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Deputy Principal: College


Clifton School, an independent day school for boys that runs from Grade R to Grade 12 and is situated in Morningside in Durban, invites applications for the following position:


(to commence duty 1st January 2023)

The successful candidate must:

  • Be energetic and creative with drive and initiative.
  • Be an experienced and well-qualified teacher who holds an appropriate degree and relevant PGCE, or a professional teaching qualification.
  • Be registered with SACE.
  • Have experience at high school management level.
  • Have teaching experience in a boys’ high school. Experience in independent education will be an advantage.
  • Be a current Senior Housemaster of a boarding establishment in a high school.

This role involves heading up the school’s soon to be built Boarding Establishment as Senior Housemaster. As such this significant role is a full-time live-in position which includes:

  • Strategic input into drafting and developing policies and procedures relevant to the new boarding establishment.
  • Ensuring that the school’s safeguarding policies on child protection and health and safety are implemented effectively in the house.
  • Share in the various deputy portfolios, as determined by the Executive Headmaster from time to time.
  • Teaching a limited timetable.

The Deputy Principal reports to the Executive Headmaster and is involved in the day-to-day running of the College, as well as the well-being of the College pupils and staff.

A detailed CV, along with a covering letter and the contact details of three referees, should be emailed to Please ensure that the email identifies the position for which the application is intended.

Applications will be considered as soon as they are received, and interviews arranged for shortlisted candidates thereafter. Consequently, the position may be filled before the deadline date, so serious applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

In terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (“POPIA”), the applicant freely and voluntarily consents to Clifton School collecting, processing, and storing his/her personal and special personal information for the purposes of his/her application for this position.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 August 2022. Clifton School reserves the right not to make an appointment.

For further information about Clifton School, and the College, please visit our website on

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Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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