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Deputy Head: Transformation and People Development


The Diocesan School for Girls seeks to appoint an exceptional candidate to the position of

Deputy Head: Transformation and People Development

Working closely with the Head of School and Council, the Deputy Head: Transformation and People Development will lead the school in initiating and implementing effective strategies that will include, but are not limited to, the following focus areas:

  • the personal, social and professional growth, learning and development of a diverse staff and pupil body
  • the development of a school and work environment where pupils and staff feel safe, valued, connected and inspired to be themselves, participate and contribute

This work is the responsibility of every member of the DSG community, but the incumbent will shape and support the school’s strategic plans, and inspire new initiatives, including practices, policies, programmes and curriculum materials that promote diversity, transformation, equity and belonging in all spheres of school and work life at DSG.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • an appropriate post-graduate qualification in the humanities, human resource management or change management, or related field
  • a proven track record in performing the duties described above (this may substitute for the qualification requirement)
  • experience in working with young people in an educational environment would be a distinct advantage
  • experience working in a human resources and/or staff development leadership role
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • excellent administrative, communication and organisational skills
  • proven track record in leading strategy development and implementation

The successful candidate will embrace the Christian ethos of the school and will actively support and promote the vision, values and actions of the DSG in relation to diversity, transformation, equity and belonging.

The Deputy Head: Transformation and People Management is a senior-level management position, reporting directly to the Head of School and serving as a member of the Senior Executive Committee and ex-officio member of the DSG Council.

Commencement date: January 2021 or as soon as possible therafter

Qualified candidates may direct an application to the Head of School via the following email: Please include a letter of motivation, along with a detailed curriculum vitae and three contactable referees. Closing date for applications: 6 November 2020.

Please refer to our website for further information and application form.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Applicants who do not hear from the school within two weeks should consider their application unsuccessful. DSG is an equal opportunity employer and committed to achieving employment equity.

Closing Date
Grahamstown, Makhanda, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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