Senior Manager Aldar Education Abu Dhabi

Aldar Education Abu Dhabi is currently seeking a Senior Manager People & Culture (UAE National) for Adnoc Schools. The Cluster P&C Senior Manager performs a variety of complex human resources duties on a professional level, partnering closely with other HQ senior P&C Management and various managers across a cluster of schools, in supporting HR processes and department specific strategies. The Cluster P&C Senior Manager leads workstreams in the following functional areas: attraction, retention, development, performance, reward, and operational excellence. This is a mid level (Full time) position, and the salary range for this role is 10000 AED – 20000 AED.

Responsibilities of Senior Manager

Main Duties:

  • Functions collaboratively as part of a fast paced, agile team and is an active participant in developing team goals, objectives and systems
  • As part of the Senior P&C Team provides guidance and support to a cluster of schools’ leadership and management in human resources schools operation and improvement
  • Provides support with regards to employee relations issues and offers advice, guidance and interpretation of P&C policies and procedures; communicates and implements new policy changes as required
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective performance of the People and Culture functions within the schools

Specific Duties:

  • Supports Principals and Schools leadership team with manpower planning and monitoring, staffing and CTC budgets, workforce profile models, report generation and updates
  • Administer and oversee a cluster of schools’ recruitment and staffing plans and in accordance with the approved budget
  • Oversees compliance with government regulatory authorities’ guidelines, and P&C related KPIs
  • Ensure performance enablement cycles are being followed within school cluster and encourage a culture of feedback and where employees take responsibility for their learning and professional development
  • Reviews the P&C policies and procedures and recommends and implements changes to continuously improve the efficiency of P&C services in the schools
  • Guides Principals, school cluster team and HROs on escalated P&C related matters if required, including complex case management and labour cases. Acts as Chair of investigation and other relevant committees or panels for such cases as required. Escalate to P&C HQ where required
  • Leads the Wellbeing agenda for respective schools’ cluster, within Aldar Education strategies and policies
  • Maintains in depth knowledge of employment legal requirements related to management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Represents P&C in official meetings, workshops and seminars related to P&C related matters
  • Ensure that the P&C schools team maintain and update records and reports on key people data including terminations, classification changes, promotions, salary and benefits adjustments, etc., ensuring internal processes and good governance is maintained.
  • Works closely with Government Relations to ensure schools are compliant with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Supports in developing, maintaining, verifying and communicating organizational structures for the schools
  • Performs other duties/tasks as assigned and if required

Job Requirements of Senior Manager

Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required
  • Recognized Human Resources accreditation (SHRM, CIPD) is preferrable

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Senior Generalist, HR Business Partner, or 7 years as an HR Generalist
  • Education industry experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of Management experience in leading Human Resources operations including leading and coaching direct and non direct reports
  • Experience in a matrix organisation
  • Strong understanding of the UAE culture
  • Excellent English and Arabic speaking and writing skills essential

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Demonstrated expertise in several HR processes and practices (recruitment, labor relations, organizational development, people and leadership development, compensation, benefits, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of employment laws, labor relations
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work effectively and manage a varied workload
  • Good knowledge about ADEK regulatory requirements preferred
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain composure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Experience working on and with human resource systems, applicant tracking systems, and learning and development systems such as Oracle, HR.net, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable
  • Work in a highly collaborative and effective manner, both independently and in cross functional teams
  • Proven influencing skills with employees and stakeholders at all levels
  • Possess flexibility and has a history of delivering results in a changing and highly ambiguous work environment
  • Proven experience and success working on high impact, cross functional programs or projects, with a strong sense of urgency and commitment
  • Strong research & analysis skills
  • Strong problem solving skills, along with customer service and team orientation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software

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