Vacancy Details

10986 - Cluster Lead – Arabic & Islamic - September 2022

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 30-Apr-2022
About the Role
We are recruiting a Cluster Lead - Arabic and Islamic, to join the GEMS Family from September 2022.

The successful candidate will oversee the provision of Arabic and Islamic across the cluster through developing, implementing and evaluating Arabic and Islamic specific action plans in line with the cluster’s strategic plan for the purpose of improving students’ performance and experience in the Arabic and Islamic classroom..

If successful, you will:
 Drive improvement at the cluster level as per need assessments
 Develop action plans at the levels of the cluster as well as individual schools
 Deliver professional development aligned with the strategies at the level of SSC and the cluster.
 Roll out SSC PD initiatives at the level of the cluster.
 Ensure that the approaches adopted in the Arabic and Islamic department align with other school departments wherever possible.
 Coach teachers to align practices with modern teaching approaches.
 Ensure that schools implement robust assessment approaches and make effective use of data
 Support school leadership in conducting performance evaluations for teachers and heads of departments.
 Support school leadership in preparation for inspections (SEF writing, “mock” inspections, etc.)
 Develop approaches to develop parental engagement across the cluster
 Ensure all schools are compliant in terms of teacher recruitment, curriculum etc.
 Report to the Cluster Lead and the Corporate Head - Arabic and Islamic improvement.

Expected Qualifications:
• B.A. in Arabic Language or in Education (desirable)
• M.A. in Education (desirable)

Expected Experience:
• At least 5 years of relevant leadership experience as head of department or pedagogy coach or equivalent.
• At least 3 years of teaching experience
• Experience providing training and coaching support to teams
• Proven record of positive impact on Arabic improvement in a school
• Experience as a senior leadership team member (desirable)

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

 Understanding of Modern language teaching practices
 Ability to implement effective and impactful approaches for capacity building
 Ability to manage and lead change
 Excellent data analysis skills
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to foster collaboration
 Ability to communicate effectively in both Arabic and English
 Subject knowledge expertise (Arabic and/or Islamic)

If you 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.
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package
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

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

Every day, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS schools globally. Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it is a career. Our teachers enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS teachers are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world.


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.