Head Of Department - English

GEMS Education - Madinaty, Cairo

Applicants for
4 open positions
In Consideration
Not Selected
Experience Needed:
More than 15 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
4 open positions
About the Job

Due to Additional Student Enrollment and school expansion for the Academic year 2020/2021 The Nationals Schools of GEMS Egypt is looking for outstanding Teachers who are excited to join its team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
  • Organise and manage the department in line with the aims and objectives of the school.
  • Responsible for ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in the relevant subject area including overseeing the professional development of staff and keeping abreast of recent developments in the subject
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning and provide support and guidance to staff where appropriate.
  • Set priorities and targets for the department.
  • Make effective use of departmental resources and take responsibility for ordering new resources including textbooks, stationary etc.
  • Assist in staff appraisals and with the recruitment of teachers for the department.
  • Ensure that new staff are appropriately inducted into the department.
  • Compile, and review where appropriate, the Departmental Handbook
  • Delegate specific responsibilities to other members of the department as appropriate
  • Convene and chair departmental meetings to ensure effective communication within the department
  • Set appropriate subject entry tests for applicants to the school.
  • Act as the first point of contact for teaching staff in the department who are experiencing difficulties with pupil behavior, standards of work etc.
  • Carry out all professional duties of a teacher (approximate 70% of a full weekly teaching timetable).
  • 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.
Job Requirements
  • 15+ years of experience
  • At least five (3) years’ previous HOD experience
  • Team and resource management, strategic planning and decision-making. Ability to motivate a team and command respect.

  • Knowledge of the use of ICT in schools to aid teaching and learning
  • Skilled teacher with solid commitment to teaching and learning and strong subject knowledge in relevant area.
  • Excellent communication skills able to build relationships with students and colleagues and contribute to wider school life
About this Company

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... (More)

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