Project Manager

GL Education are looking for a Project Manager (UAE) is to ensure the successful delivery of agreed stakeholder & customer requirements for bespoke reporting to support evaluation and monitoring of schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The Role:

The role:

  • Understand and contribute to regulatory requirements, proposing optimal testing windows, taking account of resources and maximum value of assessment data
  • Project manage all aspects of deliverables agreed with UAE regulators to ensure business objectives are achieved
  • Facilitate internal negotiation of project requirements identifying solutions as needed between the customer/market-facing International team and teams responsible for delivery (mostly Development and Product) to ensure total, continuous alignment of external commitments and internal commitments and resources
  • Assess the impact of change requests, balancing the need to be responsive to customers and regulators against risks to delivery and financial impact
  • Support the International team by contributing an operational and project management perspective to negotiations with key customers and regulators (which may entail some direct contact with customers and regulators)
  • Working with operational colleagues ensure delivery of all agreed product, service, system, process, and operational developments that will impact on our ability to retain and develop business with international schools across the UAE 
  • Plan and contribute to micro sites to support schools in purchasing, assessing, and using GL assessment data
  • Regularly meet with the project teams to clarify and monitor workstream requirements
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships, ensuring regular communication of progress and key metrics
  • Working with members of Product Leadership and Development teams, identifying opportunities to standardise requirements and deliverables to minimise unnecessary repetition and effort across the business 
  • Monitor delivery of communications to support sales, testing, data sharing agreements, and communication of UAE report delivery to internal and external stakeholders
  • Bring project management expertise to other projects undertaken by the Product team as required.
  • Undertake other project management duties as required in the Product team to fit around peaks in UAE activity.

Location: Brentford 

Hours: Permanent Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £42,000 - £46,000 per annum

What we are looking for:

  • Highly collaborative – able to understand the needs of internal and external stakeholders, understand how teams can work together to deliver results and able to resolve conflict
  • Results orientated 
  • Strong judgement of risk
  • Detail-conscious and intolerant of ambiguity
  • Ability to develop a high level of credibility, instilling confidence in multiple seniorstakeholders
  • Ability to understand products and systems quickly in order to progress priority projects
  • Able to undertake international travel, often at short notice
  • Able to identify solutions to complex customer requirements and/or business capability/capacity challenges
  • Some knowledge of the education sector or similar


  • Access to a benefits and discount platform with access to 1000’s of discounts at retailers, leisure attractions and restaurants (GLEe provided by Reward Gateway)
  • BUPA Healthcare, Life assurance, Permanent health insurance
  • On site gym (Brentford office), weekly fruit platters, free parking facilities
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contributions
  • Season ticket loan, childcare assistance, EAP
  • Generous annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Covid-19 compliance/safe, managed, working environment

If you are interested, please click apply here or if you would like to know more please email [email protected].


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