Vacancy Details

11076 - Manager - School Operations (MSO)

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 15-Jun-2022
About the Role
The Manager - School Operations (MSO) will be fully responsible for effectively managing all non-education-related activities within school business operations and strive to exceed internal & external customer expectations while embracing the GEMS Core Values. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for development, maintenance, safety, security, and cleanliness of the school building and grounds, ensuring that the site and facilities are available for School use and other users at all times.
  • Responsible for organisation and delivery of administration and support services across the School ensuring efficient and effective staff deployment and, with the Principal/CEO, recruitment of well-trained and high-quality staff.
  • Provide advice and strategic guidance to the Principal/CEO, Senior Leadership, and Corporate Office on financial and operational matters and be accountable for their effectiveness using robust performance management systems. 
  • Ensure that all staff is supported with high-quality continuous professional development and training which contributes to the development and achievements of the School.
  • Support the Principal/CEO in achieving the key strategic objectives for the School through formulating and leading on specific aspects of the school improvement plan.
  • Actively encourage, and lead on environmental sustainability targets across the School site.

Other duties would also include:

  • Relationship / Stakeholder management
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • School Operations 
  • Facilities Management

Expected Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree, or equivalent (advanced) diploma / Certificate of School Business Management / Facilities Management / NEBOSH or IOSH 
  • Experience in a senior-level position within a service-oriented industry 


About Your Benefits
We offer an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax-free salary, tuition fee concession, medical coverage, annual airfare allowance, 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, Sharjah is a highly successful international sister school to The Westminster School, Dubai and GEMS Westminster School, RAK. The GEMS Westminster School, Sharjah opened in 2012 and follows the internationally recognized English National (British) Curriculum. The school prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge and London and EDEXCEL (UK). We currently cater to FS1 to Year 13.

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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
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.