Life Sciences Teacher


Life Sciences Teacher

January 2024

St John’s College is a world-class Christian, African school situated on a magnificent campus in Houghton, Johannesburg, offering quality education from nursery school to post-matric. The school has an outstanding academic record, entering candidates for the examinations of the IEB and the Cambridge A Levels.

We seek to appoint a passionate individual who demonstrates:

  • an understanding of the importance and relevance of Life Sciences, with strong subject knowledge and an eagerness to continue learning
  • an appreciation for an ethos where a balance exists between high academic achievement and a love of learning
  • an ability to inspire students through engaging and effective lessons whilst allowing flexibility for the development of appropriate and supportive relationships with students

The candidate must be creative, organised, disciplined and selfmotivated, with strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum requirements:

  • Relevant degree (BSc with subjects that allow for teaching Life Sciences. eg. Biological Sciences, Biology major or equivalent including Genetics and Biochemistry)
  • Two or more years grade 12 Life Sciences teaching experience
  • SACE registration or willingness to register

Desirable attributes:

  • Honours degree in Biological Sciences
  • IEB and Biology A Level teaching experience

It is an exciting time in the development of teaching and learning at St John’s College. We are an equal-opportunity employer and are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds. There is no ‘typical’ St John’s College teacher; we value individuality, difference, teamwork, and the contribution everyone makes to the life of the school.

Additionally, we are interested in other skills and experience that candidates may have and in their ability to make a wider contribution to school life.

Members of staff are expected to support the Christian ethos of the school.

To apply for this position, please complete this link
by no later than 10 June 2023.

St John’s College, 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.

The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as St John’s College Employment Equity Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens only or persons with a valid work permit. 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

Onlyshort-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application

Closing Date
Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa
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