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Executive Head/Director


Roedean School

Schooling for the 21st Century

Situated in Johannesburg, South Africa, Roedean School is a leading independent all-girls’ school with a longstanding heritage and an exceptional reputation as a centre of all-round educational excellence. The founding values of Truth, Honour, Freedom and Courtesy are embedded as the cornerstones that inform all activities in a very modern teaching and learning environment that aims to nurture socially responsible women who go on to live lives of significance.

Executive Head/Director

(to commence duty in January 2023)

The Executive Director will provide overall strategic direction and management across the whole of Roedean. The ideal candidate will have experience managing an organisation end-to-end, driving a bold strategy, working in complex structures and managing partnerships, whilst also nurturing and managing academic staff and learners. The Executive Head/Director will be responsible for building on the success of the school whilst positioning it to be future ready.

The successful candidate will understand and contribute to the Christian ethos and values of the school.

Core themes for the role will be to:

  • Champion a clear vision and plan to drive the school’s strategic priorities
  • Drive effective execution and accountability for programmatic, operational, and financial results and sustainability
  • Build a strong partnership with the Board to solve key challenges and realise the school’s goals and strategic priorities
  • Develop strong external relationships with key stakeholders
  • Build and maintain a culture of excellence and innovation.

Experience and skills required:

  • Excellent leadership and managerial experience overseeing cross-functional teams
  • Strong key stakeholder engagement and fundraising experience
  • Excellent written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent strategy development and execution skills
  • Superior project management skills and ability to lead complex projects
  • Strong business and financial management skills
  • Experience in partnering with a Board of Directors
  • Proven enterprise management track record
  • The requisite academic and professional qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV and three contactable referees to Stephen Fredericksz at citing the reference Roedean.

Closing date: 11 July 2022.

Roedean School (SA) 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.

Roedean School (SA) in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but it will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer and consent to the processing of this information for this purpose.

Closing Date
Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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