Employment at the Grove

January 29, 2014 0 Comments

The Grove is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes your application.

Please see below adverts for the application process.

In line with our strategic vision and commitment to excellence in education, the School Governing Body invites applications to fill the following positions from January 2016:

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The Grove Primary School is the leading co-ed public school in the Western Cape, founded on the three pillars of excellence, affordability and diversity.


School Business Manager


A Governing Body post is available from the 1 January 2016 (negotiable) for a committed and enthusiastic person with thorough organisational, managerial and interpersonal skills.


Requirements: Tertiary qualification (minimum of a 3-year National Diploma) and/or a minimum 5-year relevant management experience in a business environment; experience in educational institutions advantageous.


Key performance areas: strategic management support; service centres’ structure and functioning; HR management and support; financial management, procurement and fundraising; marketing and communications; change management; extra-curricular co-ordination; assets and facilities management.


Please see our web-site for further details at http://thegrove.co.za/employment-at-the-grove/ and submit a cover letter and CV.


Closing date: 30 November 2015. Should you have not heard from us by the 31 December 2015, please assume your application was unsuccessful.


The Grove Primary School reserves the right not to proceed with filling the post. An application in itself will not entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements for the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Qualifying applicants that will promote Employment Equity at The Grove are especially encouraged to apply.


Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications.


In this key role, the incumbent will support the Principal in accomplishing all aspects of her portfolio and hold the overview for the delivery of work within the administrative offices.


The successful applicant will be able to;

  • work productively with management
  • manage fundamentals of systems, procedures, policy and meetings
  • prove strong communication and information management skills
  • manage projects and events
  • prove strong administration skills
  • be flexible in order to address ad hoc requests
  • be capable of dealing with a busy and varied workload


Applicants must be professional and enthusiastic team workers, with strong interpersonal skills, who show commitment and reliability.  Experience and knowledge of working in a school environment and knowledge of WCED procedures and systems would be advantageous. A Drivers License is required.





The incumbent must have the ability to maintain a supportive, safe and clean environment in which to supervise children and interact with parents.  Applicants must be team players and have strong administrative, organisational and interpersonal skills, coupled with a good sense of humour. First Aid qualifications and experience with working with children would be an advantage.

Uniform/Tuck Shop Co-ordinator

 Must have good interpersonal skills to oversee, organise, source, motivate and lead parent volunteers. Strong administrative and organisational skills as well as knowledge of budgeting, procurement and management of stock are essential. Computer knowledge, food safety and preparation and basic catering skills are required.


Interns (Intermediate Phase)

As part of our commitment to the development of quality education in South Africa, we invite applicants to share in our experience of excellence as Teacher Interns. We have vacancies for part time, fixed term positions. Suitable applicants will be studying through correspondence towards a Foundation Phase or Intermediate Phase Teacher qualification and must be willing to contribute to the co-curricular programme of the school.


3 Part Time Sports Coaches (13h00 until end of play, including Saturdays).

Able to offer a broad range of sports. Good organisational skills and ability to manage a team. In possession of a Public Drivers Permit or willing to apply for one.

Qualifying applicants that will promote Employment Equity at The Grove are especially encouraged to apply.


Please visit our website, www.thegrove.co.za under “Employment”, for the application form and follow the instructions to submit your application for these positions.


Please note: The submission of an application will not automatically result in an interview.  The Grove reserves the right not to make appointments to these positions.

To apply for any of the above posts at The Grove:

  1. Complete the application form accessible from the link below:

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  1. In your email, please state the position for which you have applied in the Subject line.
  2. Please note that all applicants must also attach:
  • A letter of application
  • CV
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Certified copies of qualifications (Proof of sighting of original documents will be required should you be appointed)
  • Delivery of application: Hard copy to The Grove, Grove Avenue, Claremont, 7708
  • Email: state position applying for in the Subject line employment@thegrove.co.za


1 Deputy + 2 HOD Positions       The following WCED posts from Vacancy list 2015 : 940, 949, 950 have been withdrawn due to unforseen circumstances and will be readvertised in Vacancy List 1 of 2016.




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