Vacancy Details

14207 - Director of Sixth Form (September 2023)

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Closing Date 30-Jun-2023
About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a Director of Sixth Form to join our team from September 2023. 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the purpose of this post will be to:

  • To provide outstanding professional leadership in securing the School’s success, ensuring high-quality education for all its students and ever-improving standards of learning, achievement, behaviour and attitudes
  • To lead the strategic direction of the School and be accountable for its operational effectiveness with particular reference to the development and improvement of the sixth form.
  • To bring knowledge, expertise and high-order skills to the work of the School.
  • To actively model and promote the values and ethos of the School and GEMS.
  • To be accountable for the line management of middle leaders/managers.
  • To actively support the efficient and effective running of the School and good order and welfare and safety of students and staff
  • To promote a culture that demands excellence, equality and high expectations for all students
  • To contribute to creating an evaluative climate in which all members of the School constantly review the quality of their work and identify the priorities that will lead to continuous improvement and raising standards
  • To model the characteristics of outstanding leadership as detailed in the ‘Quality Standards for Senior Leadership Team’ document
  • To represent the School at all major and public events, parents’ meetings and other School related activities


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • 10 years experience in teaching
  • Qualified/licensed teacher specializing in the relevant subject area.
  • Up-to-date subject knowledge with proven success in raising student attainment.
  • A proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Willingness to commit to Extra Curricular activities
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
  • Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents

We know that when it comes to being a great place to work, it helps to make sure our people feel valued; GEMS prides itself on providing staff with the opportunity to grow and develop within the Organisation. You will be able to access and contribute to our world class Professional Development and Leadership Programmes as well as work with our internationally recognized GEMS advisors who are leading experts in their field.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, school tuition fee concessions, private medical and life insurance and End of Service Gratuity as per the UAE Labor Law.


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
Founded in 1988, the Cambridge High School – Abu Dhabi, is an established and high achieving international school that offers an exceptional standard of education based on the British National Curriculum. Located in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, the Cambridge School offers a safe, nurturing and rewarding environment for young learners aged 4-18, from FS2 all the way up to year 13. With a high standard of educational, recreational and specialist facilities, the Cambridge High School offers unrivalled teaching, learning and extra-curricular opportunities to children from all around 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
3. 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.