Vacancy Details

12569 - Head of Secondary - September 2023

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 19-Jan-2023
About the Role
We are looking for a dynamic, hard-working and talented individual to join our Senior Leadership Team as Head of Secondary from September 2023.

The Head of Secondary will support the Principal/CEO by contributing to and implementing the educational strategy of the secondary school through visionary and inclusive leadership. You will lead the day-to-day operations of the secondary school overseeing all aspects relating to curriculum, teaching and learning and the pastoral welfare of the students.

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Supporting the Principal / Vice Principal in the effective and efficient leadership and management of the secondary school, including the successful implementation of the school improvement plan
• Ensuring the smooth and effective day-to-day operations of the secondary phase
• Overseeing the continued development of the secondary curriculum across all key stages
• Developing highly effective pastoral systems to ensure the overall personal and academic wellbeing of the students
• Ensuring high levels of student retention and being instrumental in all marketing activities to promote the school to the wider community
• Overseeing continued improvement in student progress and attainment through high quality teaching and learning and the successful implementation of High Performance Learning
• Ensuring the effective use of assessment strategies and data across the secondary school to inform quality teaching and learning, curriculum development, target setting and ensure students are reaching their academic potential
• Embedding highly effective strategies and opportunities for parental engagement, including regular, high-quality communication between home and school (Pulse)
The successful candidate will:
• Be a vocational and inspirational educator who supports an inclusive learning environment, with the ability to raise standards for all students
• Have had successful experiences of leading and managing staff resulting in improved learning and student outcomes
• Be knowledgeable and confident of the recent developments relating to GCSE and A Level qualifications and other relevant external pathways
• Have extremely high standards and expectations for all, with excellence as the primary goal
• Be strategic and considered in their actions, with a proven track record in school improvement and self-evaluation processes
• Be someone who is visible within the school community, with presence and exuding gravitas both in their appearance and actions
• Believe strongly in and fully support the wider extra-curricular life of the school to develop fully rounded students
As a GEMS employee you can be guaranteed of an excellent, well-resourced professional environment, including working alongside highly driven, committed colleagues and polite and dedicated students. You will have access to significant further professional development opportunities not only at school level but also as part of the wider GEMS network.

Qualifications and Experience – The successful candidate will have significant middle and/or senior leadership experience and will have worked in NCfE schools for at least 7 years. You will also have a degree and Qualified Teacher Status. Further professional development in the form of NPQML / NPQSL or Masters in Education is desirable but not essential.

To apply for this position, please submit your full CV along with a Letter of Application outlining why you believe you have the skills, experience and attributes for the role.
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare 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

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.