About Jumeirah & the Academy:
At Jumeirah we are committed to encouraging and developing our colleagues in world class environments. We value diversity and equal opportunities, employing over 14,000 colleagues from over 140 different countries including locations in Asia Pacific, CIS, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
We want you to do well from the beginning, so we’ll give you every chance to impress during the recruitment process. We promise our colleagues a warm welcome and will help you feel part of our Jumeirah family from day one. You can rely on us to support you as you settle into your journey with us and make Jumeirah ‘Your Place to Shine’.
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai is one of the world's leading hospitality business management schools and an integral part of the global luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group. It is a leading provider of University-level hospitality business education and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. The Academy works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and all programmes of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. It is also a higher education member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).
About the Job:
An opportunity has arisen for an Operations Assistant to join the Accommodation & Student Services department in EAHM. The main duties and responsibilities of this role are:
Assists in the planning, set up and execution of events according to function sheets and verbal instructions
Prepares the 'mise en place' for the day to day events
Ensures a high level of cleanliness in all areas of the Academy (class rooms, walk ways, storage-and preparation areas) and Student Accommodation
Providing assistance to all internal and external clients to ensure a smooth and successful event or seminar
Ensures that Academy classrooms are set up according to the time table and function sheet so that lectures and meetings will run smoothly
Handles and cleans operating equipment with care and avoids breakages
Performs all administrative work pertaining to his area of operations and communicates all information to the Operations Coordinator or Operations Manager
- Ensures all health and safety standards are adhered to, and is familiar with all procedures related to fire prevention and emergency evacuation
Completes and corrects set ups where needed according to the daily check list
Liaises with kitchen stewards to ensure a high standard of cleanliness and the maintenance of operating equipment
Supports reception staff and answers telephone calls appropriately in accordance to the Jumeirah standards
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:
Approachable, good inter-personal and relationship building skills, good communicator (internal and external clients)
O levels or equivalent (Grade 12)
- Hospitality experience (F&B, events or similar)
- Customer service background
- Background in Front Office operations would be desirable
English on a written and conversational level
Attention to detail, able to work under stress, able to handle difficult situations
Working knowledge of MS Office and Opera would be desirable
About the Benefits:
- Job type
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Administration & General, Other, Guest Relations, Customer Service
- Starting in
- As soon as possible
The company was founded in 1997 and currently operates 20 hotels in 7 countries. Jumeirah’s promise of STAY DIFFERENT™ delivers imaginative and exhilarating experiences in culturally connected environments offering a thoughtful and generous service.
In line with this promise, the individuality of the Jumeirah portfolio is unmistakable, encompassing Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; the world renowned Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel and recognised as the symbol of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London.
Jumeirah Group also manages two five-star luxury serviced residences: Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre in Dubai and Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living in London; Talise, our spa brand; Jumeirah Restaurants, our restaurant division; the thrilling Wild Wadi Waterpark; and the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.
Whenever you stay with us or use any of our services, our aim is for you to come away with a sense of the Jumeirah spirit - a genuinely caring and personal service. In our own words, to STAY DIFFERENT™.