• Listed: February 4, 2018 10:28 pm
  • Company Name: GEMS
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary Package: Negotiable
  • Required Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Minimum Education: Anything
  • Emirates: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Employer Email:


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.
We have ambitious plans for significant expansion over the next five years across all of our regions, and are looking for experienced Principals for this expansion. The Opportunity
Being a Principal/CEO with GEMS Education will offer you a unique opportunity to enhance and progress your career in a global education environment, working with like-minded people who are passionate about education. You will be able to access and contribute to our World class Professional Development and Leadership opportunities, as well as working with our internationally recognised GEMS advisors who are leading experts in their field.
As the Principal/CEO of the National School for Boys you will have the opportunity to set and develop the unique culture of this all boys school for the local community. The school opened in 2018 on the site adjacent to the Girls school with 250 students Foundation Stage to Year 9. At capacity the school will hold approximately 3000 students across the full age range. The community is predominantly Emirate and other Arabic speaking countries and offers a high quality bi-lingual education, through the National Curriculum for England.
This is an exciting opportunity to shape the vision for this new school, as this school aims to be one of leading schools in the UAE producing future Emirati and Arab Global leaders who are confident, resilient, adaptable and ethical. To this end the school aims to develop and nurture boys who:
are knowledgeable, inquirers and life-long learners
have a sense of belonging to the UAE and the global community
are proud of the Arab/UAE culture, Islamic values and have a strong national identity
are united in taking responsibility for the destiny and prosperity of the UAE
are tolerant of other cultures and beliefs
appreciate how Arabs and Islam shaped our modern day life
have high expectations of themselves.Candidate Profile
You will be a highly successful and proven leader with a track record of outstanding educational excellence and should have a current working knowledge of the National Curriculum for England. A speaker of Arabic would be an advantage although this is not essential, experience of working in the UAE would also be advantage.
This is an unrivalled opportunity to join this unique school at the beginning of its journey to outstanding and really make an impact. How to apply
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.
1. Resume/CV
2. Letter of application
If you would like to discuss the opportunity more detail before you apply please email Danielle West at We would be happy to arrange opportunities to visit the school if you are based in the UAE.

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