Vacancy Details

15019 - Expressions of Interest - Primary Teachers - September 2024

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-Oct-2023
About the Role

At GEMS Wellington International School, our vision is to ensure that all of our students are beacons of social responsibility, empowered by a co-constructed, pioneering and authentic learning experience.  We are seeking exceptional Primary Teachers who are willing to uphold our values of integrity, empathy and fortitude, to join our established team for September 2024

We are a fully inclusive, high performing school, with a long history of success.  This is evidenced through our performance in rigorous inspection and accreditation frameworks.  Some specific examples include:

  • Rated as ‘Outstanding’ for 14 consecutive years by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB),
  • Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by British Schools Overseas
  • Holder of the coveted COBIS Patrons accreditation, with beacon status for Leadership.
  • Recognition as a High Performance Learning (HPL) ‘World class School’

Through our personalised professional development programme, we ensure our teachers are at the forefront of global educational best practice and research.  Our teachers have the opportunity to engage with a wide number of stakeholders and partners, such as the Schools Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) and the Best Practice Network (BPN). 

Our personalised and bespoke professional development program affirms our commitment to not just maintain high educational standards but to position our teachers at the cutting edge of global educational best practices and research. The dynamic world of education requires dynamic educators, and with us, you are empowered to be just that.  Our collaboration with esteemed organizations such as the Schools Students and Teachers Network (SSAT), High Performance Learning (HPL), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and our Inquiry Driven Innovation partnership with Harvard Project Zero ensures that every teacher is equipped with world-class knowledge and pedagogy.  With most of our leaders being promoted from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS teachers are in a unique position to further progress their career as we continue our expansion within the UAE and around the world.

Successful candidates will need to:

  • Embody and role model our core values of integrity, empathy and fortitude in everything they do
  • Hold a BEd or Bachelors degree with PGCE / PGDE or equivalent
  • Have proven experience of teaching primary level - EYFS/KS1/KS2
  • Have a willingness to collaborate and share their outstanding practice
  • Have a growth mindset, whereby they are reflective and solution focussed
  • Be creative and enthusiastic in their approach to teaching
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills to work closely with colleagues, students and parents
  • Have a proven track record of providing outstanding learning & teaching
  • Have aspiration to work in a world-class school with real prospects for enhancing their career
  • Be willing to make a positive contribution to our school community and culture through active engagement in our extra-curricular programme and community-based events.

Please note: 

If you are keen to be potentially considered for roles within our schools beginning in September 2024, we are very interested in organising a call with you. GEMS Education will be visiting the UK (London and Manchester) in October 2023, giving candidates the opportunity to interview in person for the next academic year, September 2024. 

Date and location will be confirmed upon successful invitation to interview - please state your preferred location (London or Manchester) to interview in your covering letter. This will be a closed event and by invitation only. 

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence and end of Service Gratuity.

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

An outstanding school in Dubai, GEMS Wellington International School offers exceptional learning opportunities for students aged 3 to 18. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in The Early Years, the National Curriculum for England to Year 11 and the International Baccalaureate at Years 12 and 13. Every year our students achieve GCSE and IB results that are world class and some of the most successful students in Dubai study at WIS before going onto global universities of the highest caliber. As a HPL World Class Award school, our learning experience is significant in supporting both critical thinking and independence. Our dynamic school environment combined with the extensive range of extra-curricular experiences enables students to succeed and to aspire at every stage of their learning journey. The entire school community, a truly international one, is passionate and committed to ensuring all are recognised and celebrated for their individual strengths, enabled as lifelong learners and nurtured as future leaders.


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.