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Marketing and social media assistant

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The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Mar 22, 2023

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We’re looking for a marketing and social media assistant (UAE Nationals only) to provide professional and effective support to our school. This role in our ‘family experience’ team focuses on the day to day running of our social media channels, design and production of newsletters, updates to the school website and to be our in-house photographer.

We’re looking for someone with excellent communication skills and a creative flair for creating engaging content and telling stories to inspire audiences. In addition, applicants should have a fine eye for detail.

You may already have marketing communications, creative or other relevant experience or you may have relevant qualifications which are suitable to our role and looking for your first job in marketing. If so, we’d love to hear from you!

For all staff in school we share a responsibility to ensure that children are safe and properly supervised at all times. Our school is committed to ‘amazing learning’- providing enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences so that every pupil makes as much progress as possible. All staff are expected to adhere to The Aquila Professional Code of Conduct and commit to promoting our vision – ‘A happy community school with amazing learning at its heart where pupils are empowered to make choices, engage in meaningful learning experiences and make exceptional progress’. Our focus is providing children with amazing learning and to be the school of choice for the community we serve.

The Aquila School 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.

Core Purpose

  • To manage all aspects of the school’s social media and website
  • To assist with marketing events and collaterals
  • To attend school events within and beyond the school day to take pictures and ensure these are shared in a timely manner

 Key qualities and skills:

  • Excellent understanding of a range of social media platforms
  • Great photographer and caption / text creator
  • friendly flexible and positive personality
  • To be able to deal professionally with children, staff and families
  • To be IT literate and an excellent and efficient administrator
  • To have a high standard of written and verbal English
  • To be involved in all aspects of school life including after school, weekends and evenings

Key Duties and Areas of Responsibility

  • Attend & promote school events, open days, school tours and school events for current and prospective parents
  • Ensure that a range of positive information about a wide range of aspects of the work of the school is on social media
  • To ensure that our social media is engaging, original and exciting
  • To support with the development of a range of marketing materials

Person specification



  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Expert in using social media to market
  • Excellent photographer
  • Warm and personable personality
  • Understanding of and passion for the vision of our school
  • Understanding of different ways to promote the school to the present and potential future community
  • Understanding that ‘we all muck in’ - a positive and flexible approach to be involved with all aspects of life in our busy school
  • Experience in using range of design software
  • Experience of working in a similar role

 In addition, all staff are required to carry out any tasks required by the school or the regional office to facilitate the smooth day to day running of the school

To be line managed by the school head of admissions and the local ISP head of admissions

Hours of work and holidays - This role does not have a fixed working day and requires the post-holder to work unsociable hours up to 48 hours per week. You may find yourself on a three-day expedition in the desert with our International Award pupils one week or attending a sporting competition the next. With school events in the evening and at the weekend, the post-holder is required to be flexible as per the needs of the school. As such, this role offers the post-holder paid school holidays - with the exception of two weeks at the start of the school year.

Salary: This role would pay a total monthly salary of up to AED 5000/- all inclusive. We do not provide extra housing or transportation.

About the International Schools Partnership

The Aquila School is owned by a London based company called International Schools Partnership (ISP).  The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our pupils, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and commercial operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA, Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, and Mexico educate children and pupils from 2-18 years of age. We have now expanded to 51 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with over 30,000 pupils and 5,000 staff located across the globe.

We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that are able to forge successful careers and lives in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools as the leading school of choice in their local area. We are a truly international group working in different cultures and speaking different languages. We work across countries and cultures, too, by working with each other and with other schools and communities. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world who are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more pupils and staff to the group.

All our schools:

  • Help children and pupils learn to levels that amaze
  • Inspire children and pupils to be successful now and equip them to be successful
  • Are truly international, working in partnerships within and across regions, cultures and languages.
  • Aim to be the schools of choice for children, pupils and their families, wherever we are
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