Secondary Secretary

December 27, 2021


About the Role

GEMS World Academy is looking to appoint Secondary Secretary to join the team in January 2022.

Secondary Secretary will ensure the smooth running of the entire secondary division in conjunction with the Secondary Leadership Team in order to maximize student learning capacity and opportunities.

Maintain high quality communication from and within the school office.  Liaises with tact and diplomacy with school staff, parents and representatives of the GEMS Corporate Office.

Facilitate and coordinate all secretarial and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the Divisional Office.

Review and update all documents, calendars and school related activities.  Organize and coordinate office management activities and oversees school events. Communicate information to faculty, staff, parents and students.

Ensure that GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.

Model and encourage a culture of kindness in support of the GEMS/GWA core values and upholds the mission and ethos of the school as a non-selective, international and academically successful school through the lens of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Act as an ambassador for the school and perform all job duties in an efficient, professional, and confidential manner. Takes initiative to improve systems and processes to aid in efficiency and effectiveness.

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:

  • Fluent English language capacity.
  • Excellent IT and administrative skills.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills. 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.  
  • Previous experience in the high passed administrative role would be an asset.
  • Experience/training in the use of information management and web based information systems.
  • The desire to provide outstanding results.
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career.
  • Refined interpersonal skills and experience of working in an international environment and high performing team are also vital.

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced check. 

About Your Benefits

An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including a competitive salary, medical and life insurance, working permit and residence visa, flight allowance, tuition fee concession, 52 days yearly annual leave and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.

If you meet the criteria and are enthusiastic about working in an educational environment we encourage you to apply.

Please ensure you have uploaded an up-to-date CV, formal letter of application and recent photograph.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 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 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.