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Locum House Mother


Established in 1879, St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls is an independent Anglican School situated in Hillcrest Pretoria. The School prides itself on achieving a balance between the spiritual, moral, academic, cultural and physical development of its learners and enjoys an excellent reputation, nationally and internationally. We provide a caring, unique and dynamic educational environment for day scholars from Grade 0 to Grade 12 and boarders from Grade 5 to Grade 12.

Applications are invited for the following position:

LOCUM HOUSE MOTHER (3 month contract)

Key function:

Boarding at St Mary’s DSG provides a safe and caring atmosphere for over 150 girls from many different countries and cultural backgrounds. Senior School Boarders make up 30 % of the Senior School and as such they are a very important constituent in the success of the School.

This is a full-time, live-n position requiring the successful candidate to assist the Director of Boarding with pastoral care, specifically offering maternal care for the girls aged 10 to 18, as well as to be responsible for the supervision of the general housekeeping of the boarding house.

We are looking for a supportive and caring person with the following qualities and skills:

  • A genuine interest in, and concern for, young people
  • Ability to be patient, caring, understanding and empathetic
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural context
  • Understands working in a school context and its associated demands
  • Strong organisational skills with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and a willingness to contribute to a dynamic team
  • Proficiency in an African language would be an advantage
  • Willing to support the Christian faith and values of the School
  • Fit, healthy, energetic and a non-smoker
  • Computer literate
  • Valid driver’s licence and a PDP
  • Professional nursing background will be an added advantage.
  • May to July 2021

The House mother will be accommodated in a flatlet in the boarding house, suitable for a single person. (No pets allowed)

St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities, to apply.

Please clearly mark the position you are applying for and forward your CV to the HR Manager, Mrs. Charmaine De Jong via e-mail:, by 22 January 2021. No application will be considered after the closing date. St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you had not heard from us in 2 weeks, your application will have been unsuccessful. An Application in itself does not guarantee an Interview.


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