Exams Officer

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Deira International School is an Outstanding BSO and KHDA rated, award winning school located on a beautiful campus in Festival City, Dubai. In 2023 DIS was awarded the Education Excellence Award for ‘School Team of the Year’ and is also a platinum award holder for ‘Best Place to Work’, demonstrating our commitment to continual focus on ensuring we have a happy and thriving community.

With students from ages 3-18, DIS is run as a not-for-profit school and is part of the Al Futtaim Education Foundation. Founded in 2005, the school is renowned for providing an outstanding inclusive and holistic education. In our recent inspection, the report recognized the following:

Staff enjoy working at the school and believe they are treated fairly, respected and valued.
At every phase, the curriculum is planned with precision, is well sequenced and systematically builds on pupils’ prior learning.
DIS has a strong focus on academic progress and achievement.
The student body has over 80 different nationalities and this diversity is fundamental to the community nature of the school. Exceptional facilities provide
Staff are overwhelmingly proud of the school and believe that it is well led and provides a safe and inclusive learning environment.
The quality of teaching, learning and assessment across the school is outstanding.
Teachers have high expectations of pupils and consistently challenge them in lessons and other activities to do their best.
wonderful opportunities for a holistic approach to education; sport, performing arts, academic, technological, leadership and creative pathways are all on offer, ensuring our students enjoy enriching and varied school experiences within our classrooms and beyond.
Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. Digital literacy development is emphasized as the school prepares its pupils to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities worldwide.

Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) owns and provides governance to Deira International School. AFEF aims to realize its vision of taking education in the UAE to the next level of future readiness and of preparing students for an increasingly globalized and technologically advanced world. Al Futtaim Education Foundation is an initiative of the Al Futtaim family to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the creation of a globally competitive economy while maximizing its social contribution to the community through this not-for-profit endeavor.

Our personalized, play-based and continuous provision in the Early Years ensures that students are rigorously assessed against the prime and specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This focuses on developing key learning skills and the foundations for accessing the Primary Curriculum. In primary, students receive an enriching and broad curriculum offer, which includes the delivery of several non-core subjects. Our senior students take the IGCSE examinations in Year 11 and move into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) in Years 12 and 13.

At Al Futtaim Education Foundation, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We believe that every individual has the right to be respected and valued for who they are, and we strive to create a work environment where all members of our community feel safe, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential. This includes recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, creating inclusive learning and working environments, and promoting equity in all of our policies and practices. We are dedicated to building a foundation of respect and understanding, and we actively work to eliminate discrimination, bias, and prejudice in all forms.

The Post: Secondary – Exams Officer

Aside from your qualifications, personality is very important, if you’re able to demonstrate a passionate, enthusiastic, creative, and dynamic attitude then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a highly effective and dedicated colleague to manage all external examinations and other duties to support the Head of Secondary, the Secondary Leadership Team and Secondary staff.

The role requires excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail and a good understanding of the GCSE and IB Curriculum.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years working in an Exams Officer role or similar experience working in a school is preferred.

Experienced in Microsoft Office packages and the ability to use (Excel Spread sheets etc.) to support all the data needs of the school.
Manage the examinations process so that all parties are well informed.
Excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal
Highly organized with a great attention to detail.