Head of Department: Sciences

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JOB ADVERT – HIGH SCHOOL

Head of Department: Sciences

Applications are invited for the following permanent position commencing in September 2024.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should :

  • hold a Bachelor of Education and/or Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • be registered with SACE
  • have at least five-to-eight years of experience in a similar position with an ability to
    map the Sciences curriculum (Natural Sciences, Biology, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences) and teach Grades 8 to 12
  • understand current best practices in education
  • have experience in managing a team
  • have proven school leadership/management experience
  • have marking experience of National IEB Grade 12 Examinations

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
Suitable candidates should:

  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all stakeholders in the school
  • demonstrate a capacity to work effectively in a team
  • commit to personal growth and the development of others
  • have leadership and management-modeling skills
  • demonstrate high levels of professionalism
  • have a willingness to engage with students and their families on a personal level to help children in the best way possible
  • be analytical and possess critical thinking and writing skills
  • be driven to achieve the best possible results for students
  • possess knowledge of using ICT to enhance teaching and to complete administration
  • support the Catholic ethos of the school
  • commit to the school’s transformation, equity and belonging strategic objectives in support of an equitable, inclusive and safe school environment for all

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will be required to:

  • take a leading role in managing and coordinating the department
  • provide curriculum leadership for the department
  • monitor the quality of teaching and learning in the department
  • approve departmental strategies for student assessment
  • monitor student performance in the department
  • approve the purchase of teaching and learning materials
  • know about curriculum design; specifically the ability to design Physical Sciences and Natural Sciences curricula
  • be responsible for all duties required of a teacher
  • lead a classroom first by example of conduct and then by instructing students through excellent teaching
  • set and mark assessments, and other duties, as may be required by the head of the department
  • have the ability and skill to identify students’ deficits and remediate these deficits

Interested, suitably qualified applicants are to submit an updated Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to the email address below. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of their qualifications and other relevant documents.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 5 April 2024

Application Email Address: recruitment@maristbl.co.za

Marist Brothers Linmeyer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Only suitably qualified candidates should apply. MBL reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this post.

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Disclaimer: Marist Brothe measures will be taken to protect the personal information of applicants. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of recruitment for this listed post only, as well as for statutory purposes as applicable. By applying for this position and submitting your details and curriculum vitae to Marist Brothers Linmeyer, you acknowledge this disclaimer.

Closing Date
18/04/2024
Linmeyer, Johannesburg South, South Africa
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