May 03, 2018

Head of Co-Curricular – Preparatory School (Grade 1-7)

  • St Catherine’s School
  • Parkhill Gardens, Germiston, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

We seek to appoint a dynamic graduate. Experience in working at an independent school would be advantageous but is not a pre-requisite. As the primary function of the post is related to the efficient and optimal management of the co-curricular programme and activities of the Preparatory School, flexibility and an ability to adapt to irregular hours is critical.

Responsibilities include:

Execution and oversight of all administrative duties related to the efficient functioning of the co-curricular programme
Responding to and interacting with sporting bodies, service providers, schools and suppliers in order to facilitate the effective implementation of the co-curricular programme and activities
Ensuring that administrative systems, processes and databases are fit-for-purpose and well managed
Providing administrative support to staff, coaches and pupils
Organising meetings, training, coaching, tours, festivals, conferences and other events
Ensuring sound communication and positive interaction with staff
Working closely with senior management to achieve goals and objectives relating to the school’s co-curricular programme
Managing budgets, controlling financial expenditure and ensuring the appropriate use of resources
Liaising closely with the Facilities Manager and his team to ensure the optimal use of fields, courts and other facilities
Submitting a written report to the Head of School on a weekly basis outlining the activities of the previous week
Promoting the activities of the sports department and assisting with the marketing of the Preparatory School
Teaching and assessment as per the requirements of the timetable

Skills required:

Excellent I.T. and administrative skills
Close attention to detail
Outstanding communication skills
A strong drive for improvement
Enthusiasm and an ability to deal with uncertainty
The ability to build effective relationships and work effectively as part of a team

Please submit your application, together with the names of 2 referees to:

Mr D. Maritz at the email address below.

The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St Catherine’s School. An application will not in itself entitle an applicant to an interview or appointment. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the post will automatically disqualify candidates from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

31 Piercy Avenue, Parkhill Gardens, Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa


St Catherine’s School is a co-educational Catholic day school situated in Parkhill Gardens, Germiston. The school was established in 1908 by the Newcastle Dominican Sisters and educates pupils from Grade 000 to Matric. The school is registered with the I.E.B. and is a member of both I.S.A.S.A. and the Catholic Schools’ Office. St Catherine’s is currently experiencing a period of growth and aims to be the leading provider of quality education on the East Rand.

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