School Facilities and Maintenance Officer Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at Virginia International Private School

Title: School Facilities and Maintenance Officer

Company: Virginia International Private School

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Management


Virginia International Private School is an inclusive, well-respected, all-through school with over 1050 students, meeting the needs of the local Emirati community. The school is on a very exciting journey as it goes from strength to strength in its commitment to quality education and its continued improvement, with its main focus on students’ outcomes. The school empowers its staff to fulfill their roles successfully and encourages and supports professional development. The school enjoys the benefits of dynamic, experienced leadership, a vibrant learning community, dedicated teachers, and supportive governance. Its brand new, multipurpose, state-of-the-art building will accommodate its secondary girls from January 2021. It also aims to be fully accredited by NEASC in March 2021, further build its leadership capacity, and proudly graduate its first cohort of grade 12 students in 2022.

THE POST – School Facilities and Maintenance Officer, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi


●Maintain the school building to its best possible condition with regards to health, safety, security, and cleanliness;

●Provide leadership to the facilities, maintenance, cleaning, and other contracted teams, ensuring that all tasks are carried out with the highest level of professionalism;

●Develop and maintain effective partnerships and engage in positive communication with all staff and senior leaders;

●Adhere to the school’s policies and procedures, ensuring all supervised staff do as well;

●Uphold and promote the school’s vision, mission, and values.

Qualifications / Person Specification

Competencies and Attributes:

●A strong knowledge base of health and safety procedures coupled with knowledge of electromechanical systems and the ability to carry out regular maintenance works in conjunction with the school’s needs;

●Working knowledge of maintenance skills e.g. electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.;

●The ability to explain issues and requirements to the school’s senior leadership team;

●Well organized and good at making decisions so that work plans and schedules reflect the needs of the school;

●Ability to manage and distribute resources effectively;

●Knowledge of security and cleaning practices with effective management of contractors;

●The ability to manage individual staff members and groups of contracted staff members;

●Excellent communication skills – written and oral form;

●Proficient in Google Apps packages such as Docs, Gmail, and Sheets;

●Attention to detail and an ability to problem-solve;

●Experience of working within or with a school/educational setting preferred;

●Good sense of humor.

Education & Qualification:

●A minimum of high school leaving certificates and a recognized industry qualification or experience equivalence.


●Excellent knowledge of safety and security, with experience of safeguarding with contractors and school support staff;

●A suitable candidate will have more than two years’ experience in a similar role, specifically focused on facilities management within a school or similar role.


Please send the following to: (Please contact us using the “Apply for this Job Posting” box below)

•Your full CV with details of two referees (including email addresses);

•A letter of application ;

•A recent photograph;

•The position you are applying for as the subject of your email.

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