Director, United Arab Emirates

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JESS DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

A leading British International School in the Middle East, and one of the few not-for-profit schools in Dubai, JESS takes pride in its tradition and reputation for pursuing the highest standards. JESS provides a rich educational experience for 2,100 students aged three to 18 representing over 75 nationalities.

The Board of Governors now seeks to appoint a new Director for August 2019. He/she will be responsible for the delivery of first-class education and outstanding pastoral care across its two campuses: JESS Jumeirah, a British curriculum school for 700 children aged three to 11, and JESS Arabian Ranches, a through-school for 1,400 pupils aged three to 18.

JESS is a dynamic and highly successful school, which boasts the best IB Diploma results in the region. The new Director will have the unique and exciting opportunity to build on the school’s considerable strengths and inspire the diverse JESS community in the pursuit of even greater success. He/she will also act as a compelling ambassador for JESS in an increasingly competitive Dubai schools’ market.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished educator with an impeccable track record of successful, international school leadership and proven strengths in empowering ambitious teams and managing complex relationships.

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead one of the most high-performing, sought-after schools in the region and to steer JESS through a significant and exciting stage in its development. 

Application Process

A candidate brief, with details on the role and how to apply, can be downloaded from

Closing date for applications: Thursday 4th October 2018

Job location

More about JESS Dubai
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Jumeirah Campus, PO Box 24942, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 3619019
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