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Estate Foreman


Clifton Preparatory School, Nottingham Road, is an independent Christian, co-educational, day and boarding school committed to providing quality education. Established in 1942, we are situated in a beautiful and picturesque rural 50 ha setting in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.

Clifton Preparatory School Nottingham Road seeks to appoint an energetic, innovative and motivated person for the following position:

ESTATE FOREMAN (1 May or by negotiation)

The ideal candidate, who reports to the Estate’s Manager, will be a person who is multi-skilled. The successful candidate will:

  • Be suitably qualified with relevant technical tertiary experience
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in a supervisory or similar role
  • Have some skill in repairs and maintenance tasks, such as
    • Gardening
    • Electrical knowledge
    • Plumbing experience
    • Field maintenance/preparation
    • Vehicle/tractor maintenance
    • building
    • Welding
    • Painting
  • Effectively attends to maintenance requests timeously
  • Inspect facilities periodically to determine problems and necessary maintenance
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations
  • Prepare daily and weekly maintenance schedules, while remaining “hands-on” w.r.t. the projects which are taking place
  • Be a self-starter, showing initiative, organisational abilities and a willingness to getting involved in the numerous tasks needing to be completed
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills , including the ability to work with and lead a team
  • Have good communication skills; being multi-lingual is advantageous
  • Have a valid driver’s licence (possession of a PDP is advantageous)
  • Be computer literate
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Be able to work under pressure

This position has prospects for promotion in the future.

Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and Clifton Preparatory School Nottingham Road reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Employment is from 1 May 2021 (or by negotiation either way)

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 March 2021

All applicants should submit a CV not exceeding three pages and the contact details of two referees together with the following documents:

  • A Letter of Motivation
  • An appropriate qualification

Should you not have been contacted by Friday 12 March 2021, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.
All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and are requested to apply by email only, submitting the requested documents to:

The Headmaster
Clifton Preparatory School
Nottingham Road

Closing Date
Clifton Preparatory School, Nottingham Road, KZN
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