Schools Development Manager - UAE


Dubai, AE

Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management

Job Title: Schools Development Manager, UAE
Location:  Dubai

Contract: Full-time/ Permanent

Salary: Competitive

We have an excellent opportunity for a manager with extensive business development experience and knowledge of international education to join our Schools Development Team. The purpose of the role is to grow our coverage and maintain our core business with schools in UAE. The post-holder will develop Cambridge’s business strategy to deliver world-class educational support for schools.

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We are a not-for-profit organisation and part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers.

As a Schools Development Manager your responsibilities will include maintaining existing relationships with schools and individuals across the UAE, devising plans which meet schools’ needs. You will also develop relationships with new customers, government officials and other stakeholders.

You will be required to work closely with the Regional Director, your colleagues based in Dubai, and our UK-based teams to identify and develop opportunities to support the growth of this market, including the running of educational seminars, conferences and other events. The role will also support our teams who are responsible for compliance, inspections, registration of new schools, training, research and other school-related issues.

To be successful in this role you will be an effective communicator, skilled in building relationships, and have the credibility to represent Cambridge effectively with school principals, governors and influencers of educational policy. You will have an excellent knowledge of Cambridge International Examinations, our competitors’ products and of educational policy in the MENA region and internationally. You combine sound educational understanding with the capacity to succeed in a sales and business development role in an international environment. You will be proactive in your approach, passionate about international education and the opportunities it provides around the world.


Who we are
Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.


We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th August 2019 and interviews will be held on 16th September 2019. Please note as part of the selection process, you will be required to complete a video interview via out third party supplier, Sonru.


If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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