Job title: HR Assistant

Company: GEMS Education

Job description: Description

HR Assistant


Location: UAE – Dubai

Closing Date 25-Aug-2023

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a Human Resources Assistant for GEMS Metropole School, Motor City, Dubai. The HR Assistant would be supporting with the day to day operations of the Human Resources school office. Managing the administration of human resources policies, procedures and programs. Providing support and advice in the various human resources functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development and employee counseling.

The other job responsibilities include but are not limited to;

To See all aspects of HR operations within the school, including recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, and policy development.

Conducted thorough background checks, reference verifications, and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for new hires in compliance with Safer Recruitment Policy.

Manager Emiratization in school including sourcing, screening and Hiring candidates and monitoring the numbers required and fulfilling before time.

Work on NAFIS to source high quality talent and manage the whole employee lifecycle of Emiratis.

Manage employee relations, addressing grievances, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution, while maintaining a supportive and positive work environment.

Implement HR policies and procedures, in alignment with statutory requirements and best practices to ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations

Provide guidance and support to SLT and staff on HR-related matters, ensuring consistent and fair application of policies and procedures.

Manage employee relations, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and grievance procedures.

Recruitment for Support staff, TA/LSA, Admin and Arabic/Islamic teachers and sometimes overseas teachers as well, including sourcing through Sniper hire, screening candidates in line with Safer recruitment policy and hiring candidates on DAX.

Conduct induction (HR session) for TA/LSAs at the start of the AY year.

Manage booking flights for new joiners at the start of new AY. Handling all queries related to travel. Informing visa guidelines as well over sponsoring their dependents and insurance.

Deputize for HR Manager if and when required, managing the HR office with every day operation.

Being in charge of HR records and reports, including employee data, files, documentation, staff attendance, and payroll information.

Ensuring all employee for all categories are insured and managing all insurance related queries and liaising insurance broker and staff.

Expected Experience:

  • Experience working within Human Resources.
  • Knowledge in general HR office procedures, policies and methods.
  • Experience working within school HR is desirable.
  • Experienced in using MS Office and HR Systems.

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to multi task and cope with a degree of pressure at peak times.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills will be an added advantage.

About Your Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, tuition fee concession, medical insurance, airfare allowance, 45 days annual leave and end of service gratuity.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

GEMS Metropole School, located in Motor City in Dubai, opened its doors in September 2014 and has continued to flourish and grow in student number and stature. The school is now open to students from FS1 to Year 13 with an all-through school capacity of 4200 students offering the National Curriculum for England.

The school has become well-known for their key areas of success, such as a strong community approach to education, highly inclusive school support to strong secondary options at Key Stage 4 and academic and vocational choices at Key Stage 5. In addition, the school has well-equipped classrooms, a highly competitive sports department, a farm, digital media rooms, innovation laboratories, dedicated science labs, music, art rooms and libraries.

Most recently the school has completely overhauled its digital strategy to lay the foundations to further its position as a leader in associated technologies in the region, focusing on the use of technology to a. enhance the learning experience of our students through experiential learning through the use of AR and AI technology b. improve feedback and communication between the student/teacher and teacher/parent and c. help reduce staff time and workload, helping to improve teacher wellbeing and reduce burnout.

Students from our Foundation Stage classes have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas to explore and investigate, high quality Information Technology provision and Science provision to develop IT and Science-based literacy, and most recently a language hub to support key language skills across school.

In the Primary section, with the use of 1:1 technologies, students and teachers use iPads and interactive whiteboards to enhance learning opportunities where appropriate. The Secondary school continues to develop and grow and has seen the LEAD and skills programme blossom supporting students to make informed decisions and develop their learning and leadership skills. A new focus of personalised pathways is supporting students in their preparation for life after school and their journey towards success. In conclusion, GEMS Metropole School is a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) with the School Principal as a BSME Country Rep. This allows both teachers and students alike to continue to grow and develop with the rich traditions of the National Curriculum offerings and align itself with ‘like schools’ across the region and overseas.

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):

  • Resume/CV
  • Passport-size photograph

In line with the UAE’s Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.

Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Sat, 22 Jul 2023 03:28:52 GMT

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