HOD Geography Grade 10-12 and Life Orientation Grade 7-12


HOD Geography Grade 10-12 and Life Orientation Grade 7-12


Somerset West Private School was established with the firm belief that all learners have the
ability to fare well academically. SWPS strives towards the provision of comprehensive
academic education and takes great pride in our academic accolades. Our five Core Values are
Empowerment, Transparency and Integrity, Excellence, Ubuntu and Life-long Learning and
Continuous Improvement (Innovation).

Somerset West Private School seeks to appoint an educator in the following position:

Commencement date: 11 April 2023
Reporting to: Principal and Academic Head

Minimum requirements:

  • Have a degree a BA degree majoring in Geography and a PGCE (Senior and FET
    phase) or B.Ed majoring in Geography
  • Have a valid SACE registration
  • Have a police/sexual offenders clearance certificate

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 2 years teaching experience
  • Knowledge of the CAPS and IEB curriculum delivery
  • HOD experience

Technical Competencies:

  • Computer literacy is imperative
  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills for setting up assessments
  • Be able to teach effectively on Google Classroom
  • Online teaching skills
  • Ability to work effectively and comfortably on shared drives example: Google Drive and
    One Drive

Generic Competencies:

  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Ability to lead curriculum planning
  • Co-ordinate suitable and innovative interventions and strategies to promote effective
    teaching and learning
  • Willingness to teach other subjects as per the school’s operational requirements
  • Willingness to teach extra classes outside normal school hours
  • Very strong communication skills (verbal, written & presentation)
  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Passionate about the subjects taught
  • Driven to achieve the best results possible for learners


  • High EQ
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Responsiveness to change
  • Flexible
  • Manage the classroom to create an educational atmosphere in the classroom
  • Leadership qualities
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Self-starter
  • Be au fait with the latest trend in teaching methodology

Closing Date: 03/02/2023

Somerset West Private School, 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.

Please submit your CV with contactable reference, as well as certified copies of your
qualifications, ID document, SACE certificate and police clearance to the following email
address: admin@swps.co.za.
Somerset West Private School reserves the right not to proceed with filling the post.
Candidates not contacted should consider their application unsuccessful.
We reserve the right not to make an appointment

Closing Date
Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa
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