Vacancy Details

8605 - Admissions Assistant

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 30-May-2021
About the Role

As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first-choice school for many families. The school has recently been awarded ‘World Class School’ status by the High-Performance Learning network and is a member of HMC, BSME, and COBIS.  Jumeirah College has also formed a recent partnership with ArtsEd International to enable the further development of creativity across the curriculum. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognized with Jumeirah College being nominated for a series of awards, including being shortlisted as ‘International School of the Year’ by the TES.   

We are recruiting for a dynamic and enthusiastic Admissions Assistant.  The Front of House team is responsible for delivering outstanding customer service, maintaining strong communication with parents, handling queries, and being the liaison between other school personnel.

This appointment is for July 2021 start.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Respond and manage inquiries in a friendly and timely manner– telephone/email/walk-ins
  • Keeping accurate records of the students/parent admissions
  • Manage the appointment diary with the Front of House Team
  • Represent the school in a professional, confident, and friendly way at all times
  • Tour prospective families on individual or occasionally group tours
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the National curriculum and school day to appropriately respond to parent inquiries
  • Regular liaison with academic staff to review their requirements from the Admissions Department
  • Assisting families with applications
  • Co-ordinating and arranging Assessments in liaison with Registrar
  • Reviewing and evaluating assessment results with the Registrar on Accept/Waitlist/Reject
  • Dealing professionally and sensitively with Rejections and providing families with feedback
  • Meeting with Head of Inclusion to review applicants with SEND requirement
  • Assisting the Registrar in promoting the school to meet recruitment targets for each year group
  • Reporting on KPI data when necessary
  • Support the wider Administration Team with ad hoc duties as and when required
  • Generally, be supportive, personable, and friendly in the office environment
  • Must be fluent in English both written and spoken. 

To be considered for this position, you must:

• Educated to Degree preferred or its equivalent
• Experience in School Management Systems preferred but not essential
• Experience in Secondary Admissions preferred but not essential
• Native English speaker
• Should have excellent ICT skills and should be proficient in MS Office
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent Inter-personal skills
• Able to prioritize tasks, use time effectively and work to tight schedules
• Should be self-driven and confident
• Should have a positive personality with lots of energy


Please note you MUST have your own visa arrangements as this is a local contract. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a Competitive tax-free salary, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end 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

Jumeirah College is a GEMS Premium Secondary School which delivers the National Curriculum for England, offering the full range of GCSE and A level courses. The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. In 2020 73.3% of GCSE results were A*-A, with 97.6% A*-B. At A level 63.3% of all grades were A*/A with 88.2% A*-B. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale.

Our student body is a dynamic and inclusive international community of over 1,100 students from over 70 nationalities. We take pride in the development of the whole child, recognising the importance of developing cultural and global awareness. We have a thriving enriched curriculum which provides a diverse range of activities, initiatives and charitable endeavours that both engage our student body and embed our philosophy of global awareness and world citizenship. Jumeirah College is currently working towards accreditation of this approach through the High Performance Leaning network.

As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first choice school for many families. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognised with the school being nominated for a series of awards, including being shortlisted as ‘International School of the Year’ by both the TES and the British International School Awards.

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.