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Employee Engagement Manager


St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school. We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School in the Waterberg Mountains, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference.


The Head of HR invites applications from suitably qualified and energetic HR professionals to join our HR team as it advances our strategic intent of people growth and talent development across our seven schools and campus departments. St Stithians is a passionate, fast-paced and complex educational institution, employing 450 full time staff plus a further 200+ contract staff. This new position will be available from January 2020.

The requirements for this exciting position are:

  • A relevant Human Resources tertiary qualification, supported by 5-8 years’ experience in generalist HR management;
  • Sound knowledge and experience of the HR value chain with specific experience in managing employment equity, employee relations, diversity and transformation, staff engagement, employee wellness, HR risk management and legislative compliance;
  • Previous exposure presenting cases at the CCMA would be preferable;
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook is essential;
  • Excellent command of English (verbal and written communication);
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with attention to detail;
  • Ability to problem-solve, innovate and work collaboratively;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the ability to interact and influence at all levels;
  • High levels of integrity, confidentiality, emotional maturity and a professional work ethic;
  • Ability to act impartially and in line with policies and procedures;
  • Sound judgement and decision making;
  • A resilient individual who is able to use initiative, prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure;
  • Ability to adapt and to cope with change;
  • A strong appreciation of the importance of values in organisational culture, and a willingness to work within the Methodist ethos of the College;

The successful candidate’s appointment will be subject to verification of qualifications and clearance against the criminal and sexual offender registers.

The package offered is commensurate with a similar HR role within the independent schooling environment and includes generous leave benefits, pension fund, death and disability cover, individualise professional development opportunities and a range of other benefits and services available to staff.

To apply please click on the following link before the closing date of 11 November 2019:

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

Please note that due to technical issues applicants should use a PC and not a phone, notepad, etc. to create an account.

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes appointments within the context of its transformation imperatives

The College reserves the right not to proceed with this post. Applications are invited from South African citizens. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date
St Stithians Boys' College, Lyme Park, Sandton, South Africa
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