Schools HR Officer - 3431310

Aldar Academies
  • Schools HR Officer Jobs in UAE - 3431310

    Aldar Academies
  • 1 - 10 Years
  • UAE
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Job Description

Reporting to School Principal (or Manager School Operations and Support Services)

Job Purpose

To provide an effective people-related support function to the school, and to be the key point of contact for new, current, and exiting staff in relation to all employment matters

To continuously strive to exceed internal & external customer expectations, while embracing the Aldar Education Core Values

To embody the values, vision and ethos of Aldar Education and assist the Principal in implementing process and policy which will ensure high quality and

Successful outcomes

Key Accountabilities

Main Duties

Be the primary point of contact for all school staff on HR queries, including contracts, terms and conditions, payroll, housing, HR policies and entitlements

Support SLT in the effective attraction and recruitment of school based staff

Manage the onboarding process for all incoming staff, including pre-employment communication to ensure new starters are aware of the requirements for their role and for working and living in the UAE

Coordinate and manage employee exit processes, liaising with the Operations teams

Specific Duties

Talent Acquisition & Onboarding

Utilize Taleo (or other ATS) to advertise and manage vacancies and candidate lifecycles

Advertising, screening, shortlisting, interview management and candidate tracking for all school staff in support of the Heads of School

Conduct pre-employment safer recruitment checks for all staff, including references and suitabilitypolice clearances and ensuring appropriate follow-up based on each case

Coordinate new starter induction in school, and ensure communication takes place pre-employment

Manage the onboarding of school-based staff, liaising with IT for relevant systems email set-up and processing staff ID cards

Coordinate ADEK pass applications and processing for new staff, ensuring clarity of timelines and providing guidance and support where required

Coordinate the visa and work permit applications and processing for new staff, ensuring they are aware of their requirements, in line with group-wide guidance and in collaboration with the HQ HR & Public Relations teams

Ensure the schools recruitment activity is in line with the staffing headcount, with the Schools Ops Manager and HQ HR

Create and issue offer letters, contracts, contract renewals and associated documentation in line with the group wide terms and conditions and policies

Performance Enablement

Coordinate the schools probationary processes in accordance with group-wide policies and processes

Coordinate performance review and appraisal cycles in accordance with group-wide policies and processes to support the SLT in achieving a high performance culture

Track and provide reports to HQ HR on all key performance cases

Professional development monitor, book and track PD for school staff and provide reports as requested by the SLT, School Ops Manager and HQ HR

HR Operations

Health Insurance applications, renewals, cancellations and associated management for all school staff in coordination with HQ Public Relations team

Management and reporting of staff time and attendance, including managing the time and attendance systems

Responsible for issuing NOCs and other relevant staff letters (eg Bank, Government, Immigration, experience letters etc)

Keep the Schools organization chart up to date and ensure that HQ are aware of any changes

HR KPIs - collate people metrics based on the Aldar Education HR KPI requirements and provide reports on a monthly and ad-hoc basis, including but not limited to absence, turnover, PD, recruitment activity, disciplinary and performance management cases, compliance rates (visas and ADEK pass etc)

Process exiting staff as leavers and ensure all associated exit procedures are completed, including liaison with HQ payroll for the calculations of full and final settlements, and associated housing closeout procedures

Maintain up to date confidential employment records and staff files on site at school

Maintaining HR systems and ensuring they accurately reflect the staffing within the school

Participate in group-wide HR meetings in order to share knowledge, best practice and to ensure consistency within group standards

Employee Relations

Support the SLT with investigations and disciplinary management of staff, ensuring accurate records of cases are kept within confidential employment files

Provide advice, counsel and guidance to employees on relevant issues and escalate to SLT or HQ HR where required

Provide support to SLT in managing informal ER cases in accordance with group-wide policies and standards

Any other duties as reasonably expected




Minimum diploma degree of higher education; or

Related industry qualification, of graduate level, for the assigned functional area(s)

Recognized HR Qualification andor professional subscription (eg CIPD) desirable

Minimum Experience

Minimum 2 years in HR or Recruitment in any industry; or

1 year in Generalist HR within a service related industry

Job Specific knowledge and skills

Sound working knowledge of UAE Labour Law

Competent using IT systems, including Microsoft WordExcelOutlook

Strong organizational and prioritization skills

Experience liaising with government bodies in the UAE as well as a working knowledge of HAAD and Immigration requirements and processes

Fluent English communication skills, written and oral (Arabic proficiency is desirable)

Attention to detail with diligent follow up, and able to execute in a timely manner

Skilled in multi-tasking and handling pressure

Organizational ability, of self and others

Forethought and forward planning (particularly as this relates to local Government compliance matters)

Capable of influencing people and talented in networking with cultural sensitivity

Excellent interpersonal skills

Candidates who can join immediately are highly preferred

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job

Deadline:13th Feb 2025


Schools HR Officer

Company Profile

Aldar Academies, a division of Aldar Properties PJSC, is a leading provider of private education in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We provide inspiring learning environments, combining the very best academic, arts and sporting facilities with the highest standards of teaching. From a single school with 250 students in 2007, Aldar Academies now operates six schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with over 4700 students. With over 700 employees we have planned projects to grow our current schools and build new ones to increase our student capacity to over 14,000 in the next 4-5 years. All our schools are rated Band A by the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
All Aldar Academies schools offer a British curriculum, which has been adapted to the needs of students in the UAE, ensuring that all our students have access to an international education in a stimulating, multi-cultural setting where academic achievement is nurtured alongside personal development. Operating as integral parts of the communities to which they belong, each of our six primary and secondary schools allows students to find and pursue their passions and prepare them for a future of success.
Aldar Academies schools are, at pre-school and primary level, The Pearl, Al Mushrif and Al Muna; serving both pre-school, primary and secondary age students are Al Ain International School and Al Yasmina, which operates from FS1 to Year 13. Al Bateen Secondary School serves the needs of secondary school students in the heart of Abu Dhabi and offers the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.

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