Head of School – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract in Zwide, Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape 14 August

Panlila Consulting

  • Description

    Ubuntu Pathways is a 20-year-old non-profit based in Port Elizabeth providing cradle to career care to over 2,000 orphaned and vulnerable children. For more about the Ubuntu Pathways, refer to ***.com

    Ubuntu Pathways is an equal opportunity employer and preference is given to candidates whose appointment will promote representivity.

    This Port Elizabeth, Zwide based NGO has the following vacancy for which an excellent basic salary and benefits are being offered.

    All candidates progressing past the CV screening phase might be expected to undergo mandatory competence-based assessments.

    Ubuntu Pathways is seeking a Head of School to help us launch a progressive primary school for 220 children ages 2-8 (pre-primary through grade 4) in Zwide Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This position reports directly to Ubuntu’s Education Capacity Coach and works in collaboration with Ubuntu’s Executive Team. Ubuntu is looking for an open, flexible leader who aims to create a safe and supportive school environment. (S)He should promote investigation, curiosity, and play as central facets of the school’s vision and mission.

    Key responsibilities include:
    ● Lead day-to-day functioning of the school
    ● Work with local leaders, teachers, staff, and parents to assure a consistent, high-functioning learning environment
    ● Implement a system to monitor student progress, including maintaining accurate attendance records
    ● Develop school curriculum with the support of an advisory team
    ● Manage the school’s discretionary budget
    ● Work directly with the Education Capacity Coach to develop and adapt the school’s academic/operating models as required
    ● Manage all additional school activities, including but not limited to: transportation, health and safety policies, social services, and referrals
    ● Work with Education Capacity Coach to manage professional development and accountability procedures for staff

    Experience and skill requirements are as follows:
    ● Experience and/or willingness to lead constructivist learning activities (e.g. project-based, play-based, or investigative learning) in an early-primary education context
    ● Experience in a leadership role in an educational environment (note: prior experience as a school principal is not required)
    ● Experience working with children
    ● An innovative and creative outlook
    ● Comfort with experimentation and pushing the status quo
    ● Comfort with the ambiguity inherent in a start-up environment
    ● Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Additional benefits such as medical aid, provident fund, funeral cover, life cover, additional annual leave days and study leave days are also offered.

    Application Information & Method
    • Send your CV via Email to: ******************
    • Please do not contact or forward your application directly to Ubuntu Pathways. Make use of the above contact information.
    • Make sure that your save your CV under your name AND surname.
    • Make sure that you type the name of the job/position that you are applying for the "subject" section of your email.
    • Please include an active and current e-mail address which can be used for communication purposes and which you are happy to receive e-mail information on regarding your application.
    • Please ensure that your CV includes the following information:
    o Notice Period at current place of work.
    o Salary expectation – per month, basic without benefits.
    o Please indicate two referees. Requirements for referees:
     must have acted as a supervisor/manager
     must give permission to act as referee and thus be contacted
    • Late applications will not be considered.
    • If you are not contacted within thirty (30) days after closing date, you should consider your application to have been unsuccessful.
    • Please indicate on your CV whether you have a criminal record, were found guilty of misconduct or have pending criminal or misconduct chargers.
    • Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a security and credit clearance check, a competency assessment, signing a performance contract on appointment and signing an employment contract on appointment.

  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Ad summary

  • Head of School – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract in Zwide, Port Elizabeth

  • Recruiter

    Panlila Consulting

  • Province

    Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Other type of contract

  • Salary


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