Employment Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Positions available at Dainfern College are advertised here as well as on the ISASA website.

 

Please contact Patricia Mabilane if you require any information about employment opportunities at Dainfern College.

PRINCIPAL OF THE JUNIOR PREPARATORY

Dainfern College seeks to employ a Principal of the Junior Preparatory School (Grades 0-3) who would be accountable for the development, implementation and management of innovative strategies aimed at enhancing the academic, cultural, sporting, service and leadership opportunities that Dainfern College has to offer. The ability to motivate and provide ongoing development for the teachers in the Junior Preparatory is essential; the successful candidate must also understand the need to have meaningful relationships with parents and most importantly the students of Dainfern College Junior Preparatory. This person will be a member of the College executive and also have representation on the Board in relation to its decisions.

 

Dainfern College is an independent, English-medium, co-educational school catering for Grades 00000-12 and is situated on Broadacres Drive, Dainfern, north of Fourways. Our ethos is Christian and is based on the core concept of respect. We seek to develop skills for life required to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education. We celebrate diversity and are affiliated with the international network of Round Square schools. School details can be found at www.dainferncollege.co.za.

 

The commencement date for this position is January 2022.

 

Key aspects of this position

This is a senior leadership position that will require strategic leadership and thinking as the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges of leading and managing an independent co-educational school in the context of current international research, best practice and innovation. Delivery of the operational objectives, including required student occupancy will be an important component of this position.

 

The successful candidate will be a South African citizen or hold permanent residence in South Africa and be in possession of the following:

  • A relevant postgraduate tertiary qualification supported by solid experience in a senior leadership position at a school.
  • SACE registration and at least five years of relevant teaching experience.
  • Strong leadership qualities, with a passion for innovative education and children.
  • The ability to take dynamic and reflective leadership decisions to manage staff and monitor performance.
  • A proven track record of innovation, commitment and professionalism.
  • Excellent people skills with experience in developing and managing strong teams.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills, with an excellent track record of effective administrative abilities.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Sound computer literacy skills.
  • An educational philosophy in line with the vision and values of the College with a strong emphasis on student-centred learning.
  • A willingness to embrace and support the global education programme of the College, Round Square and all extramural activities.

 

Previous experience in a coeducational environment would be advantageous.

 

Should you be interested in applying for the above-mentioned position, please forward a full Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter and the names and contact numbers of two referees via email to hr@dainferncollege.co.za for the attention of College Principal Mr Matthew Davies.. Please use ‘Junior Prep Principal Application’ as the subject line.

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 11 June 2021

 

Dainfern College reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants being automatically disqualified for consideration.

 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from the College by Monday 21 June 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

 

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Disclaimer: Dainfern College is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personal information and all reasonable measures will be taken to protect the personal information of applicants. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of recruitment for this listed post only as well as for statutory purposes as applicable. By applying for this position and submitting your personal details and curriculum vitae to Dainfern College, you acknowledge this disclaimer.

 

Dainfern College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employment equity. Appointments are made in line with the College’s Transformation strategies.

SCHOOL NURSING SISTER

Dainfern College seeks to employ a school nursing sister to provide on-campus healthcare and first aid to students and staff. The incumbent is expected to be on campus every day during the school term and might also be required to attend sports functions on weekends. The nurse is responsible for attending to everyday health issues and on-campus injuries of students from age 5 to 19 and of College staff on campus.

 

Dainfern College is an independent, English-medium, co-educational school catering for Grades 00000-12 and is situated on Broadacres Drive, Dainfern, north of Fourways. Our ethos is Christian and is based on the core concept of respect. We seek to develop skills for life required to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education. We celebrate diversity and are affiliated with the international network of Round Square schools. School details can be found at www.dainferncollege.co.za.

 

The nursing sister would also be responsible for securing the services of temporary personnel (to be paid by the College) to fulfil these duties when absent for any reason during term time.

 

The incumbent, will, inter alia, be required to:

  • Provide healthcare to students and staff on campus
  • Deal with injuries on campus and liaise with parents and emergency medical personnel where applicable
  • Oversee and administer over-the-counter and emergency medication to students and staff
  • Oversee vision, hearing and other applicable health-screening procedures
  • Provide health care advice to staff and students in individual and group settings
  • Maintain accurate student health records
  • Compile injury incident reports for both students and staff
  • Institute and update relevant policies and processes pertaining to medical issues at the College
  • Be conversant with COVID-19 health protocols and legislation in South Africa and serve on the COVID-19 Committee at the College
  • Manage and control the sick bay budget
  • Oversee and administer wellness initiatives across the College
  • Actively participate in school safety plans that address health and safety procedures
  • Liaise with school personnel, family and private healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment.

 

The successful candidate will need:

  • Registered nurse qualification with current registration with the South African Nursing Council
  • A minimum of five years’ post-qualification nursing experience, with experience with children of all ages an added advantage
  • Proven track record in dealing with injuries and illness outside of a clinical environment
  • A calm, friendly and approachable nature that inspires trust and confidence in people of all ages
  • A high level of integrity and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • The ability to react quickly, calmly and professionally in an emergency
  • Effective administration and record-keeping abilities
  • Computer literacy skills and the ability to use database, email and word processing programs, with knowledge of Ed-admin, G-Suite and Microsoft Office an advantage
  • Experience in a similar role, with experience in the independent education sector an added advantage.

 

A competitive remuneration package, superior facilities and a wonderful working environment will be enjoyed by the successful candidate. Should you be interested in applying for the above-mentioned position, please forward a full Curriculum Vitae, together with a covering letter and the names and contact numbers of two referees, via email to hr@dainferncollege.co.za for the attention of Ms Patricia Mabilane. Please use ‘School Nursing Sister Application’ as the subject line.

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 11 June 2021

 

Dainfern College reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants being automatically disqualified for consideration.

 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from the College by Monday 21 June 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

 

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Disclaimer: Dainfern College is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personal information and all reasonable measures will be taken to protect the personal information of applicants. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of recruitment for this listed post only as well as for statutory purposes as applicable. By applying for this position and submitting your personal details and curriculum vitae to Dainfern College, you acknowledge this disclaimer.

 

Dainfern College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employment equity. Appointments are made in line with the College’s Transformation strategies.

MAINTENANCE STAFF

Dainfern College seeks to employ a staff member to work in the maintenance department and assist with general maintenance duties. Date of commencement is 1 July 2021, or soonest thereafter.

 

Dainfern College is an independent, English-medium, co-educational school catering for Grades 00000-12 and is situated on Broadacres Drive, Dainfern, north of Fourways. Our ethos is Christian and is based on the core concept of respect. We seek to develop skills for life required to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education. We celebrate diversity and are affiliated with the international network of Round Square schools. School details can be found at www.dainferncollege.co.za.

 

The following are required:

 

  • Proven experience in general electrical, plumbing, tiling, plastering, welding and painting.
  • The ability to be organised and efficient.
  • A willingness to be flexible around the different needs of each day.
  • The ability to be organised, efficient, self-motivated and ambitious.
  • Willingness to work in a team and be a team leader wherever necessary.
  • Willingness to work over weekends and in the evenings
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Sound communication skills.

 

A Code 10 drivers’ licence with PDP will be an advantage.

 

Should you be interested in applying for the above-mentioned position, please forward a full Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter and the names and contact numbers of two referees via email to hr@dainferncollege.co.za for the attention of Operations Manager Brian Leahy. Please use ‘Maintenance Staff’ as the subject line.

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 June 2021

 

Dainfern College reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants being automatically disqualified for consideration.

 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from the College by Friday 2 July 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

 

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Disclaimer: Dainfern College is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personal information and all reasonable measures will be taken to protect the personal information of applicants. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of recruitment for this listed post only as well as for statutory purposes as applicable. By applying for this position and submitting your personal details and curriculum vitae to Dainfern College, you acknowledge this disclaimer.

 

Dainfern College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employment equity. Appointments are made in line with the College’s Transformation strategies.

GRADE 6 & 7 ENGLIGH HOME LANGUAGE TEACHER

Dainfern College seeks to employ a Grade 6 & 7 English Home Language teacher w.e.f January 2022.

 

Dainfern College is an independent, English-medium, co-educational school catering for Grades 00000-12 and is situated on Broadacres Drive, Dainfern, north of Fourways. Our ethos is Christian and is based on the core concept of respect. We seek to develop skills for life required to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education. We celebrate diversity and are affiliated with the international network of Round Square schools. School details can be found at www.dainferncollege.co.za.

 

The successful candidate should:

 

  • Display an understanding of current developments in the teaching of a home language
  • Be passionate about the teaching of the English language with the ability to connect with children in this age group
  • Display the ability to facilitate individuals to become self-reliant in their learning
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Have strong verbal and communication skills with an excellent track record of effective administrative abilities
  • Be open to learning and adopting new trends in education
  • Be willing to work cooperatively in a team
  • Have a professional teaching qualification and SACE registration
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience as a specialist English Home Language

 

An understanding of and experience in using the Google platform in the classroom and online would be an advantage.

 

Should you be interested in applying for this position, please forward a full Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter and the names and contact numbers of two referees via email to hr@dainferncollege.co.za for the attention of Senior Preparatory Principal Mr Ray van Gass.

 

Please use ‘SP Grade 6&7 English Home Language’ as the subject line Closing date for applications: Friday 2 July 2021

 

Dainfern College reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants being automatically disqualified for consideration.

 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from the College by Friday 09 July 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

 

Dainfern College reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants being automatically disqualified for consideration.

 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from the College by Friday 2 July 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

 

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Disclaimer: Dainfern College is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personal information and all reasonable measures will be taken to protect the personal information of applicants. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of recruitment for this listed post only as well as for statutory purposes as applicable. By applying for this position and submitting your personal details and curriculum vitae to Dainfern College, you acknowledge this disclaimer.

 

Dainfern College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employment equity. Appointments are made in line with the College’s Transformation strategies.

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