Axium Education: PSP Head of Schools

Axium Education
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 6 September, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Axium Education and Public Schools Partnership Job Opportunity

Job Title: PSP Head of Schools
Start date: 1 January 2020 (or earlier if possible)
Remuneration: Matched to DBE Principal Scale, depending on experience.
Location: Willowvale emaJinqi.
 
Project description:
 
Axium Education - under the auspices of the Public Schools Partnership, a new education partnership between public schools, private sector funders and non-profit organisations – is offering a unique opportunity to impact learning in South Africa’s rural schools, and is seeking experienced, dynamic individuals who have a track record of achievement in similar environments. At AmaJingqi PSP, Axium supports and partners with a community of eight schools, or 1500 learners.
 
Role description:
 
The Head of Schools will be responsible for supporting eight principals, and ensuring that their schools deliver excellent education outcomes for rural children. He/she will need to work closely with District officials and a small team of Axium support staff to ensure the eight schools are supported and to drive accountability for school improvement.
 
Skills, Qualities and Experience:

  • Qualified, SACE-registered educator
  • A passion for educational change, rural schools and innovation
  • Experience as a successful school leader, with evidence of real change made in schools
  • Experience working within the Eastern Cape Department of Education, particularly in rural schools
  • Evidence of successfully working with the ECDoE to obtain allocated resources for schools (e.g. scholar transport, textbooks, infrastructure)
  • Strong relational and networking skills and fluency in isiXhosa
  • Willingness to relocate and be based in a remote rural village (kuloJingqi, near Willowvale)
  • Proactive and performance-orientated
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel

The following will add to the candidate’s suitability, but is not required:

  • Relevant Postgraduate degree
  • Advanced computer literacy skills
  • Experience supporting and developing SGBs
  • Experience as an academic or instructional head, with evidence of improved learner performance
  • Experience managing a multi-million rand budget
  • Experience working in a start-up/entrepreneurial environment 

Submission requirements:

To apply please email the following documentation

  • CV
  • Motivational letter (with track record)
  • Certified copy of ID.
  • Certified Copy of Qualifications obtained

To:  careers@axiumeducation.org

Location: 
Eastern Cape

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