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Head Of Boys�������� Boarding House At The Swiss International Scientific School

02 Mar
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Head of Boys�������� Boarding House at The Swiss International Scientific School
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United Arab Emirates

02 Mar

Head of Boys�������� Boarding House at The Swiss International Scientific School

United Arab Emirates

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading day and boarding school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners ready to embrace the opportunities of a global world Our school follows the full continuum International Baccalaureate IB programme in English with additional languages or in two bilingual English-French and English- German streams SISD is an IB Continuum World School authorised to offer and teach the IB Primary Years Programme PYP IB Middle Years Programme MYP and IB Diploma Programme DP Our unique curriculum offers an engaging learning experience the challenge of developing a real understanding of cultural diversity and the support of a thriving international community Our large ecofriendly campus ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting facilities that make the most of our location adjacent to Dubai Creek Function Head of Boys Boarding House Department Boarding Start Date August 2019 Location Dubai UAE Reports to Head of School Direct reports Residential Boarding Tutors Job Scope The Head of Boys Boarding House will establish develop and model a Boarding House ethos that is consistent with SISD s values He will support excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care for boarding students He will take a personal interest in all boarding students individually with particular reference to their aptitudes background prospects and intended career particular virtues any special problems and in the light of this information direct and advise them so that they can make the best use of the opportunities available to them within and beyond SISD The Head of Boys Boarding has a key role in developing and implementing SISD s pastoral policy Main Duties and Responsibilities Students To ensure appropriate staff supervision in loco parentis for all boarding students at all times and to provide emergency contact for parents guardians or students To follow best practice with regard to Child Protection and Safeguarding in line with SISD s policy and procedures To ensure that the medical and dietary needs of students are met To ensure that boarders meet school uniform requirements standards To assist the teachers with regard to the academic progress of students include target-setting following up areas of concern celebrating achievements and progress To investigate fully any evidence of student misdemeanor or indiscipline to discuss and record sanctions imposed with regard to school rules and disciplinary procedures in conjunction with teachers and academic leadership teams and to monitor formal complaints To ensure the provision of representative leadership opportunities within the Boarding House and provide suitable training and support To establish and develop a program of regular House meetings To be responsible for the development of a full evening and weekend programme of outings and activities To support and encourage pupils on school and public occasions such as concerts performances sporting activities etc To encourage respect of and for SISD s property and that of others Parents To liaise closely and regularly with parents guardians about pastoral and academic issues and their child s progress and well-being including the provision of written reports as required Management of Boys Boarding House and Boarding House Staff To be responsible for effective organization of the Boarding House including delegation of specific areas of responsibility or duties to the relevant pastoral staff To maintain the fabric of the House in cooperation with the Operations team To line manage Boarding House staff To coordinate with the Operations team in ensuring full compliance with all aspects of health and safety within the Boarding House environment to include First Aid provision and Fire Safety To commit to UK National Minimum Standards for Boarding To manage Boarding House accounts To keep staff and student Boarding handbooks up-to-date Other responsibilities To undertake any reasonable request made by the Head of School and or any member of the Senior Management Team To promote the Boarding House to prospective parents and pupils as required Key Relationships Internal The Head of School Head of Girls Boarding House Senior Management and Leadership Teams Boarding Recruitment Executive Boarding House Staff Nurses Teachers External Parents local and international regulatory bodies authorities and Partners Position Requirements Education Bachelor s Degree Boarding Qualifications e g BSA PDC an advantage Must have skills Proficiency in English both written and oral Fluency in French German and or Arabic is desirable Excellent communication and organizational skills A high degree of initiative and creative thinking Well-developed interpersonal skills and experience of leading a high performing team Inclusive and balanced management style Committed team player with empathy drive energy and passion to develop the Boarding House Have high expectations that motivate support challenge and drive both staff and students Sense of humour Experience Extensive international Boarding House experience preferably as a Houseparent or at the very least as a Deputy Assistant Houseparent Proven track record of working collaboratively as part of a Boarding House team Proven track record of leadership skills Proven record of delivering outstanding pastoral care to students and knowledge and experience of child welfare well-being and safety Competencies Caring Inter-culturally aware Committed to ensuring high standards of Boarding and able to model best practice to colleagues and staff Exceptional leadership and communication skills Innovative highly motivated resourceful flexible self-starter Able to inspire others and passionate about being part of SISD s school and Boarding House Additional Requirements Any additional language is desirable but especially French German or Arabic Salary Benefits The salary and benefits package is competitive and will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and is in-line with UAE Labour Law Contract Limited on Free Zone Application Candidates are requested to submit the following documents Cover letter addressed to the Head of School no longer than two pages explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in this particular position Current CV resume not to exceed two pages with passport size photo A list of 3 professional referees with current contact details position phone number and e-mail address not older than 5 years SISD is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its employees and students Satisfactory references and a police check is a pre-requisite for all appointments