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Head of Uplands College


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Head of Uplands College

Uplands strives to be Africa’s pre-eminent, independent, co-educational school, operating under the auspices of the Anglican Church. Offering quality, holistic schooling to pupils from Grade 0000 to 12. The school is located on an extensive 110-hectare estate in White River, close to the Kruger National Park.

Uplands School is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and the Anglican Board of Education (ABE) and offers examinations set by the Independent Examination Board (IEB).

An exciting opportunity exists to lead the College. This is a highly people-focused role and requires a positive, energetic individual with strong academic, collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills. As a member of the Senior Executive Team, the College Head reports to the Executive Head.

The successful applicant will hold the following key responsibilities:

  • Strategy – Provide strategic leadership in accordance with the Uplands 2028 strategic plan.
  • People – Provide servant leadership of academic and support staff, with an emphasis on professional development activities and staff engagement.
  • Teaching and Learning – Provide instructional leadership with the highest standards.
  • Organisational – Leadership of all College activities, including boarding, pastoral, extracurricular and innovation.
  • Team – Be an empathetic team player, with a holistic view of Uplands.
  • Individual – Be self-motivated, self-disciplined, with a drive to succeed.

The successful candidate will possess a relevant degree and teaching qualification; with at least ten years’ experience and a minimum of two years at Senior Management level.

Commencement date: 01 January 2022 or as soon as possible

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 cover letter and CV (not exceeding four 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: CH

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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