Chief Operating Officer


Roedean School (SA)

Situated in Parktown, Johannesburg, Roedean School is an independent all-girls’ school with a longstanding heritage and an exceptional reputation as a centre of all-round educational excellence. The founding values of Truth, Honour, Freedom and Courtesy are embedded as the cornerstones that inform all activities in a modern teaching and learning environment that aims to nurture socially responsible women who go on to live lives of significance.

Chief Operating Officer

The Board has approved the creation of a COO position to oversee the management of all matters of school administration that do not directly relate to curriculum or student wellbeing, thereby freeing up the time of the Executive Head to concentrate on whole school leadership, educational matters and the external-facing, stakeholder relations portfolios.

The COO will ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness by providing strategic direction and management to the following portfolios: Finance, Risk management, Legal, IT, Facilities, Capital projects, Environmental sustainability, Boarding, Outsourced services, HR and Stakeholder relations.

The COO will report to the Executive Head as they both continue to position the School as a centre of excellence in a competitive and rapidly changing context.

Experience and skills required:

  • At least 5-years’ experience in a senior management position, preferably in business or operations management
  • Excellent leadership and managerial experience overseeing cross-functional teams to develop and implement systems/processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Financial and budgetary oversight
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Experience managing relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to develop/mentor/coach/manage staff and monitor their performance
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • The requisite academic qualifications (at least a Bachelor’s degree)
  • An interest in education or the non-profit sector.

A competitive market related package will be offered to the successful candidate who will be expected to assume duties in May 2020.

Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV with 3 contactable references to Stephen Fredericksz at the email address below, citing the reference Roedean COO.

Closing date: 31 January 2020.

Roedean School (SA) reserves the right not to proceed with filling the post. An application will not necessarily entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration.

Closing Date
Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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