Aldar Education are seeking an outstanding HR Officer for MBZ Charter School for the next academic year 2020-2021.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.
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
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
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 suitability / police 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 school’s 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
Coordinate the school’s 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
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 (e.g. Bank, Government, Immigration, experience letters etc.)
Keep the School’s 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
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 and / or professional subscription (e.g. CIPD) desirable
Minimum 2 years in HR or Recruitment in any industry; or
1 year in Generalist HR within a service related industry
Sound working knowledge of UAE Labour Law.
Competent using IT systems, including Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook.
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.
A covering letter and CV including details of two referees should be submitted via the website.
Aldar Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to any relevant medical checks and clearance from appropriate safeguarding authorities.