Nurse/Boarding House Head

Remuneration: negotiable to be discussed


Location: Cape Town, Claremont


Education level: Degree


Job level: Management (Jnr – Mid, 1-4 yrs)


Job policy: Employment Equity position


Type: Permanent


Company: Herschel Girls School

Job description :


Herschel Girls School is looking for a suitably qualified person to provide medical care for our pupils during the school day and to oversee and manage the small weekly boarding house (Arderne House) which is situated at the heart of the school. We are looking for a person who seeks the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and excellent staff and school, committed to creating a happy, safe and vibrant boarding house, responsive to the needs and growth of adolescents.

The successful applicant will report to the Deputy Head of Pastoral Care and will be expected to be a caring, intuitive and highly organised person who is easily approachable, has excellent relational skills and values interacting with young adults. The commencement of this position is January 2022.

She should be in possession of a valid driving licence and will need to be proficient administratively. Accommodation will be offered in a flatlet within the boarding house and would suit a single person/a couple.

A letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, three contactable references, as well as a Police Clearance certificate, must be sent to Mrs Heather Vaughan at the following email address az.gro.lehcsreh@nahguavh by Friday, 10 September 2021.

Herschel Girls 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.

Requirements :


The following competencies are essential in the candidate we seek:
Certified nursing/medical experience (staff nurse or nursing sister) and proficiency and qualifications
Excellent relational skills which allow for the development of a safe, inclusive and nurturing ‘home away from home environment
The ability to be patient, caring, understanding, open-minded and empathetic and be committed to a genuine duty of care towards the boarders and the extended student body
Excellent organisational and communication skills, as well as the ability to oversee and distribute the duties of assistants in the house
A person who is in good health and possesses positive energy and a can-do attitude, all of which are essential qualities given the demands of this position
The successful candidate must be fully supportive of the school’s transformation objectives, being responsive to equity and belonging and in this way is fully committed to the school’s strategic change objectives, translating these tangibly and positively into the ethos of boarding at Arderne House.
Be highly responsive and aware of those issues that arise in our society, community and school that inform growth and awareness with respect to good citizenship, intentionally creating a space in which awareness and appreciation of good citizenship is nurtured.
Be able to inspire and motivate students to realise their potential
Proficiency in isiXhosa would be an advantage
Be a team player who works collaboratively while also demonstrating a capacity for leadership
To hold at heart the school’s tagline of learning to make a difference

Company Description :


Herschel Girls School, founded in 1922, situated in Claremont, Cape Town, is an inclusive independent Anglican school for girls from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12 which welcomes pupils and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Herschel is committed to transformation and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that gives preference, where appropriate in accordance with its Employment Equity Plan, to candidates from the designated groups. The School reserves the right not to make an appointment. Failure to meet the requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Please note no faxed applications will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please email to
Heather Vaughan
hvaughan@herschel.org.za

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