader, to ensure the school team is abreast with the latest updates with the technological developments.
  • Coordinating with the Data team across the school in grouping, scheduling, mark entry, release of report cards and promotion of students on both Phoenix, Learning Ladders and KHDA.
  • Designing and creating Pastoral points, Mark book and report card template on Phoenix and KHDA - based on the requirement or modification in the assessment policy, behavior policy for effective tracking, monitoring and interventions to support teaching and learning.
  • Effective tracking and monitoring system for Lesson observations/ note book scrutiny/ learning walk/ staff performance levels – to ensure continuity in effective teaching learning strategies in place at all times.
  • Sharing the data with the SLT every 6 weeks and update the SEF.
  • Conducting survey and sharing the survey responses with the SLT.
  • Support in developing the Academic Calendar.

Required Skill Set:

  • Positive interpersonal and communication skills.  A logical and relaxed individual able to multitask and support the Data Management at a growing educational organisation.

    Qualifications Required:

    • Masters/Bachelors in IT/ Data Management. Any other IT certifications/qualifications would be preferred.
    • At least 3-5 years of experience in a similar role preferably in an educational setting.
    • Ability to multi-task and effective organization skills.


About Your Benefits

An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, annual return flight, medical cover, 45 days of annual leave and tuition fee concessions. If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about working in an educational environment then we would welcome your application.

GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, therefore, all candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check/ Local Police Clearance. We will seek references that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behavior with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications.


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 Founders Al Mizhar School (GFM) is a value for money National Curriculum of England School which opened in September 2018 modelled on the highly successful GEMS Founders Dubai School. It educates students from FS1 to Year 10 and will build to a full FS to Year 13 School of 4800 students in subsequent years.

The school has a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional Education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic and vocational pathways.

Alongside well-equipped classrooms, the school has good sports provision, large open plan learning areas to support innovation and creative problem solving including robotics and 3D printing, a drama/dance studio, specialist music rooms, full WiFi coverage, dedicated science labs, art rooms and libraries.

FS students have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas. All classrooms are equipped with large LCD screens to enhance student learning.

The school follows the National Curriculum for England, offering IGCSE, AS and A level courses in the future as well as a range of vocational pathways.

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.