Manager School Operations

Administration Full Time Teaching / Education
  • Administration
  • Full Time
  • Teaching / Education
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent (advanced) diploma / Certificate of School Business Management / Facilities Management / NEBOSH or IOSH

Website GEMS Education

GEMS Education, initially Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), is an international education company. It is a global advisory and educational management firm, and is the largest operator of kindergarten-to-grade-12 schools in the world, with a network of over 70 schools in over a dozen countries. Founded by Sunny Varkey, GEMS provides pre-school, primary, and secondary education.

Manager School Operations

About the Role:

From December 2023, we are seeking to appoint an experienced Manager School Operations with a passion for sustainability within a new school setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for effectively managing all non-education related operational activities within the new school. They must strive to exceed internal and external customer expectations, while embracing the GEMS Core Values and assisting the Principal/CEO in delivering policy which will ensure high quality and successful outcomes.

Location: Abu Dhabi

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for development, maintenance, safety, security, and cleanliness of the school building and grounds, ensuring that the site and facilities are available for School use and other users at all times.
  • Responsible for organisation and delivery of administration and support services across the School ensuring efficient and effective staff deployment and, with the Principal/CEO, recruitment of well-trained and high-quality staff.
  • Provide advice and strategic guidance to the Principal/CEO, Senior Leadership, and Corporate Office, on financial and operational matters and be accountable for their effectiveness using robust performance management systems.
  • Ensure that all staff are supported with high-quality continuous professional development and training which contributes to the development and achievements of the School.
  • Support the Principal/CEO in achieving the key strategic objectives for the School through formulating and leading on specific aspects of the school improvement plan.
  • Actively encourage, and lead on environmental sustainability targets across the School site.

Other duties would also include:

  • Relationship / Stakeholder management (external and internal)
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • School Operations
  • Facilities Management

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent (advanced) diploma / Certificate of School Business Management / Facilities Management / NEBOSH or IOSH
  • Experience in a senior-level position within a service-oriented industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainability
  • Experience in a new school operations

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