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PA to the Principal

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Star Mirdif
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: May 23, 2023

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Job Description PA to Principal

Department: Administration

Line Manager: Relevant Head of School or Principal

Key Relationships: Students, colleagues, parents, School Principal, Heads of School, and Senior Leadership team.




Star International School Mirdif is a bespoke British Curriculum School situated in the Mirdif Community of Dubai offering EYFS, Primary and Secondary Education. We are looking to appoint a PA to the Principal who has the enthusiasm, commitment, and energy needed to work in a rapidly growing and improving school. The role is for an immediate start.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Diploma in Office Management / Secretarial Practice desirable
  • Experience of working as a secretary or PA
  • Personnel / Customer relations experience
  • Previous experience of working in an educational environment preferred


Purpose of the Job

  • To provide secretarial, administrative and clerical support to the Principal.

Professional Skills

  • Effective team working skills
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • High level of competency in ICT (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Precise attention to detail and accuracy
  • High standards of professional conduct
  • Ability to work with courtesy, tact and discretion
  • Ability to honour confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritise work and cope with competing deadlines
  • Highly dependable and trustworthy
  • Ability to work on own initiative


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake confidential secretarial, administrative and clerical duties relating to all aspects of the Principal’s work, including management of the diary, correspondence and records.
  • Be responsible for the Principal’s administrative filing, including confidential personnel files.
  • Manage hospitality for meetings, events and functions throughout the year.
  • Receive and appropriately deal with all incoming electronic communications to the school’s general email, using own judgement to re-direct emails to the appropriate staff member or department.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with pupils, parents, staff and other professionals.
  • Ensure all visitors to the school are greeted respectfully and professionally and signed in appropriately.
  • Answer the telephone in a pleasant, informed manner, dealing with queries and taking messages.
  • Check the school email account and respond to queries as and when required.
  • Provide general administrative support to school staff, such as preparing letters.
  • Prepare routine correspondence, memoranda, reports, records and bulletins.
  • Update records and databases when information has changed.
  • Assist with the administration and organisation of school photos.
  • Arrange interviews and assessments with prospective families.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Promote the school vision, aims and objectives.
  • Comply with all school policies and procedures relating to child protection, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Undertake professional development activities to enhance personal development and job performance, through the provision of training or mentoring.
  • Attend relevant school meetings, as well as any other meetings associated with this role.
  • Arrive punctually, be prepared for each school day and maintain regular attendance.


The above duties are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake additional tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably requested of them by the Principal. This may involve working outside regular contractual hours or during school holidays, for which payment or time off in lieu will be given


The International Schools Partnership


Star International School, Mirdif is part of The 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, Europe, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Mexico and Peru educate children and pupils from 2-18 years of age. We have now expanded to 45 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with around 45,000 pupils and 7,000 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 them.
  • Inspire children and pupils to be successful now and equip them to be successful later.
  • 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.


ISP and Star International School,Mirdif 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.


How To Apply:

Please upload:

  • A single-page letter of application outlining your suitability for the role addressed to the Principal, Mr Neal Oates.
  • A 2-page CV with updated photo and contact details for two referees


Interviews will take place from mid-January. The school reserves the right to make an early appointment should an excellent candidate be found. Hence early applications are most welcome.

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