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Jul 10, 2018

Head of Boarding

  • St Andrew’s School for Girls
  • Senderwood, Germiston, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

Head of Department Matron/Housemaster Facilities Management

Suitably qualified and experienced applicants are invited to apply for the following position:

Head of Boarding January 2019

St Andrew’s School for Girls is a 116-year-old independent school in Johannesburg. Our values-based education and strong brand are built upon a solid foundation of tradition and heritage which provides opportunities for our girls to hone their leadership skills and be empowered women in South Africa and the world. St Andrew’s School for Girls is committed to increasing diversity and contributing to establishing a society that is based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights.

We are therefore looking to appoint a Head of Boarding (grades 8 – 12) who will report to the Senior School Head.

This position requires the following skills, competencies and attributes:
Manage the day to day running of the boarding house
Care for the physical, emotional and academic needs of girls
Have experience in working with adolescent girls
Be compassionate and have exceptional people skills
Have a nurturing approach yet able to maintain discipline in the boarding house
Display characteristics of tenacity, responsibility, organization and ethical behaviour
Have a driver’s license and own vehicle. A PDP would be an advantage
Past teaching or nursing experience would be an advantage but not a prerequisite
Be expected to live in the head of boarding accommodation on campus
Appreciate working in a values-driven, Christian environment
Be able to uphold the ethos and values of the school
Be willing to apply for clearance with the Child Protection Act and Sexual Offences Register.
The School is committed to transformation. Employment equity will be considered in the recruitment process.

The appointment is effective January 2019.

If the position matches your skills and experience, please email a two-page CV with two contactable references to the address below.

The school reserves the right not to make an appointment. Submission of an application does not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.


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