Vacancy Details

12721 - Secretary - Primary

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 05-Dec-2022
About the Role

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic team as a Secretary to our Primary Senior Leadership team at GEMS Founders School, Al Mizhar. We are looking for a candidate who is people oriented, can multi-task, understands, facilitate and coordinate all secretarial and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the lower school.  Act as an ambassador to the school and perform in an efficient, professional, and confidential manner with all job duties.

About Your Benefits
  • Facilitate and coordinate all secretarial and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the lower school. 
  • Act as an ambassador to the school and perform in an efficient, professional, and confidential manner all job duties.
  • Responsible for managing all secretarial functions of the office of SLT/Head of school.
  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
  • Maintain high quality communication from and within the Head of School’s office.  Liaise with tact and diplomacy with school staff, parents and representative of the GEMS Corporate Office.
  • Liaise with all school middle leaders/teachers regarding students, parents, faculty and staff.  
  • Assist in the organizing of school events and facilitates the use of effective strategies for ascertaining and gaining publicity for all noteworthy events in order to promote the school positively.
  • Coordinate personnel needs regarding contract writing, attendance and reporting, employee files, annual reports, annual budgets preparation reports and other school reports as needed.
  • Provide high quality reception and hospitality for visitors and those seeking to communicate with Head of School/SLT. 
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Attends staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Performs other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors.
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 Founders Al Mizhar School (GFM) is a value for money National Curriculum of England School which opened in September 2018 modelled on the highly successful GEMS Founders Dubai School. It educates students from FS1 to Year 12 and will build to a full FS to Year 13 School of 4800 students in subsequent years.

The school has a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional Education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic and vocational pathways.

Alongside well-equipped classrooms, the school has good sports provision, large open plan learning areas to support innovation and creative problem solving including robotics and 3D printing, a drama/dance studio, specialist music rooms, full WiFi coverage, dedicated food lab, dedicated textiles lab, science labs, art rooms and libraries.

FS students have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas. All classrooms are equipped with large LCD screens to enhance student learning.

The school follows the National Curriculum for England, offering IGCSE, AS and A level courses in the future as well as a range of vocational pathways.

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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

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.