Principal/Headmaster of School


Vacancy exists at the Houghton Muslim Academy for the following position:

Principal/Headmaster of School

The Principal will embody the ethos of the school which treasures independent thought and the actualisation of each learners potential; academically, in art and culture, and in sport. She/he will further develop the pride that teachers, learners and parents have in the school.

The Headmaster will report to the Board of Governors and will be responsible for the overall leadership of the school, its performance and its long term sustainability. HMA seeks a vibrant leader, an inspiring manager and a good communicator to deliver a memorable and valuable education experience to learners and their parents whilst continuously striving for even greater levels of excellence.

This exciting position covers a wide range of multidisciplinary and diverse focus areas all aimed at ensuring a world-class institution, whilst upholding the principles of sustainable development and the entrenched Islamic values of Houghton Muslim Academy.


The successful applicant will have to demonstrate the following:

  • A suitable academic qualification with a recognized institution.
  • Professional membership to the South African Council of Educators.
  • At least 10 years teaching experience of which 3 must be at a senior management level.
  • An unwavering commitment to the Islamic ethos of the School and towards a value driven curriculum.
  • Technologically proficient with a drive to leverage of the use of technology in the educational and administrative environments.
  • A passion and genuine love for children, a fierce belief in their potential, together with an unshakable interest in their overall wellbeing.
  • Knowledge and experience of school leadership in independent schooling and a sound understanding of current trends and developments in education both nationally and abroad.
  • Be able to foster and maintain positive relationships within the HMA Family as well as the broader community through the involvement, development and motivation of people and teams.
  • The ability to attract, develop and inspire leading educators.
  • The willingness to promote an appropriate balance between the academic, cultural, spiritual and sporting aspects of school life.

Interested candidates to submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae with at least three references via email to the email listed below.

N.B Only shortlisted applicants will be called in for an interview.

Closing Date
Houghton Muslim Academy, 52 Second Avenue, Houghton
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