Vacancy Details

14111 - Assistant Head Teacher – Secondary - January 2024

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 27-Jul-2023
About the Role

GEMS Founders School are looking to recruit an Assistant Head Teacher for Secondary. This role will be for a January 2024 start.

We are looking for a dynamic and competent leader to work closely with the Secondary team, specific roles will be decided pending the strengths of the successful candidate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced teacher to take the next step in their career with a global leading company and within a world-class International School located in Dubai.

As well as being a great place to work, Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Dubai enjoy an exciting lifestyle, with opportunities for new and exciting leisure activities and travel across the region and further afield!

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• An effective and dynamic leader with a proven track record in sustained school improvement that can be demonstrated through data
• Rigorous in promoting excellence and developing commitment to high standards of care and opportunities for all
• Able to demonstrate successful experience of leading staff and promoting and developing innovative approaches to learning
• Experienced in developing teacher’s skills and competencies through a sustained school improvement model such as coaching
• Able to demonstrate a comprehensive and confident knowledge of best practice pedagogy
• Able to demonstrate a desire to be innovative and creative in the provision offered to learners to ensure all can succeed
• Able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school

Essential requirements
• A certified teaching qualification, at degree level such as B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent. Open University or online degrees are not acceptable.
• At least 3 years of solid and demonstrable experience in senior leadership in a Secondary School in a British curriculum or equivalent experience in a similar role or whole school leadership
• Strong data literacy skills
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents.

• UAE British School teaching experience
• Experience of being an effective curriculum leader.

Candidates who meet the requirements stated above are encouraged to apply with a covering letter and a recent up to date CV with two references including your current/most recent employer.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity. 

Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it’s 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 as we expand into more and more countries.

GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards which provides significant savings on day-to-day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

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.