Whole School Vice Principal


About the Role

GEMS Winchester School, Dubai, is looking for an outstanding, innovative leader to join the GEMS Family in the position of Whole School Vice Principal.

The successful candidate will play a key role on the Senior Leadership Team supporting the Principal/ CEO in driving forward the whole school strategically, creatively and operationally, and will join the community in September 2022.

We are looking for an inspiring leader with energy and commitment who recognises the potential of our students, has a visible and collaborative leadership style, and will work with our staff to continue the school’s work to develop an aspirational learning environment for our whole school community.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the school’s vision and mission, GEMS core values, all policies and practices, and will deputise for the Principal as required and assist in shaping & implementing the educational strategy for the school.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Embracing and encouraging the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
• Leading on effective monitoring and development of the SEF and SDP.

• Leading on curriculum and its adaptation to meet the needs of all students.
• Leading on performance management and performance development plans.
• Overseeing and ensuring high standards across the Primary and Secondary phases.
• Assisting the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team of the school, in all aspects of school improvement, school evaluation, planning policies and procedures and taking full /shared responsibility for the school in the absence of the Principal.
• Being an integral part of a successful leadership team.
• Promoting the school to all stakeholders and taking a high-profile and visible role in the school community
• Taking full responsibility for leading and managing significant aspects of the school, under the overall direction of the Principal.
• Improving standards in academic performance, care and well-being.
• Leading professional development to ensure high quality learning and teaching.
• Assisting the Principal with the effective and efficient use of school management information systems and the financial management of school, admissions and enrolment.

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education or other relevant field with a teaching qualification
• 10 years’ educational experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role
• NPQH or other relevant senior leadership qualifications (desirable)

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would welcome your application.

Working with GEMS offers you a unique opportunity to enhance and progress your career in a global setting. Whether this is your first role in international education or the latest in your successful career overseas, GEMS provides you with the unparalleled chance to be part of the world’s largest K-12 private school operator


About Your BenefitsAn excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax free salary, furnished accommodation, medical insurance, visa costs, baggage allowance, annual flight allowance and free school places for up to two dependents.

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