Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), a Dubai-based school education company run by the Varkey Group plan to set up 100 schools in India and have set up an office in India. They are also expanding into the UK.
GEMS advertised in the Times of India (October 20, 2004, page XI of the recrutiment supplement) for Principals/Heads of Schools and Heads of Primary.
According to their ad,
To complement GEMS' launch into India, we are seeking qualified education professionals to lead the development of GEMS schools; innovative individuals who are committed to high quality processes and a fresh approach to child-centric education. In return, GEMS offers professional development opportunities and attractive remuneration packages including accommodation and other benefits commensurate with an international organisation. The following positions are open for January 2005 and June 2005 for premium, international style GEMS schools that will open in April and September 2005 respectively.
Prinicipals/Heads of Schools
Applicants must be trained post graduates with a minimum of ten years of senior management experience in a recognised school. Able to bring new thinking to teaching and learning and school management, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of success, commercial acumen, ability to network and strong affiliations with the education community. Flexibility, a progressive attitude, service ethos and a commitment to child-centric education are essential pre-requisities for the challenging positions.
Heads of Primary
Applicants must be trained graduates with a minimum of five years of experience in a recognised school. A demonstrable commitment to achieving high standards of teaching and learning utilising methods aimed at helping children realise their potential is essential. Adept at creating a motivational and supportive environment, the successful applicant will be knowledgeable about child development processes and will be a progressive thinker.
Contact the following address on or before October 30, 2004.
Chief Operating Officer
GEMS Pvt. Ltd.
DLF Gateway Tower, R-Block, DLF City
Phase III, Gurgaon 122002