Vacancy Details

10989 - Talent Sourcing & Partnerships Lead

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-May-2022
About the Role

The Talent Sourcing & Partnerships Lead will be part of the People & Organization Department that supports the entire network of GEMS Education schools in MENASA.  The Talent Sourcing & Partnerships lead is responsible for leading GEMS’ proactive approach to candidate identification, assessment, and engagement for critical to fill profiles, in advance of need across the schools and the corporate offices. S/he will collaborate with the Talent Acquisition Head, SVP-HR, and CPO to establish research & recruiting related practices that support proactive identification of talent. 

The Talent and Sourcing Partnerships Lead will be responsible for developing and translating workforce plans into enterprise-wide sourcing and attraction strategies for key talent populations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create the strategic roadmap to build an external bench for critical profiles
  • Market mapping for key roles (especially Principals and academic leaders), early-stage contact and engagement with potential candidates, and tracking engagement activity
  • Build the enterprise’s talent sourcing capability
  • Partner with HR leaders to gain a keen understanding of the internal talent landscape
  • Work with HR to determine the needs that are filled through succession vs. external hiring strategies
  • Lead research for developing competitive intelligence and insights to advance our talent attraction strategies.
  • Provide regular pipeline updates to HR and business leaders, ensuring healthy pipelines for business-critical roles
  • Maintain an external lens on talent sourcing trends leveraging market data and leading-edge tools & technology
  • Assess trends and predict changes in the marketplace to identify competencies needed in the future to maintain our competitive advantage
  • Develop partnerships with teacher training schools, universities, and other channels to ensure GEMS becomes an employer of choice
  • Develop sourcing tools including online sourcing and talent pools to build a future pipeline

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

Expected Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

Expected Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of resourcing experience in a high volume, target driven environment
  • Experience in recruitment resourcing for roles up to and including executive level
  • Experience in large scale market mapping and targeted headhunting strategies

Job Specific Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, and ability to work with stakeholders.
  • Professional and engaging; able to communicate professionally and credibly with senior level candidates and with external partners
  • Used to working to challenging targets in a KPI driven environment
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, good drafting & conceptualization skills.
  • Literate in all basic computer and HRMIS skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and initiative.


About Your Benefits
An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concessions, annual leave, and end of service benefits
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 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.