Vacancy Details

12135 - Manager - School Operations (MSO)

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Closing Date 16-Dec-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

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.