Campus Operations Assistant (Dubai)

United Arab Emirates
Feb 08, 2019
Mar 06, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job summary

This post will be based in Dubai, UAE on a Fixed term contract for 3 years. The working schedule will include working on evenings and weekends in accordance with the UAE labour law.

Further details relating to this position as well as our developing Dubai Campus can be found at:

Please indicate your current and expected salary, allowances and benefits (such as housing, transport, air ticket, medical insurance, schooling etc) in your application.

Job Purpose

The University of Birmingham Dubai exemplifies the qualities and values we have championed for more than a century. People are at the heart of what we are and do. We collaborate with partners across the world to create ground-breaking research, deliver innovative teaching and create opportunities for staff and students to gain international experience. There has never been a more exciting time to become a part of the University of Birmingham and to join our mission to deliver a world-class British university education in the global city and international hub of Dubai.

Based in Dubai, this is a unique opportunity for an experienced individual to assist in the development and implementation of the range of student and academic systems at the University of Birmingham's Branch campus in Dubai. Reporting to the Director of Campus Operations, the post-holder will be working in collaboration with Professional Services at the University of Birmingham. As a member of the Professional Services team, the post-holder will support and assist the Academic staff in the provision of a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to be delivered by Business School, School of Computer Science, School of Education and the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the first instance.

Phase 1 of the development will be to lead the delivery of a range of campus services in a building which will be in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Teaching will commence September 2018 and the anticipated student numbers will be 300 in 2018/19 and 450 in 2019/2020. Phase 2 will see the full campus in operation by September 2020 and the student cohort will eventually be around 4500.

Additional information

The approach to the role and hours of work will be flexible and as required to meet demands that can have a changeable pattern across the year. The working week in Dubai is from Sunday to Thursday, and in the UK is Monday to Friday, so a flexible approach is essential to this role.