Vacancy Details

8822 - Assistant Manager School Facilities

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 20-Jun-2021
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.
About Your Benefits
  • 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.
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

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 inclusive, nurturing and growth mindset approach. Our school is in prime location with excellent facilities and known for providing a high-standard of education with highly enriching opportunities to bring out the best in every child at a very 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

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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

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.