Vacancy Details

8809 - Vice Principal

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 24-Jun-2021
About the Role

The Winchester School, Jebel Ali, are recruiting an experienced and dedicated whole school Vice Principal to join for academic year beginning 2021- 2022. The successful candidate will support the Principal in achieving the school’s ambitious and exciting vision. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to support leading the school through its next stage of development and make a valuable contribution to its future successes. 

As Vice Principal, you can expect to work with passionate and dedicated staff, provide for truly international minded students who have a thirst for learning, and engage with highly aspirational and supportive parents.

The successful candidate will:
• Be a an inspirational educator who supports an inclusive learning environment, with the ability to raise standards for all students
• Have had successful experiences of leading and managing staff resulting in improved learning and student outcomes
• Have very high standards and expectations for all, with excellence as the primary goal
• Be strategic and considerate in their actions with a proven track record in school improvement and self-evaluation processes
• Be a clear communicator and convey the school vision to key stakeholders, inspiring and motivating them to become an integral part of the process
• Be someone who is visible within the school community, with presence and exudes gravitas both in their appearance and in actions
• Believe in collaborative and distributed leadership, seeing value in the coaching and mentoring of colleagues to maximize potential and impact
• Believe strongly in and fully support the wider co-curricular life of the school to develop fully rounded students.

Qualifications: Degree from a recognized University along with a teaching qualification such a Bachelor of Education/  PGCE or equivalent.


We know that when it comes to being a great place to work, it helps to make sure our people feel valued; GEMS prides itself on providing staff with the opportunity to grow and develop within the organisation. You will be able to access and contribute to our world class Professional Development and Leadership Programmes as well as work with our internationally recognised GEMS advisors who are leading experts in their field.

Please note, applications will be reviewed as and when they are submitted, early applications are encouraged.

Please include a cover letter or document to outline the below: 

  • suitability for the role based on experience to date
  • educational and leadership ethos
  • evidence of impact of your leadership on improving student outcomes

About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package.
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

As one of Dubai’s preferred schools, our school has been teaching the National Curriculum for England (NCFE) FS1 to Year 13 to students from across the world since November, 2003 and we continue to be a preferred educator because of our prime location, excellent facilities and our reputation for providing a high-standard of education at an affordable price.

As a GEMS Education school, our foundation of learning is based on GEMS’ four core concepts of:

  • Always Learning
  • Excellence
  • One Team
  • Care

These foundational concepts enrich our curriculum and provide our students with an approach to learning that goes beyond basic memorisation of facts, by teaching our students how to be educated human beings who are knowledgeable in life and how to apply knowledge in the real world. We are the school where ‘Every Child Matters’.

The Winchester School, Jebel Ali is thrilled to have earned once again a VERY GOOD rating from KHDA with 91% of our judgements rated as very good or outstanding of which 53% are rated as outstanding. Please take some time to read through the DSIB report below. This honor is a tribute to the amazing students that we serve and the dedicated professionals and administrative team at WIN that are supported by an exceptional parent body. We are committed to ongoing growth and development to realize the genius in every child!
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.