At ESM, we recruit and retain a high performing and diverse workforce and foster a healthy, safe and productive work environment. The mission of the HR Department is to develop and sustain a dynamic work environment while providing support and growth opportunities.


  • Job Title: Head of Human Resources

Job Description

ESM is looking for an enthusiastic, well-experienced and credible Head of Human Resources to join our dynamic team. The Head of HR will be a member of the Senior Management Team and will be involved in all relevant exercises including strategy setting and execution of business plans.

ESM regulates and governs a spectrum of professional sports and enrichment programmes, coordinates facility rentals and delivers event management services. We work with the best professional sports academies who can deliver the needs of each venue that we work with, and support with the development of Centres of Excellence. We are the official sports provider of GEMS school group. We are also proud to work with Hamilton Aquatics, the leading swimming provider in the Middle East, on an end-to-end basis.

Job Summary: To lead and support the development of the Human Resources function while providing strategic support to the Senior Management team, and adequate operational support to leaders of different departments. The dynamic of the role will cover diverse professional areas including talent management, culture and workplace environment, policies and procedures, employees’ relations and engagement, change management, performance management, compensation and benefits, legal compliance and all peoplerelated matters. The Head of HR role will manage and lead the design and implementation of HR strategies, policies and procedures that support the business growth and act as a trusted advisor to the Senior Management on all human capital management matters and a credible influencer to people by maintaining a positive and high-performance culture

Term: Full time.

Package: In the region of AED 18,000 - 20,000 per month including all allowances.

Key Objectives:

  • Develop, communicate, advise and interpret HR policies, procedures and practices while identifying areas of improvements and making recommendations when relevant.
  • Oversee the HR operations across the organisations in a timely and professional manner.
  • Lead and oversee the recruitment needs in line with the operational needs of different departments.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership team to understand the organisations objectives and strategy and link it to the department’s objectives and KPIs.
  • Lead all initiatives and projects related to performance management systems, people development, retention and succession planning.
  • Plan, lead, and develop training initiatives based on the training needs identified in collaboration with the Head of Departments based on the unique needs of every team.
  • Support the Senior Management team in leading the planning, implementation and review of change management initiatives as and when required.
  • Conduct regular data analysis to identify key business relevant insights, areas of improvements and build recommendations that will support business growth and people development.
  • Boost employees’ morale by maintaining a positive culture and workplace environment that align to the organisation's values taking into considerations employees’ feedback from engagement surveys.
  • Lead and support the resolution of employees’ conflicts and concerns in sympathetic, professional, and fair manner.
  • Evaluate and advise on a board range of HR services and matters.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR, or related field to the post
  • Professional qualification in HR (CIPD, HRM, etc.) is highly desired

Desired Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of Human Resource management experience is a must.
  • Sufficient experience in similar role supporting people management and development proven by successful management of people related projects such as performance management, succession planning, change management etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of regional labour laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of HR local and international best practices.
  • Compensation and benefits structures review.

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • High level communication skills; verbal and written
  • Decisive thinker and decision-making skills
  • High level IT skills including database management
  • Analytical skills including data analysis
  • Efficient multi-tasking
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • People Management and Leadership skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Confidence, credibility and influence
  • Problem solving & conflict resolution
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Emotional intelligence

  • Job Title: Events Assistant

Job Description

Hamilton Aquatics and ESM is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and highly motivated candidate for the position of Events Assistant for their continually growing Swimming Academy in the Middle East. This position will be based in Dubai.

Job Summary: To assist with the set up and running of all Hamilton Aquatics and ESM events.

Term : Full time, 2-year contract, which is renewable.

Package: In the region of AED 5,000- 5,500 including all allowances.

Key Objectives:

  • Deal with all enquiries and communication in a professional and timely manner.
  • Assist with planning and delivery of Hamilton and ESM events.
  • Ensure the correct set up, operation and set down for the Meet Management software for every competition.
  • Ensure the correct set up, operation and set down for the AOE system for every competition.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Diploma in business, administration, or any other qualification related to the field

Desired Experience:

  • Proven experience in a related field with administration and events organising responsibilities

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • IT proficiency
  • Attention to detail

  • Job Title: Events Assistant Manager

Job Description:

ESM is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our ESMlive team (Sports Events Management) as an Events Assistant Manager.

Job Purpose:

Support the Events division with projects ranging from helping to plan, organise and execute events from behind the scenes to assisting with pre on-site and post-event delivery.

Key Objectives:

  • Support the delivery of all the Dubai Schools Games events
  • Lead on administrative aspects of the Dubai Schools Games
  • Key stakeholder for upcoming Tournaments & Leagues and uplift services and event offering
  • Uplift the event services and offerings, contribute new event ideas
  • Assist with updating and monitoring the Dubai Schools Games website with the assistance of the ESMcreate and ESMsolutions
  • Support the events division with other events and projects as and when Events Manager directs

The position is full time with a 2-year contract which is renewable. The total package, including all allowances, will be in the region of AED. 11, 500 per month. The job also includes local medical insurance and a paid air ticket to your home country once a year.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or any qualification related to the field

Desired Experience:

  • Proven event experience, exemplified through the achievement of successful projects and events

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Time management
  • IT Skills
  • Initiative to create & develop events
  • Relationship Management/Customer Service skills
  • Ability to develop relationships and create strong partnerships.
  • Confidence and ability to negotiate and close deals

It is vital to ensure that you hold the correct qualifications for the position that you are applying for. Details of the relevant qualification for each role is included in the detailed job description, also available, on our website. Please email a covering letter, CV and all relevant qualifications to our HR Department at indicating which position is of interest to you.

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We realise that moving to a new country may be a daunting experience. That is why we try to ensure that we do everything that we can to help our new staff settle. We provide your flights out to your place of work, and arrange your visa. We'll support you along every step of the way, whether it's finding somewhere to live or opening a bank account.

If you take the right steps, your move to the Middle East will be a great experience and one you will love.