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Head of House (College)


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Head of House (College)

Uplands is a forward-thinking, innovative co-educational independent school located on a 110-hectare Estate in White River, Mpumalanga, that is committed to providing quality education to day and boarding scholars from Grade 0000 to 12.

Uplands College wishes to appoint a passionate and dynamic Head of House to join our management team. We are seeking an individual who is motivated, hardworking, and sociable. You will be responsible for the oversight of pastoral care of the day scholars and boarders in your House. You will also work as part of a dynamic team to help develop a boarding residence that both pupils and staff are proud to be a part of. You must focus on the development of pastoral practices and provide our staff with a range of professional development opportunities.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a suitable professional qualification and be SACE registered.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience (IEB experience would be an advantage).
  • Have a good knowledge of, and experience in, pastoral care and discipline.
  • Enhance individual and collective wellbeing within the House and broader Uplands community.
  • Be genuinely passionate to make a difference in pupils’ lives.
  • Be willing to work as part of a team and assist with general duties as and when required.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others to achieve various goals and objectives.
  • Be responsible for arranging weekend activities for boarders.
  • Have a proven record of commitment and professionalism towards pastoral care and education.
  • Be willing to participate fully in the extra-curricular programme and all school activities

The ability to teach Information Technology or Afrikaans FAL would be advantageous.
Commencement date: 01 January 2022

Uplands is an equal opportunities employer. Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and Uplands reserves the right not to make an appointment.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. Qualified candidates are requested to apply by submitting a CV not exceeding three pages and the contact details of two referees to

Should you not have received a response from Uplands within two weeks following the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful

Please use the reference: HOH2021

Uplands, 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 will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

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Uplands, White River, Mpumalanga
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