Head of Department –Life Science


Stanford Lake College is a leading co-educational independent school in Magoebaskloof, Limpopo, providing a balanced, all-round, quality education, based on a Christian foundation.
Enthusiastic, innovative and suitably qualified educators, who will support the above mission statement, are invited to apply for the following position:

Head of Department –Life Science

Grades 8 – 12

The position will commence in January 2023.

The position is full-time and the successful candidate would report to the Head of Academics

The minimum requirements for the post are:

  • a Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • a professional post-graduate teaching qualification
  • proof of SACE registration
  • a minimum of five years teaching experience in the FET phase, at an IEB school
  • experience as a Grade 12 marker, preferably within the IEB

The successful applicant will:

  • have strong leadership qualities and be able to manage the department
  • be an enthusiastic teacher who will be able to share his/her love for Life Science with his or her students
  • be able to build a rapport and mutual trust with his or her pupils, and within the Life Science Department
  • have a thorough knowledge of the content of the syllabus, and a resultant ability to stretch his or her pupils
  • deliver engaging and effective lessons which enthuse his or her students
  • monitor quality of teaching and learning in the department
  • have good IT skills and be comfortable using technology in the classroom, where appropriate
  • have a thorough understanding of appropriate assessment levels
  • be organised, hard-working, flexible and self-motivated
  • possess strong inter-personal skills
  • be an energetic, innovative and committed educator
  • identify with the core values of the school
  • demonstrate an on-going commitment to his or her professional growth
  • coach sports
  • work in the boarding house

Applications for the post must be accompanied by a full CV (not longer than 3 pages) and the names of three contactable referees, marked for the attention of the Headmaster. Applications will be received via email ONLY on or before 30 September 2022, at hr@slc.co.za

Stanford Lake College is an equal opportunity employer. We reserve the right not to fill this post. 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.

Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Disclaimer: Stanford Lake College is committed to ensuring confidentiality of personal information. By applying for this position and submitting your personal details and CV, you acknowledge acceptance of this disclaimer. By applying for this position, you expressly give Stanford Lake College consent to process your personal information for the sole purpose of recruitment and any required statutory reporting. All reasonable measures will be taken to protect the information of applicants in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013) (POPI) and the school’s Privacy Policy.

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