Vacancy Details

13523 - Head of MoE subjects - new GEMS School, Al Waha, Sustainable City, Dubai

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 16-Mar-2023
About the Role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Head of MoE subjects for our brand-new UK curriculum school in Dubai for September 2023.

The School will be located in Al Waha, Dubai, very close to Sustainable City as well as many other attractive, expat Communities along the Al Qudra Road area. It will follow an established GEMS brand, with unique features at a great fee point. The school will open for learners from FS1 to Year 8 in the founding year, growing subsequently each year to offer a through school curriculum within six years from its opening. 
All teaching and leadership staff will be UK-qualified and experienced international school teachers and leaders. 

The successful candidate for this role will take responsibility for the strategic development and leadership of the department and will play a key role in striving for excellence at all levels. The person will also be responsible for identifying top talent to join the team, training and development of the team,  formalizing detailed and structured planning and schemes of work, implementing a broad range of strategies, differentiated work and materials to match the range of abilities in classes.

 Ideal candidates will be well qualified with a sound knowledge and understanding of effective teaching and learning of MoE subjects preferably in a school following the National Curriculum for England. You should have proven leadership skills and evidence of excellence in all aspects of your work.

  • Qualifications and experience: 
    • Bachelor's and Master's degree in Arabic or Islamic Education 
    • Minimum of 5 years' teaching experience with at least 2 years in a leadership role
    • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Skills and attributes:
    •  Leadership
      • Effective team worker and leader.
      • High expectations for accountability and consistency.
      • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.
      • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
      • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils and colleagues
      • An understanding of a wider school community and the importance of working as a through school.
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Outstanding classroom practitioner.
    • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.
    • Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.
    • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
    • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training


About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including competitive tax free salary, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, end of service gratuity etc.
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.