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Head of Business Studies and Economics - September 2021

Jumeirah CollegeUnited Arab Emirates

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The School

Jumeirah College is a GEMS Premium Secondary School which delivers the National Curriculum for England, offering the full range of GCSE and A level courses. Our student body is a dynamic international community of over 1,100 students from over 59 nationalities. We take pride in the development of the whole child, recognising the importance of developing cultural and global awareness.  We have a thriving enriched curriculum which provides a diverse range of activities, initiatives and charitable endeavours that both engage our student body and embed our philosophy of global awareness and world citizenship.  For more information please see our website.

The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools.  In 2020 99.9% of GCSE results were 9-4 with 73% 9-7, and at A level 63% of all grades were A*/A with 88% A*/B. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Cambridge, UCL, Stanford, Monash and Toronto.

As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first-choice school for many families. The school has recently been awarded ‘World Class School’ status by the High-Performance Learning network and is a member of HMC, BSME and COBIS.  Jumeirah College has also formed a recent partnership with ArtsEd International to enable the further development of creativity across the curriculum. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognised with Jumeirah College being nominated for a series of awards, including being shortlisted as ‘International School of the Year’ by the TES. Jumeirah College is an inclusive school and will require applicants to be tolerant, inclusive and able to teach a diverse student body of culture, language, special need and highly able students.

About the Role

We are looking for a committed and dynamic head of department to join the Business Studies/Economics department at GEMS Jumeirah College, Dubai from September 2021.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader or an experienced Business Studies and Economics teacher looking for the next step in their career. You should be somebody who is looking to join a global leading company and a world-class international school.

You will be responsible for running a successful department and should have previous experience implementing outstanding teaching and learning practice both within the classroom and across a wider department setting.

The successful candidate will work in an exceptional department which is both extremely popular and successful. In 2020 100% of Business Studies GCSE candidates gained 9 -4 (A*-A), with over 14% gaining 9 (A*).  Economics – 98% of candidates gained 9 -4 (A*-A) with over 22% gaining a 9 (A*). A level Business Studies candidates gained 86% A* - B with 57% A*/A and Economics 97% A* - B with 79% A*/A.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A certified teaching qualification with exceptional subject knowledge
  • Experience teaching GCSE and A-Level or equivalent. We are seeking to appoint talented, highly motivated and well-qualified individuals. You should have a proven track record of outstanding learning and teaching.  
  • At least 3 years’ experience of the National Curriculum for England.  

To be considered for this post you must hold a B.Ed. or a Bachelor’s in a relevant subject alongside a PGCE / PGDE or equivalent.

The successful applicant will possess the willingness to commit to Extra Curricular activities.

As a teacher at Jumeriah College you can expect:

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity.

GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards www.gemsrewards.com which provides significant savings on day to day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

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