Launched in January 2017 with 178 students, Reddam House Helderfontein is co-educational and non-denominational school that has grown to 465 students from Stage 1 (age 1) to Grade 12. Weekly and termly boarding is available for Grade 6-12 and the School provides an internationally respected curriculum, including a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting activities.
Reddam House Helderfontein is situated in the picturesque Helderfontein Estate valley, surrounded by the leafy suburbs of Dainfern, Fourways, Lonehill and Broadacres. World-class facilities include modern classrooms, STEAM labs and studios dedicated to art, dance, drama and music, and sporting facilities, including an indoor centre with an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
A definitive statement of excellence in private education, Reddam House Helderfontein is a proud member of the Inspired Education Group, a leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America educating over 50 000 students across a global network of 60 schools on 5 continents. Inspired offers a fresh and contemporary approach to education by re-evaluating traditional teaching methods and curricula, and creating a more dynamic, relevant and powerful educational model.
The Executive Head is Head of the College and will also lead and direct the whole School so that its long-term growth is ensured and provide a compelling narrative and vision to attract students and increase numbers. S/he has specific duties and responsibilities, which include oversight of the management of each of the Sections within the School as well as other areas which stretch across all Schools, such as communication, marketing, development, external relations and liaising with alumni.
Experience and skills required:
Excellent leadership and managerial experience – proven track record of success as a Head or Deputy and achievement of excellence in education
Flair for communication, PR and networking – able to extend existing markets and reach out to new ones
Experience managing relationships with key stakeholders and an effective communicator
Ability to contribute towards strategic financial planning and the business management of the School
Experience driving enrolments, maximizing retentions and executing on strategies to reduce student turnover
Business acumen and project management skills
Good interpersonal skills and strong team orientation
An understanding of the legislative framework within which private Education functions
Experience of the IEB curriculum will be an advantage.
A competitive market related package will be offered to the successful candidate
Reddam House Helderfontein reserves the right not to proceed with filling the post. An application will not necessarily entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration.
Helderfontein Estate, Dainfern, Gaueng, South Africa