Vacancy Details

9273 - Whole School Vice Principal - January 2022

Location: UAE - Ras Al Khaimah
Closing Date 27-Sep-2021
About the Role
We are looking for an outstanding, innovative leader to join the GEMS WSR Family in the position of Whole School Vice Principal.

The successful candidate will play a major role on the Senior Leadership Team supporting the Principal/ CEO in driving forward the whole school; strategically, creatively and operationally; and will join the community in January 2022.

We are looking for an inspiring leader with energy and commitment; who recognises the potential of our students; has a visible leadership style and will work with our staff to continue the school’s work to develop an aspirational learning environment for our whole school community.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the school’s Vision and Mission, GEMS core values as well as all policies and practices.

The post holder will deputise for the Principal as required and assist in shaping & implementing the educational strategy for the school.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Embracing and encouraging the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
• Leading on curriculum and its adaptation to meet the needs of all students across the whole school. Experienced in the leadership and management of the Early Years curriculum development and assessment
• Leading on Performance Management and Performance Development Plans.
• Overseeing and ensuring high standards across the primary and secondary phases.
• Managing budgets and undertaking teaching and other professional duties as reasonably delegated by the Principal.
• Assisting the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team of the school, in all aspects of school improvement, school evaluation, planning policies and procedures and taking full /shared responsibility for the school in the absence of the Principal.
• Being an integral part of a successful Leadership Team
• Promoting the school to all stakeholders and the wider community
• Taking full responsibility for leading and managing significant aspects of the school, under the overall direction of the Principal.
• Improving standards in academic performance, care and well-being.
• Leading professional development to ensure high quality learning and teaching.
• Assisting the Principal with the effective and efficient use of school management information systems and the financial management of school, admissions and enrolment.

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education or other relevant field with a teaching qualification
• 10 year’s educational experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role
• NPQH or other relevant senior leadership qualifications (desirable)

To be considered for this role, candidates must:
• Be an effective and dynamic leader with a proven track record in school improvement that can be demonstrated through data.
• Be rigorous in promoting excellence and developing commitment to high standards of care and opportunities for all.
• Be able to demonstrate successful experience of leading and managing staff including promoting and developing innovative approaches to learning.
• Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and confident knowledge of student achievement, curriculum and assessment from FS to Y13.
• Be able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school.
• Be confident in team and resource management, strategic planning and decision-making.
• Have a creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom.
• Be an excellent team player both within the department and across phases.
• Have excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents.
• Have at least five years’ relevant leadership experience.

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would welcome your application.

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 recognized GEMS advisors who are leading experts in their field.

Working with GEMS offers you a unique opportunity to enhance and progress your career in a global setting. Whether this is your first role in international education or the latest in your successful career overseas, GEMS provides you with the unparalleled chance to be part of the world’s largest K-12 private school operator.

About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, school tuition fee concessions, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity.
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

GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah. WSR is a diverse and vibrant community that combines tradition and innovation in teaching and learning, enabling pupils to excel in all aspects of their school life. The school offers the internationally recognised National Curriculum for England, and prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge London (UK), Oxford AQA and Pearson Edexcel.

As a community, we place a strong emphasis on relationships between staff, students and parents; the culture and ethos of the school rooted in celebrating our diverse international community.

GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is part of the Gems Education group, the largest global education company in the world, ‘We see genius in every child’. GEMS Westminster school opened in September 2013, we are an all through school with over 3000 students from KG1 to Grade 12 (4 to 18 years). GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is a happy, stimulating, caring school, where we develop a love of learning and high aspirations.

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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
2. Passport-size photograph

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.