6317 - Assistant Manager School Facility - Female

Dubai, UAE
Apr 08, 2021
About the Role

Responsibilities include but not limited to :

  • To manage the day-to-day and long term maintenance of the school, under the direction and in coordination with the School Operations Manager.
  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
  • In conjunction with School Operations Manager, develop a system for cleaning, repair and maintenance of school facilities, both during term time and over school holidays for major operations.
  • Coordinate all building maintenance issues ensuring that safety and security systems are in place and maintained according to the Preventive Maintenance Schedule and that the water, sanitation and electrical systems are safe and meet relevant Ministry Regulations.
  • Assess the current condition of electrical, air conditioning, plumbing and other essential facilities and equipment, ensuring regular maintenance and service schedules are followed.
  • Liaise with procurement team to consolidate all annual maintenance contracts and maintain the expected quality from all suppliers.
  • In conjunction with the School Operations Manager, coordinate and supervise, where appropriate, the allocation of work, and formulation of work schedules of ancillary employees and subcontractor personnel to ensure adequate coverage at all times.
  • Supervise the day to day operations of the allocated support staff accommodation facility ensuring that residents' welfare is maintained at all times and that all legal, HSE and related policies are adhered to thereby providing a safe and secure environment for the residents.
  • Be on call for staff and campus emergencies.
  • Receive all repair and maintenance requests from staff relating to the school building, staff housing and campus facilities in general. Prioritize and coordinate work schedules to a high level of efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate the school's transportation requirements to ensure that all students and employees are transported to and from the school in a safe and effective manner.
  • Supervise the STS school representative and transport foreman to ensure the provision of a high level of service to parents.
  • To support the school admin team in improving the adherence to the GEMS school policies on procurement.
  • Advise disposal / condemnation of old / unused assets in a timely manner and in line with the assets disposal policy, and encourage procurement automation system and support to implement the system in GEMS at the earliest possible.
  • Assist and co-ordinate through the School Operations Manager to ensure that health, safety and hygiene mechanisms are effective so as to provide a safe environment for students. The guide lines from government authorities with regards to health and safety are to be effectively communicated to schools and ensure the schools follow it without fail.
  • Implement all Emergency programs; ensure all equipment is maintained, conduct inspection and drills, ensure compliance with codes and regulations, and train all employees to ensure a safe environment which protect company assets and personnel.
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors.

About Your Benefits

Attractive compensation and benefits package offered.

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.

About the School

Established in 1992, GEMS Al-Khaleej National School is a US curriculum, K-12 international school helping over 2,000 students every year in developing life-long learning skills such as Empathy, Innovation, Self-awareness, Global Citizenship, Resilience and Grit. Our practices are rooted in our vision which is, "To be one of the finest US curriculum schools in Dubai in terms of the quality of teaching and learning and students' character".

AKNS's inspection results are evident of the fact that the school has been on an incredible journey of transformation. This was also witnessed in school's recent AP results. AKNS's Average for all students across all AP subjects offered at school is 3.56 whereas UAE Average stands at 3.24 in comparison to the world average which is 2.95. Our high school students are given a chance to pick from a wide-variety of courses along with an array of Advanced Placement choices.

At GEMS Al-Khaleej National School (AKNS), we resolutely believe that success stems from reflective teaching practices, attentive administration, wonderful families and responsible students. We believe in bringing out the best in each of our students by promoting a healthy balance between Islamic values, cultural heritage and 21st century learning skills. In order to achieve this, we have established a culture of integrity that supports academic success and creates a community of lifelong learners. This, in tandem with a curriculum infused with global citizenship themes, allows children to develop innovative thinking skills to ensure that our students are ready for every challenge and opportunity.


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

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.