St Stithians Boys’ College is a leading South African boys’ school, which constantly strives for excellence in providing a relevant and rigorous education, and for best practice in the education of boys. As a Methodist school, we have a conscious focus on the “Saints Honour”, namely to ‘Honour God, Honour others and Honour self”.
Our “seven pillars” support the life of every boy at the Boys’ College: academics, sport, culture, community service, leadership, outdoor education and spirituality. Through these pillars, we encourage each boy to realise his maximum potential as a citizen of significance of this school and in our country, in a stimulating and safe environment.
Our mission, purpose and passion is to walk the path towards manhood with our boys, and support them as they emerge as “great young men”, ready to serve, lead, contribute and make a difference in our world and in the lives of others.


The Boys’ College seeks to employ a dynamic, passionate, and professional person to lead the Boys’ College academic programme as it continues to grow as an excellent, modern and progressive institution, in the position of Deputy Head – Academics. The successful incumbent will report directly to the Head of School: Boys’ College. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who believe they have the required skills and competencies to take on this senior leadership position from January 2024.

We are looking for an Instructional Leader and Change Agent who is passionate about the education of boys, and who will inspire our staff and students, develop fellow academic leaders, and who is excited about their own professional growth and enjoys exposure to new ideas. This leader will be required to be calm, nurturing and firm as they manage the complexities of a dynamic environment that strives to develop “great young men”, ready to serve, lead, contribute and make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. This role involves the creation of programmes, activities and support that fosters a community of belonging and a place of collaboration where agency and self-efficacy flourish. The successful candidate will need to work effectively with the school’s management and Heads of various departments, to improve the delivery, measurable outcomes and the overall academic and student welfare environment in the Boys’ College.

The requirements for this position are:

  • Relevant tertiary educational qualification preferably at a post graduate level, and an unblemished career history
  • Experience in a senior leadership position within an independent school would be a distinct advantage
  • Ability to manage and lead a diverse, highly talented and dynamic staff team
  • A solid and progressive understanding of, and experience in, the opportunities and challenges of leading and managing a South African school in the 21st century in the context of national transformation
  • Acknowledged academic standing and experience and the ability to take dynamic and effective leadership decisions
  • Proven strategic visionary acumen and drive, coupled with a strong work ethic, integrity, and vision
  • Solid knowledge and experience of corporate governance principles and performance management strategies
  • Substantive understanding of the educational environment and current pressures relating to family and socio-economic aspects
  • A sound and progressive understanding of, and interest in, international trends in boys’ education and 21st century learning as well as in the growing world of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Integration in learning
  • The ability to develop, foster and sustain appropriate partnerships and positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and promote synergies in the educational experiences of the schools of St Stithians College and in the broader schooling environment
  • Excellent people and communication skills as well as the ability to role model the attributes of a servant leader
  • A high level of organisational, managerial, administrative and communication skills

To apply please attach a letter of motivation onto your updated CV with a list of references on the following link before the closing date of 13h00 on Monday 5 June 2023

Applications received via email will not be considered. Applications must be done via the above link only.

Closing Date
Sandton, Gauteng South Africa
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