Internal Vacancy Assistant Deputy Head Academics

The School Executive has approved the creation of the above new position. The purpose of the role is to support the Deputy Head with regards to the daily running of the academic programme at the College, as well as being integrally involved in the strategic implementation of an academic vision suitable for a future – fitting Bishops.

The role will include but not be limited to:

  • Management of Academic Administrative Platform (at present Pencil Box)
  • Timetabling
  • Substitution
  • Assist with school examination administration
  • Overseeing CEMIS
  • Academic Transcripts
  • The academic programme of student teachers and interns
  • Grade 8 Laptop procurement programme

Experience and skills required:

  • Previous experience in dealing with academic matters at all levels
  • Very strong ICT skills, especially the use of Excel
  • Proven organizational and time - management skills
  • Innovative thinking and creative problem-solving

The successful candidate should have a proven interest in curriculum innovation and will be expected to actively engage with all matters pertaining to the efficient and dynamic running of the academic portfolio at the College.

Interested candidates should contact Guy Pearson by 11 February 2019.

Housemother - School House

Due to the resignation of Linda Koegelenberg, the above position is available with effect from term 2.

Key Function
The role of the Housemother is twofold in that she should:
Assist the House Director with pastoral care, specifically offering maternal care for the boys as well as to be responsible for the supervision of the general housekeeping of the boarding house.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for transporting and coordinating of lifts to and from the airport as well as other ad hoc lifting for the boys.
  • Liaise with Nursing Sister and House Director regarding medical appointments.
  • Maintenance in the house which requires proactive involvement, planning with the House Director and follow through.
  • Play an active role on the house parent committee and the organising and set up of house functions.
  • Liaise with the Outsourced Catering Manager on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for the day to day management of four dormitory staff members
  • Responsible for the management of sick boarders.
  • Checking laundry and handling laundry charges.
  • Distribution of medication.
  • Manage petty cash.
  • Contactable at all times except when officially off duty (two weekends a month and holidays)

Qualities and Skills:

  • A dedicated individual who enjoys interaction with boys, staff and parents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player.
  • Computer literate
  • Initiative and attention to detail.
  • High energy level.

This is a busy job for an active individual who enjoys interacting with young people, can manage staff and is well organised.

Interested candidates should email Di Murray at by 1 February 2019.

Bishops reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of these posts. Preference will be given to suitably qualified, previously disadvantaged candidates. 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.

Bishops is an Independent Anglican School, which strives to inspire individuals by providing an excellent, all-round education in a caring environment.

The School is an equal opportunity employer, engaged in a transformation process and innovative technology teaching methodologies.