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Personal Assistant - UAE Nationals

ISP Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Nov 22, 2022

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ISP Personal Assistant Role Profile

Purpose of Role

The Personal Assistant (P.A) will ensure that the efficient operation of all office duties is delivered in the school. This role will be the first point of call for any enquires from external companies and will deliver a strategic approach to the organization that ensures employees can work as effectively as possible.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately. 

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community. 

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


ISP PA Key Responsibilities

  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint (be the ‘Go To’ Person for queries on how to use these) Arranging Meetings.
  • Receive and screen visitors and telephone calls.
  • Point of contact for all service suppliers such as cleaning and maintenance companies when needed.
  • Book Meeting Rooms.
  • Minutes for Meetings.
  • Tea/Coffee for visitors.
  • Catering for meetings/lunches/functions as appropriate.
  • Assisting with presentations (if required) .
  • Establish and maintain office files, records, logs, indices, legal references and other information about the work.
  • Maintain a network of suppliers and vendors for the regional office and negotiate corporate rates agreements.
  • Schedule the manager’s calendar of activities, including making commitments for meetings, conferences, or other engagements.
  • Follow up and update regularly the Manager on the current and pending tasks/ actions.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Position Requirements:

Person specification

  • Excellent organisation skills
  • High proficiency with all Microsoft software packages including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Familiar with complex filing systems
  • A team player


  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Prioritises tasks and organises own time effectively
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of seniority confidently
  • Ability to deliver practical solutions to problems


  • Degree educated


  • A minimum of 2 years of office administration experience



  • Dubai, UAE


ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

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